Events in Paris—It’s Time To Stand Up For Freedom

We must choose what world we want to live in. We must decide what we are willing to tolerate. We must have boundaries around what we hold sacred.

We must choose what world we want to live in. We must decide what we are willing to tolerate. We must have boundaries around what we hold sacred.

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How Will History Treat Obama?

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In all likelihood, history will treat Obama pretty well.

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Can We Learn Anything From Losers?

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Matthew Rozsa looks for lessons in the lives and legacies of the presidential “Also Rans.”

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Americans Aren’t Becoming More Politically Independent

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The recent Gallup poll saying more Americans identify themselves as political independent doesn’t mean much.

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We Don’t Need New Blood In Congress

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Structural factors, not a lack of “new blood”, is what’s driving American politics right now.

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Will There Be Criminal Justice Reform in 2015?

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It may be desperately needed, but the structural realities mean that it’s unlikely that we’ll get major reform in 2015.

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Five New Year’s Resolutions For The Political Media

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Forget losing weight, let’s try and get the political media to do a better job in 2015.

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Why I Hope Chelsea Clinton Has a Son

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Mark Sherman believes that if Chelsea Clinton has another baby, its gender could make a big difference for boys and men in America.

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Obama’s ISIS Strategy Is Working

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President Obama has taken a lot of criticism over the rise of ISIS this year, but in actuality the group is falling apart.

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Ben Carson Will Never Be President

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The political exploits of Ben Carson may be interesting to follow, but he’s never going to win the Republican nomination for the presidency.

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Barack Obama Is A Very Important President

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You can agree or disagree with his agenda, but it’s pretty clear Barack Obama is having a huge impact on America.

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Polls For 2016 Don’t Matter Yet

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Yes the race to see who will succeed Obama in the White House is in full swing, but polls don’t really tell us anything at this point.

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Bipartisanship Is No Utopia

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Washington gridlock can be annoying, but that doesn’t mean bipartisan consensus produced outcomes that are necessarily more popular.

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Why Did America Embrace Torture as Policy?

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The Senate’s official report on the use of torture during the Bush Administration is out, and it’s hard to see how it could be worse.

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Don’t Look To The President For Justice For Eric Garner

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Real change in American policing will come at the local level.

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Mitch McConnell Is No Genius

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Yes the incoming Senate Majority Leader is a successful politician, but he’s hardly some political superman.

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