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Joel Mathis

Contributing Writer

Joel Mathis is a freelance writer who lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife and son. He spent nine years as a syndicated columnist, co-writing the RedBlueAmerica column as the liberal half of a point-counterpoint duo. His honors include awards for best online commentary from the Online News Association and (twice) from the City and Regional Magazine Association.

In support of the CDC's new mask guidance
A man wearing a mask.
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In support of the CDC's new mask guidance

George P. Bush learns the hard way
George P. Bush.
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George P. Bush learns the hard way

The GOP's vaccine blame game
Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
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The GOP's vaccine blame game

Should parents' votes count more?
Voters.
Opinion

Should parents' votes count more?

Pelosi's savvy Jan. 6 outreach
Nancy Pelosi.
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Pelosi's savvy Jan. 6 outreach

The myth of 'woke capital'
A hundred dollar bill.
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The myth of 'woke capital'

America's shared smoke blanket
The Statue of Liberty.
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America's shared smoke blanket

Biden's bipartisanship fails?
President Biden.
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Biden's bipartisanship fails?

Lindsey Graham's revealing threat
Lindsey Graham.
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Lindsey Graham's revealing threat

America's dreadful denial
The Statue of Liberty.
Opinion

America's dreadful denial

The troubling Milley story
Milley and Trump.
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The troubling Milley story

Happy Child Tax Credit Day
A tax check.
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Happy Child Tax Credit Day

Will progressives really reject $3.5 trillion?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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Will progressives really reject $3.5 trillion?

Biden's empty voting rights talk
Joe Biden.
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Biden's empty voting rights talk

What Cubans are protesting about
Cuba protests.
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What Cubans are protesting about

Murkowski's move
Lisa Murkowski.
Opinion

Murkowski's move

Hunter Biden's fraught art career
Hunter Biden paints.
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Hunter Biden's fraught art career

Republicans settle on sabotaging Jan. 6 panel
Kevin McCarthy.
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Republicans settle on sabotaging Jan. 6 panel

Watching the fall of Afghanistan
Afghan troops.
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Watching the fall of Afghanistan

Allen West's gubernatorial ambitions
Allen West
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Allen West's gubernatorial ambitions

The case for ending judicial review
The Supreme Court.
Opinion

The case for ending judicial review

The depressing trajectory of J.D. Vance
J.D. Vance
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The depressing trajectory of J.D. Vance

The 1 issue that divides SCOTUS
The Supreme Court.
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The 1 issue that divides SCOTUS

Why Trump Org charges might be small potatoes
Donald Trump.
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Why Trump Org charges might be small potatoes

Conservatives cancel Gwen Berry
Gwen Berry.
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Conservatives cancel Gwen Berry

The increasingly Republican pandemic
The GOP logo.
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The increasingly Republican pandemic

Rebranding Bill Barr
Bill Barr.
Opinion

Rebranding Bill Barr

Biden's 'mission accomplished' moment
President Biden.
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Biden's 'mission accomplished' moment

The death of 'defund the police'
A protestor.
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The death of 'defund the police'

Democrats hit a dead end
A donkey.
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Democrats hit a dead end

Schumer's voting rights waste
Chuck Schumer.
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Schumer's voting rights waste

How to judge a public apology
Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Opinion

How to judge a public apology

Sanctuary cities, but for guns
Gun rights and sanctuary cities.
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Sanctuary cities, but for guns

Stacey Abrams, pragmatist
Stacey Abrams and Joe Manchin.
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Stacey Abrams, pragmatist

The Democrats' accountability amnesia
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
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The Democrats' accountability amnesia

The GOP sets an infrastructure trap
A GOP trap.
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The GOP sets an infrastructure trap