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When it comes to criticizing the Trump Administration on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic there is no storage of material to work with, but there is one area that Congress and the president both share the blame: monetary relief. In a country that possesses unimaginable wealth, why was i…

Every year around Easter, my elementary school classmates would stop asking their parents for horses and start asking for rabbits. It makes sense; young children see rabbits all around them as part of Easter displays and decorations and decide they need one. As far as I know, none of those c…

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My family has two dogs: Bentley, a miniature salt and pepper schnauzer, and Braxton, an all-white shih tzu/maltese mix. Bentley is not a smart dog in the slightest sense, which I find endearing, while Braxton can be pretty keen and sometimes too smart for his own good. Bentley is very active…

Dogs have almost always been a part of my life. My family never went too long in between dogs, and I now have two of them. Nyla, who is about 10 years old, is a miniature Italian greyhound. I got her when I was in seventh grade as an emotional support animal to help with my anxiety. She isn’…

It is my belief that Republicans in 2016 should have taken up the nomination of Merrick Garland, held hearings and taken a vote up or down on whether to confirm him. They had a majority; they could have easily voted no on his confirmation and that would have been the end of the story at elec…

Healthcare is the most important aspect of a person’s life. Without access to quality, affordable healthcare, preventable, and sometimes minor, health issues balloon into deadlier illnesses or chronic health complications. But despite massive efforts to reduce uninsured rates in recent years…

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A couple weeks ago I wrote an article on changes I think should be made to the Electoral College to drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. I got some feedback regarding that article, and I thought I would write about it one more time to clarify a couple points I made.

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This truly seems to be the best and worst of times for civic engagement in Lafayette. In all of the years I’ve been active in local, state and federal politics, this is the first that I’ve seen swaths of young people energized and paying attention to what’s happening in their local governmen…

When I was young, my mother read “Harry Potter” to me as a bedtime story until we finished the entire series. The movies always came out either on or around my birthday, so to celebrate, she would let me skip a day of school so I could go to the midnight premiere with her. “Harry Potter” is …

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A couple weeks ago I wrote an article on changes I think should be made to the Electoral College to drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. I got some feedback regarding that article, and I thought I would write about it one more time to clarify a couple points I made.

Since the public lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis the nation has been on edge, festering with unprecedented waves of social unrest and cries for equal justice cluttering the American politic, however, the outrage has seemed to change nothing in regards to the ever-narrowing concerns a…

Multiple times a week, I find myself taking a bath instead of a shower. I’ll take a book with me, and they’ll easily last upwards of four hours. Sometimes I use a few bath bombs from my favorite seller. Sometimes I’ll get an iced coffee beforehand.

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