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January 3, 2023

Public Opinion is More Important than Ever - By Rasmussen Reports

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December 30, 2022

Politics Without Principle Will Devolve Into Chaos By Patrick Buchanan

  George Santos, a newly elected congressman from Long Island, New York, has been caught in a string of embarrassing lies about his background. He claimed to have received a degree from Baruch College in 2010; he didn't. He claimed to have worked for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup; he didn't. He claimed to own multiple properties; he doesn't. In fact, he lives with his sister and has previously been a "deadbeat tenant" who was sued for thousands of dollars in unpaid rent and bounced checks. (He says now that he never even paid the judgment. "I completely forgot about it.") 

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December 30, 2022

Are the FBI and Big Tech now the Fourth Branch of Government? By Brian C Joondeph

Recent revelations from the now weekly Twitter releases paint an ugly picture of the FBI, DOJ, CIA, and other government agencies. It seems the so-called “deep state” does indeed exist, wielding power far exceeding their mission, scope, and Constitutional authority.

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December 28, 2022

Charity, Better Than Government By John Stossel

It's the season for giving.

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December 27, 2022

Republicans Should Just Say No to Any Budget That Funds 87,000 New IRS Agents By Stephen Moore

One of the biggest promises by Republicans in the 2022 election season was that if they won a majority in the House, they would defund the $80 billion that Biden wants to hire 87,000 new IRS agents.

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December 23, 2022

How Do We Get Our Nation Back on Track? A Commentary By Patrick Buchanan

   Some thoughts about our country as Christmas and the new year approach.

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December 23, 2022

Three Big Surprises of 2022: Weakened Russia, Weakened China, Weakened American Economy By Michael Barone

 2022 was a year full of surprises. Important things didn't work out as many people had expected on just about every point on the political spectrum.

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December 21, 2022

Woke Comic Books By John Stossel

Did you know that Superman's son is bisexual? So is Batman's sidekick, Robin, and lots of other superheroes created by Marvel and DC Comics.

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December 20, 2022

Even Republicans Are All in on Washington's End-of-Year Spending Spree By Stephen Moore

The federal government is running annual $1 trillion to $2 trillion budget deficits, which is more than the entire gross domestic product of most nations. 

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December 16, 2022

Are the Silicon Valley Fraudsters Today's Robber Barons? By Michael Barone

Will Silicon Valley go down in history the way of the robber barons? There's been plenty of raw material in the headlines for a sharp downgrading of the San Francisco Bay area tech industry's reputation these last few weeks.

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December 16, 2022

Will There Be Any Presents Under America’s Christmas Tree This Year? By Brian C Joondeph

It has been a rough couple of years, first with COVID, then an economy pummeled by inflation and recession. Most Americans are hoping for a shiny present under the American Christmas tree this year. But will it be a lump of coal instead?

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December 15, 2022

The Electoral College in the 21st Century By Kyle Kondik

A brief history of a competitive era.

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— The United States is in an extremely competitive era of presidential elections.

— In the 6 elections this century, the popular vote margin has been less than 5 points in all but 1 of them.

— Many of the states have been consistent in their presidential voting since 2000, although there have been key shifts that have altered the roster of most competitive swing states.

— Relative to the nation, much of the West has become more Democratic over the past 2 decades, along with some other pockets of the country, while many states in the Northeast, Midwest, and Greater South have become more Republican.

— The most competitive states in 2020 may be the most competitive in 2024: Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in the Great Lakes region and Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and North Carolina in the Sun Belt.

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December 14, 2022

The Science of Happiness By John Stossel

Are you happy? Many people say they feel happier during the holidays.

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December 13, 2022

The Night the Lights Went Out in Europe By Stephen Moore

Politico Europe, a publication marinated in green politics, has named Russian President Vladimir Putin as one of its "power players of the year" -- for, in the publication's words, "advancing Europe's green agenda."

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December 9, 2022

The Downward Spiral of Disgraceful Misconduct By Michael Barone

When John Quincy Adams was informed by a committee that he was elected president by the House of Representatives, for the first and only time through the procedure set by the 12th Amendment of the Constitution, he responded in writing.  

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December 7, 2022

Black Guns Matter By John Stossel

We know about Black Lives Matter. My new video is about a group called Black Guns Matter.

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December 6, 2022

No, America Does Not Owe the World Climate 'Reparations' By Stephen Moore

I've made the case in previous columns that the climate change movement is mostly a climate change hustle.

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December 2, 2022

In a Winter of Discontent, Americans Vote for the Status Quo By Michael Barone

Are we living in an era of political contentment? Most Americans would answer that question with a bellowing "No!" But there's a case to be made that American voters, for all their negative talk, actually don't want a set of public policies markedly different from what we have today.
Note that that seems to be the practical result of the 2022 midterm elections last month. 

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December 1, 2022

The New Crossover Members of the House By Kyle Kondik

Republicans win majority by cutting deeper into hostile turf; number of split districts remains low historically.

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— Republicans won a slim House majority at least in part by winning more victories in districts that Joe Biden carried than Democrats did in districts carried by Donald Trump.

— There are currently slated to be 18 Republicans in Biden seats and just 5 Democrats in Trump seats.

— Democrats used to win more crossover districts, but Republicans have now won more in 6 of the last 7 elections as the overall number of crossover districts has generally declined.

— It is common for the opposition party in Congress to add to their roster of crossover districts in a midterm, and that’s exactly what happened in 2022, despite Republicans having a disappointing election overall.

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November 30, 2022

Bias, Envy and Hatred By John Stossel

   Today, big media has an agenda. Fox and most talk radio push right; most other media spin left.