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Howard D. Schultz
Mega coffee shop mixes politics and lattes [Commentary]

Forget Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton or even Doug Gansler and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. An emerging political force in the recent months, including time during the federal shutdown, doesn't represent the Republican or Democratic party — at least officially. Shoving around its public policy agenda is a Seattle native that was born on March 30, 1971: Starbucks. The company has shown recently it is not afraid to tackle social issues on top of serving lattes and pastries. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in September announced that guns were not welcome in his stores, though enforcing that edict is another thing. "That's why I am writing today with a respectful...