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The Black Robe

Islamic, religious liberty, unraveling, Turkey, Coptic, Easter, Syrian Attack, California, Gorsuch is qualified, Alito Warns Us, Schumer's Deceit. Black Robe

The nation is now engaged in a one of our most important democratic traditions: namely, the confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court justice. In this case, for Judge Neil Gorsuch, the first nominee of President Donald Trump. One of the most important observations came from Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska....

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Michael Medved: Losing Ground In The Happiness Rankings

religious, wealth, gloom, Jerusalem, polarized, mistakes, France, marriage, Passover, happiness, health care, favoritism

The Sustainable Development Solutions network, an initiative of the UN, is out with its yearly “World Happiness Report,” in which respondents around the globe were asked how close their current circumstances came to their “best possible life.” The United States placed 14th of the 155 surveyed nations—well ahead of Germany,...

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David Davenport: Young People Robbed Of Individualism

tax reform, Trump Doctorine, Trump, international law, rugged individualism, economic freedom

America used to be a land of “rugged individualism.” People came to this country so that the key decisions about their lives would no longer be made by kings and queens, or the church, or their social class, but rather for themselves. Individual freedom was promised by the Declaration of...

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David Davenport: Bad News From the Index of Economic Freedom

tax reform, Trump Doctorine, Trump, international law, rugged individualism, economic freedom

The 2017 Index of Economic Freedom has been released and it contains some bad news for Americans.  The U.S. dropped 6 positions in the ranking of economic freedom around the world to #17, its lowest level since these studies have been published.  While most nations of the world increased their...

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David Davenport: Trump’s Budget Asks: What Should Government Do?

tax reform, Trump Doctorine, Trump, international law, rugged individualism, economic freedom

President Donald Trump’s first budget proposes some big changes. A much higher commitment to national defense is at the top of the list and, in order to fund that, less foreign aid, government regulation, and federal subsidies for research and the arts. What Trump is doing is returning to the...

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Lanhee Chen: A Choice

Senate, tax reform, deliver, America leads,

Liberals and many voices in elite media have touted the recent Congressional Budget Office analysis of the House Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare as a reason to oppose it. But let’s be clear: The CBO estimates show that the legislation is fundamentally conservative. And while it’s not perfect,...

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Albert Mohler: The Supreme Court Says, “No

Islamic, religious liberty, unraveling, Turkey, Coptic, Easter, Syrian Attack, California, Gorsuch is qualified, Alito Warns Us, Schumer's Deceit. Black Robe

Sometimes history is made in just one sentence. That was the case when the United States Supreme Court handed down a one-sentence statement saying that it will not hear the case concerning the big question of transgender rights, specifically the rights of transgender students in the public schools. When the...

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Hugh Hewitt: Republicans Keep Their Promise

grateful, slaughter, admiral, Congressional Review Act, sea change, Blue Slip, tax reform, EPA

Republicans are keeping their promise to American voters. They have introduced the American Health Care Act. There are three main components of the AHCA that you should know about: • First, it repeals every single one of the taxes in Obamacare. The individual mandate and medical device tax are both...

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Greg Thornbury: Erosion Of Free Speech on Campus

Greg Thornbury on WikiLeaks

When social scientist Charles Murray spoke recently at Middlebury College, a crowd of unruly and angry students roared in protest until he was forced to flee the stage. They were protesting a more than 20 year old book called the “Bell Curve” which included statistics on IQ and racial and...

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Greg Thornbury: A Dangerous Data Dump

Greg Thornbury on WikiLeaks

By now, news has spread to both the citizens and enemies of the United States from the WikiLeaks recent data dump on the covert monitoring practices of the CIA. Nearly 9,000 pages of documents reveal how the agency can use smartphones, truck consoles, dashboards, and even Samsung TVs to listen...

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Lanhee Chen: Repeal Begins

Senate, tax reform, deliver, America leads,

For almost seven years, Republicans have worked to repeal and replace Obamacare. Now, with the GOP in control of both house of Congress and the White House, the time has come for action. This week, House leaders introduced legislation that will repeal some of the worst parts of Obamacare: its...

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Greg Thornbury: Nothing New Under The Sun

Greg Thornbury on WikiLeaks

When President Trump informed the media via Twitter that he would not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, he became the first Commander in Chief not to do so in 36 years. This followed on the heels of Mr. Trump saying that the media was the enemy of the...

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Owen Strachan: A Reasonable Step in the Right Direction

parental, generosity and respect. Vice President Pence

The decision of the Trump administration to overturn President Obama’s “transgender bathroom policy” and instead to correlate bathroom usage with one’s biological sex is not a victory for any political group. It is a victory for common sense. It is an affirmation of basic human sanity. There are many celebrities...

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Michael Medved: Trump Turns

False charges of anti-Semitism harm any serious effort by President Trump to unify the country

For most Americans, Presidents Day counts as a trivial holiday but this year it looks as if Donald Trump made the most of the occasion. Perhaps he saw results of new historian polls and noted that the five all-time greats shared common characteristics. Lincoln, Washington, FDR, Theodore Roosevelt and Eisenhower...

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Greg Thornbury: Just Saying No Is not Enough

Greg Thornbury on WikiLeaks

When President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress this week, pundits—both on the left and right—agreed: this was a very fine moment for the new Commander-in-Chief. The speech was filled was highlights for President Trump, but the best ones came when he said things any proud American should love,...

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