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  • Trump Derangement Syndrome

    President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, said she wanted to require companies to provide paid maternity leave. The President later reaffirmed that pledge, promising six weeks of paid leave for new mothers. His “fair trade” position is practically indistinguishable from that of Bernie Sanders.…

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  • Look Forward, Not Backward

    Look Forward, Not Backward

    If the American people seem increasingly disgusted with both major political parties, that's due at least in part to the tendency of each of the two sides to look backward rather than forward. The Democrats have become utterly obsessed with the so-called “Russian Connection,” trying to expose alleged collusion between…

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  • “The Choosing People” of Passover

    “The Choosing People” of Passover

    As Jewish people around the world prepare to celebrate Passover on April 10th, it's worth recalling an often-ignored aspect of the Exodus story. The Midrash, a nearly-2,000-year-old collection of elucidations of the Biblical text, suggests most of the Hebrew slaves, despite the miracles around them, felt too fearful to follow…

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  • ESPN Tennis Analyst Sacked Over Bogus Charge of Racism

    Doug Adler does tennis commentary for ESPN. Strike that. Doug Adler used to do tennis commentary for ESPN. After several years working matches for the sports channel, the former tennis pro was advised that his services would no longer be necessary. Full disclosure. I've known Adler for 20 years. Before…

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  • ESPN Tennis Analyst Sacked Over Bogus Charge of Racism

    Doug Adler does tennis commentary for ESPN. Strike that. Doug Adler used to do tennis commentary for ESPN. After several years working matches for the sports channel, the former tennis pro was advised that his services would no longer be necessary. Full disclosure. I've known Adler for 20 years. Before…

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  • No Quick Fix on Health Care

    No Quick Fix on Health Care

    President Trump and Speaker Ryan failed to notch a GOP victory by repealing and replacing Obamacare, but the defeat of The American Health Care Act did highlight an important conservative principle. Conservatism has always emphasized incremental, pragmatic change, based on the will of a majority; it's progressives who favor sweeping,…

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