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National Review compares Bernie Sanders to Nazis: Offensive and inaccurate

Commentators cannot seem to leave the memory of Nazi Germany alone. Nazi comparisons became especially heinous after the 2008 presidential election, when haters compared President Barack Obama to Hitler. After all, the narrative ran, both were “collectivist,” “charismatic” leaders who preyed on people’s fears to bring about impossible utopia. Climate change skeptic William Happer even…

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Why Donald Trump will not run as a third-party candidate

Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to bolt the Republican party and switch his Presidential “candidacy” to a third party. News media are taking this typically blustery Trump proclamation seriously. Commentators are speculating about the possibility of Trump disrupting the two-party system. And Democrats are fantasizing about how a third-party run by Trump could split the…

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Iran Nuclear Deal too complicated for TV commercials

A new CNN / ORC poll just revealed that the majority of Americans want Congress to reject the nuclear deal with Iran that the Obama Administration negotiated. This is a shift from April, 2015 when the majority favored approval of the deal. It might be farcical that the American people are asked their views on…

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What Donald Trump doesn’t know about the Mexican farm workers who make his 5-star dinner possible

Donald Trump’s sneers about Latino rapists, criminals, and druggies coming-to-harm-your-property-and-your-kids have real-life consequences. His all-too-familiar ethnic scapegoating intentionally obscures the truth about a community that’s made up for the most part of hard-working, well-intentioned, and law-abiding people just trying to support their families by working jobs that would otherwise go unfilled. For some, Trump is…

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Kiss Cam: The new social barometer

When do you know that a social trend has gained full traction in America? One way is to listen to the pronouncements of pundits, think-tankers, pollsters and professors. They’ll conduct sociological studies; they’ll sample public opinion; and they’ll make the case with statistics. And, in the aggregate, they’ll probably get it right. But if you…