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  • Why I’m putting away my political crystal ball

    Prognostications are part of a political pundit's job description. If you bat a Ted Williams-level .400 over your career that's commentator Hall of Fame stuff. But mostly we all get most of the calls wrong. There are just too many moving parts in politics, including even the weather, as when…

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  • Follow W’s lead, Mr. President

    The New York Times' Saturday story on the details of Wednesday's terrorist attack contained a remarkable paragraph buried deep in the report: In a Dallas suburb, about a dozen protesters congregated outside the Islamic Center of Irving last month, some covering their faces with bandannas and carrying hunting rifles, tactical…

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  • Death Of The Campaign Blueprint

    When it comes to political campaigns, the past used to be the best predictor of the future. But no more. Speaking on The Costa Report, political history buff and host of MSNBC's Meet the Press Daily, Steve Kornacki, summed up the 2016 Presidential race, "New rules for politics are being written in real time…

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  • No hearings. No votes

    Lame duck presidents don't get to make successful nominations for lifetime appointments in an election year. Not in 2016. Not for the past 80 years. It is that simple. And it doesn't matter who the president nominates — even if lightning struck and he nominated an originalist in the mold…

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  • The Year of Authenticity–Not Anger

    The Year of Authenticity–Not Anger

    The surprising strength of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in primary campaigns of both parties leads leading commentators to describe 2016 as the “Year of Anger” for the electorate. But a closer look at recent returns suggests that voters actually care more about another A-word: authenticity. Whatever their faults in…

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  • “Where To Invade Next” Exposes Liberal Delusions

    “Where To Invade Next” Exposes Liberal Delusions

    WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is the title of the latest movie by leftist documentarian Michael Moore, and it powerfully exposes an underlying flaw in the progressive world view. In the film, Moore travels the globe to praise countries like Slovenia, Finland, Tunisia and Portugal, which supposedly handle drug addiction, education,…

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