• “Mitt”

    I wasn't going to watch Netflix's “Mitt,” assuming that like all campaign post-mortems it would serve the agendas of those who wrote or produced them, but my son urged me to so, and I have begun watching it. A third of the way through it –paused now after Mitt Romney…

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  • Winter-Spring Of 2016: Common Sense Envelops The GOP

    Winter-Spring Of 2016: Common Sense Envelops The GOP

    This week past, the Republican National Committee, ably led by Wisconsin's Reince Priebus, put into effect reforms of the presidential nominating process that greatly simplify and shorten the primary season and, when combined with the two others reforms that are coming –an early convention in June or early July, and…

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  • Joe Pantoliano – Rebecca Costa

    Joseph Peter “Joe” Pantoliano is an American film and television actor. He played the character of Ralph Cifaretto on The Sopranos, Bob Keane in La Bamba, Cypher in The Matrix, Guido “the Killer Pimp” in Risky Business, and Jennifer Tilly's violent mobster boyfriend, Caesar, in Bound. Beyond his impressive acting…

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  • Next GOP Nominee: Conservative Record, Moderate Tone

    Next GOP Nominee: Conservative Record, Moderate Tone

    With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enmeshed in scandal, the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination suddenly looks wide open. But before the GOP coalesces around a new front-runner, they need to drop dangerous delusions about what went wrong in 2008 and 2012. For Republicans, that means abandoning the…

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  • Five Papal Questions for Pres. Obama

    By Brian Fahy & Garrett Fahy The White House announced on Tuesday that President Obama will meet with Pope Francis on March 27 at the Vatican. This will be the first meeting between the president and the Pope, and it could not come at a more precipitous moment. Across the…

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  • The Gates Interview: The Executive Summary

    Robert Gates was in the news a lot when his memoir Duty first hit the stores. Then Hurricane Christie made land and the stunning nature of much of what Gates wrote lost center stage. I caught up with Gates just yesterday –publishers still haven't figured out that talk radio sells…

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  • “Defending Mr. Disney” by Clark Judge

    The weekly column from Clark Judge: Defending Mr. DisneyBy Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute As a child, I was fascinated by Walt Disney. Not by his cartoons. Not by the Mouseketeers. Not by Davy Crocket. But by Disney himself, the creator…

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  • Bad Seed and Our Culture of Violence

    Harvey Weinstein, who produced such excessively violent hit movies over the years like Reservoir Dogs, Rambo and Django Unchained has had an apparent mea culpa moment. He appeared on Pierce Morgan’s show and bemoaned his involvement in creating violent films and vowed to make movies that decry gun violence. Ann…

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  • Obama Needs French Lessons

    The President of France has been reeling from a dysfunctional economy, 20 percent approval ratings, and lurid reports of his extra marital adventures. But Francois Hollande has also drawn praise from other European leaders and the French business community for a bid to re-boot his administration. In a shocking speech,…

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