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  • Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump

    When people you know well, admire, and who share your values do something you strongly oppose, you have two options: 1) Cease admiring them or 2) try to understand them and change their minds. In the case of my conservative friends who still snipe (or worse) at President Trump, I…

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  • Trump’s budget betrays two critical campaign promises

    On Sept. 7, 2016, Donald Trump made a specific promise to an audience at the Philadelphia shipyards: “to build a Navy of 350 surface ships and submarines.” On March 2, Trump, now president, added to the specificity of that pledge by promising to increase the number of aircraft carriers to…

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  • Britain’s Most Serious Religious Problem

    Britain’s Most Serious Religious Problem

    The horrific Manchester terror attack raises uncomfortable questions about the imperfect integration of Britain's Muslim minority. A series of such brutal incidents in the United Kingdom involved native-born British subjects, not recent refugees. And despite some fears of Islam's surging influence, the most recent numbers show that self-identified Muslims still…

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  • Realism, Not Bigotry, Colors Response to the Transgendered

    Realism, Not Bigotry, Colors Response to the Transgendered

    A recent Daily Beast column expressed shock and horror at a survey showing that few Americans would ever consider dating a transgendered individual. “Anti-transgender sentiment runs as deep as we always feared it did,” Samantha Allen laments, noting that more than 80 percent of poll respondents rule out the transgendered…

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  • Great Moments in Fake News ‘Journalism’

    What about President Donald Trump's complaint about “fake news”? Let's look at some examples of “Great Moments in ‘Journalism'” over the last few years. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., in an appearance on ABC's Sunday morning political show hosted by George Stephanopoulos, called former Democratic Alabama Gov. George Wallace a “Republican.”…

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  • DIANE MEDVED: Why No One Regrets his Divorce

    DIANE MEDVED:  Why No One Regrets his Divorce

    by Diane Medved “Why No One Regrets his Divorce” seems a peculiar statement coming from the author of Don't Divorce. Isn't the basis of my book that lots of people regret their divorces, and so there's good reason to prevent it? However, I've learned that already-divorced people–especially those for whom…

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  • Trump vs. Waters — Who Should Be Impeached?

    Almost from the moment President Donald Trump recited the oath of office, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., began a quest for Trump's impeachment. But given Waters' record of 26 years in Congress (plus a prior 14 years in the California State Assembly), she should worry far more about the possibility of…

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  • Feminism and Intelligence

    Feminism and Intelligence

    The number of foolish statements made by men and women who consider themselves feminists is essentially equal to the number of people who strongly identify as feminists. I write “strongly identify” because if asked, “Are you a feminist?” most women will say yes. They will do so for two reasons.…

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  • A Trump Triumph: Focusing on Brutal Gangs, Not Non-Violent Immigrants

    A Trump Triumph: Focusing on Brutal Gangs, Not Non-Violent Immigrants

    During the busy months of his turbulent presidency, Donald Trump deserves bi-partisan praise for some undeniable triumphs, including dramatic progress against violent gangs that threaten American families. In mid-May, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced results of an unprecedented anti-gang crackdown, with arrests totaling nearly 1,400. But–despite some of the administration's…

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  • The Myth of a “Minority-Majority” Future

    The Myth of a “Minority-Majority” Future

    The Census Bureau suggests that the population of blacks, Latinos, Asians and mixed-race Americans will soon combine to outnumber non-Hispanic whites, making America for the first time a minority-majority nation. But two prominent sociologists–Herbert Gans and Richard Alba–recently argued that such predictions are probably wrong and any anxiety concerning the…

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