• A Cruel Delusion on “Equalized Achievement”

    A Cruel Delusion on “Equalized Achievement”

    The New York Times recently reported good news on the education performance gap between black-and-white children—a gap that's narrowed by 50 percent over the last 30 years. But the distance between privileged kids and disadvantaged children of all races has only gotten wider: offspring of college graduates are seven times…

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  • Breaking a Fifty-Year Pattern in the GOP

    Breaking a Fifty-Year Pattern in the GOP

    If any of the four front-running candidates wins the GOP presidential nomination, the Republicans will break a longstanding pattern that's lasted in their party for nearly 50 years. In 12 elections in a row, the GOP has nominated someone who has run for president before—or spent time in the White…

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  • Can $100 Million Buy the Presidency?

    Can $100 Million Buy the Presidency?

    Donald Trump's decision to spend up to $100 million of his own money for his campaign shows desperation, not strength. Self-funded billionaire candidates have a consistent record of failure in our nation, no matter how much they spend. In 1992, Ross Perot blew $63 million—$107 million in today's dollars—and won…

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  • Suicidal Strategies Lead to Self-Destruction

    Suicidal Strategies Lead to Self-Destruction

    Shutting down the government to score political points isn't illegal or immoral, but it's a suicidal strategy when failure is guaranteed. As Senator Kelly Ayotte points out, even if all 54 Republican Senators vote to defund Planned Parenthood, they'd still need 13 Democrats to side with them to overcome the…

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  • Iran Deal Debacle Exposed an Important Truth

    Iran Deal Debacle Exposed an Important Truth

    There is very little to celebrate in the failure of Congress to block the president's disastrous Iran deal, but at least the outcome should put to rest the pernicious charge that “Zionists” or Jews control American politics. Though major Jewish organizations worked passionately to defeat this deal, they failed completely—even…

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  • Democratic Field: No Youth, No Diversity

    Democratic Field: No Youth, No Diversity

    The most recent GOP debate, highlighted freshness and variety of their candidates compared with the monochromatic field for the Democrats. The leading Democrats are all white Anglos, 68 or older, and they've all worked as professional politicians since their 20s; Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden have each been…

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  • The Folly of Staging Unwinnable Fights

    The Folly of Staging Unwinnable Fights

    The recent controversy surrounding Kim Davis in Kentucky should not be understood as a milestone in the struggle for religious liberty, but it does illustrate a dangerous, destructive tendency among too many conservatives. The problem with her fight was that she had no chance to win: there is no way,…

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  • Winning with a “Young Underdog”

    Winning with a “Young Underdog”

    If Republicans hope to win the White House in 2016 they should consider the success enjoyed by Democrats in winning four of the last six presidential elections. In each of those winning races, the Democrats nominated candidates – Bill Clinton and Barack Obama – who might be described as “young…

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  • “No Escape” from the Cliches of Hollyweird Leftism

    “No Escape” from the Cliches of Hollyweird Leftism

    Even a bad, silly movie can unwittingly illustrate the toxic anti-Americanism that poisons too many Hollywood productions. NO ESCAPE is a would-be thriller starring Owen Wilson as a good-natured American who takes his wife and daughters to an unidentified Southeast Asian country for a new corporate job; Pierce Brosnan is…

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