• Big Events Demand a Big—and Cooperative—Response

    Big Events Demand a Big—and Cooperative—Response

    At key turning points in history, dramatic events seem to come together to force cooperation between even the most reluctant partisans. In the face of devastation from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, for instance, even a brief government shutdown becomes unthinkable, so Republicans and Democrats must work together to provide…

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  • Four Hopeful Messages from an Epic Catastrophe

    Four Hopeful Messages from an Epic Catastrophe

    As Texas begins the long process of recovery from the catastrophe of Hurricane Harvey, Americans across the country should embrace four important lessons: * First, let's acknowledge that government isn't always the enemy and, in emergencies like this one, government at the local, state and federal levels has a crucial,…

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  • Unexpected Praise for Trump’s Turnaround

    Unexpected Praise for Trump’s Turnaround

    One of history's worst natural disasters produced one of the best weeks of Donald Trump's presidency. The chief executive and his administration rose to the challenge of responding to Hurricane Harvey and even his implacable media critics praised his change in attitude. The normally hostile New York Times featured TWO…

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  • Those Who Don’t Fight Evil Fight Statues

    All my life, I have known this rule about people: Those who don't fight the greatest evils will fight lesser evils or make-believe evils.This happens to be the morally defining characteristic of the left. During the Cold War, many liberals and nearly all conservatives fought communism, but the left fought…

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  • How the Mainstream Media Operate

    “Our leading media” are characterized by “indefensibly corrupt manipulations of language repeated incessantly.” Patrick Lawrence in The Nation, Aug. 9, 2017, on the media's reporting of the alleged collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia To understand America's crises today, one must first understand what has happened to two institutions:…

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  • Why Not to “Follow Your Heart”

    Why Not to “Follow Your Heart”

    By Diane Medved, Ph.D. It could be that “follow your heart” is the most destructive piece of advice parents, rom-coms and love songs ever dispensed. “Follow your heart” can be blamed for the divorce skyrocket in the late 1970s that now leaves adult children of split families skittish to commit.…

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