2016 Presidential Campaign

TEXAS DEMOGRAPHIC WAKE-UP CALL: CONSERVATISM MUST SPREAD TO HISPANICS OR TEXAS COULD TURN BLUE

By Terri Hall February 15, 2017

texas-demographic While demographers claim Texas conservatives face a battle royal for the political future of the state, the GOP can be not only competitive but winners on issues important to many Hispanic voters. So, the sky is the limit, if Republicans … Continue reading

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES — NO, WAIT, IT’S A TALE OF TWO GALAXIES

By Sally Anne Jackson February 6, 2017

clip_image004 You asked me about my support of Trump. Everyone I know in New York City is appalled by President Trump. In the small town where I spend half my time, it’s the reverse. For them, the views of blue voters … Continue reading

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HOW GEORGE SOROS DESTROYED THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

By Daniel Greenfield January 23, 2017

george-soros-destroyed George Soros spent a fortune to turn a national party favorable to the left into an organization that has difficulty appealing to anyone not on the left. He wanted to control a country he did not understand. And, as the … Continue reading

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REAGAN-THATCHER IN THE AGE OF TRUMP: THE ORIGINS OF THE ANGLO-AMERICAN ALLIANCE

By Monica Morrill January 18, 2017

reagan-thatcher So, the Trump-May relationship begins on the cusp of greatness, and while many are not quite convinced that Theresa May is a true Conservative, this is a fresh start between both countries with a promising past. But much of the … Continue reading

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SANCTUARY CITIES POSE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO OUR USA

By John M. Snyder January 11, 2017

sanctuary-cities The infamous 2015 Kate Steinle killing by a five-time deported illegal alien from Mexico, one Francisco Sanchez, and the refusal of San Francisco authorities to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) led to the release of Sanchez and … Continue reading

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THE FUTURE OF POPULISM IS CONSERVATIVE, NOT LIBERAL

By William R. Hawkins January 5, 2017

Populism gives Trump the opportunity to save the Right from its lassitude. And to conjure up the worst nightmare for the Left, a revival of national unity and purpose; the fear of which has already sparked hate speech and flag-burning … Continue reading

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CLINTON INC.’S CHINA LEGACY, A WARNING TO TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY

By Monica Morrill December 12, 2016

clinton-inc Year of the Rat, sixteen years later, is still recommended to those who wish to understand how the Executive Branch under the Clintons and Gore through money, power and influence has historically exposed the Democrat political party, and allowed American … Continue reading

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2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN PROVES A PIVOTAL MOMENT

By John M. Snyder November 29, 2016

gun_control112916-e1481935975544 For about 50 years, the issue of firearms controls, and especially mandatory gun registration, has been critically important in American cultural and political debate.

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AMERICA’S SUCCESS STORY: FROM HAMILTON TO TRUMP

By William R. Hawkins November 28, 2016

success-story Donald Trump’s promise to “bring back jobs from overseas” (particularly from China) is perfectly in accord with the Hamiltonian approach, which in the 19th century became known as the American System. George Washington, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay and Abraham Lincoln were all ...

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TRUMP TAKE HEED: TOLL ROADS A FACTOR IN FLORIDA, NORTH CAROLINA, AND TEXAS ELECTIONS

By Terri Hall November 10, 2016

north-carolina Trump’s anti-free trade message resonated because it hurt the American worker. Tolls likewise, hurt the American working class — and hard. Considering these three must-win states for a Republican president just tossed incumbents over toll projects, we trust Mr. Trump … Continue reading

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THE OBAMA-ERA IS OVER

By Daniel Greenfield November 10, 2016

barack-obama >The Obama-era was permanent. It was making history. We were rushing through endless goal posts of social transformation. The military fell. Then the police fell. This was Obama’s America. And, there was no going back. A brief moment of foolishness that already appears odd and awkward. And then one day nostalgic. It wasn’t the future. It’s already past. Now it is history. The Obama-era ends not with a bang but with a whimper. With a national consensus that maybe he didn’t really matter so much after all.

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WHY POLISH AMERICANS SUPPORT TRUMP

By Maria Juczewska November 8, 2016

polish I would say that American Poles are painfully realistic because they have been through much more than the average American having been invaded from the East by the Soviet Union and from the West by Nazi Germany. Under Soviet occupation during the Cold War, many have seen much harder times. Accordingly, they decide to support the candidate who seems to be more down to earth with his rhetoric and – for all his faults – more patriotic. Because people of Polish descent know that when it comes to survival, only those who believe in America and American values stand the chance to protect them, also in the international arena

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WHY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY ENDORSED DONALD TRUMP

By RJ Galliano November 2, 2016

phyllis-schlafly Phyllis chose Mr. Trump because she knew he’d be a fighter — he has not disappointed.

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WILL HILLARY ACCEPT DEFEAT?

By Daniel Greenfield October 31, 2016

hillary When Democrats warn of voter disenfranchisement, the media backs them up. When Republicans complain about voter fraud, they are accused of voter suppression. When Democrats fight elections past the point that they’re lost, then they are courageous. But when Republicans do it, they are a threat to democracy. But democracy does not mean Democratic Party Rule. That’s just the mistake that the media makes.

