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Max Minghella (left) and Chris Rock (right) in SPIRAL from Lionsgate. (Photo credit: Brooke Palmer)

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Hey my conservative friends scoot up to your computer and let’s have a talk like we used to, without referring to all the Washington talking points. Remember how we used to tease each other when you said “Democrats like to tax and spend,” and I would counter by saying "Republicans raise fees…

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From my position behind this keyboard, I’m looking at the strategy the GOP is using to win the 2022 midterms. The MAGA base is controlling the agenda so the only policies they are supporting are social ones. i.e., illegal immigration, guns, abortion, voter suppression and cancel culture. Gra…

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I set my TV to record Joe Biden’s Address to Congress or the State of the Union because I usually watch the Astros. Luckily, the Astros fell behind the Mariners and I opted to watch the speech on my phone with the volume off the TV.

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I have finally given up on the prospect of any meaningful gun safety regulation or a ban of AR-15- like weapons at the federal level. I have felt that way since Sandy Hook in 2014 but CNN’s Michael Smerconish solidified my opinion. Mr. Smerconish said what I have been saying all along, “We h…

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Hello all you movie fans!! I am so glad to be back and watching movies again!  Plus what better way to celebrate going to the movies again than to enjoy Godzilla vs Kong.  This movie brings us a fight of two titans to see who will rule as the alpha.  Legend says there can only be one alpha- …

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President Joe Biden has been in office for two months and the far right is still pushing the “Big Lie.” The Big Lie relies on gullible people falling prey to the theory “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” Believing that the 2020 pr…

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I’ve been discussing immigration policies for well over 50 years. The same stumbling blocks remain because our legislators can not come together for a serious conversation about passing a comprehensive immigration reform package.

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