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There Are More Important Things Than Appointing the Next Education Secretary

 

The Senate confirmation process for President-elect Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education nominee, philanthropist Betsy DeVos, figures to be a battle royal early in the New Year. The teachers unions, ever influential with Democratic Party politicos, will be gunning big time for DeVos because of her steadfast advocacy of vouchers and charter schools, which she and […]

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Air Force One Is Just the Tip of the Pentagon Cost Overrun Iceberg

 

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested the U.S. government should cancel a planned order with Boeing for planes to serve as the new Air Force One, making the aircraft maker the latest company to come under scrutiny by the incoming commander-in-chief. Taking to his favored communication tool, Trump tweeted that the cost for a new plane […]

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Andrew Puzder Understands Economics, Igor Volsky Does Not

 

Igor Volsky, Think Progress alumnus and current Deputy Director for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, voiced outrage at President Elect Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder. Mr. Puzder is a CEO famous for his sexy burger advertisements. For your enjoyment, a sample, below: Yes, feminists are outraged at Puzder, but that’s […]

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Enemy of the Week Is Back (Alas)

 

Okay, we’ve been dormant awhile, not that Enemy Central ever rests. But the last few years everyone knew who the Enemy of Week, day, year, was. No use naming names when it’s the same name that kept coming up. Lady Hillary, ever truthful in her claims against the VRWC, lapped the field – by November […]

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The Five Conservative Generals

 

Of the individuals mentioned as candidates for Secretary of State, what reassures is that they all are serious, prudent men. The question occurs, therefore, why the Washington yak-yak classes should raise their collective eyebrow at the possibility that with the choice by the President-elect of such as David Petraeus (USA, Ret.) or Stanley McChrystal (USA, […]

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The Progressive Regression

 

The transformation of “progressive” from a proudly worn badge of honor to a pejorative comes as a sign of progress. Eight years of Barack Obama has that effect on a word. “I am someone who is no doubt progressive,” candidate Obama said on the campaign trail in 2008. The use of an anachronistic term to […]

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California Legislature’s Gaseous Impulses

 

Sacramento The California Legislature last week received a load of bad publicity because of a new law that attempts to reduce the methane output of dairy cows dramatically — putting California on the cutting edge of worldwide efforts to regulate cow flatulence. It sounds like one of those overstated internet memes, but sadly, it’s a […]

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Israel Is the Last Hope for Christians in the Middle East

 

“If Christianity [in the Middle East] survives, it will not be because of any interest taken by Christians in our part of the world, but rather because the State of Israel, the people of Israel, and conscientious Jews everywhere are dedicated to saving it,” said Dr. Paul Merkley, Professor of History at Carleton University, last […]

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The Armenian Lobby’s Tenuous Relations With President-Elect Trump

 

For years, the Armenian-American lobby has hyped its own importance by insisting that U.S. policy in Eurasia follow its narrow ethnic agenda. Similarly, it demands that the U.S. put Armenian ethnic interests as a pillar in approaching the Middle East. While the views and interests of the Armenian-American constituency obviously need to be respected and […]

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Blaming Trump for All Their Woes

 

Growing up, I loved the TV show The Price Is Right. A sick day from school wasn’t the same without it. It wasn’t must see TV, but rather sick day TV. At the end of the show, as Bob Barker assembled his beauties, he would always preach the message: “Don’t forget to spay and neuter your […]

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