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RUSSIA’S PRE-ELECTION, COLD WAR-ERA POSTURING IN AMERICA’S BACKYARD: CUBA-NICARAGUA-VENEZUELA

By Jaime Suchlicki October 31, 2016

cuba-nicaragua-venezuela It is ironic that the U.S. victory in forcing Soviet land based missiles out of Cuba in 1962, will now be reversed with Russian nuclear submarines in Cuban waters.

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THE CONSEQUENCES OF ABSENTEE ELECTION MONTH

By Jay O'Callaghan October 26, 2016

consequences Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton along with the national and state Democrat parties challenged the reform law “under the Voting Rights Act and argued it disproportionately affected minority voters. Republican backers argued it was needed to prevent voting fraud.” Even the usually liberal U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to overturn a decision by a lower court that upheld the new law.

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THE THIRD DEBATE – A WINDOW ON “MESSAGE DISCIPLINE”

By Gary Hoitsma October 25, 2016

message-discipline First Trump brought up the bombshell revelation – contained in a just-released undercover video – that Clinton-affiliated operatives actually paid and trained people (including homeless and mentally ill people) to attend the Trump rallies for the express purpose of provoking and inciting the very violence needed to create – out of whole cloth – the Clinton media-messaging narrative. Here was near-smoking-gun evidence that it happened, and that this dirty-trick tactic had been used to unfairly smear Trump and his supporters.

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JUNIPERO SERRA AND LA VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE ENDORSE TRUMP

By Javier Piedra October 24, 2016

junipero Mrs. Clinton’s agenda poses an existential threat to the Christian way of life. She identifies religion as a source of inequality and nastily insists that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” In other words, Catholics, Evangelicals and Baptists are modern versions of prehistoric troglodytes. She has effectively tossed Latinos into the “basket of deplorables” by calling all Hispanic-Americans a bunch of bungling nitwits open to manipulation.

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MOMENTS OF TRUTH: THE FREE SPEECH MOVEMENT OF 2016

By Monica Morrill October 19, 2016

the-free-speech The awareness of media enslavement is now infused within the consciousness of the American people. The treasure trove of truth is seemingly endless: the darkness of government, its bureaucracy, and its secret. WikiLeaks and other brave individuals have freed people from the enslavement of the so-called free press. WikiLeaks has reinforced the people’s right to know. Once the people know, the need to enforce self-governance and hold their United States representative Republic accountable is up to the citizenry.

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WIKILEAKS, JOHN PODESTA, HILLARY CLINTON, AND BLESSED POPE PAUL VI

By John M. Snyder October 18, 2016

wikileaks Holy Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we most humbly pray, and do you, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Divine Power … Continue reading

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CORRUPTION: WHY TRUMP WILL NO LONGER DEFEND RYAN

By William R. Hawkins October 17, 2016

corruption Trump has won the attention of the working class on the issues of trade and immigration. These issues are intertwined under the heading of “open borders” and are central to the division within the GOP. In short, Big Business wants … Continue reading

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THE SECOND DEBATE: TRUMP ESCAPES HIGH-TECH EXECUTION

By Gary Hoitsma October 13, 2016

second-debate But Clinton’s trump-card (so to speak) in the overall election, illustrated by the exquisite timing of the embarrassing tape story, is the Clinton campaign’s ruthless ability to exploit opposition research to distract media attention for maximum effect in the proverbial “October Surprise.” In this instance, Trump fought back with an unprecedented pre-debate press conference featuring several of the Bill Clinton scandal-women of yesteryear, to at least show that two can play that game.

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MEDIA BIAS MAKES HIM STRONGER

By Cliff Kincaid October 11, 2016

media-bias The path to victory for Trump consists of turning the tables on the media backers of Hillary Clinton. Such a strategy paid dividends on Sunday night. Going forward, Trump will have to add to his list of adversaries the cowardly Republicans who would rather please the media than expose corruption in the political process. The evidence indicates that he is prepared to run over them as well. Win or lose, Trump will emerge as the leader of a new Republican Party that no longer brown-noses the liberal media elites.

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DIGESTING THE PENCE-KAINE VP DEBATE

By Gary Hoitsma October 9, 2016

vp_109016 Kaine was clearly not playing to win for himself.  He was playing to damage Mr. Trump by spitting out as many of Clinton’s talking points as he could regardless of the responses and, in that, he was arguably somewhat successful. … Continue reading

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THE FIRST TRUMP-CLINTON DEBATE: A BRIEF ANALYSIS

By Gary Hoitsma October 3, 2016

first-trump-clinton-debate There were just a few moments of the debate that frame the more unconventional wisdom that Trump may have done better with many voters than some of the media smart people might suspect.

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TRUMP STILL REWRITING THE PLAYBOOK

By Andrew Thomas September 27, 2016

playbook Trump’s single best moment, arguably, was when he rubbed in the fact that millions of dollars of Clinton TV ads attacking him—ads unanswered, deliberately, by the frugal Trump campaign—had proven completely ineffective. In that single stroke, unrehearsed and devastatingly accurate, Trump reminded everyone how and why he earned his place on the world’s most exclusive stage.

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THE CUBAN-AMERICAN VOTE IN 2016

By Jose Azel September 26, 2016

cuban-american There is a lesson here for other minority communities throughout the United States, who are similarly taken for granted by the Democratic Party. As minority communities, they need to break the unwarranted stronghold of political parties on their vote, and make sure that their personal political ideas line up with the platforms of those they choose to support. The Cuban-American community has done it this electoral year.

