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  • Blue Lives Matter

    Blue Lives Matter

    In early October, police officers in Palm Springs, California, responded to a domestic disturbance and a gunman shot two of them dead. One of the victims, a Latino veteran of the force, was a father of 8 who had served 35 years and planned to retire in December. His fallen…

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  • Sitting Out the Election: A Disastrous Mistake

    Sitting Out the Election: A Disastrous Mistake

    Faced with a choice between two presidential candidates with high disapproval ratings, conservatives must resist the temptation to sit home and sulk in this election. Low GOP turnout could bring disastrous consequences for worthy Republican candidates struggling to maintain majorities in the Senate and House. The loss of just four…

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  • Trump’s Comments: The Latest Left-Wing Hysteria

    Trump’s Comments: The Latest Left-Wing Hysteria

    Regarding Donald Trump's private sexual comments: We are living through a national hysteria. To understand how and why, it is necessary to understand the indispensable role hysteria plays on the left. The left is always in major crisis mode. And, in nearly every case, the crisis is either wildly exaggerated…

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  • The GOP’s crisis

    Political parties have been around since politics emerged from the stranglehold of the strongest and extended out to even the most limited of franchises. “Parties” existed even within the courts of absolute kings. “Factions” are how Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay referred to them in “The Federalist Papers,”…

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  • How Video Games Shrink the Workforce

    How Video Games Shrink the Workforce

    New Research from Princeton and the University of Chicago provides fresh perspective on the painful problems of young men between the ages of 21 and 30 with less than a four-year college degree. A full 22 percent of them did no work at all during the past twelve months—double the…

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  • A Serious Celebration

    A Serious Celebration

    The holiday of Rosh HaShannah—also known as the Jewish New Year—falls this year in the early days of October and raises perplexing questions for most Christians and many Jews. Cultures typically note the turn of the year with raucous celebration, but Jewish people view the calendar shift with a serious…

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  • How Faith Improves Sex—and Vice Versa

    How Faith Improves Sex—and Vice Versa

    For 30 years, social science has shown that religion is good for sex: long-term couples who attend religious services regularly and say they are serious about scriptural teaching, report that they enjoy both more active and more satisfying sex lives. But new research from Duke University shows that the connection…

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  • Clinton Won on Nonsense, Trump Won on Substance

    Clinton Won on Nonsense, Trump Won on Substance

    The overwhelming media consensus regarding the first presidential debate — Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton and Lester Holt — is that Clinton won. If she did win it was because Trump, after a strong opening 30 minutes, allowed himself to get baited into emotional and tendentious self-defense. And because the…

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  • Hillary’s contempt for Bernie’s folk

    Basement-dwelling baristas of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your “I'm With Her” signs. “Bernie Sanders is the real deal,” you thought, but Clinton just thought you hopelessly naive, underemployed at best with few prospects, and oppressed by Obamacare premiums that no one expected to have to…

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