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  • Avoid the Anger Trap

    Avoid the Anger Trap

    As Republican candidates prepare for their first televised debate, they should avoid the temptations of anger and negativity. It's true that rage merchants can grab headlines and make temporary gains in the polls – and it's also true that the angriest candidate, Donald Trump, is the current front runner. But…

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  • Tavis Smiley – Rebecca Costa

    Tavis Smiley – Rebecca Costa

    Tavis Smiley is an American talk show host, political commentator, and philanthropist. In 1996, Smiley began producing BET Tonight. He is currently the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International (PRI). From 2010 to 2013,…

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  • Michele Bachmann – Rebecca Costa

    Michele Bachmann – Rebecca Costa

    Michele Marie 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 from Minnesota. Upon her election to the House, Bachmann helped found the conservative Tea Party Caucus, becoming…

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  • Some Fights Aren’t Worth Having

    Some Fights Aren’t Worth Having

    Americans who admire Donald Trump say they like the fact that he's a “fighter” but they ought to realize that some fights aren't worth having. Why, for instance, get involved in a major brawl with John McCain? The Arizona Senator is one prominent Republican who isn't running for president, so…

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  • Why They Can’t Hide 20 Million Illegals

    Why They Can’t Hide 20 Million Illegals

    Any constructive discussion of immigration issues must rely on facts, not just feelings. Unfortunately, some of the loudest voices in this debate frequently cite a number with no basis in reality, claiming 30 million illegal immigrants in the United States. The actual number, according to all credible sources, is 11…

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  • Partisan Politics and the Dubious Deal with Iran

    Partisan Politics and the Dubious Deal with Iran

    In the ongoing debate over the pending nuclear deal with Iran, one side is practicing purely partisan politics – and it's not the Republicans. Democrats are deeply divided on this issue, and many of those supporting the president have admitted, privately, that they're doing so out of loyalty to Mr.…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday courtesy of our Latinist David Wilezol: From Livy's Ab Urbe Condita: Civitas ea in in libertate est posita, quae suis stat viribus, non ex alieno arbitrio pendet. That state alone is free, which rests upon its own strength, and does not depend upon the will of another.…

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  • 1938 and 2015: Only the Names Are Different

    We say that evil is dark. But this metaphor is imprecise. Evil is actually intensely bright, so painfully bright that people look away from it. Many even deny its existence. Why? Because once people acknowledge evil's existence, they know they have to confront it. And most people prefer not to…

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