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THE WAR ON NEIGHBORHOOD VOTING PRECINCTS

By Jay O'Callaghan September 14, 2016

neighborhood By removing voting from a local neighborhood precinct where voting can easily be observed by friends and neighbors, as well as poll watchers, vote centers open the door to vote fraud. They are also dependent on computer connected voting poll … Continue reading

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CAN THE TRUMP REVOLUTION SAVE AMERICA?

By Cliff Kincaid September 13, 2016

trump-revolution The stakes are high. Regardless of what happens on November 8, the Trump movement will continue. Even if Mrs. Clinton wins the presidency and Democrats make gains in Congress, I don’t foresee Americans slinking away and giving up on the issues that Trump has emphasized. Whether Trump turns around his campaign or not, his movement is real and determined to fight for American sovereignty, free enterprise capitalism, and educational reform.

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TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OUT OF THE ALT-RIGHT

By Tom Pauken September 12, 2016

alt-right “It’s not a coherent intellectual movement, but simply a refuge from the endless assault on ordinary people, who see their traditions, their customs, their ancestors, and their progeny being ground up in the meat grinder of technocratic managerialism. The alt-right … Continue reading

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A LAME DUCK: MASCOT OF A FAILED, CORRUPT CONGRESS

By William R. Hawkins September 12, 2016

111 Obama has said that he intends to push the TPP in the lame-duck session of Congress. There is no better tactic for subverting democracy than the lame duck session. And the transnational corporate lobbyists are pushing hard for one! A few days wedged between Thanksgiving and Christmas, when the average citizen is tired of politics and looking forward to some holiday cheer – and naive thoughts of a better world, is just what the Establishment needs to get its way.

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DOES HILLARY HATE WHITE PEOPLE

By Cliff Kincaid September 7, 2016

Hillary What the liberal media are afraid of is that Trump is appealing to white voters who are tired of politicians bending over backwards to appeal to minority voters at the expense of whites. It is perfectly fine, from the liberal media’s point of view, to appeal to blacks and other minorities. But whites are off-limits. Hence, to even speak of a “white identity” makes one a racist or a nationalist. This is complete nonsense, especially from a media that doesn’t even use the accurate phrase “illegal aliens” anymore.

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BEHIND THE STORY OF “MR. BREXIT” ON THE TRUMP TRAIN

By John Gizzi September 6, 2016

Mr. Brexit While the Donald declared they would be “friends for life,” Farage stopped short of actually endorsing Trump, saying it was not proper for a British citizen to tell American voters what to do—a not-so-subtle slap at President Obama for urging British voters to support “Remain” in the Brexit referendum.

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HOW AMERICA’S POLYGAMY BAN BLOCKED MUSLIM IMMIGRATION

By Daniel Greenfield August 31, 2016

Under modern presidents, Roosevelt did not view Islam as a force for good. Instead, he had described Muslims as “enemies of civilization,” writing that, “The civilization of Europe, America and Australia exists today at all only because of the victories … Continue reading

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GARY JOHNSON’S SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT

By Daniel Greenfield August 24, 2016

The only possible successful outcome of a Johnson campaign is President Hillary Clinton. Johnson is clearly comfortable with that. If he has 70 or 73 or 75 percent in common with Bernie Sanders, how much does he have in common with Hillary Clinton?

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HISPANIC VOTERS AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT

By Jose Azel August 22, 2016

In the Hispanic electorate, if we peel off most dogmatic arguments against free markets, an intellectual discomfort with freedom itself becomes obvious. This discomfort is what the preference for bigger government reveals. The Hispanic intellectual uneasiness with freedom is dismaying, because freedom is the only enduring foundation for improving the human condition.

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PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN’S USE OF HUMOR

By Stephen R. Bowers August 17, 2016

Reagan could tell a good joke and recount an amusing anecdote. However, more importantly, it showed that he understood the value of restraint and that he could disagree without impugning the character of his political opponents. A lighthearted response had greater impact than a strident or bitter denunciation of an adversary. Reagan sought and achieved political victories without indulging in the politics of personal destruction. He did not see his rivals as enemies but as components of a free political system in which debate and disagreements are inevitable.

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THE “NEW PROLETARIAT” – MELANIA TRUMP AND LEFT-WING HYPOCRISY ON IMMIGRATION

By Pawel Piotr Styrna August 15, 2016

Since the mid-nineteenth century, Marxists have attempted to use the workers - the “proletariat” - and take advantage of their grievances to seize power. As time went by, however, workers increasingly rejected class warfare, prompting the embittered neo-Marxist left to seek new ersatz “proletariats” (such as immigrants and other minorities).

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REFUGEE OVERLOAD: CREATING ‘GHETTOS’ IN RURAL TEXAS

By Terri Hall August 10, 2016

When ‘pockets of resistance’ arise in these rural towns, the federal government dispatches yet more contractors who produce propaganda films and entire assimilation public relations programs to force compliance, if not silence in communities that resist. Meanwhile, states like Texas, … Continue reading

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PUSILLANIMOUS CATHOLIC PRELATES

By John M. Snyder August 8, 2016

The Pope’s fellow bishops here in the United States also buy into the “politically correct” notion of gun control. One possible reason Catholic prelates support the United Nations unrealistic small arms trade limitation is that Catholic authorities are enamored of the concept of the state according to some medieval political philosophy. This posited the state as an entity with certain duties, rights and responsibilities and considered individuals neatly situated within that framework. The state, however, is the greatest mass-murderer in history. The experience of victims under tyrannies in Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, Communist China and other states clearly demonstrates this.

