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The Perfect Candidate #OnlyTrump

John P. Warren, It happens every four years when each party begins its search for its best standard-bearer. For Democrats, progressivism has been the only objective in recent decades, and we are no better for it. For factions within the GOP, on the other hand, perfection has become the enemy of success. Substance and superficiality

Independence in 1776; Dependence in 2014

Chris Edwards  Since the 1960s, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) has provided a list of all federal subsidy programs. That includes subsidies to individuals, businesses, nonprofit groups, and state and local governments. The CFDA includes subsidies for farmers, retirees, school lunches, rural utilities, the energy industry, rental housing, public broadcasting, job training, foreign

The Vaunted ‘Competence’ Of Barack Obama

Jeff Jacoby  As a candidate for president in 1988, Michael Dukakis famously proclaimed: “This election is not about ideology; it’s about competence.” It wasn’t a winning argument. Dukakis had run as the architect of the so-called “Massachusetts Miracle,” the state’s mid-1980s economic boom. But the miracle was turning into a fiscal meltdown, and as it

So just when did America start embracing communism?

Henry Shivley  The Communist Party for the United States of America is having their 30th annual convention June 12th through the 15th in Chicago, Illinois.    Barry Goldwater and Lyndon Johnson were both Democrats. Do you think that maybe the communists might have infiltrated this country?  30,000 Americans killed were in Korea fighting the spread of

The World Leader Who Didn’t Attend Churchill’s Funeral

David Stokes, Why did one of the most politically savvy leaders ever to occupy the White House—Lyndon Baines Johnson—decide not to attend the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965? And why didn’t he send his Vice President, Hubert Humphrey? Questions remain nearly 49 years later. Nearly 100 world leaders are now making their way to