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  • Ashleigh Banfield – Rebecca Costa

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    Ashleigh Banfield is a Canadian-American journalist for CNN, and host of the legal news program, Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield. She worked as a producer and evening news anchor for CITC in Calgary, Canada, during which she also was a freelance associate producer for ABC's World News Tonight. Banfield was…

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  • Iowa Proves It: Dems More Divided Than GOP

    Iowa Proves It: Dems More Divided Than GOP

    Contrary to conventional wisdom, the Democrats are more ideologically divided than Republicans—and the Iowa Caucuses proved it. Entrance Polls showed Republican voters expressing near unanimous support for conservative principles: a full 85% described themselves as “conservative” while only 15% saw themselves as “moderate or liberal.” Among Democrats who participated in…

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  • Hillary’s Dangerous Vulnerability on Personal Integrity

    Hillary’s Dangerous Vulnerability on Personal Integrity

    Despite Bernie Sanders' strong showing in Iowa, Hillary Clinton remains the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic nomination—and that's good news for Republicans because of her profound vulnerability on issues of personal integrity. Among Democratic caucus participants in Iowa, a fourth said that the quality that mattered most to them was…

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  • 7 LESSONS FROM IOWA: DEMS ARE DEEPLY DIVIDED, GOP LESS SO

    The results of the Iowa caucuses and the numbers provided in authoritative entrance polls suggest seven unexpected lessons from the Hawkeye State: Donald Trump will not run the table. After six months in which Trump dominated the discussion and became a polarizing issue for Republicans, it's now increasingly clear where…

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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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