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DNC: THE NEOCONS COME HOME BEHIND THE DEMOCRATS’ HAWKISH PLATFORM

By John Gizzi August 1, 2016

Some Republicans are not unhappy to see them go. As Tom Pauken, former Republican State chairman of Texas, a backer of the non-interventionist view of the GOP, put it, “Let them go back to the party from whence they came.”

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CLINTON STILL USING FREE TRADE RHETORIC

By William R. Hawkins July 25, 2016

Beijing kicked its trade offensive into high gear while Bill Clinton was in the White House, but looking the other way. And, while Hillary Clinton has been pushed into spinning some of her views during the current campaign, it does not seem that she has truly broken with the past to devise new policies to deal with the economic rivalries that have done so much damage to the U.S. economy and now jeopardizes national security as well.

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IS TED CRUZ REAGAN?

By Mitchell Baxter July 24, 2016

Cruz may not be Reagan, but what we need at this moment of looming authoritarianism from both parties’ candidates is not Reagan, but Cato, willing to face the cheering mobs and stand for the republic and the Constitution. If Cruz committed political suicide, then he joins Cato as a patriot who gave himself to the republic, for the cause of liberty, not the cause of one man eager to put himself above the laws.

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GOP FOREIGN POLICY PLATFORM: “BACK TO THE FUTURE”

By John Gizzi July 24, 2016

“The way in which party platforms are written is very, very ambiguous. I respect Pat Buchanan’s position, but the world is changing. Trotsky once said, ‘you may not like war, but war likes you.’ It is a very difficult and dangerous world and no platform today can determine what a President will face in the future and how he must respond.” – Herb London, president of the London Center for Policy Research

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RNC DAY FOUR: DONALD TRUMP “I’M WITH YOU”

By Monica Morrill July 24, 2016

The enthusiasm in the room was galvanizing and it was an ideal discourse to prepare for the RNC finale with unforgettable orations by Reverend Dr. Steve Bailey, Tom Barrack, Ivanka Trump, and Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President of the United States. Their full speeches speak for themselves – Donald Trump is with you, Donald Trump is with American greatness, and Donald Trump is with the movement to take back the White House.

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TED CRUZ IS NO RONALD REAGAN

By RJ Galliano July 22, 2016

Ronald Reagan challenged President Gerald Ford for the 1976 presidential nomination. Having lost in a close contest, Reagan was asked to address the GOP convention in Kansas City. Reagan endorsed Ford and his remarks at the Republican convention in Kemper Arena were gracious, positive and forward looking – a sharp contrast to Cruz’s defiant remarks at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland Wednesday night.

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RNC DAY THREE: “WE LIKE MIKE”

By Monica Morrill July 21, 2016

Most already know that Cruz received boos, and Hillary “Lock her up!” chants resounded throughout the Quicken Loans Arena, but contrast that with the cheers of “I like Mike” by the Delegates representing the people at the RNC. This is just the start of the work ahead for Americans; no one said a Republican Renaissance would be easy.

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RNC DAY TWO: A REPUBLICAN RENAISSANCE

By Monica Morrill July 20, 2016

As our constitutional liberties hang by tattered threads, the Republican Party or the GOP, will now be known as the Grand Opportunity Party for a Stronger America. Life-long to newly converted Republicans have woven a tapestry that has extended the political boundaries at a frontiersman’s pace, revisiting old ideas that worked, while exploring new ideas and perspectives.

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RNC DAY ONE: ALL LIVES MATTER

By Monica Morrill July 19, 2016

Faith and family were the core themes in the first day of the Convention, and the importance that all lives really do matter to people who are a part of the Republican Party, even those of the unborn.

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HOW CONSERVATIVE IS TRUMP?

By Stephen R. Bowers June 20, 2016

The 2016 presidential election is likely to be the most consequential of the century. Its outcome will likely govern the selection three Supreme Court appointments as well as numerous other federal judgeships, it will determine whether or not our national sovereignty continues to be stripped away and if the federal bureaucracy will intensify its vilification of conservatives and Christians. In fact, it will affect our ability to have free elections decided by legitimately cast votes of U.S. citizens. In short, it is so consequential that a failure to participate is simply not conservative.

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EDUCATION AGENDA FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT – UNDOING THE DAMAGE OF THE OBAMA REGIME: DISPROPORTIONATE DISCIPLINE

By Mary Grabar June 1, 2016

Certain students see themselves as “untouchable.” Oklahoma City Schools and other school districts forced to adopt the Department of Education’s “steps of action” can expect similar outcomes. As others have pointed out, all students, including minority students, are harmed when criminals and criminals-in-the-making are allowed to control our schools. One civics lesson students need to learn is that under our system of justice, the punishment fits the crime, not the race. That should be the policy of the next administration. The next attorney general should lift the diktats and restore justice in our schools.

