Do Fundamental Political Differences Kill Friendships?

Because I’m feeling that they do. Or that they can. But I’m not sure. I like to think that I’m generally open-minded and consider differences to be part of the beauty of human existence. I mean, we can’t all be the exact same and think the exact same way – that would be boring and pointless. It would be stagnating. Yet, the other morning, after receiving the strangest text ever from a friend, I’m struggling with what happens now. We’ve been friends for more than 20 years and suddenly, I feel like she doesn’t know me at all. I have

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On this Independence Day, it’s important to think about what and why we’re celebrating.

July 4, 1776 – the day that the Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence. On this day, 243 years ago, the United States of America was “born.” And oh, has she suffered growing pains throughout all those years, but none as potentially damaging to the roots and spirit of its very foundation as we are now seeing unfold before our very eyes. Our current administration seems to revel in laughing in the face of tradition, the checks and balances of our governmental system, and Constitution of the United States. Empowered by delusions of grandeur, defying

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Independence Day in the USA 2018

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall

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Melania and the Jacket

Yes, it’s true. Melania Trump wore a jacket featuring the words “I really don’t care. Do u?” while en route to visit child detainment centers in McAllen, Texas. I didn’t believe it at first glance either. Literally, my first thought upon seeing the image while scrolling my Twitter feed was is this for real?! After all, in the digital age, editing photos to add words or distort images is easily enough done. But alas, it’s real. I checked several media sources and even hit up Snopes.com. The entire internet seemed ablaze with commentary, disgust and explanations. Which left me thinking,

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