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  • “Tidal Wave of Anger” May Be a Mirage

    Conventional wisdom claims that current campaigns reflect the seething anger of the electorate and the misery of the populace. Yet polling data actually shows an overwhelming majority expressing satisfaction with their personal lives, even if they do worry over the nation's direction. In 2015, Gallup showed 85% saying they felt…

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  • TROUBLE WITH A “TRUMP-AND-TED” TICKET

    With Donald Trump and Ted Cruz topping most polls, some imaginative activists have already contacted my radio show to suggest that the two leading candidates join forces to run together as a team. After all, “Trump and Ted” has a nice ring to it, and they appeal to the same…

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  • The Moral Bankruptcy of a Pro-Abortion Stunt

    The Moral Bankruptcy of a Pro-Abortion Stunt

    A tasteless political stunt by a South Carolina Democrat highlights the moral bankruptcy of pro-abortion extremists. State representative Mia McLeod wants to “send a message to Republicans in the General Assembly about laws governing the bodies of South Carolinians.” Her legislation would restrict access to medication like Viagra by requiring…

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  • An Uphill, Narrow Path to November Victory

    An Uphill, Narrow Path to November Victory

    As voters prepare at last to choose their presidential nominees, Republicans face an uncomfortable question: can any GOP candidate conceivably win an Electoral College majority this November? The answer is “yes,” but it will be an uphill struggle. Wall Street Journal analysis shows that genuine “swing states” have all but…

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  • Best and Worst Movies of 2015

    Best and Worst Movies of 2015

    Click on the posters to listen to Michael's reviews. BEST MOVIES OF 2015: 1.Brooklyn 2. The Revenant 3. Bridge of Spies 4. The Martian 5. The Big Short 6. Macbeth 7. The Peanuts Movie 8. Captive 9. Ricki and the Flash 10. Spotlight WORST MOVIES OF 2015: 1. The Night…

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  • ‘I’m Not Ready to Get Married’

    ‘I’m Not Ready to Get Married’

    Part I in a series of widely held beliefs that are either untrue or meaningless: In every age, people say and believe things that aren't true but somehow become accepted as “conventional wisdom.” The statement “I'm not ready to get married” is a current example. Said by more and more…

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  • The Advantage of Impractical Ideas

    The Advantage of Impractical Ideas

    Raging controversy over Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States ignores the most obvious fact about his suggestion: there's no chance it would ever take effect. Even in the unlikely event of a Trump presidency, courts or congress would promptly block any “Muslim ban.” That's also true…

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