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  • American Miracles and President’s Day

    American Miracles and President’s Day

    On the eve of Civil War, Abraham Lincoln concluded his First Inaugural Address with two sentences of incandescent eloquence: “Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone…

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  • Audi and Snoop Dogg During the Super Bowl

    The exciting recent Super Bowl meant that fans paid more attention to the game than to the commercials. But there were some doozies, including the 84 Lumber commercial that sympathetically depicted a Latina mother and her young daughter trying to cross the border and enter America, only to encounter a…

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  • John F. Kennedy: What Would He Think of His Party?

    President Ronald Reagan said: “I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.” Actor and former president of the National Rifle Association Charlton Heston, who called himself a “Kennedy Democrat,” switched to the Republican Party after the 1960s. On racial preferences, JFK, in 1963, said he opposed them: “I…

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  • Democrats: Doomed by Internal Contradictions

    Democrats: Doomed by Internal Contradictions

    To understand why they lost the election to Trump and the Republicans, stunned Democrats must come to terms with the internal contradictions in their party's policies and personalities. On a policy level, Democrats tell the voters that the government is corrupt, and slanted toward the rich and powerful, even while…

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  • Audi: The Car for the Unhappy Woman

    Audi: The Car for the Unhappy Woman

    In the Audi Super Bowl ad, a male voice in grave tones says: “What do I tell my daughter? “Do I tell that her grandpa is worth more than her grandma? “That her dad is worth more than her mom? “Do I tell her that despite her education, her drive,…

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  • Whatever Happened to “The Party of the Little Guy”?

    Whatever Happened to “The Party of the Little Guy”?

    Democrats have always identified themselves as “the party of the little guy,” but in 2016 they lost tens-of-millions of aggrieved, out-of-luck voters to a boisterous billionaire named Donald Trump. Why? Because of the party's self-destructive obsession with race and gender. The real dividing line between families that are forging ahead…

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  • Trump’s Best Move…So Far

    Trump’s Best Move…So Far

    During his first two weeks, President Donald Trump has been moving ahead like an unstoppable express train, even though he hasn't always stayed on track. (Did we really need diplomatic blow-ups with Australia and Mexico, or the mishandling of an incoherent and ineffective “travel ban”?) But with all the storm…

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  • No, the Embassy Won’t Move to Disputed East Jersulem

    No, the Embassy Won’t Move to Disputed East Jersulem

    Ongoing debate about moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is surrounded by misinformation. One common mistake suggests that the whole city is historically disputed territory between Israelis and Palestinians. That's not true of Western Jerusalem, built up by returning Jews over the last 150 years, where the…

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