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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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  • Will you find a new voice?

    The following is a condensed version of the commencement address I delivered on May 14 at Ashland University. It is a high honor to be invited to your big day. My belief is that almost everyone who has walked across a stage and received a degree, whether high school, college…

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  • The Superhero Substitution

    The Superhero Substitution

    Comic book superheroes have come to dominate popular culture as never before: of the ten top opening weekends in Hollywood history, seven of them featured superheroes from Marvel or DC comics. Most recently, Iron Man and other luminaries from the Marvel galaxy co-starred with Captain America in CIVIL WAR, which…

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  • How Trump Became an American Idol

    To understand the Trump phenomenon, consider the world of reality TV where he first forged his bond with the public. THE APPRENTICE ran for 14 years, and at its height averaged 11,000,000 weekly viewers–the same number of voters Trump's received in the combined GOP primaries. Another popular reality show, AMERICAN…

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  • Most Important Racial Gap Closing, Not Growing

    Most Important Racial Gap Closing, Not Growing

    Recent figures on life expectancy bring good news for all those who care about racial justice and equal opportunity. A hundred years ago white people averaged fifteen more years of life than black people in the United States – an appalling gap that reflected oppression and poverty among African-Americans. More…

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  • You could say that we saw the failures of ObamaCare…

    You could say that we saw the failures of ObamaCare coming… The failures could be seen not only by the media, but also by the representatives in local and national government. Former Oregon State Rep. Patrick Sheehan tried to warn Governor John Kitzhaber about the impending failure of the technology…

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