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  • The resentment election

    Some presidential elections are fueled by fear. Ronald Reagan won in 1980 because the country was afraid of developments at home and abroad. Some contests run on gratitude and hope, including Reagan's re-election and President Obama's first win. Some, as with the election of George H.W. Bush and President Clinton's…

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  • A Lesson from “The Most Dangerous Cities”

    A Lesson from “The Most Dangerous Cities”

    New FBI statistics reveal the worst cities in the country in terms of violent crime. St. Louis tops the list as the most dangerous metropolis of them all, perhaps showing the impact of the “Ferguson Effect” that has crippled policing in Missouri. Runners up on this dishonor roll are Memphis,…

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  • Trouble with the Youth Vote

    Trouble with the Youth Vote

    Republicans have begun to pay serious attention to the party's problems with black, Latino and Asian voters, but the GOP also performs miserably with young Americans. Recent polling shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by nearly three-to-one among voters under 35, but this youth vote preference for Democrats is nothing…

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  • Unfair to Stay-at-Home Moms (and Dads)

    Unfair to Stay-at-Home Moms (and Dads)

    In a rare area of agreement, both presidential candidates want to help working families with childcare expenses. Trump recently proposed a tax deduction for parents who place their kids in daycare; Clinton backs an even more costly plan, providing a refundable tax credit that would send daycare reimbursement checks even…

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  • When Politics Trumps Faith, Marriage Suffers

    When Politics Trumps Faith, Marriage Suffers

    The New York Times Style Section recently ran a report called “UNEASY BEDFELLOWS,” describing marriages that reached the point of dissolution because of arguments concerning Donald Trump. When I discussed the subject on the air, one astute caller noted that none of the couples featured in the story seemed to…

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  • Why Do People Still Donate to Universities?

    Why Do People Still Donate to Universities?

    There was rare good news this month. On August 4, The New York Times published a front-page article headlined, “College Students Protest, Alumni's Fondness Fades and Checks Shrink.” According to The Times, some college alumni are awakening to the fact that their beloved alma maters are nothing like the decent,…

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  • Once more into the Supreme Court breach

    Third time's a charm. Or not. Over the last two weeks I have tried to use this space to persuade #NeverTrumpers that their opposition to Donald Trump, no matter how deeply principled on their part, should yield to the manifest damage that would be done to the rule of law…

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  • New Voters Mean New Hope for Embattled GOP Senators

    New Voters Mean New Hope for Embattled GOP Senators

    There's good reason that even conservatives who harbor grave doubts about Donald Trump's candidacy – as I do – should hope that he runs the most vigorous possible campaign. The ferocious energy of Mr. Trump's campaign will no doubt bring many angry Americans to the polls, some of them for…

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  • Trump’s Path to Victory: Tough, Not Impossible

    Trump’s Path to Victory: Tough, Not Impossible

    Commentators in the mainstream media want to suggest that the presidential race is already over – with a lopsided Clinton win all but assured. If Trump supporters believe their cause is lost, they may stay home–damaging Republicans up and down the ticket. But the truth is that Trump still has…

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  • Ross Douthat: Germany on the Brink

    Ross Douthat writes in the New York Times about the Cologne assaults and the refugee crisis in Germany and Europe: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/opinion/sunday/germany-on-the-brink.html?_r=0 Brought to you by www.billbennett.com

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