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The dark side of compromise






Two of the biggest complaints I hear about Congress is either the lack of (what some would consider) compromise or, that special interest groups have undue influence on Congress. What many people don’t seem to realize is that the latter






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Judicial review is not the final say






I’ve recently been hearing a new battle cry from the liberal talking heads, arguing that the Republicans need to stop trying to get rid of Obamacare because the Supreme Court upheld it as constitutionally legal and therefore, the argument should






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Shutdown Drama






If you like political theater, the past week and a half has been a delight for you to follow.  We have witnessed a quasi-filibuster from Senator Cruz, Democrat intransigence especially in the Senate, Republican in-fighting, lots of name calling across






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An Evolving Definition of “Fairness”






For more than five years (counting the first campaign), we have heard to the point of making us nauseated, Barack Obama talk and lecture us about “fairness”. He has repeatedly told us what was “fair” in tax structure and payments;






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The Durbin inquisition






How does a conservative group know it is doing something right? It’s a pretty good clue when a heavy-handed leftist U.S. senator attempts to intimidate its supporters. Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, has sent a chilling letter to some






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No Exceptions, No Exemptions






Over the past several years we have witnessed a lot of debate about Obamacare since its passage. It has been the most controversial piece of legislation this country has seen in years. For those of us at The Harbour League






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The bias of educators






My former middle school social studies teacher is a very politically active retiree.  He gets heavily involved with the politics of the Democratic party in his state and he regularly posts Facebook statuses to express his political views. This was






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Egypt, Syria & Israel






Independence Day marked a major event in Israel’s history: A 65th Anniversary, a day of pomp, ceremony and remembrance. But it is also a day to take stock of Israel’s strategic position in the Middle East. Despite the relative calm,






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Terrorism We Encourage?






The two Boston bombers were born in Dagestan and despite their alleged grievance over the treatment of Chechens, never lived there. For law enforcement officials and counter-terror experts this radical view that inspired their heinous act is a conundrum. Even






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The Lady T, I Knew






It is unlikely the world will ever encounter a Margaret Thatcher again. Her courage, confidence in her views, power of persuasion are simply sui generis. I knew Margaret Thatcher, not well; yet well enough to form opinions. For several years






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