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November 16, 2017

Killing the ObamaCare tax will make it easier to restore insurer subsidies. The House is poised to pass tax reform on Thursday, while Senate Republicans have fortified their draft to include a repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate. The latter is being denounced as an attempt to deny Americans health insurance, but Republicans can rebut this falsehood and achieve two policy…

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November 13, 2017

Killing the individual mandate can serve the cause of tax and health-care reform. Republicans in Congress are plowing ahead on tax reform, and one obstacle is the complexity of Senate budget rules that limit how much taxes can be cut. The good news is that for once Washington’s fiscal fictions could be deployed to improve policy by repealing ObamaCare’s individual…

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November 9, 2017
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Conservatives cheer and liberals jeer New York psychoanalyst Erica Komisar’s book on the science of early childhood development. Motherhood used to be as American as apple pie. Nowadays it can be as antagonistic as American politics. Ask Erica Komisar. Ms. Komisar, 53, is a Jewish psychoanalyst who lives and practices on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. If that biographical…

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November 7, 2017
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The United Nations is hosting its latest “climate change” meeting in Bonn, Germany, November 6-17. This 23rd Conference of the Parties of the UN Climate Change treaty is different than others I’ve attended since 1997 in Kyoto, Japan. The difference is that America’s President Trump is leading, rather than pandering and acquiescing to radical environmentalists as I’ve watched Presidents Clinton,…

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November 7, 2017

It is now deplorable to offer ‘thoughts and prayers’ for the First Baptist church families. Imagine you are a sane Democrat who recognizes that a big reason Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in November was that she alienated many members of the white working class. In the year since, you have been working on your fellow Democrats to change…

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October 31, 2017
95 Theses

by Eric Metaxas – Oct. 30, 2017 – Martin Luther wanted to coax theologians into a debate on indulgences—not reset Christianity. Martin Luther’s “95 Theses,” first published in 1517, now stored in the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin. Photo: Bridgeman Images This week the world celebrates the 500th anniversary of an event that never happened. Well, something did happen, and it altered the…

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October 13, 2017

President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order Thursday to initiate the unwinding of the Affordable Care Act, paving the way for sweeping changes to health-insurance regulations by instructing agencies to allow the sale of less-comprehensive health plans to expand. Mr. Trump, using his authority to accomplish some of what Republicans failed to achieve with their stalled congressional…

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October 11, 2017
graduation

More institutions are naming multiple valedictorians—or none at all Ryan Walters has loaded up on advanced classes, studied until the wee hours and composed possible graduation speeches in his head as the high-school junior worked to be valedictorian at Heritage High School in Wake Forest, N.C. But neither he nor any of his classmates will hold the title. The Wake…

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September 25, 2017
politization

Everybody loses in the Trump-NFL brawl over the national anthem. Healthy democracies have ample room for politics but leave a larger space for civil society and culture that unites more than divides. With the politicization of the National Football League and the national anthem, the Divided States of America are exhibiting a very unhealthy level of polarization and mistrust. The…

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September 13, 2017

Since it was introduced 10 years ago, the iPhone has been a great disrupter, heralding an end to everything from paper maps to small talk. Here’s a (slightly) tongue-in-cheek look at all the things this ubiquitous gadget has laid to waste. Source: Drew Jordan and A.J. Chavar, nytimes.com

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September 13, 2017
it movie

Hollywood got a much-needed jolt after a disappointing summer thanks to two letters: “It.” The adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel broke several box office records as it opened to a massive $117.2 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates. “It” more than doubled the prior highest September opening, $48.5 million for “Hotel Transylvania 2” in 2015,…

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