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Charles Krauthammer, America’s Greatest Tory, a Postscript

I wrote the essay that follows in Jan 2015, almost 6 months before Donald Trump announced his candidacy. So read in that context, for the conversation was more about the hard solutions being offered by radicals such as Ted Cruz than the soon to be “clown”, Donald Trump. Who ...
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Reviewing an online BYU high school Honors Government class

Wow! Magazine by Bookworm Room Reviewing Unit 1 of BYU’s online Honors Government class suggests it’s no better than the high school class; the only advantage is that students save time. There’s an interesting unofficial experiment taking place at Little Bookworm’s high school: Rather than sitting through a semester ...
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Trump and Sessions Must End the California Nullification Crisis Sooner Than Later (UPDATED)

  (I should have waited a day, too hasty on the Nullification part, needed a rewrite.) (I originally titled this piece “Lincoln Fought a Civil War to Keep the South in the Union, What Will Donald Trump Have to Offer to get California to Leave?”. It started out a little ...
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The Jefferson-Hamilton Handshake, Can the GOP be Saved

(Updated from 2010, when Obama-the-idea was still new.) The Hook The GOP establishment has always kept one foot in the water bucket during a thunderstorm; never fixing that hole in the roof, because, when it’s raining, it too wet to go outside, and when it’s sunny, hell, there ain’t ...
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My Seventeen-Year Romance with George W Bush

In 2000 I genuinely liked George W Bush. He was more than just “not Al Gore” or even “not the continuation of the Clinton Machine.” He was Christian, a conservative (no really) and a quiet, congenial man. He ran on a string of conservative legislative themes, but which never ...
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UPDATE: Trump and the dismantling of Obama’s legacy…

The downside, of course, to Barack Obama threat and then following through to use his pen and a phone, “We’re not just waiting for legislation…I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.” Allegations are flying that President Donald J. Trump is doing the same but there are striking ...
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On DACA, Marin County public schools take sides in a political fight

Wow! Magazine by Bookworm With DACA going before Congress, Marin County public schools are abandoning any pretense of political neutrality and are siding with illegal immigration. Public schools are supposed to be non-partisan. All residents pay taxes towards these schools and the theory is that in return for this ...
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President and Mrs. Trump, your son deserves privacy but so do other children.

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker President Obama changed FERPA law without a Congressional vote. Protect children, change it back. President and First Lady Trump, your son is beautiful. No one has a right to spread stories about a child, in the media or elsewhere.  ALL children deserve privacy and all children deserve ...
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