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  • Keeping the Northeastern Primary in Perspective

    Keeping the Northeastern Primary in Perspective

    Tuesday should be a very good day for Donald Trump. Voters in Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Delaware and Pennsylvania will take part in selecting 172 delegates to the Republican national convention. Trump is widely expected to win all five contests and win between 98 and 123 of the 172 delegates…

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  • Brokering a convention, part V

    When Texas Sen. Ted Cruz found Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the latter was finishing a bowl of Skyline Chili 5-Way delivered to his suite at Quicken Loans Arena by an Ohio delegate who had wanted the Buckeye State governor to stay loose and relaxed. “Ted, Ted, come in. See what…

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  • Brokering a convention, part IV

    Donald Trump had shrewdly set up headquarters for his team in the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland's Tower City, smack in the heart of downtown. Reciprocity among casino owners was as advertised — legendary until it turned lethal — and Trump's excellent relationships throughout the gaming industry had opened all the…

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  • “50% Divorce Rate” Again Exposed as a Lie

    “50% Divorce Rate” Again Exposed as a Lie

    Many sources still cite the long-discredited, utterly bogus statistic that half of all marriages end in divorce, but the Washington Post recently reported on analysis by Flowing Data that once again exposes the lie. Among all Americans, nearly two-thirds of marriages last until one of the partners dies – there…

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  • The Wrong Way to Attack Hillary

    The Wrong Way to Attack Hillary

    Hillary Clinton deserves criticism for many aspects of her candidacy, including her push to expand government's role in our lives and to pull back from America's leadership in the world. She's also open to ethical questions over her reckless use of a secret e-mail account, dubious donations received by the…

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  • Calls for American Unity Are Either Dishonest or Naive

    Calls for American Unity Are Either Dishonest or Naive

    Just about all candidates for president regularly announce their intent to unite Americans, to “bring us together.” It's a gimmick. If they are sincere, they are profoundly naive; if they are just muttering sweet nothings in order to seduce Americans to vote for them, they are manipulative. In his acceptance…

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  • Brokering a convention, Part III

    As Sen. Cruz headed into the hallway outside Dan Gilbert's owner's suite of Quicken Loans Arena in search of his wife Heidi and campaign manager, Jeff Roe, en route to a meeting with Donald Trump, Spencer Zwick, chairman of America Rising, a super PAC sitting on $200 million, disconnected the…

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