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Hillary Clinton Will Win Because She’s the True Conservative in the Race

Posted February 22nd, 2016 at 2:39 pm (UTC-4)
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A new order is coming, and there are no guarantees about what will come next, whether the new order will bring more liberty, equality, peace and prosperity, or less…. That is essentially Hillary Clinton’s argument against Bernie Sanders: Change is hard.

He’s Beatable

Posted February 12th, 2016 at 9:54 am (UTC-4)
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Choosing Donald Trump as the Republican party’s nominee would be a mistake. He lacks the character to be a trustworthy president and the convictions to be a conservative one.

Republicans Stress Threat of ISIS in Final Debate of 2015

Posted December 16th, 2015 at 4:52 pm (UTC-4)
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By Barbara Slavin Republican presidential candidates at their debate last night in Las Vegas focused on terrorism as a major threat to the American way of life. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was the most dramatic, accusing President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of “betraying” Americans through “weak” and “feckless” leadership. “People […]

Trump Confounds – and Angers – High-Profile Conservatives

Posted August 27th, 2015 at 2:01 pm (UTC-4)
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The drama from Donald Trump’s campaign continues, but instead of derailing the real estate mogul, it has only solidified his status as the clear front-runner in the race to win the party’s presidential nomination. Some Republicans are worrying that Trump, who has not only insulted Latinos with his controversial stance on immigration, but also threw a prominent Univision reporter out of a press conference, is ruining the Republican Party’s chance to claim the Oval Office.

Debate over Iran Nuke Deal Intensifies

Posted August 26th, 2015 at 2:12 pm (UTC-4)
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Both sides in the debate over the Iran nuclear deal are in full campaign mode, counting heads in Congress for the vote in mid-September, and making contingency plans. The hashtag #IranDeal is being used to promote arguments pro and con. The White House praised last week’s endorsement by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat from New York, who is Jewish. Deal opponents point to Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, who is also Jewish. Republicans are reportedly preparing legislation to sanction Iran if the deal is rejected by vote – or Obama invokes his right to veto.

American ‘Birthright’ Citizenship Re-examined

Posted August 24th, 2015 at 1:55 pm (UTC-4)
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“All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside… ” So reads a key clause in the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution. Republican presidential nominee contender Donald Trump has reignited a heated and emotional debate over so-called “birthright citizenship,” unleashing a new look at America’s immigration policy. The issue taps into what some say is the heart of what it means to be an American.

Iran Nuclear Deal: The Alternatives

Posted July 30th, 2015 at 2:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Ever since the US-led nuclear deal with Iran was announced, the Obama administration has answered critics by arguing there is no better alternative. Here we present the views of several columnists and their proposed alternatives to the landmark agreement, which still must be approved by the US Congress.