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Candidates and the Image of Reagan
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Candidates and the Image of Reagan

With the presidential election still a year away, Bill Kristol decided to throw in the towel.  “It seems clear that 2012 isn’t going to be another 1980,” Kristol lamented on the website of The Weekly Standard.  Neither the Republican

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A Kinder, Gentler Amnesty

By the time Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano confirmed the shift in policy, it was hardly a surprise.  In an August 18 letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and 21 other Democratic senators, Napolitano acknowledged that removing people from

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Glenn Beck, the Straight Dope

A few years ago, I was invited to appear on Glenn Beck’s television show.  We were scheduled to discuss the nonsecurity spending Congress had stuffed into the supplemental appropriations bill being used to pay for the Iraq war: money for

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Which Way for Rand Paul?

Of all the Republican successes in the midterm elections, perhaps none has the potential to be as consequential as the elevation of Rand Paul to the U.S. Senate from Kentucky.  Paul was the biggest and most genuine Tea Party triumph

The Tea Party: A Mixed Bag
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The Tea Party: A Mixed Bag

In January, when Republican Scott Brown was elected to fill the remainder of the late senator Edward M. Kennedy’s term, the activists who helped make it possible traced their political lineage back to the Boston Tea Party.  Jubilant supporters dubbed

Great Cooptations
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Great Cooptations

Two politicians get conservative fundraisers’ juices flowing like no others.  One, the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, was surely mourned as much by ambitious Richard Viguerie imitators as by teary-eyed, Camelot-addled liberals.  The other, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, they

Ubuntu!
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Ubuntu!

William Murchison gets right to the point in his eloquent account of mainline Protestantism’s near-terminal degeneration, written poignantly from an Anglican’s perspective:

Whenever traditional Christianity clashed with late-twentieth-century culture, the Episcopal Church normally weighed in on the side of the

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Kennedy Funeral(s)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver died less than two weeks before her brother Edward, beginning a month of tributes to the Catholic left’s first family that reached a crescendo when Senator Kennedy was laid to rest.  But there was a difference between

True—or New?
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True—or New?

“My opinion with respect to immigration is that, except of useful mechanics and some particular descriptions of men or professions, there is no need of encouragement . . . ”

—George Washington

“It’s not you, it’s me” has become a

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Kennedy Catholicism

The indifference of Catholic elected officials to Church teachings is so common that it rarely attracts attention, but there are occasional exceptions.  When at least five fervently pro-abortion politicians took Communion at papal Masses this April, from the hands of