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By Michael Tessler I’m writing this from about 34,000 feet in the air. There’s a great landscape below me: America. This vast and beautiful country...

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By Michael Tessler Adulting is hard. This is a fact the universe likes to remind me of time and time again. Just when you think...

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By Michael Tessler Today marks one year since my weight loss journey began. At my heaviest, I weighed 356 pounds and had transitioned from an...

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By Michael Tessler We’ve got quite a bit to catch up on. It has been over a year since I published what I thought was...

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How to defeat ISIS, save the economy and reunite the country By Michael Tessler Historically speaking, the United States economy tends to thrive in wartime....

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By Michael Tessler Throughout our brief but impactful history, America’s protesters have accomplished quite a bit. From the Sons of Liberty dumping nearly $1.7 million...

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By Michael Tessler My great-grandfather Louis arrived at Ellis Island at the onset of the Great War. He grew up in the predominantly Jewish community...

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By Michael Tessler During the 2016 vice presidential debate, then Governor Mike Pence said “...the old Russian bear doesn’t die, he just hibernates.” This would-be...

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For an audio version of this article, see above. Whether you love him or hate him, take a moment to reflect By Michael Tessler This piece is...

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By Michael Tessler America at its finest has always been a series of contradictions. We are a democracy, but not directly. We are a republic,...