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  • One Sure Thing: Trump Beats Impeachment

    Despite the public furor surrounding James Comey's Senate testimony, there remains only one certainty about the future of the Trump administration: the president will not be forced from office through the Constitutional impeachment process. Pundits and politicos who agitate for using that mechanism to end the Age of Trump ignore…

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  • Jerusalem Unified

    Jerusalem Unified

    This month—June 2017—marks the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem as the undivided, eternal capital of the Jewish people. What was the city's status before Israeli victory in 1967's Six Day War? At that time, Eastern Jerusalem and the Old City were occupied by Jordan; all Jewish residents had…

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  • Bill Maher And The ‘N-Word’

    As to Bill Maher's recent use of the N-word on live television, the comedian is probably scratching his head. What exactly are the rules on when, where, how and if the word can be used? Can a non-black, attempting a joke, use the word in public? On his HBO show,…

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  • A Response to My Conservative Critics About Trump

    A Response to My Conservative Critics About Trump

    Writers never know when something they write will strike a nerve — or, in the common phrase of the internet, “go viral.” Yet my last column, “Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump” did both. Aside from being reprinted on almost every conservative website, Newsweek published the column, and The New York…

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  • Key Health Issue is Personal, Not Political

    Key Health Issue is Personal, Not Political

    The United States may lead the world in military and economic power, as well as cultural influence, but we're also “Number One” in another category: no nation on earth possesses so many citizens who qualify as obese. According to new figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an…

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  • Stop the Impeachment Daydreams!

    Stop the Impeachment Daydreams!

    Democrats who prattle endlessly about impeaching President Trump are deluding themselves and damaging the country. Not only do they lack convincing evidence of impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors” but they also possess no understanding of the lessons of history. Only three presidents have confronted serious impeachment proceedings: Andrew Johnson, Richard…

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  • Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump

    When people you know well, admire, and who share your values do something you strongly oppose, you have two options: 1) Cease admiring them or 2) try to understand them and change their minds. In the case of my conservative friends who still snipe (or worse) at President Trump, I…

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  • Trump’s budget betrays two critical campaign promises

    On Sept. 7, 2016, Donald Trump made a specific promise to an audience at the Philadelphia shipyards: “to build a Navy of 350 surface ships and submarines.” On March 2, Trump, now president, added to the specificity of that pledge by promising to increase the number of aircraft carriers to…

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  • Britain’s Most Serious Religious Problem

    Britain’s Most Serious Religious Problem

    The horrific Manchester terror attack raises uncomfortable questions about the imperfect integration of Britain's Muslim minority. A series of such brutal incidents in the United Kingdom involved native-born British subjects, not recent refugees. And despite some fears of Islam's surging influence, the most recent numbers show that self-identified Muslims still…

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