“Wait, you know you can change your settings so you don’t see men, right?” The pause was maybe two seconds, but it spoke volumes. I could practically hear my date’s grinding gearshift as she realized I’m not the gay woman she thought. “Oh! That’s interesting.” I’m also a late bloomer. I came out of the closet at the end of 2013 and hadn’t dated anyone in my life until 2011. I’m nearly 30 now, so you can do that math.
The election was in ten days. I walked over to a house where my canvassing packet informed me an 85-year-old male voter—a lifelong Democrat—lived. It was late October in Oskaloosa, a small town of approximately 10,000 that was the hub of two counties in south central Iowa. As I approached, the voter greeted me from his perch on the porch swing, asking me what I was up to. “Reminding people to get out to vote, sir!”“Oh, I did that already! Down at the courthouse!”“Well, great!
Part of Ryan’s struggle in representing and following Catholicism as a Randian conservative is that Catholicism’s social doctrine runs contrary to Ryan’s instincts as a politician. Win McNamee/Getty ImagesIn a town hall meeting hosted by CNN in Racine, Wisconsin last week, a Dominican nun got the chance to ask a question of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI).
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Selecting a term
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