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Marching for Life: Countering Roe V. Wade's Escorts

I saw them again a few weeks ago, the first time in a while. My wife and I were driving by. They stood outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pittsburgh. "Look," I said to my wife, "those are the so-called 'escorts.' They lead young women into the abortion clinic. Look at their smiles as they do their job."

Hope Springs Eternal: Forty Years of Egyptian-Israeli Peace

March 26, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty. Historians consider the Egyptian-Israeli peace brokered by President Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s to be the most important and impressive diplomatic achievement of an administration otherwise plagued by foreign crises.

Throwing the First Pitch

In The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball and the White House former presidential speech writer, veteran journalist, and college professor Curt Smith provides a lively, informative account of our nation's chief executives and America's quintessential sport.

America - Exceptional, not Nationalist

Some of the liberal criticism of President Donald Trump since his election stems from an intellectual tradition that gained tremendous influence in the West during the 1960s, especially in American universities. According to what historians have labeled the New Left, a more radical strain of the American left, America is just another example of a toxic nationalist state, not unlike certain imperial or even fascist states.

The Quite Coup of the Courts

There is a constitutional crisis in this country. One branch of government is undermining the rule of law.

Right to Try Provides a License to Cash In on Patient Fears

More than 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. One in three of those patients will eventually succumb to it.

Grease FDA Wheels to Save Lives

When you're desperately ill, your chances of recovery improve as your access to treatment improves. That's why it's such good news that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to speed up the process of getting new medications to patients.

VA Must Not Neglect Catastrophically Disabled Veterans

Imagine losing both your legs while serving your country only to be told the Department of Veterans Affairs can't provide you the wheelchair you need. The VA's not sure when one will become available. So they tell you to stay in bed.

Trump Pushes the Ethanol Blend Wall

President Donald Trump intends to hand out $12 billion to various farmers to offset the financial losses they are facing due to his trade war. That's his attempt at directly padding his supporters' pockets.

"Environmentalism" Shouldn't be a Dirty Word for Republicans

Is there a more despised word among Republicans than "environmentalist"? For many GOP voters, the term conjures up a mental image of tree-hugging socialists hell-bent on regulating our country back to the Stone Age.

Trump Claims He's Defending U.S. Companies — But Businesses Disagree

This summer, President Trump imposed a 25-percent tariff on $34 billion of Chinese goods. The move follows his June levies on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

Audio Recordings - Omarosa, President Trump and Billy Graham

Perfect people will never work in government. People make promises and look good in television advertisements but people are people and that always means human error.

Trump's Trade War Jeopardizes American Energy Jobs

This summer, China and the United States launched the opening salvos in a trade war that has been brewing for months. America imposed a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion of Chinese goods. In response, China slapped tariffs on U.S. products and agricultural goods such as soybeans and pork. President Trump escalated things by announcing another $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods.

Want To Save the Environment? Support Offshore Drilling

Several states are preparing to sue the federal government. They're trying to halt Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's planned expansion of offshore oil and natural gas drilling. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the most vocal opponent of Sec. Zinke's plan, claims the drilling "threatens our environment and our economy."

Infant Health Deserves Careful Research, Not Partisan Bickering

Want to win a political argument? Accuse your opponent of hurting children.

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Biden Faces Strong Challenge to Front-Runner Status
Joe Biden's popularity has plateaued or trended down, while Elizabeth Warren is gaining support in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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How Trump Could Win Again
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The Celebrity Political Left's Skimpy Electoral Base
Has any freshman member of Congress gotten more national publicity than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? I suppose that James Madison did, when as a member of the First Congress, in which every member was by definition a freshman, he proposed the Bill of Rights and led the opposition to Treasury Secretary...
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The Future for Labor
A new book heralds workers fighting for a fair deal-even when they can't join unions.
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Declare Antifa a Terrorist Group--Enough Is Enough
Antifa behaves like a terrorist organization because it is one.
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White Supremacy Is Terrorism, Not a Difference of Opinion
An Indiana city learns that a weak response to white supremacists has predictable consequences.
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'Luxury Beliefs' Are the Latest Status Symbol for the Rich
A former classmate from Yale recently told me monogamy is kind of outdated and not good for society. So I asked her what her background is and if she planned to marry. She said she comes from an ...
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Why Is Joe Rogan So Popular?
He understands men in America better than most people do. The rest of the country should start paying attention.
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Donald Trump's Economic Anxiety
The president can scarcely afford to continue the trade war, but he can scarcely afford to end it either.
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2020 Dems Have More to Fear From a Recession Than Trump Does
It is an article of faith in some circles that if the U.S. economy stops growing, President Trump will not be reelected in 2020.
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The Obamas' First Big Anti-Trump Statement of 2020
The former first couple's Netflix documentary offers a quiet response to Trump's promises to reinvigorate the industrial heartland.
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10 Russia Collusion Revelations That Could Soon Rock D.C.
Behind the scenes, some major events were set in motion last autumn that could soon change the tenor in Washington.
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Is Trump Driving Young White Evangelicals Away From the GOP?
A central message of President Trump's insurgent candidacy in 2016 boiled down to this: Millions of Americans are losers - economically, culturally and even demographically.
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Why Kamala Harris Is Fading in the Democratic Primary
There's her backtracking on busing and her waffling on Medicare for All, not to mention her prosecutorial scandals.
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Many Journalists on 2020 Beat Coordinated With Clinton Camp
A timely reminder that in 2016, several major journalists were revealed to be explicitly coordinating with the Clinton campaign or-at the very least-favoring it and working closely with it. None suffered consequences. These folks will help shape 2020 coverage.

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