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WASHINGTON - As Donald Trump approaches the 100-day marker of his first year in office, he has defined himself not as the Dealmaker in Chief but as The Backdown President. What a deliciously strange irony that until Monday night he set the stage … more
In a circle of folding chairs, arranged in a dingy library meeting room, some 32 senior citizens of the Upstate sat around trying to figure out what the heck was going on in James Baldwin's novel "Go Tell It on the Mountain." They were there for a … more
Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom. Let's take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today's environmentalists' predictions. In 1970, when Earth Day was conceived, the late George … more
WASHINGTON — In his first annual message to Congress, John Quincy Adams, among the most experienced and intellectually formidable presidents, warned leaders against giving the impression that … more
U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska, wrote a thoughtful article in Saturday's Wall Street Journal titled, "The Challenge of Our Disruptive Era: It is arguably the largest economic transformation in recorded history. Can our politics … more
WASHINGTON - The Facebook video of a homicide was surely inevitable. This isn't the same as saying that video murders soon will become all the rage, but it was more likely to happen eventually than not. Forget the suspected killer Steve … more
WASHINGTON — The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It’s not. Given that Pyongyang has had nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles for more than a decade, why the panic now? … more
I don't think Democratic Party leaders realize just how desperate their political situation is that they would bet their entire party's future and their own massive egos on winning a special election for a single Congressional seat. But outside … more
As a group, black Americans have made the greatest gains - over some of the highest hurdles and in a very short span of time - of any racial group in mankind's history. What's the evidence? If one totaled up the earnings of black Americans and … more
Generally speaking there are two fundamental types of critiques of the controversial Mr. Donald Trump: the honest analytical kind and the partisan political hack kind. It's too bad so many of the president's most loyal followers can't tell the … more
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