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  • Lessons from a Lion

    Lessons from a Lion

    The sad case of Cecil the Lion demonstrates the superiority of conservative common sense over leftist notions of political correctness. First, there's the question asked by many conservatives: why should anyone feel more upset by the death of a lion 5,000 miles away than by dismemberment of human babies in…

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  • Joe Biden is Hillary’s Worst Nightmare

    Joe Biden is Hillary’s Worst Nightmare

    The New York Times reports preparations by Vice President Biden and his aides to join the a presidential race – a looming disaster for Hillary. It's not that Biden is more competent, moderate or popular than she is – he's none of the above. But he is closer to the…

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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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  • 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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