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Here’s why Joe Biden’s stuttering is suddenly a big deal — and why it should be

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Joe Biden, the former vice president, greets a voter d AFP / Kerem Yucel

How did you overcome stuttering and what advice would give a college student who has struggled with stuttering since he was a child?It seemed to me an odd question to ask a candidate for president of the United States at a CNN town hall. Given all that needs our attention these days — economic inequality, immigration and health care — any mention of stuttering seemed like trivia, a throwaway question to lighten the mood.But it didn’t take long after former Vice President Joe Biden launched into a response that I realized the seriousness of the issue.“You know, stuttering, when you think about …

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Yes, the Reichstag is on fire — but the American people have water to put it out: Will Bunch

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Part of a life well-lived, I’ve come to realize, is hanging on to an old quote from a mentor or family member that over time has taken on much deeper meaning than when it was uttered to you as a clueless 16-year-old. For me, it’s the oxymoron that my high school football coach, Rob Pickert, used to teach how a defensive end must rush a quarterback — “with reckless abandon, but under control.” Over the next 45 years I’d see that’s the right way to tackle a lot of problems … including a vainglorious wannabe dictator poised to end U.S. democracy.My thoughts on President Donald Trump’s open contem... (more…)

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Chicago Tribune: Our case for Joe Biden over Donald Trump

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In our March primary endorsement of Joe Biden, we cited his moderation as a value Americans could embrace. In a field of diverse, left-leaning candidates promising free public college, student loan forgiveness, “Medicare for All,” universal child care, free rural broadband access — at times the Democratic primary resembled an Oprah Winfrey show giveaway — Democrats across the country settled on Biden.Why? Because he is viewed as a commonsense man of decency who could beat President Donald Trump. Those are, essentially, his top selling points. And they are enough for us, too, to offer a Biden e... (more…)

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‘Sick of him’: Trump is bleeding desperately needed support in Republican Florida stronghold

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According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump is losing the support of senior voters in Florida that could spell doom in his drive to be re-elected with the defections occurring in what has previously been viewed as a Republican stronghold.

At issue, for the president who can not afford to lose Florida's 29 electoral votes, are voters in The Villages expressing displeasure with the president and admitting he has lost their trust.

According to the report those voters are now in play and are taking a hard look at Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden.

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