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Thursday, July 26th, 2018 07:49:20

There’s A Long Way To Go Before Midterms

A few things to keep in mind as the midterms heat up. One: take with a grain of salt pontifications from pollsters, especially those who have misunderstood recent elections. Two: don't believe pundits' predictions more than three months out, especially....

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Thursday, July 19th, 2018 07:40:05

But What Does it Mean?

The political train wreck came Monday in Helsinki, Finland, at the joint news conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The final question came from Jonathan Lemire, of Associated Press, and Trump's answer resulted in bipartisan....

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Thursday, July 12th, 2018 07:27:23

Supreme Drama

President Trump's announcement this week that Brett Kavanaugh was his pick for U.S. Supreme Court justice was met immediately with protests from Democrats.

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Thursday, July 5th, 2018 09:49:32

Freedom and Responsibility

My father, Newt Gingrich, first ran for Congress 44 years ago in Georgia's then-rural 6th district. At that time, the district included the Atlanta airport and ran south to Griffin, west to the Alabama line and northwest past what are....

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018 09:48:30

Why Americanism is Important

"We want to make our children feel that the mere fact of being Americans makes them better off," Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, once stated. "This is not to blind us at all to our own....

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Thursday, June 21st, 2018 13:09:52

Real Action Trumps False Choice

Congress is addressing immigration. If done correctly, if they take real action, it could be a real boon to Republicans for the mid-term elections. If not done (or done poorly) it can be a real hinderance.

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Thursday, June 14th, 2018 13:09:16

Imagination and Enthusiasm

While most politicians think incrementally, President Donald Trump imagines historic events, and then enthusiastically pursues them. The meeting this week between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore was historic. If someone had proposed four....

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Thursday, June 7th, 2018 13:08:45

America First

In 1984, former lifelong Democrat Jeanne Kirkpatrick spoke at the Republican Convention in support of President Ronald Reagan's election to a second term. Her speech identified correctly the San Francisco-based Democratic party as all too willing to "blame America first."....

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Thursday, May 31st, 2018 13:08:13

Slow Down and Take a Breath

If you attempt to follow news, then good luck. In our current rapid-response, knee-jerk environment, it's hard to separate real facts from emotionally charged interpretations. There are several questions to ask when trying to figure out what is "news" --....

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 13:07:00

Your Mission: Learning to Live

Maggie, my first child, is graduating from high school and will be attending college next year. After having her with me for 18 years, I can't quite comprehend what life might be like with her away. But away she must....

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