• Gina Haspel: Punished for Loyal Service

    Gina Haspel: Punished for Loyal Service

    Gina Haspel has been selected by President Trump as the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency after serving the agency effectively for 32 years, under two Democratic and four Republican presidents. But Democrats still oppose her confirmation because CIA policy after 9/11 called for enhanced interrogation techniques and she…

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  • Instinctive Love for Ourselves–And Others

    Instinctive Love for Ourselves–And Others

    A familiar but mysterious Biblical verse, which was read aloud in Jewish services around the world in late April, may aid Americans in overcoming the bitter divisions currently afflicting our country. In Leviticus 18:15, God commands: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself – I am God!” A nineteenth century…

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  • Korea as Key to Victory for Trump & GOP

    Korea as Key to Victory for Trump & GOP

    Over-confident Democrats take comfort in the history of mid-term elections in a new president's first term: for nearly two centuries, the party in power almost always loses seats in Congress. But Republicans should feel encouraged by the only exception to that rule since FDR: in 2002, George W. Bush defied…

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  • Thriving at Every Age, with Gratitude

    Thriving at Every Age, with Gratitude

    By Diane Medved, Ph.D. What if you could significantly reduce your chances for dementia later in life simply by adopting a positive attitude now? A new study shows that even people who carry a gene that predisposes them toward dementia were much less likely to develop it when they had…

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  • Striking a Blow for Decency

    Striking a Blow for Decency

    Carping criticism of the Trump administration's capable handling of the targeted, allied air strikes against the Syrian dictator follows a long, sad tradition in debates on US foreign policy. The Nazis were profoundly evil in World War II, while Britain was noble in opposing them, but many Americans wanted our…

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  • Ryan’s Retirement Refocuses the Election

    Ryan’s Retirement Refocuses the Election

    Paul Ryan, a leader of exceptional decency and diligence, is leaving the House of Representatives, but his departure may help his party by refocusing the election in November. With Ryan's retirement, the vote in November won't be about his record of triumphs—including tax reform and repeal of Obamacare's mandate—or about…

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