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  • Most important issue of 2016: The judiciary

    When the new president is sworn in on January 20, 2017, Chief Justice John Roberts, who administers the oath, will be 61. His colleagues, on that day, will be mostly older. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be 83. Justices Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia will be 80. Justice Stephen Breyer…

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  • No Real Diversity

    No Real Diversity

    The University of Missouri has become the latest academic institution to require all students to take three credit hours of “Diversity Intensive” instruction: classes that emphasize “inequities” facing racial, sexual, national and disability groups that have been designated as disadvantaged minorities. While students can benefit from a broad education exposing…

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  • The Folly of Making Unnecessary Enemies

    The Folly of Making Unnecessary Enemies

    When our children were still in preschool, we tried to teach them an important lesson: don't pick fights with your classmates, and don't start pointless feuds with your teachers. Apparently, Donald Trump hasn't learned that lesson. After a press conference, his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, grabbed and pushed reporter Michelle…

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  • No Plausible Path to Victory

    No Plausible Path to Victory

    Public-opinion polls show Hillary Clinton consistently crushing Donald Trump in trial-heats but some Trump true-believers insist he could somehow still win. In Politico, computer modeling showed he'd first need to double the percentage of black voters won by Mitt Romney – which might be possible without Obama on the ballot.…

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  • Hillary’s emails disqualify her from the presidency

    How fast does information move through the Iowa caucus electorate? Hillary Clinton is hoping very, very slowly, because Friday's bombshell news about 22 of her emails — stored on her private, illegal, compromised, national security-endangering server — turn out to be so sensitive that not one word of any of…

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  • He’s Mean, but Is He at Least Bright?

    I have said from the outset that I would vote for Donald Trump if he were chosen as the Republican nominee. I am contemptuous of much of what he does; I don't trust what he says, and I have no reason to believe that he actually holds conservative values. But,…

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