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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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  • Porn Addiction’s Devastating Spread

    Porn Addiction’s Devastating Spread

    In an alarming cover story, TIME magazine is warning Americans about a new epidemic that's devastating adolescent and young-adult males, and that's the spread of pornography addiction. Because the internet is flooded with free porn, and young men can access it on many mobile devices in total privacy, this destructive…

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  • New Study Blasts Myth of “Harmless” Pot

    New Study Blasts Myth of “Harmless” Pot

    A massive new study sponsored jointly by Duke University, the University of California at Davis and other research institutions shows that marijuana is hardly a harmless diversion. The long-term focus on heavy users shows that those who smoke marijuana four times a week or more suffer serious consequences in terms…

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  • A Note to Conservatives Who Are Secular

    A Note to Conservatives Who Are Secular

    The most profound thinkers in America are conservative. There are, of course, bright liberal and leftist thinkers, but I can't think of one who approaches the depth and wisdom of the best conservative writers and thinkers. What liberal historian, for example, approaches the understanding of life and history that author…

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  • Brokering a convention, Part II

    Part I of this serialization can be found here. Wednesday night, July 20, 2016. Cleveland Ohio. Dan Gilbert's Owner's Suite 1, Quicken Loans Arena As the door closed behind Ohio's governor, Sen. Ted Cruz kept his silence and could hear the Buckeye asking his Ohio State Troopers in their distinctive…

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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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