Abortion isn't exactly a "third rail" of American politics, since people yell about it all the time.
But it is a third rail of rational discussion. Many people have dogmatic beliefs about it and they react with blind rage to any heretical disagreement.
I'm an optimistic kind of guy. I can usually find the "half full" in any glass, no matter how empty it is.
But even I get discouraged sometimes. Most often, it's because of human irrationality.
The poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote that "Whom the gods ...
There are three basic ways to deal with any situation:
Of course, there are lots of variations.
There are three kinds of people I like most in the world.
First, the ones who tell me how incredibly good-looking I am. Even though I worked on Capitol Hill, I still haven't met anyone who's able to lie that brazenly. But I can hope.
Second, the ones who make the sun shine brighter, make my heart sing, and, ahem, make my loins stir. ...
I've known a couple of people who these days would be called "transgender," though I'm not sure if they themselves would embrace the term.
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