• Hillary’s Money Problem

    Hillary’s Money Problem

    Hillary Clinton's status as a wealthy celebrity will make it difficult for her to deploy the populist narrative that helped Democratic nominees win the popular vote in five out of the last six presidential elections. How can a woman who boasts a net worth of at least $21 million and…

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  • GOP Imperative: Rehabilitate “The M-Word”

    GOP Imperative: Rehabilitate “The M-Word”

    An angry caller to my radio show recently tried to discredit me by invoking the dreaded M-word. “You're a moderate!” he growled. “And moderates are killing the Republican Party!” Actually, if the high-riding GOP does face a serious threat at the moment it's coming not from the moderates, but from…

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  • Lesson From Santa: Reward The Nice, Not The Naughty

    Lesson From Santa: Reward The Nice, Not The Naughty

    In this festive season of the year, our leaders should learn from its most visible figure and resolve to reward the nice and punish the naughty. Unfortunately, the Obama administration seems perversely determined to do precisely the opposite in both foreign and domestic policy and to violate what ought to…

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  • Hit North Korea with its Worst Fear: Global Humiliation

    Hit North Korea with its Worst Fear: Global Humiliation

    If a movie inspires a raging international controversy that usually means it's powerful, persuasive and artistically brilliant–like Birth of a Nation, or Battleship Potemkin, or more recently, The Passion of the Christ. That is emphatically not the case with the lame comedy The Interview, which fomented a new crisis involving…

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  • Gun Control and the Sydney Siege

    Advocates of strict gun control often point to nations like Australia as examples of enlightened policy toward firearms. But all of the regulation didn't prevent a violent criminal with multiple charges against him—and with known sympathies to Islamic terrorists—from using a shotgun to hold a score of hostages in a…

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  • The Right Answer on How We’re Different

    Brian Williams, the anchorman of NBC news, confronted former CIA director Michael Hayden on the day the Senate released its report on enhanced interrogation techniques. “How are we better than our enemies, morally, in light of what we all read about today?” the TV journalist demanded. General Hayden gave a…

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  • Correcting Mistakes About Hanukkah

    Correcting Mistakes About Hanukkah

    Despite extensive media coverage and rising levels of public partying, the upcoming holiday of Hanukkah (that begins Tuesday night, December 16th) still causes confusion among both Jewish and non-Jewish Americans. No, it's not a festival of tolerance or a good-natured celebration of freedom of religion. In fact, the authentic meaning…

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  • “GODS AND KINGS”: A MATTER OF CHOICE

    “GODS AND KINGS”: A MATTER OF CHOICE

    Religious believers, both Jewish and Christian, feel inevitably intrigued by the release of the spectacular new movie EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, featuring Oscar-winner Christian Bale as Moses, and directed by Ridley Scott. The question of whether it's worth seeing depends on your tolerance for liberties with the Biblical text. Scripture…

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  • If White Racism Causes Inequality, Why Do Whites Lag?

    If White Racism Causes Inequality, Why Do Whites Lag?

    If white racism counts as the primary cause for the painful problems of people of color then why do white people themselves lag behind some other racial groups in every measure of success and health? Census figures show that “non-Hispanic whites” still comprise a big majority of the American population…

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  • DON’T SHUN THE M-WORD

    DON’T SHUN THE M-WORD

    To succeed with the most decisive group of swing voters Republicans should stop treating “moderate” as a dirty word. Since modern exit polling began in 1976, self-described moderates have comprised the biggest portion of the electorate every time; conservatives have never amounted to more than 35 percent. Republicans therefore can't…

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