• The Presidency: No Laughing Matter

    Donald Trump's appearance as host of Saturday Night Live generated big ratings, but did it help his pursuit of the presidency? If you believe his top priority must be to convince the public that he's serious about the world's biggest job, the answer is that SNL probably hurt more than…

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  • Too Late for President Paul D. Ryan?

    Too Late for President Paul D. Ryan?

    With just three months till the Iowa Caucuses, experts cite the real possibility that the GOP convention in Cleveland won't be decided on the first ballot, creating a fluid, unpredictable situation. Most of the delegates—60 percent—will be selected proportionally; only 40 percent will be awarded on a winner-take-all basis. That…

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  • Guest Review of SPECTRE by Danny Medved

    Guest Review of SPECTRE by Danny Medved

    As a guest reviewer, it's never good to give a movie four stars. You risk looking like a fan rather than an objective reviewer – but I don't care. Up front, I think this Bond film deserves four stars. But with 007 offerings, are stars really appropriate? I've always viewed…

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  • Benjamin Carson – Rebecca Costa

    Benjamin Carson – Rebecca Costa

    Benjamin Carson is a neurosurgeon and one of the leading Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential race. A Johns Hopkins graduate, Carson was the first surgeon to successfully separate twins conjoined at the head. Carson is the recipient of over 50 honorary awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed…

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  • Feminization of America Is Bad for the World

    Feminization of America Is Bad for the World

    Last week the New York Times published an article, “Sweeping Away Gender-Specific Toys and Labels,” that contained three sentences that explain one of the most important phenomena in American life. In discussing the increasing move to do away with gender-specific toys – something the New York Times approves of –…

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  • To Win Young People, Face Forward, Not Backward

    Republicans must do better among voters under thirty if they hope to capture the White House. In 2012, these young people comprised just 19% of the electorate, but provided Obama with his entire margin of victory. Among the 81% of voters over thirty, Mitt Romney won a majority, but with…

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  • “Bridge of Spies” Provides Missing Context

    Steven Spielberg's remarkable, refreshing historical epic BRIDGE OF SPIES provides crucial context missing from most movies about the Cold War era. Those prior films emphasize anti-Communist hysteria in America, without showing the tyrannical excesses of the Soviet system that inspired our fears. BRIDGE OF SPIES is different: Tom Hanks plays…

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  • Speaker Ryan’s Great Start

    Speaker Ryan’s Great Start

    Paul Ryan began his speakership with a significant achievement: beating the odds to unite a fractious GOP caucus on behalf of a fresh start and clean slate for his party in Congress. On the final vote to select a new speaker, even the Tea Party-oriented Freedom Caucus gave a solid…

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  • Deepak Chopra – Rebecca Costa

    Deepak Chopra – Rebecca Costa

    Deepak Chopra is an author and world-renowned spiritual leader. A former Chief of Medicine at Boston Regional Medical Center, Chopra became disenchanted with western medicine and the reliance on prescription drugs and began practicing alternative medicine. Chopra founded the ‘Chopra Center for Well Being' in La Jolla, California. In 1999,…

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