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  • An Empty Museum for an Empty “Nationality”

    An Empty Museum for an Empty “Nationality”

    Leaders of the Palestinian Authority recently dedicated the Palestinian Museum: a $24 million building meant as “a space to celebrate and redefine Palestinian art, history and culture.” The only problem: the sprawling museum opened with no exhibitions at all—highlighting the troubled nature of Palestinian identity. What is “Palestinian art, history…

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  • “Body Art” and Conservative Values

    “Body Art” and Conservative Values

    New York Times Magazine recently praised the current craze for “artistic” self-mutilation, declaring that “the danger, the fear, the foolishness and the pain of getting a tattoo contribute to the thrill.” A new Harris survey suggests that more than one-in-four Americans have now pursued that “thrill,” with 47% of adults…

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  • Election is Crucial, Beyond Presidential Choice

    Election is Crucial, Beyond Presidential Choice

    Many conservatives feel discouraged at the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for president of the United States but that doesn't mean we should lose interest in the crucial election this November. Important Senate races in ten different states will impact our future security and prosperity, no matter who…

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  • How Obama’s Lawlessness Fuels Trump’s

    by Brian Fahy & Garrett Fahy As the Obama presidency draws to a close, it's clear the president will more conspicuously ignore our constitutional system and instead rely exclusively on raw executive authority to radically change the country and cement his legacy as the radical-in-chief. That this approach further erodes…

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  • A Response to My Conservative #NeverTrump Friends

    A Response to My Conservative #NeverTrump Friends

    When you differ from people you admire, you have to question yourself. After all, what is the purpose of admiring people if they aren't capable of influencing you? So, I have had to challenge my position — stated since the outset of the Republican presidential debates — that if Donald…

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  • How Trump can quiet conservative angst

    With 23 weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump — the unlikeliest, most unconventional nominee of a major party in modern times — faces two challenges. The first is to rally the 30 percent of the GOP faithful who remain at least reluctant to rally to his banner; the second is…

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  • Keep Uncle Sam Out of Student Bathrooms

    Keep Uncle Sam Out of Student Bathrooms

    Of all Barack Obama's reckless policy initiatives, none has shown more contempt for common sense and rule of law than the new bullying on transgender bathrooms. Department of Education “guidelines” threaten to cut off federal funds to school districts that don't allow children to enter washrooms, showers or changing rooms…

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  • The “Self-Funding Billionaire” Scam

    The “Self-Funding Billionaire” Scam

    The “outsider” appeal of Donald Trump's campaign has been based on two assertions he has repeated in every public appearance: that he's a peerless entrepreneur worth more than $10 billion, and that he was funding his own campaign while taking no contributions from moneyed special interests. New developments put both…

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  • Trade War Threat Means Hidden Tax Hikes

    Trade War Threat Means Hidden Tax Hikes

    Both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have broken with the 70-year consensus on free trade, with Trump threatening a 45 % tariff on imports from China, Mexico, and other countries on his enemies list. The problem is that tariffs don't really tax foreign countries and companies; it's a…

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  • Why Don’t Republicans Name the Enemy?

    Why Don’t Republicans Name the Enemy?

    In The Wall Street Journal last week, two influential billionaires — former New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a very moderate Republican, and Charles G. Koch, the libertarian chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, Inc. — wrote an op-ed piece decrying the suppression of free speech taking place at universities…

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