U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads a campaign rally at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa January 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Iowa Proves It: Dems More Divided Than GOP

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the Democrats are more ideologically divided than Republicans—and the Iowa Caucuses proved it. Entrance Polls showed Republican voters expressing near unanimous support for conservative principles: a full...

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Donald Trump arrives at the Republican caucus site at the 7 Flags Event Center in Clive, Iowa, February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg


The results of the Iowa Caucuses and the numbers provided in authoritative entrance polls suggest seven unexpected lessons from the Hawkeye State: Donald Trump will not run the table. After six months in which Trump dominated the...

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Manchester, Iowa January 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

“Idealism” Has Nothing To Do With It

In attempting to explain the enthusiasm of so many young voters for Bernie Sanders’ presidential candidacy, conventional commentary suggests that the 74-year-old Senator appeals powerfully to their “youthful idealism.” But what’s...

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Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) U.S. Senator Rand Paul, Governor Chris Christie, Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Marco Rubio, former Governor Jeb Bush and Governor John Kasich pose together onstage at the start of the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines, Iowa January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

Also-Rans Could Force Open Convention

Conventional wisdom insists that mainstream Republicans can stop Donald Trump’s relentless drive for the GOP nomination only if they coalesce around a single candidate and push less credible contenders to drop out. After Iowa’s...

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A placard with the name of Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump sits on a table at the RedState Gathering in Atlanta, Georgia August 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Tami Chappell   - RTX1NM9Q

Primary Victories Won’t Guarantee Nomination

On the eve of the first caucuses and primaries of the campaign season, Donald Trump’s popularity remains potent and impressive and he looks likely to win most, if not all, of the early contests. But if he does, he’ll still probably...

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Arctic Wolf Pack

Lesson from Nature: Do Better than Dogs

The New York Times recently reported on new research on the origin of dogs, with unexpected lessons about the vital connection between family values and self-reliance. Dogs are closely related to wolves – so close, in fact, that dogs and...

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Angry young business woman in glasses strong screaming with wild open mouth and holding head the hands. Toned closeup portrait

“Tidal Wave of Anger” May Be a Mirage

Conventional wisdom claims that current campaigns reflect the seething anger of the electorate and the misery of the populace. Yet polling data actually shows an overwhelming majority expressing satisfaction with their personal lives, even...

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