Open hands, open minds

The Millennial Meltdown

Today, like every other nonweekend day, was awful. When you woke up, every cell in your body begged you to stay home, heat up a plate of Foster Farms dinosaur chicken nuggets, close all the blinds in your apartment and rewatch the second season of Prison Break, but no. You
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I me mine

There are few things in life more embarrassing than being called out for a grammatical error. Scratch that. There are few things in life more embarrassing than being called out for a grammatical error. By your friend’s parents. When you are 13 and want nothing more than to impress everyone
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Great dad, awful policy

The Discomfort Zone

This week was a big one for advocates of marriage equality. On Friday, Ohio senator Rob Portman endorsed same-sex marriage, citing his own son’s coming out as the basis for his change of heart. Then on Monday, former Secretary of State and one-time Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton threw her
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Lost foreign policy opportunities in the Middle East

It’s taken me a while to process what happened on Sept. 11 in Benghazi, Libya. I first heard about it from a friend in my dorm room just before a 2 p.m. class. I saw the headlines about the violence and the storming of the embassies, about the months-old anti-Islamic
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Much ado about nothing

Please, just cut it with the drama. The political drama, I mean. Cut the smart remarks, the inconsequential press releases, the irrelevant speeches, the waste-my-time-and-yours political “debate” that resembles Jerry Springer more than honest and meaningful discourse. Just quit it with the petty political theater. Last week, a video surfaced
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