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REPUBLICAN PRIMARY LESSON: IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU

By Mary Grabar May 16, 2016

The existential threat to America today is not communism but colonization by illegal aliens and Muslim “refugees.” Political correctness subverts our First Amendment rights and shuts down even discussions about the threats to the middle class.

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THE PHARISEES OF OUR TIME VS. THE BLUE COLLAR BILLIONAIRE

By John M. Snyder May 3, 2016

Some lay Catholics and priests may object to Trump’s personal life-style as a younger man. Let them remember we’re choosing a president, not a pope. Let them remember, too, especially in this Vatican-proclaimed Year of Mercy, that Our Lord is a merciful God.

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COLLABORATORS: UNDERSTANDING TRUMP’S REBELLION

By Andrew Thomas May 2, 2016

Is Trump a true conservative convert in the tradition of Reagan? Time and elections will tell. What is clear is that, in the words of one disgusted conservative, voting for Trump is a “Hail Mary” pass many conservatives are quite willing to make given the lateness of the hour. Meanwhile, the usual alliance of liberal activists and collaborator attorneys and powerbrokers already is talking of impeaching Trump should he be elected president. This should surprise nobody, especially those who must daily wage guerrilla battles simply to preserve the right to remain a conservative.

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TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH: DID HE JUMP INTO BED WITH PUTIN?

By Cliff Kincaid April 29, 2016

Despite the media buildup for the speech, it’s clear that on the matter of the US-Russian relationship Trump doesn’t represent a real change from the policies of the Obama/Hillary administration. A contest between Hillary and The Donald means the Russians emerge as the winners—no matter who wins. Another Russian reset is in the cards, compounding the American weakness that Trump says he wants to do something about.

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TRUMP VERSUS A BI-PARTISAN LIBERAL ESTABLISHMENT: THE TRADE-IMMIGRATION CONNECTION

By William R. Hawkins April 25, 2016

The Boston Globe adheres to the liberal ideology, even as it is critical of Big Business in other regards. It rejects Trump as a xenophobe because he wants to “make America great again” by protecting the economic interests of its citizens first. The left-wing newspaper thus promotes House Speaker Paul Ryan as its favorite for the Republican nomination, as he is known to favor both free trade and mass immigration in the classical liberal fashion. Thus is formed a bi-partisan Establishment without any ideological “borders” between them – but also without any political support beyond corporate boardrooms, faculty lounges and a few surreal publications.

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AT THE DONALD TRUMP RALLY: “LET’S TALK ABOUT ROCHESTER”

By Mary Grabar April 14, 2016

When Trump mentioned Bausch & Lomb and Kodak, I was reminded about seeing the adults in the neighborhood leave early in the mornings and come home from these workplaces, as well as factories like Bond’s, Hickey-Freeman, and Rochester Products. Most of these have either closed or downsized; workers in foreign countries now do the jobs my parents and relatives did. The neighborhood I grew up in began its downward slide with the 1964 riots. With the loss of manufacturing jobs, working class families fled not only the neighborhoods but Rochester itself. In my old “14621” neighborhood, the modest houses with neatly kept yards now feature trash and boarded-up windows.

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TRUMP AFFIRMS HIS SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL

By Mitchell Baxter March 22, 2016

The larger question is whether Donald Trump accomplished what he intended. Will he draw a majority of the Jewish vote? Probably not, but based on the applause at the Verizon sports arena, even if he only moved the bar among a wider audience from “Trump is the worst ever” to “Trump isn’t as bad as feared,” he’ll have overcome significant resistance, as he moves toward the Republican nomination. A few more points in each upcoming primary can tip the balance in his favor. Some of his statements will increase Leftist opposition, but the more-strident the protests, the more support Trump gains.

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WERE MUSLIM VOTERS BEHIND SANDERS’ SURPRISING UPSET IN MICHIGAN?

By Jay O'Callaghan March 22, 2016

One key fact observers overlooked is that Sanders definitely won the Michigan primary when you add over 100,000 Muslims from other races to Arab-Americans (which are still defined as white by the Census Bureau). The Arab-American Institute and other Arab-American organizations are supporting the Census Bureau’s effort to add a separate Middle East and North African (MENA) racial category to the upcoming 2020 Census. Arab-Americans are now counted as an ancestry under the white racial category, which the Institute believes lowers their numbers. Besides increasing the numbers of Arab-Americans that will help provide more funding for political groups like the Institute, the MENA category will also assist in greater Arab voter mobilization by ensuring the availability of foreign language ballots and translation services at polling places for the first time.

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WHERE IS CHINA IN THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN?

By William R. Hawkins March 15, 2016

The public needs to understand the larger strategic context of the 2016 presidential campaign, but is not getting enough information on the stump about the most important duty of the next president; keeping the United States the preeminent power in the world system as China (and Russia) mount new challenges.

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FACING A CRUCIAL ELECTION YEAR: WILL TRADITIONAL VALUES SURVIVE?

By Nicholas Dima February 29, 2016

America of anno domini 2016, a year of crucial elections, is at a historic crossroad. The society at large and its political leaders are divided and polarized as never before. Will the upcoming presidential election be an attempt at returning to traditional values, or a fall into the socialist abyss guarded by the left’s dogma of political correctness ending forever Reverend Franklin Graham’s American dream? The day of reckoning is upon us.

