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Sesame Street Will Introduce Julia, an Autistic Muppet

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/20/2017 at 1:00pm
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Well-loved educational children’s show Sesame Street will soon introduce a new character.

Julia will join the Sesame Street crew as the show’s first autistic muppet. While the distinction is noteworthy and needed, the show’s writers hope Julia will be a seamless part of the cast.

“I would love her to be not Julia,...

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What We Know About the Fort Lauderdale Shooter

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 12:30pm 1/7/2017 at 12:30pm

Mary wrote yesterday about the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood international airport that killed five and wounded eight others.  Details are now being released about the shooter, Esteban Santiago, and it appears that he had a history of mental health problems and was under psychiatric care.

The Broward County Sheriff’s office has...

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House Bill Allows AG to Grant Money For Human Tracking Devices

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 4:00pm 12/14/2016 at 4:00pm

This little bill flew under the radar, didn’t it? While the Democrats deal with infighting and President-elect Donald Trump chooses his Cabinet, the House of Representatives quietly passed H.R. 4919, also known as Kevin and Avonte’s Law.

This law allows the at...

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VA Defies Law Requiring Performance Data Be Made Public

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 10:00am 9/13/2016 at 10:00am
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Although we haven’t heard much about it recently, the VA scandal is very much alive and well. The National Review published an article about the wide-ranging problems with the VA in April of this year.  Here’s a quick reminder, neatly encapsulated in NR’s review of VA-related stories:

The Veterans Affairs–scandal headlines speak...

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“Progressive Education”: Children Color a Unicorn to Match Their “Gender Identity”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 5:00pm 8/14/2016 at 5:00pm
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The progressive left is apparently intent on confusing and traumatizing children when it comes to “gender identity.”  The latest example of this mission is a unicorn coloring exercise in which children are asked to color their unicorn to match the gender they “feel” is their own.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

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Will Ferrell Withdraws from Reagan Alzheimer’s “Comedy”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 12:30pm 4/30/2016 at 12:30pm

Thursday, we blogged about actor Will Ferrell’s reported plans to play Ronald Reagan in a “comedy” about Reagan’s Alzheimer’s plight.

Despite movie media reporting to the contrary, Reagan wasn’t diagnosed with Alzheimer’s until after he left the White House.

President Reagan’s daughter and son both spoke about against plans to make film. Patti...

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