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  • The Advantage of Impractical Ideas

    The Advantage of Impractical Ideas

    Raging controversy over Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States ignores the most obvious fact about his suggestion: there's no chance it would ever take effect. Even in the unlikely event of a Trump presidency, courts or congress would promptly block any “Muslim ban.” That's also true…

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  • Jim Lehrer – Rebecca Costa

    Jim Lehrer – Rebecca Costa

    Jim Lehrer is the former executive editor and news anchor for the PBS NewsHour. Lehrer joined the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT) as a correspondent, which led to an Emmy-winning collaboration with Robert MacNeil for their continuous live coverage of the Watergate scandal. In addition to numerous awards…

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  • The Wall Street Journal Profile of Eric Metaxas

    Over the weekend the Wall Street Journal did a great profile of my friend Eric Metaxas. Please give it a read and share it with your friends: http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-death-of-god-is-greatly-exaggerated-an-interview-with-eric-metaxas-1450481540 Brought to you by www.billbennett.com

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  • Can G.O.P. Win by Rallying Christian Conservatives?

    Ted Cruz promises to win the presidency by rallying disillusioned conservatives–particularly Christian conservatives. According to Cruz, these voters didn't turn out for McCain or Romney, but they'd come out for him just as they did for the last successful GOP candidate–his fellow Texan, George W. Bush. The problem is that…

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  • Victory Lessons from George W. Bush

    Victory Lessons from George W. Bush

    To win the White House in 2016, Republicans must follow the example of the last GOP candidate to win a solid majority: George W. Bush. Exit polls show the basis for his success in 2004, and for Mitt Romney's failure in 2012. Both Republicans drew similar turnouts of conservatives and…

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  • Gov. Mike Huckabee: First, Second Or Third In Iowa Or Bust

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    The audio: 12-18hhs-huckabee The transcript: HH: I'm so pleased to begin today's program with former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate, Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas. Governor, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show, always a pleasure. MH: Thank you, Hugh, it's great to be back on the show, especially on…

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  • Tim Pawlenty – Rebecca Costa

    Tim Pawlenty – Rebecca Costa

    Tim Pawlenty was the former governor of Minnesota and Republican candidate for the 2012 Presidency. Prior to being elected governor, Pawlenty served as majority leader in the Minnesota House of Representatives. In 2011, Pawlenty served as co-chair for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. He left Romney's campaign in 2012 to become…

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  • In Praise of Political Pros

    In Praise of Political Pros

    Widespread disgust with a dirty, dysfunctional political establishment has produced a powerful yearning for an “outsider candidate” who can cleanse and repair the fetid mess in Washington. But before the mobilized masses rush to support presidential contenders with no electoral experience, it's crucial to consider the lessons of history and…

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  • Why Don’t Republicans Identify What They Are Fighting?

    Why Don’t Republicans Identify What They Are Fighting?

    American conservatives are rightfully annoyed with the Obama administration, and Democrats generally, for refusing to name radical Islam or Islamism as the major source of terror. When Nidal Hasan murdered 13 fellow soldiers at Fort Hood ,the administration refused to label the mass murder — committed by a Muslim in…

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