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The Next American Revolution

Posted: April 11, 2016 at 10:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Americans have yet to harness the true power of free markets This has been among the most outrageous and entertaining presidential elections in U.S. history, yet despite the circus-like atmosphere, the fundamentals of the process haven’t changed. What we’re witnessing – as usual – is a turf war to attain power. We think of most competitions as turf […]

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Sanctuary Cities Are About To See Their Federal Funding Cut Thanks To This Dept. Of Justice Pledge

Posted: February 25, 2016 at 2:48 pm   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Yesterday, in a major reversal for the Department of Justice (DOJ), the agency has pledged to end the practice of sanctuary cities, which are areas of the country that harbor illegal immigrants and keep them from being deported by immigration officials. DOJ announced yesterday in a House Justice Appropriations Committee that they would be taking […]

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Can the GOP be reduced, in time, to two?

Posted: February 23, 2016 at 10:08 am   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) David French at NRO looks at polling data for upcoming GOP presidential races. He finds the numbers “great for Trump [and] terrible for everyone else.” There’s a paradox at work here, however. If the numbers are terrible for two of the three candidates in the credible non-Trump field (Cruz, Rubio, and Kasich) and […]

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The GOP race, two scenarios

Posted: February 21, 2016 at 12:38 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) Earlier today, John laid out a plausible and optimistic scenario for how the Republican presidential race will play out. He suggested that even if Ben Carson and John Kasich do not drop out of the race, their voters will start to fall away and most of them will gravitate towards Marco Rubio and […]

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WSJ/NBC: Cruz surging, Trump falling

Posted: February 18, 2016 at 5:23 am   /   Politics

(Scott Johnson) Yesterday we took a brief look at the latest Quinnipiac national poll of the standing of the candidates in the races for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations. The Quinnipiac poll covered the period February 10-15. Today’s Wall Street Journal reports the results of a new WSJ/NBC poll conducted nationally since the GOP […]

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Trump and Sanders surge

Posted: February 17, 2016 at 6:53 am   /   Politics

(Scott Johnson) The big political news this morning comes via Drudge in the new Quinnipiac poll that is posted here. Quinnipiac notes that it conducted its survey over the period February 10-15. Donald Trump’s outrageous performance at the South Carolina debate on the evening of February 13 is therefore not fully factored into this poll. […]

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Obama’s dishonest assessment of the GOP presidential race

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 10:08 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) Today at his press conference, President Obama was asked about the battle for the Republican presidential nomination. His response could hardly have been more dishonest. Echoing a favorite talking point of Hillary Clinton and the DNC, Obama asserted that Donald Trump merely expresses in “more interesting ways” the views of the GOP field […]

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Lincoln, Reagan and Cotton

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 8:38 pm   /   Politics

(John Hinderaker) Tonight my wife and I attended Minnesota’s annual Lincoln-Reagan dinner. It was an impressive event, with a turnout of around 600. We went largely because Senator Tom Cotton was the keynote speaker. Regular readers are aware of the high esteem in which we hold Senator Cotton. He is, I think, one of the […]

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A good night for Bush and Rubio, if that’s possible

Posted: February 13, 2016 at 10:08 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) In an earlier post, I wrote at length about what I thought was the big moment of tonight’s debate — Donald Trump’s attack on George W. Bush. I’ll now offer my overall impression of how the various candidates did. I thought Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio had the best debates. Jeb went toe-to-toe […]

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