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The media: What difference does it make?

Stretching Oscar Wilde’s adage “I never put off til tomorrow what I can do the day after,” some in the mainstream media have finally started to Think Again about the Benghazi attack launched last year on the anniversary of 9/11… Continue reading

Coexistence Following the Gun and Immigration Debates

In his 1831 book celebrating America, Alexis de Tocqueville warned, “In democratic societies, there exists an urge to do something even when the goal is not precise, a sort of permanent fever that turns to innovations, … (which) are always… Continue reading

Political Correctness: Intolerance Masquerading as Tolerance

Last month, world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and up-from-nothing African-American idol Ben Carson expressed his contrarian opinion that marriage is between a man and a woman and that no group could change this millennia-old social institution. Appalled medical students at Johns Hopkins… Continue reading

Melanie Sturm on Why History Doesn’t Like Bullies

Considered a cancer-surviving “badass on a bike,” it turns out Lance Armstrong is just a badass — and a fraud.

Armstrong’s admission that he doped his way to seven Tour de France titles even prompted CBS News CEO Jeffrey Fager… Continue reading

In the Twilight Zone, it’s not the economy, stupid!

Beyond the realm of inconvenient truths, there’s a dimension to which Bill Clinton occasionally retreats. It’s a dimension of fertile imaginations, sound bites and mind games whose boundaries the gullible determine. In this wondrous land, tokes aren’t inhaled, sex with… Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren is Right! The System is Rigged

Mark Twain famously remarked, “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” So when U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, proclaimed that “the system is rigged” in her prime-time speech at the Democratic… Continue reading

Right Stuff Needed for Fiscal Moonshot

On Saturday, as Americans debated whether Lance Armstrong was a genuine hero after dropping his fight with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, another Armstrong — an indisputable American hero — died. Were Webster’s to pair Neil Armstrong with “hero” in its… Continue reading

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