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  • Daniel Ellsberg

    Daniel Ellsberg

    Daniel Ellsberg is an activist and former United States military analyst who is most well known for his studies on what is known as the Ellsberg paradox as well as his involvement with the Pentagon Papers. In 1967 Ellsberg worked on the top secret McNamara study of U.S. decision-making in…

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  • Gun Control and the Sydney Siege

    Advocates of strict gun control often point to nations like Australia as examples of enlightened policy toward firearms. But all of the regulation didn't prevent a violent criminal with multiple charges against him—and with known sympathies to Islamic terrorists—from using a shotgun to hold a score of hostages in a…

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  • The Right Answer on How We’re Different

    Brian Williams, the anchorman of NBC news, confronted former CIA director Michael Hayden on the day the Senate released its report on enhanced interrogation techniques. “How are we better than our enemies, morally, in light of what we all read about today?” the TV journalist demanded. General Hayden gave a…

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  • Correcting Mistakes About Hanukkah

    Correcting Mistakes About Hanukkah

    Despite extensive media coverage and rising levels of public partying, the upcoming holiday of Hanukkah (that begins Tuesday night, December 16th) still causes confusion among both Jewish and non-Jewish Americans. No, it's not a festival of tolerance or a good-natured celebration of freedom of religion. In fact, the authentic meaning…

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  • Ph.D.’s and other False Gods

    I have been devoting my columns this month to the Ten Commandments because we need a fixed moral anchor to solve the problem of evil. And nothing is as effective as the Ten Commandments. Two weeks ago PragerUniversity.com released 11 five-minute video courses — one for each Commandment and an…

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  • Trent Lott – Rebecca Costa

    Trent Lott – Rebecca Costa

    Chester Trent Lott Sr. is a former United States Senator from Mississippi who served in numerous leadership positions in both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. After getting his start in politics as an administrative assistant, Lott ran successfully for the U.S. Senate in 1988. He then…

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  • “GODS AND KINGS”: A MATTER OF CHOICE

    “GODS AND KINGS”: A MATTER OF CHOICE

    Religious believers, both Jewish and Christian, feel inevitably intrigued by the release of the spectacular new movie EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, featuring Oscar-winner Christian Bale as Moses, and directed by Ridley Scott. The question of whether it's worth seeing depends on your tolerance for liberties with the Biblical text. Scripture…

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  • If White Racism Causes Inequality, Why Do Whites Lag?

    If White Racism Causes Inequality, Why Do Whites Lag?

    If white racism counts as the primary cause for the painful problems of people of color then why do white people themselves lag behind some other racial groups in every measure of success and health? Census figures show that “non-Hispanic whites” still comprise a big majority of the American population…

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  • DON’T SHUN THE M-WORD

    DON’T SHUN THE M-WORD

    To succeed with the most decisive group of swing voters Republicans should stop treating “moderate” as a dirty word. Since modern exit polling began in 1976, self-described moderates have comprised the biggest portion of the electorate every time; conservatives have never amounted to more than 35 percent. Republicans therefore can't…

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