• Winners and losers in Cleveland

    The Baja 500 GOP Convention in Cleveland went off road early and stayed there, and if at times it felt like Yosemite Sam was driving and Wile E. Coyote co-piloting, in the end Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and his principal spokesman, Sean Spicer, grabbed the wheel and got…

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  • Few in the West Are Serious About Islamic Terror

    Few in the West Are Serious About Islamic Terror

    It appears that no matter how many men, women and children Islamists slaughter or maim, few in the West take Islamic terror seriously. This may sound odd, given how much talk there is about terror, but a compelling case can be made for this assertion. 1) The Western elites The…

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  • Trump makes a governing choice

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is the friend of all and enemy to none in the conservative movement and the broader GOP. He is smart, experienced and — crucial in this cycle — affable and amiable, the two descriptors least used in 2016 and most needed in the country right now.…

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  • Unanswered Questions on Hillary’s Email Scandal

    by Brian Fahy & Garrett Fahy Unfortunately for the country and the rule of law, FBI Director Comey's public remarks at the FBI and testimony before Congress last week raised many more questions than they answered about Hillary Clinton's extremely careless use of private email, possession of classified information, and…

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  • Michael’s New Book: The American Miracle

    AT KEY TURNING POINTS IN HISTORY, AMERICA CATCHES EVERY BREAK The history of the United States displays an uncanny pattern: at moments of crisis, when odds against success seem overwhelming and disaster looks imminent, fate intervenes to provide deliverance and progress. Historians may categorize these incidents as happy accidents, callous…

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  • Character Still Counts

    Character Still Counts

    In choosing the next President, character matters more than ideology. An individual of low character and troubled temperament won't keep campaign promises, no matter how appealing, and won't be able to work with others to achieve those goals, even if he tried. What's more, a president with a tendency toward…

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  • Lessons from Presidents who Lived Past 90

    Lessons from Presidents who Lived Past 90

    Of the 43 individuals who have served as president of the United States, only six lived to celebrate their ninetieth birthdays – John Adams, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. Reviewing this list raises two points that connect to the current presidential campaign.…

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  • Should Government Block “Fat Shaming”?

    Should Government Block “Fat Shaming”?

    Complaints about EU bureaucrats interfering with every aspect of British life helped spark the recent Brexit vote in the UK. But English officials are even more intrusive – and more ridiculous – at home. The new mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, kept a campaign promise by banning ads on public…

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  • Reversing the spiral

    A week from today I'll be back in #TheLand where the debris from the Cavs championship parade will still be visible in a few corners. It was just June 22 when 1.3 million residents of Northeastern Ohio crammed into downtown to celebrate the region's first championship since 1964 and its…

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