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  • Rand and Ted Begin Their Excellent Adventure

    Rand and Ted Begin Their Excellent Adventure

    But Who Won in the Dueling Announcements of Candidacy? Rand Paul may not beat Ted Cruz in presidential primaries, but he certainly topped him in his announcement of candidacy. In the end, neither of these freshman senators (Paul has served four years in Washington; Cruz has been there for two)…

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  • Challenging “The Candidate of Experience”

    Challenging “The Candidate of Experience”

    The Hillary for President team takes great encouragement from recent polling showing Americans seeking “experience” in a candidate for president more than a “new direction.” They will therefore position their candidate as a seasoned “pragmatic problem solver” and “middle class champion.” But in terms of experience, what will they emphasize?…

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  • Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy Is Depressing

    Hillary Clinton has announced that she is running for president of the United States. What her likely nomination says about the Democratic Party and tens of millions of Americans is depressing. Other than Barack Obama — whose resume consisted of being a charismatic black — it is hard to come…

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  • Do Disproportionate Crime Rates Mean Racist Laws?

    Do Disproportionate Crime Rates Mean Racist Laws?

    African-Americans make up 40 percent of the nation's prison inmates, but only 13 percent of the overall population. Does this mean the laws that sentenced these prisoners are all racist, and need to be repealed? Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul seems to think so. In his announcement of candidacy, when…

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  • Does Sex Deserve More Protection than Faith?

    Does Sex Deserve More Protection than Faith?

    The irresponsible media hype surrounding the so-called “Battle of Indiana” emphasized the issue of gay rights—even though not one word in the Hoosier State's religious liberty law impacted the lives or liberties of gays and lesbians. The press promoted the pernicious idea that legislation protecting the right of people of…

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  • How to Handle a Problematic Father

    How to Handle a Problematic Father

    In his recent announcement of candidacy, Rand Paul faced a dilemma in how to acknowledge the presence of his father, former Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul. The family patriarch has compiled a long history of isolationism, support for crackpot conspiracy theories, expressions of sympathy for Iran and hostility…

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  • William Richardson

    William Richardson

    William “Bill” Richardson is an American politician who was the 30th Governor of New Mexico, from 2003-2011. Richardson led a distinguished public-service career as a U.S. Congressman (1982-1996), U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1997-1998), and Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton from 1998-2000. As a diplomat and Special…

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  • Help the National Black Church Initiative Here

    Yesterday, Bill had a tremendous interview with Rev. Anthony Evans of the National Black Church Initiative about his organization's choice to stand up for traditional marriage and break ties with the Presbyterian Church USA after it permitted gay marriage. Here's the website to donate and help the National Black Church…

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  • America’s Decay Is Speeding Up

    As one who loves America — not only because I am American, but even more so because I know (not believe, know) that the American experiment in forming a decent society has been the most successful in history — I write the following words in sadness: With few exceptions, every…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson courtesy of our resident Latin expert David Wilezol: Vergil, Georgics 2.490 Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas “Happy is he who has been able to learn the causes of things” Brought to you by www.billbennett.com

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