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HEIDI CRUZ, THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, AND ‘BUILDING A NORTH AMERICAN (UNION) COMMUNITY’

By RJ Galliano February 27, 2016

Some of Ted Cruz’s primary opponents for Senate brought up ‘Building a North American Community’ (BNAC) in 2012, and Cruz responded that the criticisms were a distraction because “this race isn’t about the CFR.” Yet, as Donald Trump has brought issues involving immigration and trade to the forefront of national debate, national sovereignty has become a key issue in the 2016 race. Trump’s advisor Stephen Miller said that the race ultimately boiled down to “nation-state versus globalism.” By lending her name to one of the most pernicious attempts to undermine our American sovereignty, Heidi Cruz stood firmly on the side of globalism. The BNAC blueprint remains. It raises the question, “Would a President Cruz embrace the Council on Foreign Relations’ North American Community?”

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TO UNDERSTAND TRUMP, YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND NEW YORK

By Daniel Greenfield February 24, 2016

The D.C. establishment has been widely rejected in both parties. Disgust and hatred for the establishment has tainted the Capital. Political power centers around cities. We may well be looking at a national election defined by three insurgent New York candidates, Trump, Sanders and Bloomberg.

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DETHRONING THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT

By John M. Snyder February 23, 2016

2bdonald According to a recent report issued by the Pew Research Center, the American middle class is shrinking, even vanishing. This is a critical, dangerous development. “For decades,” notes CNN, “the middle class had been the core of the country. A … Continue reading

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BEING ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT SHOULD NOT BRING CHAOS

By William R. Hawkins February 22, 2016

The proper counter to socialism and corruption is nationalism. It is the only broad and deep concept of society that can uphold conservative values and channel the creative energy of capitalism to the common good. It is also the only ideology that can rebuild the Reagan coalition and widen the base of the Republican Party by bringing back the hard-working Americans the “country club” party has alienated. It is ironic that a billionaire with global business interests is the one who has taken up the nationalist banner with his Reaganite pledge to “make America great again.”

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RUBIO’S TEA PARTY TREASON ON IMMIGRATION

By Mary Grabar February 16, 2016

According to Jack Oliver, legislative director of Floridians for Immigration Enforcement, Senate Bill 744 would have given work permits and legalization to over 11 million illegal aliens, doubled authorized immigration to 22 million over the next decade, and added millions to welfare and entitlement rolls. Oliver called it “amnesty first and a promise for enforcement later.” He contended that the bill never would have gotten through the Senate without Rubio acting as the immigrant “poster child” of the sponsoring “Gang of Eight.” The immigration bill would change demographics forever, with Democrats fast-tracking the newly legalized immigrants to citizenship and voting rolls.

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MEDIA REPRESSION ON THE QUESTION OF WHAT IS A “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN”?

By Monica Morrill February 15, 2016

Very clearly there is a distinction between a “natural born Citizen” and a naturalized citizen—they are not the same. Consistently, the notion of natural born Citizens implied that both parents would need to be citizens of the same country in order for their child to inherit the citizenship through natural law. More importantly, the father, leading the wife’s citizenship and identity meant that their child would perpetuate the loyalties and identity of the model citizen to uphold the Republic envisioned by the constitutional Framers.

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CONSERVATISM ISN’T DEAD

By Daniel Greenfield January 27, 2016

green1_012716 A small government, hard power, anti-crime, nationalist and traditionalist conservatism can succeed. It has succeeded in this election, insofar as the leading candidates have adopted it, with varying degrees of sincerity. If conservatism is to be relevant, it is going … Continue reading

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WRITING ON THE WALL FOR THE GOP? PART II: A POST-GOP FUTURE?

By Andrew Thomas January 26, 2016

Principled conservatives such as Franklin Graham are acknowledging that increasingly, they have more chance of success outside the Republican Party than inside. GOP leaders by and large do not respect them. So, increasingly, they are leaving and taking their chances elsewhere. Their ranks grow every day.

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CAN THE CENSUS BUREAU SURVIVE A NOVEMBER ELECTION SURPRISE?

By Jay O'Callaghan January 20, 2016

It is very troubling that according to Crudele, “more than a hundred data-gathering computers were missing from the Philadelphia region of Census the month before the last Presidential election. Some were supervisors’ computers that could have easily been used to change economic results, including the unemployment rate. Census has refused to explain how the computers went missing.”

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WRITING ON THE WALL FOR THE GOP? PART I: A SLOW TRAIN COMING

By Andrew Thomas January 19, 2016

For decades, Republican Party leaders have given lip service to social issues such as abortion and marriage. This inaction has allowed a militant, secular left to overrun the nation’s main centers of power. Unchallenged liberal court rulings, in particular, have remade America into what U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has called “a country I do not recognize.” Should evangelicals and conservative Catholics finally throw up their hands, after years of being herded into the back of the GOP bus and ignored, and bolt, the Republican Party will not survive.

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CONSERVATIVES SHOULD BACK TRUMP

By John M. Snyder January 18, 2016

Corporate executives and their supporters in the media and in Republican as well as Democratic political circles are riding the bandwagon that increases short term profits as it cuts into the middle class. The Trump campaign is cannon shot fired at that bandwagon. Conservatives should stop kidding themselves, get off that bandwagon, and load up with the Trump campaign to make America great again.

