• Score Card from the Big Debates

    Score Card from the Big Debates

    All Republicans should feel relieved, if not jubilant. Lots of winners who helped themselves, and no disastrous losers. Major gains for Marco Rubio who was lucid, passionate, self-assured, Kennedyesque – cementing his status as everyone's second choice, which may win him the nomination, ultimately. John Kasich also moved his campaign…

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  • Lessons from a Lion

    Lessons from a Lion

    The sad case of Cecil the Lion demonstrates the superiority of conservative common sense over leftist notions of political correctness. First, there's the question asked by many conservatives: why should anyone feel more upset by the death of a lion 5,000 miles away than by dismemberment of human babies in…

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  • Joe Biden is Hillary’s Worst Nightmare

    Joe Biden is Hillary’s Worst Nightmare

    The New York Times reports preparations by Vice President Biden and his aides to join the a presidential race – a looming disaster for Hillary. It's not that Biden is more competent, moderate or popular than she is – he's none of the above. But he is closer to the…

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  • Avoid the Anger Trap

    Avoid the Anger Trap

    As Republican candidates prepare for their first televised debate, they should avoid the temptations of anger and negativity. It's true that rage merchants can grab headlines and make temporary gains in the polls – and it's also true that the angriest candidate, Donald Trump, is the current front runner. But…

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  • Some Fights Aren’t Worth Having

    Some Fights Aren’t Worth Having

    Americans who admire Donald Trump say they like the fact that he's a “fighter” but they ought to realize that some fights aren't worth having. Why, for instance, get involved in a major brawl with John McCain? The Arizona Senator is one prominent Republican who isn't running for president, so…

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  • Why They Can’t Hide 20 Million Illegals

    Why They Can’t Hide 20 Million Illegals

    Any constructive discussion of immigration issues must rely on facts, not just feelings. Unfortunately, some of the loudest voices in this debate frequently cite a number with no basis in reality, claiming 30 million illegal immigrants in the United States. The actual number, according to all credible sources, is 11…

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  • Partisan Politics and the Dubious Deal with Iran

    Partisan Politics and the Dubious Deal with Iran

    In the ongoing debate over the pending nuclear deal with Iran, one side is practicing purely partisan politics – and it's not the Republicans. Democrats are deeply divided on this issue, and many of those supporting the president have admitted, privately, that they're doing so out of loyalty to Mr.…

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  • The Fight for Independence vs. The Secession Mistake

    The Fight for Independence vs. The Secession Mistake

    During the Fourth of July holiday some supporters of the Confederate battle flag asked why Americans celebrate the colonists breaking away from Britain, but condemn the attempt by Southerners to separate from the federal government. Actually, a key slogan of the Revolution was “no taxation without representation” – Parliament had…

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