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Why do so many kids understand marriage equality so much better than most adult conservatives do?

This letter from a fourth-grader may not be grammatically perfect, but the logic is more sound than that of the adults who are forced to selectively pick from the Bible in order to justify denying the right of marriage to millions.

Simply put: “And you should be happy for them because it’s a big moment in their life.”

And who better to make the case for same-sex marriage to Chief Justice John Roberts, a parent of two adopted kids, than 12-year-old Daniel Martinez — who, along with his sister Selena, was adopted by two dads?

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, left, and former President Donald Trump.

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In the professional stratum of politics, few verities are treated with more reverence than the outcome of next year's midterm, when the Republican Party is deemed certain to recapture majorities in the House and Senate. With weary wisdom, any pol or pundit will cite the long string of elections that buttress this prediction.

Political history also tells us that many factors can influence an electoral result, including a national crisis or a change in economic conditions — in other words, things can change and even midterm elections are not entirely foretold. There have been a few exceptions to this rule, too.

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