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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses Service Employees Union (SEIU) members at the union's 2016 International Convention in Detroit, Michigan, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Hidden Tax Hikes in Trade War Threat

Both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have broken with the 70-year consensus on free trade, with Trump threatening a 45 % tariff on imports from China, Mexico, and other countries on his enemies list. The problem is...

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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Eugene, Oregon, U.S., May 6, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo

The “Self-Funding Billionaire” Scam

  The “outsider” appeal of Donald Trump’s campaign has been based on two assertions he has repeated in every public appearance: that he’s a peerless entrepreneur worth more than $10 billion, and that he was funding his own...

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Keep Uncle Sam Out of Student Bathrooms

Of all Barack Obama’s reckless policy initiatives, none has shown more contempt for common sense and rule of law than the new bullying on transgender bathrooms. Department of Education “guidelines” threaten to cut off federal funds...

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Most Important Racial Gap Closing, Not Growing

Recent figures on life expectancy bring good news for all those who care about racial justice and equal opportunity. A hundred years ago white people averaged fifteen more years of life than black people in the United States – an...

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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after a campaign rally in Lynden, Washington, U.S., May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

How Trump Became an American Idol

To understand the Trump phenomenon, consider the world of reality TV where he first forged his bond with the public. THE APPRENTICE ran for 14 years, and at its height averaged 11,000,000 weekly viewers–the same number of voters...

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The Superhero Substitution

Comic book superheroes have come to dominate popular culture as never before: of the ten top opening weekends in Hollywood history, seven of them featured superheroes from Marvel or DC comics. Most recently, Iron Man and other luminaries...

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A man holds a button in support of Donald Trump at the Crete Civic Centre in Plattsburgh. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Brain Dead Nostalgia Could Doom GOP

Sinking approval ratings show Republicans losing touch with the public by peddling simple-minded nostalgia for the past.  A Pew Survey indicates 70% of “Conservative Republicans” agree that “compared with 50 years ago, life for...

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Startling Good News on Teen Births

A dramatic decline in the teen birth rate should encourage those who worry about young people producing kids before they’ve even finished high school. New numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics show teen births peaking in...

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks with rival Ted Cruz during a commercial break in the midst of the Republican presidential candidates debate sponsored by CNN at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The Cost of Bashing the GOP

Approval ratings for the Republican Party recently sank to their lowest levels in a quarter century. According to Pew Research Center, an appalling 62% of registered voters view the GOP unfavorably. This is not just because the American...

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