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Matthew Tolliver
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Matthew Tolliver is a new parent currently residing in New York.

Previously, Matthew served as a U.S. Diplomat, becoming the youngest member of the Foreign Service when he was assigned to represent the U.S. Government in Mexico in 2004. He would subsequently serve in Saudi Arabia and Washington, DC. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and Harvard Business School.

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21st Century Parenthood: Newborns Are Useless, and Other Musings

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 4:31 PM

I am writing this exactly 35 days, 4 hours and 51 minutes into my life as a father. I can attest to the experience being grand and challenging. Incredibly pure joy and intoxicating elation felt for the smallest moments shared, of smiles and stares (and silence). Incredibly trying sleep deprivation...

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This Crisis Is Not About Obamacare

(116) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 7:28 PM

The current crises of government shutdown and impending debt default are not about Obamacare.

Your views on government-mandated healthcare do not matter here. And while Paul Ryan's move to focus on longer term tax and entitlement issues made sense (but was slapped down by...

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An Educated Voter Is Our Democracy's Best Citizen

(19) Comments | Posted September 15, 2012 | 5:31 PM

"An educated consumer is our best customer."

So responded NBC News anchor Brian Williams' to John Stewart when the Daily Show host last month asked why, despite the entry of the "wonkish" Paul Ryan to the 2012 campaign, media stories were still not focused on substantive policy issues....

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