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Becoming a parent forces you to challenge some family traditions, while destiny pushes you to carry others on

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Having kids means reexamining some of the ideological stances you took against cultural and family traditions as a single person. Walking the Earth as an unattached adult, religion, birthdays, Halloween, the winter holidays, *eye roll* Valentine's Day, and many more are subject to your personal philosophical whims. …

A Better Response to Every Sneeze

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Throughout the year, whether due to the change of seasons, pollen, or your kids bringing home a plague, we all get the sniffles, watery eyes, never-ending colds, coughs, aches, pains, and, of course, sneezes. Queue sneeze:

“A-CHOO!”

"Good health to you!"

I say this phrase without much thought or reservation…

For the second time in less than a month, the Proud Boys came to a traditionally Black city to stir up violence.

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December 12, 2020, marked another intense night of protests and counter protests in Washington, D.C. Proud Boys and Trump supporters descended on District streets for the second time in less than a month, allegedly in support of a president who continues to lie that the 2020 election was fraudulent. …

Long have the people of D.C., American citizens, fought for equal representation in Congress, and now their fight picks up steam.

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The House voted in favor of D.C. statehood on June 26, 2020, for the first time in history. It was, and is, a historic vote. A historic vote that…

Matthew J. Koehler

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