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Doing Your Part to Cultivate Civil Dialogue

Terry Paulson, In The National, Joseph Dana wrote: “Social media encourages aggressive discourse. The louder one is on Twitter, for example, the more followers and attention one receives. The more dramatic the update on Facebook, the more ‘likes’ it will get. Given the brevity of Twitter and its inherent commodification of discourse, deep discussion is discouraged. As such,

Why Democrats and Republicans are both wrong about Putin and Russia

Judith Miller, Douglas E. Schoen, No single foreign policy challenge is more contentious, or crucial, than getting Russia right. Under President Donald Trump, Republicans and Democrats have embraced diametrically opposing views on how to handle President Vladimir Putin. Both have it wrong. Throughout the campaign and the initial days of his presidency, Mr. Trump has

The inauguration is why I love America

Jane Hampton Cook, The inauguration is why I love America. Of all the presidential events, from election night to the State of the Union, from press conferences to state dinners, the inauguration is my favorite for one simple reason. More than any other moment, the inauguration is a picture of our Constitution, proof that we

The Nation of Islam Factor: Explaining the Islamic intransigence of the outgoing president

Lloyd Billingsley, In his January 10 farewell speech, President Obama cited “violent fanatics who claim to speak for Islam.” That was the only mention of Islam in the speech, and the outgoing president kept his record intact. For the past eight years, the most powerful man in the world has refused to connect Islam with

Why the past eight years happened, and what it all means, FakePrez.Con

Lloyd Billingsley, “I first came to Chicago when I was in my early 20s, still trying to figure out who I was,” President Obama told the nation on Tuesday. After eight years of his presidency, many others are still trying to figure out who, exactly, this guy is. His farewell address offered few clues but

Question: What’s a Good Question?

Debra J. Saunders,  What should reporters ask President-elect Donald Trump at his first post-election press conference scheduled for Jan. 11? The answer isn’t as simple as it may seem. Trump has not held a formal news conference for six months. He postponed until January the news conference promised for December. He refers to the press

Conservative Pundits Parody Hollywood’s Self-Important Political PSAs

Dear members of Congress, Videos featuring actors, singers, and social media influencers standing in front of a neutral background, gravely expressing their concerns have become ubiquitous. These videos use the repetition method to make a point, to make a point, to make a point. After Hollywood’s latest effort, the team at Town Hall couldn’t resist