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Crony Carrier

Sure, I’ve complained about the over-the-top anti-Trump bias of much of the mainstream media (which may actually have improved Trump’s public standing). But, today, I enthusiastically celebrate that supercilious slant. Why? Because it means much of the media amazingly finds itself on the right side, panning the recent deal to






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United States of Corruption

When Hillary Clinton assured her insider sponsors (as we learned through WikiLeaks) that there would be a crucial difference between what she tells the people and what her actual policies would be, she was not merely admitting to a private and a public face. The President is legally, and by






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The Democracy Now

Once upon a time, the Democratic Party was fondly referred to as “The Democracy.” But that was a long time before the Clintons took control of the party’s heart and soul. It’s certainly been an insider’s game since. Case in point? The deliberate scuttling of the Bernie Sanders campaign. Debbie






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Hillary Futures

Trust must be earned; Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn’t earned it. And yet, if the polls hold, Mrs. Clinton will be elected the next president of these United States — the first-ever female commander-in-chief, sure, but viewed by a clear majority of Americans as untrustworthy. Part of the problem is her






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America After November

Yesterday, I bemoaned the disaster that is this year’s presidential race. But big whup. As the LifeLock commercial rightly asks, “Why monitor a problem if you don’t fix it?” Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next president. That means we have our work cut out for us. And






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We Take the Bullet

“[I]f someone puts a gun to your head,” argues David Boaz of the Cato Institute, “and says you have to choose between Clinton and Trump, the correct answer is, take the bullet.” Then, proving the axiom “it can always get worse,” came Friday’s twin revelations: the Washington Post broke the






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Settled Science?!?

You probably know that America’s sugar industry is protected, making astounding profits because of high tariffs and artificially raised consumer prices. And you likely know that government has worked hand-in-hand with agribiz interests to cook up (and regulate) a competitive sweetener, high fructose corn syrup. You understand that there are






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Sorry Not Sorry

Today, the Democratic National Convention begins in Philadelphia. Yesterday, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, announced her resignation amidst a growing controversy over the DNC’s favoritism toward Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during this year’s presidential contest. Months ago, Sen. Sanders called for Wasserman Schultz to step






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This Too Shall Pass

We are living in what I hope are the latter days of the Watergate Era. I’m old enough to remember Watergate. The un-making of President Nixon, before our very eyes, informed Americans in a deep and profound way. It led, in part, to the election of Jimmy Carter, often referred






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Four Powers on the Chopping Block

A group of Ohio citizens isn’t leaving the maintenance of ethical standards in government to the politicians. Smart. Forming a political committee, “Ethics First — You Decide Ohio,” the group filed an initiative to amend the state constitution unsurprisingly called, “Ethics First.” What does the ballot measure do? “Ethics proposal






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Schooled in Corruption

Michigan’s governor just signed a $49 million emergency funding bill, designed by legislators to keep Detroit’s public schools open. Open for what? Will any of that dough actually make it to the classroom, where children might possibly be educated? Or, as I inquired at Townhall yesterday, is it merely another






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The Age of Clinton

We could call our time The Age of Teflon, but that conjures up memory of Ronald Reagan — “the Teflon President” is what Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) called the 40th Commander in Chief  — and, please recall, Reagan had nothing on Bill Clinton. Nicknamed “Slick Willie,” Clinton was the politician






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