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Posted: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 10:15 | The New Normal

Editor's Note: This blog originally appeared on newsworks.

It's been over a decade since my son George, 13, was diagnosed with autism, which means that it's been that long that I've been a member of a certain tribe: that of special needs parents.

Through the ups and downs of the challenges that my husband and I have faced coming to understand how best to meet our son's needs, I've met, shared with, laughed and cried with so many resilient, insightful, spiritual, funny parents who are doing what I'm doing—extreme parenting with no road map, taking life not one day, but one hour and sometimes one minute at a time.

Despite the intensity of the experience, many, though certainly not all, of us live with a sense of purpose and even a sense of peace.

Posted: Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:40 | The New Normal

Until yesterday, I only felt sadness and despair about about the massacre of people with disability in Japan on July 26th. Then I realized there was something I could do. You, too. Actually, you're likely already doing it.

The attacker stabbed 19 people to death as they slept at the Tsuki Yamayuri-en facility in Japan and wounded 26 others. The suspect, a 26-year-old former staffer, had planned the killings, Reuters noted. In fact, he'd stated that he was going to do the deed in two letters given to the speaker of the lower house of parliament in February.

Posted: Mon, 08/08/2016 - 09:59 | Political Insider

Donald Trump just got a big endorsement  but it may upset his pal Vladimir Putin, who hates fascists.

Rocky Suhayda, chairman of the American Nazi Party (ANP), said the New York billionaire is hugely popular among his followers.

Posted: Fri, 08/05/2016 - 15:50 | Political Insider

UPDATE -- After his disturbing flirtation with Donald Trump and no doubt after reading the kind of reaction posted by readers below, Joe Lieberman has decided to endorse Hillary Clinton.  

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first Jew to appear on a national presidential ticket, told Fox News he's thinking of supporting Republican Donald Trump.

Posted: Thu, 08/04/2016 - 16:14 | Political Insider

Donald Trump's complaints about a rigged election is just a crybaby looking for an excuse to use when he loses the election.

Like so much of his ranting it is based on a lie told over and over, louder and louder, as if that made it so.

Posted: Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:15 | Well Versed

Or, as an IT guy once offered by way of a model computer password: “IloveAlbertEinstein.” The phrase was memorable and unpredictable, and therefore difficult to hack, but my first reaction was to wonder: IT guy, you’re brainy, but why do you love Albert Einstein?