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Sequestration Obama’s fault, but GOP will pay

“Spit in the ocean” — it’s a phrase that’s well-worn, and for a reason, namely that it sums up so splendidly the idea of something that is itsy-bitsy relative to something very, very big. “Sequestration”

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Obama errs in equating government with society

President Barack Obama delivered a State of the Union speech last week that, for all of its soaring rhetoric, presented very little beyond a deeply flawed analysis of the American condition. What stood out most

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What’s your family story?

(Denver Post, Feb. 24) When a prominent man says he is stepping down to spend more time with his family, it’s usually a fib. He invokes the family as a fig leaf for failure, embarrassed

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Reagan’s relevance for my generation

(CCU Student) On Feb. 18, Presidents’ Day, the Centennial Institute gave a fascinating presentation on the presidency of our 40th president Ronald Reagan. Special guest speakers included Donald Hodel, former U.S. Secretary of Energy and

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New Zealand, the far country

(Auckland) Broadly defined the Anglosphere is made up of six Christian, Western, Democratic sovereign nations where the dominant language is English. They are neatly paired into adjacent countries on three continents- the United Kingdom and

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Chef Barack’s goulash for the gullible

(Centennial Fellow) While it included some reasonably expressed generalities, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech was also a mix of black swan obliviousness and invisible gorilla syndrome, with some goulash for the gullible

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Promises Obama can’t keep

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama chided Congress, “Our government shouldn’t make promises we cannot keep,” but then he did what politicians regularly do and raised false expectations. He claimed that “[e]very

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Can we keep America exceptional?

President Obama insists that America is not exceptional. Yet for his flawed economic policies to work, he must rely on an amazing degree of exceptionalness. Like any nation, we are not exempt from the consequences

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