• Embrace of “Socialism” Reflects Dangerous Ignorance

    Embrace of “Socialism” Reflects Dangerous Ignorance

    A new poll about public attitudes toward socialism and capitalism helps explain the surprising popularity of Senator Bernie Sanders—despite his proud identification as a “democratic socialist.” The YouGov survey showed 49% of Democrats said they looked favorably on socialism, while only 37% had a favorable opinion of capitalism—the system that…

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  • Disregarding Decency, Liberty and Sanity in Jerusalem

    Disregarding Decency, Liberty and Sanity in Jerusalem

    The Palestinian Authority has honored those who perpetrate stabbing attacks against Jews as “heroes” and “martyrs”—despite the fact that victims of those attacks are almost always small children, old women, and other innocent civilians. Even worse, the justification for these terrorist atrocities is suppression of religious liberty—not its defense. On…

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  • Ben Carson’s Inept and Inaccurate Analogy

    Ben Carson’s Inept and Inaccurate Analogy

    Dr. Ben Carson is a wonderful human being and a worthy presidential candidate, but he's created unnecessary problems for his campaign with careless remarks about Nazi Germany. On six occasions he's declared that “most Germans didn't support what Hitler was doing, but they kept silent, and let it happen anyway.”…

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  • An Outrageous Assault on Biblical History

    An Outrageous Assault on Biblical History

    The New York Times has earned a well-deserved reputation for anti-Israel bias in its reporting on the Middle East, but a report contesting the universally accepted history of Jerusalem's Temple Mount marks a new low. The headline declares “Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem's Holiest Place” and questions whether either…

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  • The Media Myth of “GOP Civil War”

    The Media Myth of “GOP Civil War”

    Mainstream media focus obsessive and misleading attention on what they call “The Republican Civil War.” First, Republicans aren't battling over substance or policy: the Tea Party and the Congressional leadership agree on long-term goals and quarrel only over strategies to get there. Second, it's not much of a “Civil War”…

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  • Addicted to Magical Thinking

    Addicted to Magical Thinking

    The same Republicans who express appropriate outrage over President Obama's shameless demagoguery on gun control should reconsider their own exploitative oversimplification of the similarly tortured question of illegal immigration. In reacting to the horrifying shootings in Oregon, the president declared: “This is a political choice that we make, to allow…

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  • Throwing Cash at the Homeless Crisis

    Throwing Cash at the Homeless Crisis

    Los Angeles announced bold new plans to spend $100 million to help the estimated 26,000 homeless people who occupy the city's streets and parklands, representing a real threat to public health and safety. This comes to less than $4,000 per person—hardly enough to fix a broken life. L.A.'s homeless problem…

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  • 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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