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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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  • 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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  • “Radicalization” Doesn’t Just Happen

    “Radicalization” Doesn’t Just Happen

    In discussions of the San Bernardino massacre, investigators want to determine at what point, exactly, the killers became “radicalized.” This inappropriate word makes it sound as if the perpetrators developed a disease, or fell under some evil spell – minimizing the extent to which their hideous crimes constituted a series…

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  • Terrorists, Like Other Criminals, Defy the Rules

    Terrorists, Like Other Criminals, Defy the Rules

    Donald Trump supports the idea that immigration and customs officials should ask any migrants or visitors to our country whether they're Muslim, and if they are Muslims, they should be denied entry. Why would this make us safer against potential terrorists? If an extremist plans to perpetrate violence against America…

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