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  • Breaking a Fifty-Year Pattern in the GOP

    Breaking a Fifty-Year Pattern in the GOP

    If any of the four front-running candidates wins the GOP presidential nomination, the Republicans will break a longstanding pattern that's lasted in their party for nearly 50 years. In 12 elections in a row, the GOP has nominated someone who has run for president before—or spent time in the White…

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  • Michele Bachmann – Rebecca Costa

    Michele Bachmann – Rebecca Costa

    Michele Bachmann is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, who represented Minnesota's 6th congressional district. She is the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota. Upon her election to the House, Bachmann helped found the conservative Tea Party Caucus,…

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  • Can $100 Million Buy the Presidency?

    Can $100 Million Buy the Presidency?

    Donald Trump's decision to spend up to $100 million of his own money for his campaign shows desperation, not strength. Self-funded billionaire candidates have a consistent record of failure in our nation, no matter how much they spend. In 1992, Ross Perot blew $63 million—$107 million in today's dollars—and won…

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  • Suicidal Strategies Lead to Self-Destruction

    Suicidal Strategies Lead to Self-Destruction

    Shutting down the government to score political points isn't illegal or immoral, but it's a suicidal strategy when failure is guaranteed. As Senator Kelly Ayotte points out, even if all 54 Republican Senators vote to defund Planned Parenthood, they'd still need 13 Democrats to side with them to overcome the…

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  • Anthony Zinni – Rebecca Costa

    Anthony Zinni – Rebecca Costa

    Anthony Zinni is the former Commander-in-Chief of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), and a retired United States Marine Corps General. In 2002, he was selected to be the Special Envoy for the United States to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He has been honored with more than 20 military…

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  • Iran Deal Debacle Exposed an Important Truth

    Iran Deal Debacle Exposed an Important Truth

    There is very little to celebrate in the failure of Congress to block the president's disastrous Iran deal, but at least the outcome should put to rest the pernicious charge that “Zionists” or Jews control American politics. Though major Jewish organizations worked passionately to defeat this deal, they failed completely—even…

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  • Democratic Field: No Youth, No Diversity

    Democratic Field: No Youth, No Diversity

    The most recent GOP debate, highlighted freshness and variety of their candidates compared with the monochromatic field for the Democrats. The leading Democrats are all white Anglos, 68 or older, and they've all worked as professional politicians since their 20s; Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden have each been…

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  • Europe Is Making a Fatal Mistake

    Europe Is Making a Fatal Mistake

    Allowing millions of Syrians and others from the Muslim Middle East into Europe will end up a catastrophe for Europe, and therefore for the West. This may be the most difficult sentence I have ever written. Little seems more obviously moral than to allow these benighted Syrians, Iraqis and others…

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  • Anthony Romero – Rebecca Costa

    Anthony Romero – Rebecca Costa

    Anthony Romero is the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Romero took over the organization seven days before the 9/11 attacks, and shortly after, launched the ACLU's national campaign, ‘Keep America Safe and Free.' In 2005, Romero was named one of Time magazine's ‘25 Most Influential Hispanics…

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