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Country needs more than a boastful businessman

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Campaign 2012 | The business boast is a troubling theme in this election’s Republican presidential primaries: “I have run a business. A country is no different. So I can…

Today, we caucus

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Campaign 2016 | In America, ordinary people decide the political fate of really powerful people who want to be even more powerful. One would think we would end up with a lot…

What evangelicals get out of Donald Trump

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Campaign 2016 | The arena at Liberty University was packed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a large crowd. Attendance at convocation is required for students, but the…

Obama’s ‘better politics’

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Politics | In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed the “four freedoms.” President Barack Obama, in his final State of…

President Dangerfield

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Foreign Policy | “I tell ya … I don’t get no respect.” — Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (1921–2004) Barack Obama is our President Dangerfield. In world politics, he gets…

Arming the church

Arming the church

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Gun Rights | America’s in the heat of a gun fight. There is no chance that Congress will pass new gun control legislation this year, so President Obama is ready to…

A topsy-turvy 2015: The new politics of identity

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Sexuality | It’s a mad, mad, mad world and getting madder. Mark Twain once quipped, “Common sense is very uncommon,” and it’s less common today than ever before.

Predicting the next president

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Campaign 2016 | Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. Of course, predictions are easy to make. If you end up right, you can boast. If you’re wrong,

The Trump effect

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Campaign 2016 | American politics doesn’t seem to be making any sense this year. A blustery billionaire is leading the pack for the Republican presidential nomination and…

The blessing of terror-free routine

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Terrorism | Looking out the window of the morning commuter train as we pulled toward Jamaica Station in Queens, N.Y., I watched, as I often do, the streets slowly coming…

The refugee crisis conundrum

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Refugees | The refugee crisis in Europe and the proper American response to it is a conundrum. And anyone who suggests what we should do without recognizing the…

Take down of a liberal icon

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Higher Education | College and university campuses from Claremont McKenna on the West Coast to Yale in the Northeast are astir with protests over what some students feel is…

 
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