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The ‘Right’ College Is The One You Go To

by Kevin Kelton I got an 1190 when I took the SAT in the 1970s. And though I went on to become a fairly successful professional writer, my verbal...

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In Defense of Freer Trade

by D.J. McGuire As we careen towards another presidential election, one of the issues that has been once again shunted to the side is international trade. This is a...

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Against the New Isolationism

by D.J. McGuire As good as the principle of democracy is, it can not defend itself. Like everything else in the battlefield of ideas, it needs people to champion...

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Trump’s Latest Unlikely Helper: Justin Trudeau

by D.J. McGuire There are two governments in what is sometimes called “Anglo-America.” One of them is facing charges of corruptions, demands for resignation, and the real risk of...

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Kim-Trump Summit: Thank God It’s Over

by D.J. McGuire About a week ago, I wondered if Trump would cave to Kim Jong-un at the Hanoi summit. It turns out he did. However, it wasn’t enough...

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Primary Colors 2020

by Kevin Kelton Democrats, forget left vs. moderate for a moment and talk raw primary politics. Because ultimately primary races are a battle of personalities, not political purity. Once Joe...

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The Kim Summit: Is Trump Caving?

by D.J. McGuire From The Art of the Dealapparently to the Art of the Cave (CNN): As President Donald Trump prepares to meet face-to-face with North Korean leader Kim Jung...

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Meanwhile, in Canada…

by D.J. McGuire As America careens into its Article 48 moment, a near-universal sentiment among the center-left — that at least democracy was functioning well north of us, in...

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Do Lower Interest Rates Actually Make Income Inequality Worse?

by D.J. McGuire Ever since John Maynard Keynes revolutionized the field of macroeconomics, left-wing and center-left politicians have included “expansionary monetary policy” – quoted because it’s the actual term...

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Running Down The Impeachment Clock

What if Robert Mueller delivers a scathing criminal report against the Trump campaign, but it comes too late? By Kevin Kelton You may not realize it, but there is...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, January 26, 2019

  By Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU Co-host Well, this week was a roller coaster, MPU-iverse! If you were looking for tension, drama, suspense, and sharp wit, you could get it...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, January 19, 2019

By Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU co-host Greetings MPU-inverse! I’ve been taking a bit of breather from covering culture but it appears that culture is not taking a breather from needing...

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Gillibrand Shadowed By Her “Et Tu?” Moment

by Kevin Kelton For Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the end of her presidential campaign may have come before it started. Gillibrand, of course, is a charismatic and mostly liberal New...

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Begins … Without the United States

by D.J. McGuire Remember the Trans-Pacific Partnership? That was the major trade agreement between 12 nations, including the United States, that most Americans thought had died when Donald Trump...

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