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  • Blame Uncertainty, Not “Amnesty” for Rubio’s Fall

    Blame Uncertainty, Not “Amnesty” for Rubio’s Fall

    Conventional wisdom says Marco Rubio's co-sponsorship of immigration reform in 2013 doomed his presidential candidacy, allowing opponents to smear him as advocating “amnesty.” Actually, the reform bill never authorized amnesty but did provide a difficult path to legal status – a position that most Republicans, and even bigger majorities of…

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  • The Trump Solution to the Clinton Problem

    by Garrett M. Fahy He is, to quote Steve Martin, rude, crude, and socially unacceptable. He is, thanks to GOP primary voters, also holding the most delegates, 458, he has won the most states (15), and fresh off another dominating performance last Tuesday, when he won 3 of 4 contests,…

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  • The Left May Well Get Trump Nominated

    This past Friday, a left-wing mob shut down a Donald Trump rally in Chicago. Most Americans viewing what happened saw it for what it was — another left-wing assault on the speech of those with whom they differ and on traditional American civility. Not surprisingly, the media reporting has concentrated…

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  • Could Anyone Replace Trump?

    Could Anyone Replace Trump?

    A quick thought experiment reveals the real nature of the movement Donald Trump has inspired. Imagine that Mr. Trump, who turns 70 in June, suffered a sudden health crisis and became incapacitated. Could anyone possibly replace him as head of his movement–advancing his ideals and programs to “make America great…

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  • Misdirected Anger Pollutes Our Politics

    Misdirected Anger Pollutes Our Politics

    Surging populist campaigns by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have convinced many observers that 2016 represents a “year of anger” but no one can agree on what, exactly, the American electorate is supposed to be so angry about. On the right, activists say people are furious because Barack Obama has…

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