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Posted: Sun, 08/14/2016 - 03:30 | Political Insider

More and more Republicans want to build a wall, but not the one Donald Trump has in mind. Their wall is to protect them from what they increasingly believe will be a humiliating defeat for their presidential nominee and – possibly – catastrophic losses for congressional Republicans

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has sent out a frantic call for deep pocket Republican donors to dig deeper because Trump is putting the House GOP majority in danger. 

Over in the Senate the chances are better for a Democratic takeover.

Posted: Fri, 08/12/2016 - 16:53 | Political Insider

When Donald Trump's incendiary pronouncements spark a firestorm of criticism, it takes him a day or two to comprehend what he's done and quickly blames everyone else for misinterpreting his often violent rhetoric.  His defense:  Just kidding.

Posted: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:42 | Well Versed

As the Israeli percussion group Tararam performed at Battery Park, the energy was so high that they seemed to draw the passing ferries, tugboats, sailing boats and even cruise ships a little closer, off course.

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.