In Texas, Two Days are Actually Three and Two Hours is a Full Day

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January 28, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Here’s a must-see video about the resistance to equal parenting in Texas.  It’s by Wayne Dolcefino, who’s never been my favorite television journalist.  Dolcefino has a track record that leans heavily on shouting and much less on principled examination of issues.  Years ago, he was a product of the television news industry in which scandal and crisis are the quick route to a successful career.  And, if the news happens to be short of either, well, what’s an ambitious reporter to do but create some?

But in the video, Dolcefino is his more mature, considered self.  He’s still raking muck, but this time he gets his facts straight.

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