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For years, self-help books have claimed that women talk more than men. The statistic most cited was 20,000 words spoken per day by women verses 7,000 for the guys. Perhaps what was once true is no longer the case, for in today’s world of technology and with both sexes in the workforce, most new statistics are claiming men and women are more equally matched around 16,000 words a day. more
Imagine going to turn on the lights in your home to find there is no power or rushing a loved one to the emergency room not knowing whether the life-saving medical equipment will work. If Congress adopts impractical policies in response to climate change, this could be our reality. more
Coordinated efforts at the federal, state and local levels are making considerable progress in the fight against opioid and substance abuse. Unfortunately, Kentucky still ranks among the hardest-hit states in the nation. Reports continue to show record-breaking overdose deaths in our Commonwealth, and families are struggling as they watch their loved ones battle addiction. more
For the first time in my life, Mother’s Day will not include my mom. more
There is a rising tide of anti-Semtism in the world, a scourge that is spreading in the Middle East, in Europe and even here in the United States. In recent months, Jewish communities in Pittsburgh and the San Diego area have been victimized by deadly shootings at synagogues. more
When Notre Dame Cathedral burned on April 15, people across the world mourned the damage. more
The youth vaping crisis is putting the health of our children at risk. To address this rampant and dangerous new trend, I’ve introduced the “Tobacco-Free Youth Act,” a bipartisan federal bill with my fellow tobacco state colleague, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA). more
As Senate Majority Leader, my job requires me to spend much of my time in Washington representing our commonwealth. more
We’ve heard it all our lives, how life’s greatest treasures are often the simplest of pleasures. Baseball games, a hot cup of coffee, and conversations with old friends are small joys with a great impact. more
It took six months of partisan delays — and several railroad accidents — before Democrats let the Senate confirm a federal railroad administrator, even though none of them actually voted against the nominee in the end. more
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