• Ben Carson’s national security go-to guy

    Suddenly, the Paris attacks make us want to know who, exactly, is advising the would-be presidents on the world they want to lead and the dangers it contains. Retired Army Major General Bob Dees has been around and done a few things. Call up Wikipedia and look him up. I…

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  • Did Trump kill the bump?

    Did Donald Trump kill “the bump”? Not the infamous dance from the '70s (though, who knows? It is possible). No I mean the “bump” that successful candidates get from winning The Iowa caucuses or the New Hampshire primary, a step up in attention and respect that fuels a candidate's ambitions…

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  • Most important issue of 2016: The judiciary

    When the new president is sworn in on January 20, 2017, Chief Justice John Roberts, who administers the oath, will be 61. His colleagues, on that day, will be mostly older. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be 83. Justices Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia will be 80. Justice Stephen Breyer…

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  • Hillary’s emails disqualify her from the presidency

    How fast does information move through the Iowa caucus electorate? Hillary Clinton is hoping very, very slowly, because Friday's bombshell news about 22 of her emails — stored on her private, illegal, compromised, national security-endangering server — turn out to be so sensitive that not one word of any of…

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  • Containing Both The Ebola And The Takfir Viruses

    President Obama's decision to commit American forces to contain and defeat the Ebola virus before it breaks out to devastate an entire continent and perhaps others is a good and necessary decision and conservatives and Republicans ought to support it. Clearly experts have weighed in and warned him of the…

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  • Part 2 of Romney 3.0

    Part 2 of Romney 3.0

    My Monday Washington Examiner column focuses on the reaction to the Friday Politico Magazine article I co-authored with Robert C. O'Brien on the buzz around as return of Mitt Romney to the lists of possible 2016 contenders. The Politico piece has, as of this posting, generated more than 1,700 comments.…

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  • “Calvary”

    “Calvary”

    I hope the Brendon Gleeson-led all-star cast of “Calvary” brings the audiences Calvary deserves. It is one of the most complex, provocative and thoughtful assessments of the aftermath of the Roman Catholic Church's abuse scandals as has been offered in any medium, and one of the most balanced putting as…

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