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How To Vote Right: Ted Cruz

Here’s an idea: instead of the man we’d like to share a beer with, how about electing the guy we’d like to punch in the face? Continue reading




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How To Vote Right: Ben Carson

Ben Carson is the antidote for a country that thinks too much and believes too little. Continue reading




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Polarized: Climate Change “Debate” Exemplifies America’s Irreconcilable Political Differences

The Democrats want to discuss climate change. The Republicans, with few exceptions, refuse to even acknowledge that it exists. Continue reading




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Seven Things We Don’t Care About This Week: Semi-Crowd-Sourced, Summer Blockbuster, Triple Crown, Jam-Packed-with-Uncaring-and-Caring Edition

Jurassic ANYTHING, and six more. Continue reading




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The Power of Political Narrative: Part Two, The Dems

While today’s Republican Party has the cowardice of its convictions, the feckless Dems are experts at stepping on their own…message. It may, sadly, be too late for the mid-terms, but can they get on the right side of a true narrative, and history, before 2016? Continue reading




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Ivy Leaguers, Tiger Mothers, and “Excellent Sheep”: A Discussion with William Deresiewicz

In this far-ranging discussion, Greg Olear talks to the author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life about the problems with higher education, politics, the left, and Obama. Continue reading




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Six Things I’ve Learned From the Syria Crisis

Robert Burke Warren makes sense of the complex situation in Damascus. Continue reading




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THE SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY OF STATE AND CORPORATION …

On the 25th anniversary of James Hansen’s prophetic testimony before Congress, Danbert Nobacon makes a plea for environmental enlightenment–or a least a reason not to spark a worldwide revolution. Continue reading




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East Toledo, 2012

East Toledo could be the land that people forgot and keep forgetting. Mermer Blakeslee returns in 2012 campaigning for Obama, finding hope and inspiration. Continue reading




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