• Democrat Delusions and Their Dire Prospects

    Democrat Delusions and Their Dire Prospects

    As Democrats try to regroup from their disastrous performance in recent elections, they delude themselves on two crucial points. First, they blame their losses on a uniquely unpopular presidential candidate, despite the fact that Hillary Clinton is hardly alone among recent Democratic nominees in her inability to connect with the…

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  • What’s Wrong with California?

    What’s Wrong with California?

    Election records of the last 64 years raise an inescapable question: what happened to California? The Golden State used to be a sure-thing for the GOP, with Republicans winning California in 9 of 10 elections between 1952 and 1992. But after '92, Democrats swept the Golden State in seven straight…

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  • Hillary’s Dubious Popular Vote Victory: Just One State

    Defeated, desperate Democrats try to console themselves by emphasizing that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 1.5 million, but this fact hardly suggests a national preference for liberal policies or personalities. Hillary's advantage was based entirely on a single state, which is why she lost the Electoral…

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  • The Right Man for the Right Job

    The Right Man for the Right Job

    Donald Trump's selection of a new chief of staff seems to follow recommendations from the only book that tells the story of all presidents and their top aides. I'm partial to THE SHADOW PRESIDENTS because I wrote it, and urged: First, that a successful chief of staff must display a…

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  • Dems Lost More Ground Than GOP Gained

    Dems Lost More Ground Than GOP Gained

    Despondent Democrats view Donald Trump's astounding victory as a sign of the apocalypse, with their beachhead of White House power suddenly engulfed by a tidal wave of angry populism. Triumphant Republicans, on the other hand, feel energized and exultant over the electorate's unexpected right turn, with newly mobilized hordes surging…

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  • DIANE MEDVED: The Right Theme Song for a New Era

    DIANE MEDVED:  The Right Theme Song for a New Era

    BY DIANE MEDVED Throughout his history-making campaign, the president-elect concluded each tumultuous rally on the same puzzling note: playing the Rolling Stones song “You Can't Always Get What You Want', with a slow, angelic chorus pronouncing the words as if they represented holy writ. Looking back after Mr. Trump's astonishing…

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  • False Charges of Racism

    False Charges of Racism

    Liberal commentators have attempted to tarnish Donald Trump's astonishing victory by blaming racism for his triumph. But the simple arithmetic of GOP success proves that racism had little to do with it. In 2016, Mr. Trump got fewer white votes than any of the three prior GOP nominees, Romney, McCain…

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  • Don’t Lose Touch with American Optimism

    Don’t Lose Touch with American Optimism

    In the concluding days of the long, bitter campaign, a slight economic improvement sparked a new burst of hope. According to CNN/ORC polling, 54% thought things were “going well” in America, while only 46% said they were going poorly—the best rating in nearly 10 years. This correlates with big increases…

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  • A Painful Problem that Government Won’t Solve

    A Painful Problem that Government Won’t Solve

    A new report from the American Cancer Society highlights the tragic toll of smoking-related cancers: 167,000 deaths in the most recent yearly statistics from tobacco-caused cancer alone, not even including additional smoking-based deaths caused by other lung and circulatory problems. This means the number of cancer victims who perish due…

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  • New Discoveries Show Israel’s Pre-Biblical Importance

    New Discoveries Show Israel’s Pre-Biblical Importance

    Researchers from Harvard and the Smithsonian have recently unearthed a 10,000-year-old village called Ain Ghazal in Jordan, one of the oldest sites showing the fateful human transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers growing crops and domesticating animals. They also made sculptures and built circular shrines. The oldest such site goes back…

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