• Iowa Proves It: Dems More Divided Than GOP

    Iowa Proves It: Dems More Divided Than GOP

    Contrary to conventional wisdom, the Democrats are more ideologically divided than Republicans—and the Iowa Caucuses proved it. Entrance Polls showed Republican voters expressing near unanimous support for conservative principles: a full 85% described themselves as “conservative” while only 15% saw themselves as “moderate or liberal.” Among Democrats who participated in…

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  • Hillary’s Dangerous Vulnerability on Personal Integrity

    Hillary’s Dangerous Vulnerability on Personal Integrity

    Despite Bernie Sanders' strong showing in Iowa, Hillary Clinton remains the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic nomination—and that's good news for Republicans because of her profound vulnerability on issues of personal integrity. Among Democratic caucus participants in Iowa, a fourth said that the quality that mattered most to them was…

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  • 7 LESSONS FROM IOWA: DEMS ARE DEEPLY DIVIDED, GOP LESS SO

    The results of the Iowa caucuses and the numbers provided in authoritative entrance polls suggest seven unexpected lessons from the Hawkeye State: Donald Trump will not run the table. After six months in which Trump dominated the discussion and became a polarizing issue for Republicans, it's now increasingly clear where…

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  • “Idealism” Has Nothing To Do With It

    “Idealism” Has Nothing To Do With It

    In attempting to explain the enthusiasm of so many young voters for Bernie Sanders' presidential candidacy, conventional commentary suggests that the 74-year-old Senator appeals powerfully to their “youthful idealism.” But what's so idealistic about embracing Democrat Sanders' promises of lavish, youth-targeted, government give-aways? Why wouldn't young people like the idea…

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  • Persuasion Tip from the Best Possible Source

    “If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason.” -Abraham Lincoln Springfield, Illinois February 22, 1842 Brought to you…

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  • Lesson from Nature: Do Better than Dogs

    Lesson from Nature: Do Better than Dogs

    The New York Times recently reported on new research of the origin of dogs, with unexpected lessons about the vital connection between family values and self-reliance. Dogs are closely related to wolves – so close, in fact, that dogs and wolves can interbreed easily and some scientists don't even accept…

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  • Primary Victories Won’t Guarantee Nomination

    Primary Victories Won’t Guarantee Nomination

    On the eve of the first caucuses and primaries of the campaign season, Donald Trump's popularity remains potent and impressive and he looks likely to win most, if not all, of the early contests. But if he does, he'll still probably fall short of an actual majority of delegates: proportionality…

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  • Public Responds to Clear-Cut Conflicts of Good vs. Evil

    Public Responds to Clear-Cut Conflicts of Good vs. Evil

    The phenomenal success of the new STAR WARS movie, THE FORCE AWAKENS, highlights an awakening force among the American people: a hunger for stirring stories of good vs. evil. Two Oscar front-runners advanced similar themes: THE REVENANT and SPOTLIGHT focus on good people defying the odds to fight corruption and…

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  • “Tidal Wave of Anger” May Be a Mirage

    Conventional wisdom claims that current campaigns reflect the seething anger of the electorate and the misery of the populace. Yet polling data actually shows an overwhelming majority expressing satisfaction with their personal lives, even if they do worry over the nation's direction. In 2015, Gallup showed 85% saying they felt…

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