• MINORITIES DON’T NEED AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR PROGRESS

    MINORITIES DON’T NEED AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR PROGRESS

    The Supreme Court recently acknowledged a state's right to ban race preferences in college admissions, stoking liberal fears of declining university enrollment for minorities. But the statistics show surging numbers of students of color pursuing higher education—even in states that banned affirmative action years ago. In California, voters ended race…

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  • THE MISSING INGREDIENT FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE

    THE MISSING INGREDIENT FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE

    Despite the collapse of Middle East peace talks, examples of inspiring leaders from the past show reconciliation shouldn't be impossible: Faisal I, king of Syria and later Iraq, a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammad, endorsed the idea—in 1919!—of a “national home” for the Jewish people in the Middle East.…

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  • MONEY CAN’T BUY ELECTORAL SUCCESS

    MONEY CAN’T BUY ELECTORAL SUCCESS

    Democrats worry endlessly about the impact of conservative money on politics—never acknowledging that the majority of the top donors to campaigns, both from organizations and individuals, are liberals. In the last two presidential contests, Obama easily outspent his GOP rivals. Liberals also fail to acknowledge that spending money hardly guarantees…

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  • No Retreat for Christian Conservatives

    No Retreat for Christian Conservatives

    In trying to explain the results of two consecutive presidential defeats, some Republican strategists privately blame Christian evangelicals for the perceived decline in their political participation. Conventional wisdom argues, unconvincingly, that three factors make the once mighty movement of “Born Again Christians” a spent force in American Politics. First, such…

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  • A Fifth Passover Question: Why Bother?

    A Fifth Passover Question: Why Bother?

    GUEST COLUMN BY DIANE MEDVED Here we are on the eve of Passover 5774, (the year according to the Jewish calendar), and the celebration of the traditional Seder, a meal rife with symbolism. After ridding the house of leavened products, bringing in Passover food and preparing the important meal, parents…

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  • Hollywood’s Unexpected Religious Awakening

    Hollywood’s Unexpected Religious Awakening

    The movie NOAH drew publicity for its box office success and eccentric adaptation of Biblical material, while two smaller religious movies drew eager audiences with their more traditional messages. The little-known stars in GOD'S NOT DEAD told a moving story about a courageous student standing up to a bullying professor…

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  • Absolute Power Corrupts California Dems

    Absolute Power Corrupts California Dems

    National media gave abundant attention to humiliating video of a married GOP Congressman kissing one of his aides while a far more serious Democratic scandal unfolded in California with scant press attention. Three State Senators faced devastating criminal charges: one for soliciting bribes and trafficking in arms to the Philippines,…

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  • GOP Can Win as the Party of Personal Change

    GOP Can Win as the Party of Personal Change

    What's the most reliable way to overcome obstacles to personal progress: to change your own behavior, or to get other people to change the way they treat you? Contemporary liberalism emphasizes the transformation of institutions and organizations, rather than of individuals. This badly mistaken stress gives conservatives a precious opening…

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  • Passion of Obama Opponents Spells Doom for Dems

    Passion of Obama Opponents Spells Doom for Dems

    In using public opinion polls to predict electoral outcomes, it's crucial to consider not only what people feel but how strongly, how passionately they feel it. In that context, a new AP-GfK survey of 1,012 adults taken between March 20th and 24th delivers more than a warning for President Obama…

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