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  • WILL NEW SLEEPING BAGS REALLY HELP THE HOMELESS?

    WILL NEW SLEEPING BAGS REALLY HELP THE HOMELESS?

    Good intentions hardly guarantee good results, as a young activist in Seattle is about to discover. Eddie Wang, a recent graduate of University of Washington, is raising money to provide comfortable new sleeping bags for all homeless people in the Seattle area – an estimated 3,000 of them. He's half-way…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    This week's Latin Tuesday lesson courtesy of David Wilezol: Horace – Odes, Book 3 Poem 4 Vis consili expers mole ruit sua “Power without wisdom falls by its own weight” Brought to you by www.billbennett.com

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  • Stupid Myths about Turnout, Demographics and GOP Victory

    You've heard the nonsense: Republicans swept the nation because turnout in the midterm elections was shamefully low, with people of color staying home and allowing a surge of old, angry white males to dominate the contests in state after state. This narrative may make Democrats feel better about the outcome…

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  • Poverty Causes Crime?

    One of the first clues that this Columbia-educated, liberal, Democrat, New York Jew had that there was something wrong at the heart of progressive/left-wing thought was when I read and was taught over and over that “poverty causes crime.” I knew from the first that this was dogma, not truth.…

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  • David Ignatius: A handy checklist for the U.S. effort in Iraq

    As mentioned on the show this morning, the Washington Post column by David Ignatius describing what must go right for the U.S. in Iraq: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-metrics-for-the-us-effort-in-iraq/2014/11/11/a33c6bbc-69ee-11e4-a31c-77759fc1eacc_story.html Brought to you by www.billbennett.com

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  • Where are our Hispanic Voters?

    Our taxes, our wages, our work conditions, our children's education, regulations on our businesses or our employers, our transportation, our roads…..all of these are examples of items that our elected officials vote on that impact our lives.We've just finished an exhausting election season and it's time to sit back and…

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  • Obama, the Role of Race, and GOP Victory

    To many liberals, it seems obvious that Barack Obama's problems and setbacks– including the resounding Republican victory on November 4th – stem in no small part from racist reaction to his status as the first non-white president in American history. The facts, however, suggest that racial factors contributed far more…

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  • LOW TURNOUT DOESN’T EXPLAIN DEMOCRATIC FAILURE

    Democrats attempt to explain their dismal performance in the recent elections by emphasizing the low turnout – only 36.6% of eligible voters. But the truth is that this turnout is typical of midterm elections over the last forty years. Turnout in each of those eleven cycles since 1974 has been…

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