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Giving these mice a cookie won’t end culture wars

I loved reading the “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” books to my daughter.

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Kathleen Parker: The mourning after, the next discussion

CHARLESTON, S.C. — By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Barack Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life.

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Charles Krauthammer: Push to lower flag overdue, albeit rushed

After a massacre like the one at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, our immediate reaction is to do something. Something, for politicians, means legislation. And for Democratic politicians, this means gun control.

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Jonah Goldberg: Grace, dignity follow violence in today's South

“Lots of folks expected us to do something strange and break out in a riot. Well, they just don’t know us,” the Rev. Norvel Goff told the packed, multiracial congregation of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., on Sunday.

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Ruben Navarrette: One Dreamer’s missed lesson in gratitude

Instead of a diploma, one recent college graduate should have received an “Incomplete.” She seems to have missed some courses: “Gratitude 101,” “Introduction to Civics” and, finally, “Flag Waving and the Importance of Context.”

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Kathleen Parker: Retirement of battle flag in Carolina is long overdue

In a historic moment, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called this week for removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the Statehouse grounds.

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Jonah Goldberg: Nietzsche’s theory of 'ressentiment' is alive and well

“God,” Friedrich Nietzsche famously declared, “is dead.”

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Charles Krauthammer: New strategy is needed for Iraq and Syria

It’s time for a new strategy in Iraq and Syria. It begins by admitting that the old borders are gone, that a unified Syria or Iraq will never be reconstituted, that the Sykes-Picot map is defunct.

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Kathleen Parker: Let’s give a torn city more time to grieve

Unspeakable, unimaginable, incomprehensible and unthinkable are the words we’ve heard and used to describe the horrific murders of nine African-Americans as they prayed in a Charleston, S.C., church, shot by a hate-filled racist on a genocidal purge.

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Jonah Goldberg: Are we ignoring a cyber Pearl Harbor by China?

What if a team of Chinese agents had broken into the Pentagon or — less box office but just as bad — the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and carted out classified documents?

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A learning process: Becoming a foster parent requires thought, answers

A learning process: Becoming a foster parent requires thought, answers

I knew foster parents were badly needed in Hall County when my husband and I signed up.

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Forging foster bonds not easy or natural

Everyone has an idea of what the role of parent means.

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Foster family adjusting to new roles

Foster family adjusting to new roles

About one month after getting approved as foster parents, my husband and I got our first placement.

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Fostering first: Up early, and little time to spare since

It’s 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday, and my husband taps me.

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Filling a need and a home: A foster parent's journey

Filling a need and a home: A foster parent's journey

We got the call at 3 p.m. on a Monday. Two little ones needed a home.

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