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500,000 Protesters Speak Out Against Trump, Sexism and New Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos

Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Washington Saturday afternoon, protesting Donald Trump the day after he was inaugurated president of  the United States. 

January 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

Columns

This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.
Barack Obama did not go out quietly. His unquiet final acts were, in part, overshadowed by a successor who refused to come in quietly and, in part, by Obama's own endless, sentimental farewell tour. But there was nothing nostalgic or sentimental about Obama's last acts. Two of them were simply shocking.
Roger Stone in Miami: nothing if not outrageous
Nothing screams "Buy my book!" louder than an assassination attempt on the author using a radioactive substance "suspected in the death of former PLO leader Yassar Arafat."
He flabbergasts the Human Race           By gliding on the water's face           With ease, celerity and grace;           But if he ever stopped to think           Of how he did it, he would sink.           -- Hilaire Belloc, on the waterbeetle
Politicians talk repeatedly about doing things to help create jobs. But sometimes doing nothing is the best option. We hope newly-elected lawmakers understand that less government intrusion is often the key to keeping the American Dream alive.
As Republicans contemplate repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) -- seriously, not just as a political gesture -- alarms are sounding about millions of individuals losing coverage.
The shortest honeymoon on record is officially over. Normally, newly elected presidents enjoy a wave of goodwill that allows them to fly high at least through their first 100 days. Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in and the honeymoon has already come and gone.
If Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for drug czar, marijuana advocates might not be as disappointed as they imagine.
In 1929, Chief Justice William Howard Taft convinced Congress to finance construction of "a building of dignity and importance" for the Supreme Court. He could not have imagined what the court will ponder during oral arguments this Wednesday. The case concerns the name of an Asian-American rock band: The Slants. And surely Taft never read a friend-of-the-court brief as amusing as one filed in this case. It is titled "Brief of the Cato Institute and a Basket of Deplorable People and Organizations."
As the week wound down, the Everglades Foundation (EF) and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) already had produced more sequels in their epic battle over Everglades reservoirs than we ever got from "Clash of the Titans."

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