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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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  • Sean McElwee – Rebecca Costa

    Sean McElwee – Rebecca Costa

    Sean McElwee grew up in the Groton/ New London area of Connecticut, where he claims he began drinking Dunkin Donuts coffee and writing at a very young age. He began with an internship in the CBS newsroom, shortly after found himself working for the “Reason Foundation” and John Stossel's award-winning…

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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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  • Peggy Noonan – Rebecca Costa

    Peggy Noonan – Rebecca Costa

    Peggy Noonan was the special assistant to, and speechwriter for, President Ronald Reagan. Prior to her career in the White House, Noonan was a writer and producer for CBS News. A respected author and journalist, Noonan currently writes for The Wall Street Journal and is a regular contributor to The…

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