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  • A Response to My Conservative Critics About Trump

    A Response to My Conservative Critics About Trump

    Writers never know when something they write will strike a nerve — or, in the common phrase of the internet, “go viral.” Yet my last column, “Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump” did both. Aside from being reprinted on almost every conservative website, Newsweek published the column, and The New York…

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  • Key Health Issue is Personal, Not Political

    Key Health Issue is Personal, Not Political

    The United States may lead the world in military and economic power, as well as cultural influence, but we're also “Number One” in another category: no nation on earth possesses so many citizens who qualify as obese. According to new figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an…

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  • Stop the Impeachment Daydreams!

    Stop the Impeachment Daydreams!

    Democrats who prattle endlessly about impeaching President Trump are deluding themselves and damaging the country. Not only do they lack convincing evidence of impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors” but they also possess no understanding of the lessons of history. Only three presidents have confronted serious impeachment proceedings: Andrew Johnson, Richard…

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  • Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump

    When people you know well, admire, and who share your values do something you strongly oppose, you have two options: 1) Cease admiring them or 2) try to understand them and change their minds. In the case of my conservative friends who still snipe (or worse) at President Trump, I…

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  • Trump’s budget betrays two critical campaign promises

    On Sept. 7, 2016, Donald Trump made a specific promise to an audience at the Philadelphia shipyards: “to build a Navy of 350 surface ships and submarines.” On March 2, Trump, now president, added to the specificity of that pledge by promising to increase the number of aircraft carriers to…

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  • Britain’s Most Serious Religious Problem

    Britain’s Most Serious Religious Problem

    The horrific Manchester terror attack raises uncomfortable questions about the imperfect integration of Britain's Muslim minority. A series of such brutal incidents in the United Kingdom involved native-born British subjects, not recent refugees. And despite some fears of Islam's surging influence, the most recent numbers show that self-identified Muslims still…

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  • Realism, Not Bigotry, Colors Response to the Transgendered

    Realism, Not Bigotry, Colors Response to the Transgendered

    A recent Daily Beast column expressed shock and horror at a survey showing that few Americans would ever consider dating a transgendered individual. “Anti-transgender sentiment runs as deep as we always feared it did,” Samantha Allen laments, noting that more than 80 percent of poll respondents rule out the transgendered…

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  • Great Moments in Fake News ‘Journalism’

    What about President Donald Trump's complaint about “fake news”? Let's look at some examples of “Great Moments in ‘Journalism'” over the last few years. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., in an appearance on ABC's Sunday morning political show hosted by George Stephanopoulos, called former Democratic Alabama Gov. George Wallace a “Republican.”…

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  • DIANE MEDVED: Why No One Regrets his Divorce

    DIANE MEDVED:  Why No One Regrets his Divorce

    by Diane Medved “Why No One Regrets his Divorce” seems a peculiar statement coming from the author of Don't Divorce. Isn't the basis of my book that lots of people regret their divorces, and so there's good reason to prevent it? However, I've learned that already-divorced people–especially those for whom…

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