• 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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  • 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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  • National Security and 2016

    Tuesday's interviews with John Bolton (transcript here) and E.J. Dionne (audio and transcript here) underscored just how central to the 2016 presidential race the foreign policy fiascos of the past few years will be. The GOP will be talking about them, and Hillary will be unable to defend her record,…

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  • Just A Little Show Tuesday

    I open Tuesday's show with The New York Times' Ben Hubbard from Beirut, followed by Pastor Robert Jeffress whose interview with Bill O'Reilly is causing the left to swoon, and veteran correspondent(and now academic) Charles Bierbauer who covered both the 1972 and 1996 Olympics –linked by being the occasion of…

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  • The New York Times Telegraphs Its Hopes, Dreams For 2014

    The New York Times Telegraphs Its Hopes, Dreams For 2014

    The New York Times is actually two papers. The domestic paper –anything having to do with policies at home– is a cartoon, an absurdist delight, the daily from Bizarro World. The reporting from around the world by contrast is undeniably the most consistently necessary reads in the world. Today's headline…

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