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Impotent Rage: French Fascism and Banning the Burkini

Recent news reports have exposed a troubling trend in France this week in which authorities have fined women wearing the “burkini,” a specially styled type of beachwear made to maintain Muslim modesty standards, and even forced the women to strip…

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Rue the Day, Sean Hannity

Cruz and Trump supporters are natural allies on the issues, but Cruz supporters are speaking out against Trump in particular because they believe that there is something wrong with Trump that the others just have not picked up on . . . . This is a warning that there is evidence that a dangerous person with beliefs that will potentially ruin America has been given the presumptive Republican nomination.

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“Mathematically Eliminated”

I wrote this post earlier today but had to run off to a meeting this afternoon before I could finalize it. I meant to publish it tonight. Given today’s events, some of the content is not necessarily applicable anymore, but…

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Obama, Boehner, and a Lot of Hot Air

Two top news stories today involved the bloviating of political has-beens at the expense of Republican presidential candidates. It’s hard to imagine a greater endorsement for Senator Cruz among those sick of Boehner’s selfish, crony-capitalist leadership than this.

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Senate Has No Duty to Hear SCOTUS Nominees

The nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court has spurred a new round of debate as to what “duty” each branch owes to the process. But what duty, if any, does the Senate owe the Constitution? Is this really the first time such an issue has come up?

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Trump’s Rise: The GOP Elite’s Failing

Donald Trump nearly swept the country in yesterday’s Super Tuesday primary votes. While Democrats will try to suggest that it somehow indicates that the average Republican voter is an extremist, racist, nutjob (more on that accusation in a future post), the…

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Fight Over Scalia’s Death Unconstitutionally Large

Today we mourn the loss of a great jurist whose dedication to the very foundations of the American Republic shaped the way our law is interpreted, taught, and carried out. Amid the mourning, however, a tremendous political battle is already brewing. The stakes are so incredibly high only because our government has been allowed to expand well beyond its intended role.

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Interesting Thought from Ted Cruz Today

Ted Cruz said something interesting on Mark Levin’s show today: Reagan got his revolution by going above Congress, directly to the American people. Cruz plans to do the same because that will put political pressure on Congress from their own…

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Iowa Caucus Cruz-es Beyond Ethanol

In a state where 47 percent of all corn goes into ethanol production for fuel, and the governor, Terry E. Branstad, has vociferously opposed Ted Cruz, publicly announcing that “[i]t would be a big mistake for Iowa to support him,” caucus voters have resisted the siren song of crony capitalism.

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A Better GOP Debate

The personal rift between Mr. Trump and debate moderator Megyn Kelly is just the latest in a string of incidents in which debate moderators have shown themselves to be anything but moderate. What’s more, the format of just about every single debate seems intended not to inform the American voter but to confuse candidates and viewers alike. This begs the question: Why are we leaving the shaping of each debate up to news networks and out of the control of either the Republican Party or the campaigns collectively?

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