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  • Most important issue of 2016: The judiciary

    When the new president is sworn in on January 20, 2017, Chief Justice John Roberts, who administers the oath, will be 61. His colleagues, on that day, will be mostly older. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be 83. Justices Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia will be 80. Justice Stephen Breyer…

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  • No Real Diversity

    No Real Diversity

    The University of Missouri has become the latest academic institution to require all students to take three credit hours of “Diversity Intensive” instruction: classes that emphasize “inequities” facing racial, sexual, national and disability groups that have been designated as disadvantaged minorities. While students can benefit from a broad education exposing…

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  • The Folly of Making Unnecessary Enemies

    The Folly of Making Unnecessary Enemies

    When our children were still in preschool, we tried to teach them an important lesson: don't pick fights with your classmates, and don't start pointless feuds with your teachers. Apparently, Donald Trump hasn't learned that lesson. After a press conference, his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, grabbed and pushed reporter Michelle…

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  • No Plausible Path to Victory

    No Plausible Path to Victory

    Public-opinion polls show Hillary Clinton consistently crushing Donald Trump in trial-heats but some Trump true-believers insist he could somehow still win. In Politico, computer modeling showed he'd first need to double the percentage of black voters won by Mitt Romney – which might be possible without Obama on the ballot.…

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  • Hillary’s emails disqualify her from the presidency

    How fast does information move through the Iowa caucus electorate? Hillary Clinton is hoping very, very slowly, because Friday's bombshell news about 22 of her emails — stored on her private, illegal, compromised, national security-endangering server — turn out to be so sensitive that not one word of any of…

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  • He’s Mean, but Is He at Least Bright?

    I have said from the outset that I would vote for Donald Trump if he were chosen as the Republican nominee. I am contemptuous of much of what he does; I don't trust what he says, and I have no reason to believe that he actually holds conservative values. But,…

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  • Could Trump True Believers Ever Replace Their Leader?

    Could Trump True Believers Ever Replace Their Leader?

    Which dictionary definition of the word “conservative,” as either an adjective or a noun, applies comfortably to Donald Trump? Is he “traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness”? (Please stifle your laughter). Does he count as “cautiously moderate”? Would he even describe himself as an individual who is…

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  • WILL THE PARTIES LINE UP BEHIND TRUMP AND CLINTON?

    As we near the end of the primary season and the reality of a national contest sets in, the question on everyone's mind is whether voters will come together to support their party's nominee. Romney and other GOP leaders have publicly stated they will not support frontrunner Donald Trump. On…

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  • Judge Garland and the Left’s Disdain for Truth

    The mainstream media — that is, the liberal media — share all the views and characteristics of the left. Among these is the left's view of truth. There are honest individuals with left-wing views, and dishonest individuals on the right. But truth is not a leftist value. Everything the left…

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