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Scamming the Pro-Life Movement

 

From last August 1st to mid-September, an obscure pro-Life group called National Campaign PAC reported spending over a million dollars in “independent expenditures” to defeat Hillary Clinton. During the same period, Voter Education PAC, listing the same treasurer and address, reported $160,000. Both supposedly spent the money convincing voters through phone banks. At first glance, […]

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Ganging Up in America

 

What five letter word do a killing spree in Long Island, the rape of a 14-year-old girl in a public school, and a suicide of an NFL player all have in common? If you guessed G-A-N-G-S you answered correctly. Last week, the life and fast times of Aaron Hernandez was a sports story that grabbed […]

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Fully Compliant in Bringing Down VW

 

Late last week, it was revealed who squealed. The guy responsible for making it impossible for any of us to buy a diesel-powered Volkswagen henceforth — and a lot more — is Stuart Johnson, the former head of VW’s Engineering and Environmental Office in Auburn Hills, Michigan. He was outed in a book written about […]

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America’s Education System and the Lesson of Competition

 

Capitalism’s two centuries have proved competition is its essential element. No place in America’s 21st century demonstrates this like its educational system. On the positive side stands America’s world-leading college system; on the other stands America’s world-lagging public school system. The big difference between them is competition. Capitalism requires several things to operate well. Private […]

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Political Islam: Democracy’s Lurking Iceberg

 

Instead of a congratulatory call to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan two Sundays ago, perhaps President Donald Trump should have made a condolence call to the leaders of Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Since 2009, it is estimated that 4.5 million Turks have emigrated to those countries. In the Netherlands, 71 percent of […]

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American Whiskey Trail Tour, Day 2

 

We all have heard the story: manufacturing is dying in America. All the good blue collar jobs are moving to Mexico and China. America’s middle-class employment has been hollowed out — the few get lucrative white collar jobs, and pretty much everyone else is stuck doing low-pay hourly work. There is some truth to this […]

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‘Science’ Know-It-Alls on the March

 

The multiple thousands who marched throughout America and the world last weekend hoped to whip up support for “Science.” Well. I’m sold. And what next? Do more than a handful doubt the indispensability of Science to the human condition? Science’s God-given nature may in these secularizing times meet with less affirmation than in the old […]

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George Orwell, Call Your Office

 

By now, alert observers of the passing public scene have gotten used to language as well as principles being battered in the political process. Along the way, not only is freedom lost, but often coherence as well. The contest in France between anti-globalist Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, whom major media have agreed to […]

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If You Like Your Problem, You Can Keep Your Problem

 

The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showing Donald Trump with a falling job approval rating — 54 percent disapprove to 40 percent approve — has gotten wide print and broadcast coverage. But most of the coverage has been on how Trump’s numbers have been trending, down from February, and how he compares with previous […]

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A Challenge to Liberal Symone Sanders: Fund The King Center and Ben Carson Scholarships

 

The other day, my CNN colleague Symone Sanders and I were charged to discuss an interview in the Wall Street Journal with President Trump. The headline and sub-headline in the WSJ was this: Trump Threatens to Withhold Payments to Insurers to Press Democrats on Health Bill ‘Democrats will start calling me’ if turmoil hits insurance […]

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