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  • GOP Can Win as the Party of Personal Change

    GOP Can Win as the Party of Personal Change

    What's the most reliable way to overcome obstacles to personal progress: to change your own behavior, or to get other people to change the way they treat you? Contemporary liberalism emphasizes the transformation of institutions and organizations, rather than of individuals. This badly mistaken stress gives conservatives a precious opening…

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  • What Reince Said

    Tuesday's interview with Reince Priebus generated the usual hand wringing on the left when campaign contribution limits come up. (The transcript of the interview is here.) The last vestige of the ill-fated post-Watergate attempt to control money in politics should fall like the dead tree it is sometime in the…

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  • The Defense Crisis

    The Wall Street Journal today opines on “Putin Invades, Obama Dismantles,” and it is afire follow up to my conversation yesterday with the Journal's Bret Stephens about Putin's aggression and the just leaked plans for the next round of cuts to our nuclear arsenal: Defense officials privately had said that…

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  • Uninstall Firefox

    In 31 years of broadcasting, and 40 years of writing, I have never advocated a boycott of a product. Quite the opposite, in fact. During the 2012 presidential campaign, when the left attempted to destroy Chick-Fil-A for its owner's views on same-sex marriage, I suggested on my radio show that…

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  • Jeb’s Biggest Problem With The Base

    Jeb’s Biggest Problem With The Base

    Most of the Monday buzz about Jeb Bush's speech on Sunday focused on the “act of love” phrase, one of those unfortunate clunkers of a line that –like Mitt Romney's “severely conservative” spanner of two years ago– makes a man wonder where all the speechwriters have gone. Marc Thiessen is…

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  • China’s Ambitions

    China’s Ambitions

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel got an earful yesterday from his Chinese hosts on the PRC's ambitions in the South China Sea. Hagel appeared at a joint press conference with General Chang Wanquan, Hagel's counterpart in the PRC, and got an earful according to the New York Times: The minister,…

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  • Passion of Obama Opponents Spells Doom for Dems

    Passion of Obama Opponents Spells Doom for Dems

    In using public opinion polls to predict electoral outcomes, it's crucial to consider not only what people feel but how strongly, how passionately they feel it. In that context, a new AP-GfK survey of 1,012 adults taken between March 20th and 24th delivers more than a warning for President Obama…

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