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Past articles by Jason:

Who's still running for president?

Given that at one point or another, 28 people have run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, it's a bit difficult to keep track of who's still running and who dropped out. The latest candidates to drop out are Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Tom Steyer who all dropped out after South Carolina, and before Super Tuesday. → Read More

No Dodging This Miracle

At the most dramatic moments in sports, you can bet someone will dust off the old cliche: “You could not write a script like this.” They said it when Derek Jeter hit a walk-off single in his final Yankee Stadium at-bat. They said it when Auburn’s Chris Davis returned a missed field goal 109 yards… → Read More

Your guide to the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates

There are 25 serious Democratic candidates running for president in 2020. Here’s your guide to each candidate. The nine candidates in the June 26 presidential debate are listed first, followed by the nine candidates in the June 27 debate, and then the six candidates who did not qualify. Candidates are ranked in order of their standing in the RealClearPolitics polling average. → Read More

'I’m not worried that Mueller is gonna stop the president from getting re-elected. I think Gottlieb might'

Maybe special counsel Robert Mueller has dirt on President Trump and maybe he doesn’t. → Read More

What Sen. Jeff Flake just did on the Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination, explained

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., created some late drama in the Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon. → Read More

Back to school: Unique school choice group seeks nationwide expansion

School choice comes in many different varieties (school vouchers, public charter schools, education savings accounts, and more), but nothing is quite like the freedom of choice provided by the nonprofit group Parents Challenge. → Read More

The beautiful game and the Great War: 'A Bigger Field Awaits Us' by Andrew Beaujon

Too often, simple sports matches are described like war. But sometimes, the comparison is actually fitting. → Read More

Trump's egotistic tweets show a man disconnected from God

A man connected to God is, among other things, humble. → Read More

Why do Christians love Trump, despite his sins? It's simple

If you don’t consider yourself an evangelical Christian, try to put yourself in their shoes for a moment. → Read More

Choose your church before your politics

Disheartening new research shows that political beliefs are increasingly determining whether someone goes to church. While politics is keeping Republicans in the pews, it’s driving Democrats away. To bring them back, Republicans and pastors have to step up. → Read More

Liberals won’t mind Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s religion, but they’ll attack his devotion

You might know a lot of people who are religious one day of the week. Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, is not one of those people. → Read More

True civility is the opposite of revenge

When a politician gets harassed walking out of a documentary about Mr. Rogers’ legendary kindness and tolerance, you know politics have become a dumpster fire yet again. → Read More

Thanksgiving 2017 by the numbers

Some Thanksgiving Day fun facts to share with your relatives around the dinner table. → Read More

Sorry, Ed Gillespie: It's still the economy, stupid

When the fundamentals are against you, and your opponent isn't focusing on the issues, you can score an upset if you focus on telling voters... → Read More

Unemployment is low, but Trump still isn't satisfied

While the official unemployment rate is 4.3 percent, the U-6 unemployment rate, which includes 'all persons marginally attached to the labor... → Read More

Michigan isn't racist, but that doesn't mean Abdul El-Sayed will be elected governor

It will be because he's modeling his campaign after Bernie Sanders, not because he's named Abdul. → Read More

'How many hot dogs do Americans eat on the 4th of July?' and other Independence Day numbers

Number of nations in the universe better than the good ol' U.S. of A: Zero. → Read More

Have conservatives completely forgotten how to make a moral argument?

No matter the issue, conservatives can all do a better job of making arguments from principle rather than potential consequences. → Read More

Let's face it: Washington, DC's Metro is the worst in the world

Mismanagement is a chronic feature of the subway system in the capital of the richest country in the world. → Read More

Candidate from viral UK campaign ad wins election

The awkward, low-budget ad is already entertaining enough for its sheer awfulness, when suddenly a 1980s-style jingle starts up to win you o... → Read More