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Capitol Hill Republicans — Starting With Paul Ryan — Need a Backbone

 

As always, a presidential tweet raises the obvious question. Tweeted the President: “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.” And a bit later came this other presidential tweet. “So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our […]

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On the Temple Mount Is Written the Future of Palestinians and Israelis

 

Here is why peace between the Arabs and the Israelis is not going to happen: After two Israeli policemen were killed by three Arab terrorists at the entrance to the Temple Mount, holy to both Jews and Muslims, the Arab world protested Israel’s temporary closing of the holy site to restore security. The terrorists, shot […]

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East Texas’ Patent Star Chamber Is Down But Not Out

 

When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the landmark case TC Heartland v. Kraft earlier this year, patent reform advocates breathed a sigh of relief. Here, at last, was the unanimous smackdown that would put an end to venue shopping trolls trying to use any specious excuse they could to get in front of friendly […]

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Election Plot Undermines American Democracy

 

What is the real story regarding the foreign threat to U.S. elections? The online media giant Politico magazine’s investigative staff has produced authoritative evidence that a native Soviet citizen so interfered in the presidential election it forced the resignation of a U.S. campaign chairman, critically disrupting his party’s ability to function. Alexandra Chalupa, a former […]

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The Left Against (Even) the Left

 

Once it became clear most Christian leaders were bored with orthodox Christianity, and had thrown in with the Social Justice game, progressives removed their talons from the flesh of a faith unwilling to tout its own premises. It got tedious to be banging away about a religious right barely in evidence. Even Trump-admiring Baptists such […]

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Higher Than What? More Campus Foolishness

 

Don’t ever bet that higher education can’t go any lower. You’re bound to lose. Two recent and sorry examples prove the point. With a nod to Mae West, one foreign and one domestic. One Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of California’s community college system, wants to eliminate the algebra requirement for graduation because too many Californians […]

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Statism’s Violent Wages

 

America’s cold civil war has been heating up. It was only a matter of time until it started turning violent. In a country where major corporations sponsor the theatrical murder of the President because they so dislike his policies, where millions are led to cheer a mockup of his bloody severed head, where authoritative figures […]

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To Eliminate Obamacare Stress the Three Cs: Choice, Competition, and Cost Reduction

 

It’s no grand revelation that Republicans have bungled the Obamacare repeal bill beyond belief. Senator Mitch McConnell wants a Senate vote on full repeal of Obamacare with two years to come up with a replacement. This would be the ideal solution, but it appears he lacks the necessary 50 votes for passage. In that event, […]

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Knives and Forks and Trash Attitudes

 

As usual, Bob Dylan said it best. “There are a lot of people who have knives and forks but they don’t have anything on their plates, and they have to cut something.” That someone is now the self-styled “progressives,” who control the Democratic Party. The sad truth is that the Democratic Party has been out […]

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Will the Senate Parliamentarian Try to Save Obamacare?

 

Over the weekend, countless media outlets gleefully reported that the Senate parliamentarian had all but killed the Republican effort to dismantle Obamacare. These reports claimed, based on a memo written by Democrat staffers, that she had declared several sections of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) in violation of reconciliation rules under which the GOP […]

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