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A choice between failures

(By Brad Hughes, Centennial Fellow) By all accounts, Hillary Clinton has led a charmed life. She graduated from Yale Law School, married a Rhodes Scholar who became a governor and a US President, and herself

Ted Cruz is not even partly dead

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Since Trump’s entirely predictable sweep of the liberal Republicans in the Eastern primaries, the conservative as well as liberal media under the banner of “Trump the Inevitable” have been endlessly repeating their

Presidential nominations: And now the end game

(By Bill Moloney, '76 Contributor) (Hilton Head, S.C.)  If one would simultaneously indulge the virtues of exercise and reflection the wide, flat, sandy white beaches of this beautiful island provide an excellent setting.  The bright splendor of

GOP can avert split by vowing #NeverFear

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow)  Whatever happened to the home of the brave?  The air of this election year is so filled with appeals to fear that you’d think all Americans were timid children, frightened of the future. 

2016’s gonna be a nightmare, believe me

(By Melanie Sturm, '76 Contributor) “Our long national nightmare is over,” President Gerald Ford declared at his swearing-in, marking the end of the most dangerous constitutional crisis since the Civil War — Watergate. After becoming the only

Start 2016 with an everyday resolution

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) For my last column in 2015, I want to take a break from politics. Politics often make people feel bitter, hopeless and cynical. That's not how I want to feel

Draining Washington’s swamp, Fred Thompson-style

(By Melanie Sturm, '76 Contributor) “I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood,” joked Sen. Fred Thompson, the “Law & Order” star who recently died. A real-life prosecutor and Watergate counsel, Thompson formulated the famous question

Politico and Carson: Who’s zooming whom?

(By Sosamma Samuel-Burnett) If I was approached by a creditor's rep (as I sometimes am at a store or airport) that offers "instant credit and 0% financing" -- I would know tha¬t I would get

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right

Well, this presidential election cycle has taken a turn for the surreal, hasn’t it? Three of the candidates drawing the largest crowds — Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton — are characters you’d expect

The brief for Ben

(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) Of all the GOP candidates who spoke at Western Conservative Summit 2015, including Carly Fiorina about whom I posted admiringly last week, for my money it’s pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin Solomon