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November 6, 2014

With so much at stake, millions of Americans still did not participate in the midterm elections this week. When the governing structure of our nation was put together, the Founders were excited about the prospect of a nation that placed the needs and desires of its citizens on a higher pedestal than those of the government itself. They also warned…

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November 6, 2014

Six measures the Republican Congress should pursue, even if they result in a string of vetoes. Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures concerning practical governance…

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November 5, 2014

As of just after midnight Tuesday night, Republicans had already gained a net seven Senate seats and control of the chamber, with Virginia likely going to a recount, Alaska pending, and a probable runoff win in Louisiana. Already it seems that they’ve gained at least a net of twelve House seats. Back in May, we felt there could be a…

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November 5, 2014

Voters handed control of the Senate to Republicans for the first time in eight years on Tuesday, putting the GOP in charge of Congress for the remainder of President Obama’s term. Republicans swept to victory in a string of contests across the country, retaining every one of the GOP-held seats up for grabs and picking up more than the six…

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November 4, 2014

WASHINGTON — The most expensive midterm campaign in American history stumbled into Election Day on Tuesday with voters’ interest at record lows and their divisions deep over what they want their government to do in President Obama’s final two years. Republicans entered the final hours confident they will gain at least six seats and take control of the Senate, but…

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November 4, 2014

According to our statistical election-forecasting machine, the Republicans have a moderate edge, with about a 70% chance of gaining a majority. For months, we’ve been tracking the probability of each party controlling the Senate after the 2014 elections. Here’s how the chances have changed over time.  Read more . . . Source: New York Times

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November 4, 2014

On the last day of the 2014 campaign, Democrats knew they were in trouble. Long ago, the party had given up hope of winning back the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections. By Monday, it had skipped ahead to winning the post-election blame game. “House Democrats have succeeded on every measure within our control,” the party’s House campaign committee announced preemptively…

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November 3, 2014

While many races remain close, it’s just getting harder and harder to envision a plausible path for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Ultimately, with just a few days to go before the election, the safe bet would be on Republicans eventually taking control of the upper chamber Read more . . . Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik…

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November 3, 2014

As voters head to the polls on Tuesday, they are more concerned with domestic issues such as the economy rather than fears over the Ebola virus or Islamic State (ISIS) terrorism, according to an NBC News/ Wall Street Journal Poll. Republicans are expected to gain seats in the House and Senate and likely take control of the Senate, and the…

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October 17, 2014

A few nights ago, a dialogue between best-selling evangelical author Joel C. Rosenberg and Orthodox Rabbi Shlomo Riskin took place in an Orthodox Synagogue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.I attended the dialogue and am convinced that it was a significant event! I have been a believer for forty-two years, I come from a traditional Jewish background, and I…

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October 16, 2014

Public Discourse recently published a very important essay titled “Breaking the Silence,” in which Janna Darnelle wrote with heartbreaking candor of what she and her children have suffered since her ex-husband abandoned their marriage, married another man under state law, and obtained joint custody of their children. When Darnelle’s essay was published, I had just finished reading Anthony Esolen’s new…

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