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TRUMP AND 9/11: SEEN OR UNSEEN, THERE ARE THOSE WHO WANT TO SEE AMERICA FALL

By William R. Hawkins December 8, 2015

Trump’s memory may well be wrong on details of what he saw or heard on television news reports over 14 years ago. That is the flaw in Trump’s extemporaneous style. But his larger point, that there are among us people who hate America and want to see it fall, is indisputably true and should remind us to be on our guard at all times against their actions and influence.

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ELECTION 2016: THE BATTLE FOR THE RIGHT LANE

By Andrew Thomas November 17, 2015

cleveland_111615 Looming over this entire process is an electoral reality that has the potential to shatter remaining conservative confidence in the Republican nominating process. The Republican National Committee’s delegate allocation process is, if not rigged, demonstrably skewed to favor more moderate establishment candidates. Over a third of the delegates to the GOP convention next year will be awarded “based on the results at the congressional district level.” Three delegates are apportioned for each congressional district—including those in deep-blue pockets of the country that favor more moderate candidates.

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HOW ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS GIVE DEMOCRATS THE EDGE IN CLOSE ELECTIONS

By Jay O'Callaghan November 10, 2015

map_111015 If the criteria of citizen-only population is used from the last census, these changes would cost Democrats four electoral votes as well as possibly four U.S. House seats. As Steinhorn points out “U.S. elections have been decided by far narrower margins. One electoral vote decided the 1876 presidential election. A swing of three electoral votes in 2000 would have elected Al Gore… Though they can’t cast an actual ballot, we effectively allow noncitizens to have an indirect, and possibly decisive, say in choosing the President.”

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TED CRUZ: THE “RIGHT” MAN TO WATCH

By Gary Hoitsma November 2, 2015

cruzbook_110215 In these early stages of the fight for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, it  appears that the outsider anti-establishment candidates are striking a chord with rank-and-file GOP voters.  But will one of them have the strength to prevail in the … Continue reading

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TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN SLOGAN — “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” — REFLECTS RISE IN NATIONAL SENTIMENT

By William R. Hawkins October 5, 2015

trump_100515 It is often said that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged. The turn to the Right in America started with a backlash against the disastrous ideas, both social and economic, that came out of the 1960s and reached fruition with the “stagflation” and anarchy of President Jimmy Carter. A new generation has suffered through the painfully slow half-recovery under President Barack Obama. Thus, both the libertarian and democratic-socialist models have failed. This leaves only a genuine conservative model to save the day, if it can find a champion.

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THE RAND PAUL TAX PLAN: A DETOUR FROM THE ROAD TO REAL TAX REFORM

By James K Jeanblanc September 22, 2015

paul_092215 To really “start over,” the Rand Paul Tax Plan must “blow up” the universal requirement that taxpayers must file with the IRS a personal return reporting all their income and paying the tax as a personal tax. And, it must “blow up” the misguided design of the present system for people and income to be taxed differently. These two pillars – the universal filing requirement and the misguided design – are the source of the income-tax mess today. And, so long as they are viewed as off-the-table for any tax reform, they stand as mountains blocking the road to real tax reform.

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CLUB FOR GROWTH (IN CHINA) ATTACKS TRUMP

By William R. Hawkins September 22, 2015

Trump should welcome the attack by the Club for Growth (in China), as it exposes the group’s anti-American platform in perfect contrast to Trump’s posture as a “patriotic businessman;” a notion alien to the Club’s liberal philosophy which holds national loyalty to be outdated and irrelevant to the conduct of “globalization” and transnational corporatism.

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HUCKABEE HUCKSTERISM ON COMMON CORE?

By Mary Grabar September 10, 2015

huck_090115 The authors of Common Core Report: Grading the 2016 GOP Candidates (by American Principles in Action and Cornerstone Policy Research Action) write that Huckabee’s “rebrand advice to the owners and supporters gut-stabbed the national grassroots movement right when it was gaining traction.” Rebranding, or renaming, the Common Core standards, while making superficial changes, has been a favorite strategy of politicians and bureaucrats trying to fool voters and legislators who really are trying to kill Common Core in their states.

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THE TRUMP PHENOMENON

By Andrew Thomas September 10, 2015

cheerleader_090115 The problem for candidates such as Trump, who is relying heavily on very conservative support, comes once the field narrows. After the campaign becomes a one-on-one race, the GOP establishment and liberal media join forces with the supermajority of somewhat conservative and moderate GOP voters to ensure the more moderate candidate wins. It is here where Trump may hit a wall, as have many before him.

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EXPERIENCE SHOWS THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN “INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION”

By Jay O'Callaghan July 29, 2015

The Democrats six seat edge in 2012 was largely due to its five seat gain in the nine states with appointed commissions (which controlled 99 U.S. House seats) and its seven seat gain in the nine states, where the courts intervened and drew the map for 120 U.S. House seats. This means that in 2012, for maybe the first time in U.S. history, appointed rather than elected officials decided the boundaries of a majority of (219) U.S. House districts.

