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Aug 21 2015

Trump Moons America, Has Wonderful Time

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By Roger Simon The Republican clown car lacks a designated driver. It careens around the country, carrying the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination. Seventeen people are trying to grab the wheel. But nobody has even a learner’s permit. When I was a teenager, “mooning” out car windows was popular. We would speed down Chicago’s …

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Aug 14 2015

THE ANSWER MAN: Rocking the Vote

This week, The Answer Man looks at voting in the United States. 1. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads in part, “The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves”? …

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Aug 07 2015

Voter ID Law Remains in Effect

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement on the ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Texas’ Voter ID law:   “Today’s ruling was a victory on the fundamental question of Texas’ right to protect the integrity of our elections and the state’s common sense Voter ID law …

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Aug 01 2015

Dealing with Donald Trump

By Star Parker A businessman once told me that in business, when things are not working, sometimes you have to “throw a brick through the window.” Sometimes shock is the only thing that will shake up an entrenched status quo. A brick smashing through glass might be the only thing that will get attention. Donald …

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Jul 31 2015

Trump and the High Priests of the Press

By Roger Simon Having decided that Donald Trump is unworthy of his popularity, the grandees of journalism are hard-pressed to explain why he is so popular. “It came slightly ahead of schedule,” The Wall Street Journal gleefully wrote last week, “but Donald Trump’s inevitable self-immolation arrived on the weekend when he assailed John McCain’s war …

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Jul 19 2015

The GOP Can Clear the Trump Dump

Froma Harrop You can count on Donald Trump to spark a conversation. Not necessarily an intelligent one but a conversation. His provocatively offensive anti-Mexican comments have energized a significant segment of the Republican right wing. Some polls now put Trump ahead of other contenders for the party’s presidential nomination. Everyone says these insults hurled at …

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Mar 30 2013

The plan to turn Medicare into 'We Don't Care'

Apparently, Rep. Paul Ryan missed the outcome of last November’s presidential election. Oh, wait — wasn’t he on the ballot in that election as Mitt Romney’s running mate? Well, yes, but less than five months later, the Wisconsin Republican seems to have forgotten that he and the Mittster were soundly rejected. Maybe the trauma of …

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