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Lee Edwards
Lee Edwards is Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought at the Heritage Foundation and the author of many books about American conservatism, including the first political biography of Ronald Reagan.

Is a specter of socialism haunting America, especially among our millennials? There is disquieting evidence of many young Americans’ sympathy for socialism. Exhibit A: 2.052 million people under the age of 30 voted for democratic socialist Bernie Sanders in the…

by Lee Edwards | Oct 30, 2013

I HAVE A disease. That may sound strange given that I’m a seemingly healthy 26 year old with a rigorous five-hours-a-day hot yoga routine. But in today’s victimization culture, I’m convinced not only that I can be classified as sick,…

One of Washington journalism’s most cherished traditions is making absurd comparisons between political debates and grand military battles. Obamacare, you’ll remember, was to be the GOP’s Waterloo. Republican policy criticisms in 2010 were called a blitzkrieg. If you’re a heavily…

Chris Hayes, host of All In, is generally thoughtful and one of the few MSNBC evening hosts who regularly welcomes conservative guests. But addressing the Navy Yard shooting in last night’s monologue, starting around 3:30, he made one of the least…

This is horrible: Two witnesses tell CNN affiliate WJLA they heard their building’s fire alarm go off and saw a man with a rifle as they exited the building. “He aimed the gun and fired our way,” Todd Brundidge told…

Make that the Navy Yard mass shooting. What a dark day: Twelve people were killed Monday after at least one shooter opened fire in a rampage at a Navy yard in the nation’s capital, putting government buildings on lockdown and sending…

Leon Hadar has written an essay at The American Conservative exploring why Washington loves to go to war and setting our foreign policy against the backdrop of Mark Leibovich’s recent insider tell-all This Town. I think he’s onto something here: Ask yourself why…

President Obama addressed the nation moments ago in an attempt to garner support for a possible military strike in Syria. He said there was no doubt Assad used chemical weapons, declared that their usage violates our “common humanity,” and agreed…

Yesterday I was skeptical of the president’s claim that we could secure Syria’s chemical weapons—the so-called diplomacy option—and not put boots on the ground. Turns out some in the administration, the UN, and the Pentagon are too. The New York…

In today’s Washington Post, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) makes the best and most comprehensive case I’ve seen against intervention in Syria: Syria is in the midst of a sectarian civil war, born of centuries-old animosities. We have no clear ally in…

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