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  • “Idealism” Has Nothing To Do With It

    “Idealism” Has Nothing To Do With It

    In attempting to explain the enthusiasm of so many young voters for Bernie Sanders' presidential candidacy, conventional commentary suggests that the 74-year-old Senator appeals powerfully to their “youthful idealism.” But what's so idealistic about embracing Democrat Sanders' promises of lavish, youth-targeted, government give-aways? Why wouldn't young people like the idea…

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  • Persuasion Tip from the Best Possible Source

    “If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason.” -Abraham Lincoln Springfield, Illinois February 22, 1842 Brought to you…

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  • National Review, Donald Trump and Moral Bank Accounts

    National Review, Donald Trump and Moral Bank Accounts

    National Review's special issue, “Against Trump” was courageous and important. There is no way to do good in this world without risking making enemies. That National Review was prepared to do that — among its own readers, no less — in this day of great financial challenges to newspapers, magazines,…

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  • Lesson from Nature: Do Better than Dogs

    Lesson from Nature: Do Better than Dogs

    The New York Times recently reported on new research of the origin of dogs, with unexpected lessons about the vital connection between family values and self-reliance. Dogs are closely related to wolves – so close, in fact, that dogs and wolves can interbreed easily and some scientists don't even accept…

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  • Primary Victories Won’t Guarantee Nomination

    Primary Victories Won’t Guarantee Nomination

    On the eve of the first caucuses and primaries of the campaign season, Donald Trump's popularity remains potent and impressive and he looks likely to win most, if not all, of the early contests. But if he does, he'll still probably fall short of an actual majority of delegates: proportionality…

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  • Multiculturalism Trumps Protecting Women from Rape

    Multiculturalism Trumps Protecting Women from Rape

    Since the scores of New Year's Eve sexual attacks on German women by hundreds of men identified as Arab or North African, the left in Germany has faced a dilemma: which to fight for first — women's human rights or multiculturalism? This was the same dilemma that faced British authorities…

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