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  • Liberation From Loony Libertarians

    If Republicans fall short of taking control of the US Senate in next week's elections, oddball activists behind quixotic third party campaigns will deserve part of the blame (or credit, if you're a liberal). At least voters in Oregon will be able to cast ballot for a worthwhile reform to…

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  • Congrats! GOP Has Already Won

    With at least a dozen exceedingly close contests in every part of the country, no one knows for certain who will control the US Senate after November 4th. But in the more significant, long-term contest for national dominance it's safe to declare that the GOP has already won a significant…

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  • THIRD PARTY GAMES DISTORT OUR POLITICS

    Conservative outside groups have launched surprising ads for a Libertarian nominee in North Carolina's tight Senate race—with the Republican Thom Tillis challenging incumbent Kay Hagan. “More Weed, Less War,” say new commercials for pizza delivery man Sean Haugh, who favors legalized marijuana and big defense cuts. According to the conservative…

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  • “WAR ON WOMEN” FLOPS WITH BOTH GENDERS

    New polling shows that the “War on Women” theme with which Democrats hope to rally their female base seems to be flopping across the country. In the crucial Senate race in Arkansas, women voters give GOP Senate challenger Tom Cotton a solid edge, joining their husbands and brothers and sons…

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  • If It Damages America, It’s Good for Democrats

    In almost every area of American life, the better things are, the worse it is for the Democratic Party. And vice versa. Marriage. Even today, after decades of feminism, most Americans agree that it is better for women (and for men) — and better for society — when women (and…

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  • OUT-OF-DATE STATISTICS DISTORT PUBLIC POLICIES

    OUT-OF-DATE STATISTICS DISTORT PUBLIC POLICIES

    Out-of-date or non-existent statistics often spur irrational conclusions about major issues. For instance, many liberals today worry about military-style assault rifles and call for a renewed ban on their sale. But government figures show only 2 percent of gun crimes involve so-called assault weapons and overall gun homicides declined an…

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  • Dems Pit Needy Against Deserving-Damaging Both

    As the president's flailing, failing campaign on behalf of beleaguered Congressional Democrats coughs, wheezes and stumbles its way toward decision day, he increasingly reverts to a tired theme that has inspired scant enthusiasm from the voting public. “America needs a raise!” the chief executive thunders, suggesting that his fanciful proposal…

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  • The Media Are Much Scarier than Ebola

    Why do some things scare people more than others? One reason is that people engage in a rational assessment of risk and conclude the appropriate level of fear. For example, people feel free to walk alone at midnight in Times Square but not in Central Park because they have made…

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