• On the Death of My Father

    My father, Max Prager, died last week. Here are some thoughts on the death of a parent. 1. Longevity Parents who live long are very lucky. Not only for their longevity, and not only because they get to see their children grow into adulthood, and not only because they may…

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  • Rand Paul’s Losing Bet

    On “Police Militarization”: Bad Policy, Worse Politics Rand Paul's criticism of the “militarization” of local police departments may represent a sincere initiative by one of the Senate's more thoughtful members but it also amounts to bad policy and worse politics. As with his calls for defense cuts and a pullback…

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  • Ducey Surges In Arizona, Brnovich Pulls Ahead

    Ducey Surges In Arizona, Brnovich Pulls Ahead

    The latest poll from the Republican primary for the Arizona state house has State Treasurer Doug Ducey establishing a double digit his closest opponent and building on that lead heading into Tuesday's primary. The same poll shows challenger Mark Brnovich establishing a small lead over the ethically challenged incumbent attorney…

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  • Mike McFadden For Senate In Minnesota

    Mike McFadden For Senate In Minnesota

    v Mike McFadden is the GOP nominee to take on Al Franken in Minnesota, and the race, while a reach, is winnable. Recall that Franken “won” the race in the big Obama year of 2008 by a handful of disputed votes and while Franken has worked to be invisible, he…

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  • The Islamic State of the World

    by Brian Fahy & Garrett Fahy The American people have learned that once again, they were not told the truth. We were told that by the fall of 2012, Al Qaeda was purportedly on the run, finished off by a diplomacy that exchanged bullets for talking points, kinetic warfare for…

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  • Mitch Daniels – Rebecca Costa

    Mitch Daniels – Rebecca Costa

    Mitchell E. Daniels was unanimously selected by the Purdue Board of trustees in June of 2012 to be the university's 12th president. Before assuming his position at Purdue, Daniels was the 49th Governor of Indiana from 2005 to 2013. He has also held several top management positions in both private…

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  • Minnesota and 2014

    Minnesota and 2014

    First, read the report of Archbishop Chaput's recent remarks on the subject of the growing Latino-American population. Especially this challenge he issued to American Catholics: “Ask yourselves if you're really putting all your talents, all your efforts, and also your material resources into making sure that Latino Catholics receive appropriate…

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