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  • What’s Wrong with California?

    What’s Wrong with California?

    Election records of the last 64 years raise an inescapable question: what happened to California? The Golden State used to be a sure-thing for the GOP, with Republicans winning California in 9 of 10 elections between 1952 and 1992. But after '92, Democrats swept the Golden State in seven straight…

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  • Hillary’s Dubious Popular Vote Victory: Just One State

    Defeated, desperate Democrats try to console themselves by emphasizing that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 1.5 million, but this fact hardly suggests a national preference for liberal policies or personalities. Hillary's advantage was based entirely on a single state, which is why she lost the Electoral…

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  • Left-Wing Jews Are Embarrassing Judaism

    Left-Wing Jews Are Embarrassing Judaism

    A highly respected American rabbi named Dr. Irving “Yitz” Greenberg used to tell American Jewish audiences, whether Reform, Conservative Orthodox, “I don't care what denomination you're a member of, as long as you're ashamed of it.” I have adopted that phrase, and I apply it to religions generally. One could…

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  • The Right Man for the Right Job

    The Right Man for the Right Job

    Donald Trump's selection of a new chief of staff seems to follow recommendations from the only book that tells the story of all presidents and their top aides. I'm partial to THE SHADOW PRESIDENTS because I wrote it, and urged: First, that a successful chief of staff must display a…

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  • Dems Lost More Ground Than GOP Gained

    Dems Lost More Ground Than GOP Gained

    Despondent Democrats view Donald Trump's astounding victory as a sign of the apocalypse, with their beachhead of White House power suddenly engulfed by a tidal wave of angry populism. Triumphant Republicans, on the other hand, feel energized and exultant over the electorate's unexpected right turn, with newly mobilized hordes surging…

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  • The ‘Constitution Spring’

    Long-time residents of California know what the aftermath of a major quake is like. Even those completely uninjured and complete strangers to personal or property loss are jittery for weeks or even months. They hate to be stuck under overpasses. They loathe being in Los Angeles' very tall buildings when…

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  • DIANE MEDVED: The Right Theme Song for a New Era

    DIANE MEDVED:  The Right Theme Song for a New Era

    BY DIANE MEDVED Throughout his history-making campaign, the president-elect concluded each tumultuous rally on the same puzzling note: playing the Rolling Stones song “You Can't Always Get What You Want', with a slow, angelic chorus pronouncing the words as if they represented holy writ. Looking back after Mr. Trump's astonishing…

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  • False Charges of Racism

    False Charges of Racism

    Liberal commentators have attempted to tarnish Donald Trump's astonishing victory by blaming racism for his triumph. But the simple arithmetic of GOP success proves that racism had little to do with it. In 2016, Mr. Trump got fewer white votes than any of the three prior GOP nominees, Romney, McCain…

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  • A Final Plea to Never-Trumpers

    A Final Plea to Never-Trumpers

    It is very hard to publicly affirm a position for nearly a year and to then, at the last minute, change one's mind. Nevertheless, even as late as Election Day itself, I wish to address those conservatives and Republicans who have declared themselves Never-Trumpers. I was one of you in…

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  • The choice

    Former Missouri Senator Jim Talent made a comprehensive five part closing argument for Donald Trump for president here. Larry Arnn, the president of Hillsdale College — speaking for himself and not his community of teachers, students and staff at Hillsdale — made an argument about both Hillary Clinton and Donald…

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