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TEXAS TOLL ROADS, HIGH SPEED RAIL AND PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS

By Terri Hall July 6, 2015

The Texas economy, called the ‘Texas miracle’ by politicians’ PR machine, cannot continue when many commuters are now facing $200-$400 monthly toll bills. The cost is so punitive, most Texans are being priced off the toll roads, which means they’re stuck in gridlock with longer and longer commutes, diminishing quality of life, and inhibiting the freedom of travel and the efficient movement of people and goods.

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RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL NEEDS TO BE ‘ATTENDED TO,’ SAYS GOVERNOR KASICH

By Joely Friedman June 24, 2015

The damage that has been done by the Obama administration concerning American policy toward Israel during the past six and a half years needs to be corrected if Israel is to survive in an ever increasingly anti-Semitic world and emerging nuclear Iran.

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THE DEMOCRATS HAVE THE WORST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IN AMERICA

By Daniel Greenfield June 22, 2015

If you still need a scorecard, Bernie Sanders will take away your underarm deodorant and possibly molest you. Martin O’Malley will tax any rain that falls on you and Lincoln Chafee will make shopping at the supermarket more expensive and confusing as an apology to the world for overthrowing Saddam. Hillary Clinton couldn’t have come up with a better argument for winning the Democratic primaries if she had handpicked each and every one of the three losers and lunatics running against her. This isn’t a clown car. It’s a burning Yugo filled with the acid dreams of decaying leftists.

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A MIKE HUCKABEE PRESIDENCY REVIVES INTEREST IN THE FAIRTAX — BUT IS IT?

By Rachel Alexander June 9, 2015

Proponents of the FairTax zealously claim it will abolish the IRS, creating a simpler system that is easier to comply with and less intrusive. But abolishing the IRS the FairTax way creates a whole new big bad monster – the Sales Tax Bureau (STB)! The headaches of the “income tax return” are merely being replaced with the headaches of the “family consumption allowance” application.

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THE IRS TARGETING SCANDAL’S THREAT TO CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT

By William R. Hawkins June 8, 2015

A faction whose passion to “transform” America in radical ways loses any sense of fairness or respect for the rule of law. At the center of the scandal is Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Exempt Organizations. The House voted Lerner to be in contempt of Congress. Only six Democrats voted for the bill, again demonstrating the partisan nature of the scandal. The Obama Justice Department has refused to enforce the contempt charge. The GOP members of the House Ways and Means Committee have asked the new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, to take action...

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THE LEE-RUBIO TAX PLAN: CAN WE FIND THE ROAD TO REAL TAX REFORM?

By James K Jeanblanc June 3, 2015

Even though the Plan proposes many significant changes to the income tax, these changes are not such to make the Plan a serious income-tax reform proposal. The Plan’s retention and addition of new tax breaks would leave the tax base too narrow to permit a simple, efficient, and low-rate income tax. The Plan even seems oblivious to the corrosive effect which embedded tax breaks have upon the integrity of an income tax system. Like graffiti, they beacon the addition of more tax breaks, fueled by high tax rates giving them value.

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FRUITS OF A SPRAWLING GOP FIELD

By Andrew Thomas June 1, 2015

Screenshot 2015-06-01 at 5 The diverse crowd of candidates makes strategic targeting of states more likely, as well. Candidates will be more inclined to pick and choose which states to compete in. For example, more moderate candidates will set down their standards in New Hampshire; there the electorate is less conservative than elsewhere, and likely to be flooded with independent voters looking to cast a ballot in the only meaningful primary election they will presumably enjoy come February 2016. More conservative candidates will flock to deeper-red contests in the South and Midwest.

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GOP DIVERSITY TAKES THE STAGE

By Andrew Thomas May 11, 2015

For now at least, in these early days of the 2016 Republican Party race for the White House, faith-based voters find their “cup runneth over” with candidates. Huckabee’s campaign will court the social conservatives who delivered his upset victory in the 2008 Iowa caucuses and powered his showings in other states...

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HILLARY PREEMPTS THE FIELD

By Andrew Thomas April 20, 2015

The day after Clinton released her announcement video, another Republican candidate entered the increasingly crowded GOP field. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is 43 and offers a young and attractive family and life story. As a Cuban-American, he, like fellow Senator Ted Cruz, would be the first Hispanic nominated for president by a major party.

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RAND PAUL JOINS THE FRAY

By Andrew Thomas April 13, 2015

And so, Senator Rand Paul’s “journey to take America back” begins Kentucky-side on the banks of the Ohio River. “To rescue a great country now adrift,” he declared, “join me as together we seek a new vision for America. Today I announce with God's help, with the help of liberty lovers everywhere, that I am putting myself forward as a candidate for president of the United States of America.”

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IS TED CRUZ THE NEW CHAMPION OF THE FLAT TAX?

By Rachel Alexander April 8, 2015

Cruz is wise to champion a flat tax early on in the presidential race for the White House, it may be enough to tip some undecided Republicans over to him, especially non-social conservatives who have not yet warmed up to him. He has a long history of advocating for a flat tax. And if he does become president, Cruz is the aggressive, gutsy type of leader who will make it happen.

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TEXAS SENATOR TED CRUZ ANNOUNCES FOR PRESIDENT – APPEALS TO CHRISTIAN AND CONSERVATIVE VALUES

By Georgiana Constantin March 25, 2015

Ted Cruz at Liberty University

On Monday, March 23rd, I had the pleasure of taking part in another Liberty University (LU) convocation. During this event, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president of the United States.

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