Rep. Steve Stivers, who as head of the National Republican Congressional Committee is charged with electing more GOP members to the House, says he’ll “ask the administration to stop needlessly separating children from their parents.” John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, the two ultra conservative senators from Texas, each say they’ll introduce emergency legislation to end the family separation policy. “All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers.
This should not make us bitter or selfish. Instead, we should open wide our arms to unite, accept, and welcome all walks of life if we are to survive or grow. Why? Because we need travel, we need entries into other nations, we need foreign trade for a thriving economy for starters.
We circumcised ours because we didn know any better. Then my oldest, at 4 years old had such bad penile adhesions from it that his penis didn actually “hang”. Like the skin was attached in the wrong places and so when he peed his pee would go up and to the right, instead of down into the toilet.
Now, journalists like Macur and Boren have stripped domestic violence of this context to score gotcha columns about how it’s “inexcusable” to ignore a woman’s alleged criminal acts. Women’s soccer to send a message to young girls that it’s not OK to violently attack their family members? In the long list of social imperatives that can be modeled by women’s sports like proving that girls can be strong, active, healthy, competitive, assertive, career focused, and just as capable as boys on all of these fronts this one does not exactly compete. Launching a campaign to raise awareness of female domestic abusers would be an absurd way to spend the league’s extremely limited cultural capital..
The AAP stance is now more nuanced. For babies under 18 months, screen time is still discouraged, except for things like Skype or FaceTime calls with grandma. The big change in thinking is around children aged 18 to 24 months. Whether it worth it or not is an individual thing, but it not cheap. Cheap is something like (as a decent example) a game like Civ with hundreds or thousands of hours of playability for the price of a sandwich. It a steal.
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