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June 2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26:  Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 25:  People celebrate in front of the US Supreme Court after ruling was announced on the Affordable Care Act. June 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that the Affordabvle Care Act may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Members of Howard University's 1965 graduating class listent to President Lyndon B. Johnson deliver his commencement address. Image: Yoichi Okamoto/Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library.

It isn’t often that the president of the United States opens up about America’s history of racism or about how African Americans have suffered.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Theodore Roosevelt Federal Building that houses the Office of Personnel Management headquarters is shown June 5, 2015, in Washington, D.C. U.S. investigators have said that at least 4 million current and former federal employees might have had their personal information stolen by Chinese hackers.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The data breach at the Office of Personnel Management might have gone beyond Social Security numbers and personal addresses.

President Barack Obama pauses as he makes a statement regarding the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, June 18, 2015, at the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

He seemed like he was on the edge of a cliff, tempted to abandon caution. He didn’t. He could have. And not just about race, but also guns

Voters fill out ballots in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The American voter has a Marxism problem. It’s Groucho’s Marxism, not Karl’s.

BIGGS, CA - MAY 08:  Water flows in an irrigation canal on May 8, 2015 in Biggs, California. As California enters its fourth year of severe drought, farmers are struggling to keep crops watered as wells run dry and government water allocations have been reduced or terminated. Many have opted to leave acres of their fields fallow.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Grab a bottle of water and get ready for the next battle between science-deniers and “the doom and gloom,” to swipe a favorite phrase of

SCRANTON, PA - APRIL 21:  Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) (R) eats breakfast with U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) at the Glider Diner April 21, 2008 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Voters in Pennsylvania go to the polls April 22.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Your guilty pleasure snacks may soon taste less … guilty thanks to a new ruling by the Food and Drug Administration.

SYDNEY, NSW - AUGUST 17:  A man listens to an iPod MP3 player through earphones August 17, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. Research conducted by the National Acoustic Laboratories, to be released by the Australian Federal Government today, has found that up to a 25% of people who use iPods or other portable music devices will suffer from hearing problems as a result of listening to their players at "excessive and damaging" levels.   (Photo Illustration by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Being read to is one of the great joys of childhood. And reading to a child is one of the treats of being a parent.

AUSTIN, TX - MAY 25:   Parts of the city are shown inundated after days of heavy rain on May 25, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott toured the damage zone where one person is confirmed dead and at least 12 others missing in flooding along the Rio Blanco, which reports say rose as much as 40 feet in places, caused by more than 10 inches of rain over a four-day period. The governor earlier declared a state of emergency in 24 Texas counties.  (Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)

Booming urban areas, poor flood planning and ineffective policy can be particularly disastrous.

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In the past year, I have encountered more and more people who have sworn off of social media, especially Facebook.

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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle send thousands to party dons.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01:  U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) does a live interview with FOX News in the Russell Senate Office Building rotunda on Capitol Hill June 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. In protest of the National Security Agency's sweeping program to collect U.S. citizens' telephone metadata, Paul blocked an extension of some parts of the USA PATRIOT Act, allowing them to lapse at 12:01 a.m. Monday. The Senate will continue to work to restore the lapsed authorities by amending a House version of the bill and getting it to President Obama later this week.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

It’s said that every senator sees a president in the mirror. It’s a cliche, but it’s at least 5% true right now. That’s because five