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February 14, 2017
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Dear anonymous sources, I must confess, you’re helping the mainstream media create some gripping and troubling content. I’m not sure which of your stories stands out the most. Is it the portrait you painted almost two weeks ago, of a president in his bathrobe compulsively watching the news? Yesterday’s story of a National Security Council in “turmoil,” filled with staffers…

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February 13, 2017
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Irrespective of how the Ninth Circuit rules in the case against President Trump’s immigration order, our sovereignty is gone. Overnight, our most sacred values, laws, and traditions related to national sovereignty have been stolen by the courts. In the ultimate display of what Justice Scalia dubbed “social transformation without representation,” the unelected courts are creating an affirmative right to immigrate,…

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February 10, 2017
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Over sixty percent of California voters went for Hillary Clinton — a margin of more than 4 million votes over Donald Trump. Since Clinton’s defeat, the state seems to have become unhinged over Trump’s unexpected election. “Calexit” supporters brag that they will have enough signatures to qualify for a ballot measure calling for California’s secession from the United States. Some…

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February 10, 2017
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Correction: A previous version of this post listed Home Shopping Network as dropping Ivanka Trump’s brand, but the network never sold her clothing line. Instead, they’ve sold Trump Home products. I regret the error. Earlier this week Nordstrom announced the retail giant will no longer sell Ivanka Trump brand products in stores, severing the previously held business relationship. Belk, Jet…

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February 10, 2017
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Because they are so rare — and I mean unicorn rare — positive bureaucratic experiences stand out in my mind. In 2001, I went into a driver’s-license office in Montgomery County, Pa., and was greeted by a middle-aged man wearing about 40 pieces of Masonic swag (I later learned he was a Catholic!) who asked me what brought me in….

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February 10, 2017
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The State Department has more than doubled the rate of refugees from Iraq, Syria and other suspect countries in the week since a federal judge’s reprieve, in what analysts said appears to be a push to admit as many people as possible before another court puts the program back on ice. A staggering 77 percent of the 1,100 refugees let…

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February 9, 2017
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The sobbing face of 8-year old José is seared into my memory. During my visit to a Catholic school classroom in Chalco, a poor community outside Mexico City, the teacher asked José to stand up and talk about his father.  His father had embarked upon a trek to enter the U.S. illegally to find work to feed his family. But…

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February 7, 2017
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Dear Mr. President and Mr. Vice-President, I write this letter as a supporter and advocate, not a critic or adversary. As someone who voted for you and who regularly calls on millions of Americans to pray for you. I also write this with the understanding that you have been elected to serve the American people as a whole and not…

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February 7, 2017
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Trump’s Best Asset May Be His Unhinged Opponents “We have never in living memory seen an electorate as fired up and angry and engaged as they are right now, Ben Wikler, Washington director of the left-wing group Moveon.org, told RealClearPolitics. The bad news for Democrats is that the fires of protest could burn so brightly that they alienate moderate voters…

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February 7, 2017
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ANALYSIS/OPINION: Anarchy takes many forms. There is street violence, like that at the University of California at Berkeley last Wednesday, a microcosm of the anti-Trump rioting all over the country. A mob protesting a planned speech by Breitbart writer and self-styled iconoclast Milo Yiannopoulos turned ugly as 1,500 gathered. Some were coaxed there by Occupy Oakland, whose website called for…

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February 6, 2017
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Iran’s continued missile testing on Saturday has given President Trump one more reason to tear up his predecessor’s deal with the regime in Tehran. After Iran’s Jan. 29 ballistic-missile launch, the Trump administration responded with new sanctions and tough talk. But these alone won’t have a material effect on Tehran or its decades-long effort to acquire deliverable nuclear weapons. The…

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