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  • Public Opinion and Obamacare

    Public Opinion and Obamacare

    In 2010, the health insurance legislation known as “Obamacare” was overwhelmingly unpopular. But Democrats in the White House and Congress pushed it through anyway, and then paid a severe price in the next elections. Today, the health care package known as “Trumpcare” is similarly unpopular, but the Republicans seem determined…

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  • Putting Personality Above Policy

    Putting Personality Above Policy

    Leaders of both political parties and the most prominent voices in media, all make the same mistake that poisons our politics: concentrating on the president's personality, not his policies. On cable news as well as the neighborhood pub, debates always seem to center on Trump's character: is he a breath…

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  • Dr. DIANE MEDVED: The Three Divorce Magnets

    Dr. DIANE MEDVED:  The Three Divorce Magnets

    by DIANE MEDVED EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is excerpted from Diane Medved's Don't Divorce, and reprinted here with permission. On June 21, the author and her husband, radio host Michael Medved, will join NR senior editor Jay Nordlinger for a public conversation at Seattle's Town Hall, hosted by the Discovery…

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  • The Lingering Faith in Faith

    The Lingering Faith in Faith

    For sixty years, Gallup has asked about public attitudes toward faith, giving respondents a clear choice: “Do you believe that religion can answer all or most of today's problems, or that religion is largely old-fashioned and out of date?” In 1957, 82% expressed confidence in religious solutions, while only 11%…

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  • Demonizing, Dehumanizing the Opposition

    Demonizing, Dehumanizing the Opposition

    ​The context of the brutal assault in Alexandria, Virginia that wounded Congressman Steve Scalise sends an important public message: our elected representatives may wield enormous power but they're still ordinary Americans who enjoy getting up early on a bright Spring morning to practice for a charity baseball game. The crazed…

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  • If Trump Is ‘Liar-In-Chief,’ What of Obama’s Lies?

    After the congressional testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey, many Democrats, with notable exceptions, pulled back from the impeachment talk. MSNBC's Chris Matthews, one of the cheerleaders of the Donald Trump-must-go crowd, even said that Comey failed to make a case for obstruction of justice. “The big story has…

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  • Miraculous Victory, Unsettled Dispute

    Miraculous Victory, Unsettled Dispute

    Fifty years ago, the 19-year-old state of Israel won a miraculous, astonishing victory against larger, better equipped forces of Egypt, Syria and Jordan. The Soviet Union lavishly supported the Arab states, while Lyndon Johnson's America proclaimed strict neutrality as the Jewish state faced annihilation. Israel had to rely on Mirage…

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