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Who Is Man Enough To Destroy ISIS?


By John Feehery

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Who is man enough to destroy ISIS?

That might not be the top campaign issue of the Presidential election cycle, but it should be.

If you don’t agree, read the New York Times Magazine piece on ISIS and Christians in the Middle East or watch the Frontline story.

ISIS is a strategic threat to the United States. It is a moral threat to the world. It is fundamental challenge to Western Civilization. (more…)

A Hard Turn to the Left


By John Feehery


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(This originally appeared in The Hill)

Jim Webb had it about right when he said that the Democrats have moved way, way to the left and that the former Virginia senator doesn’t recognize his party anymore.

That’s true, of course.

The last eight years of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid leadership team has pushed the party sharply to the left. (more…)

Donald Trump and a Conversation on Immigration


By John Feehery

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Donald Trump has gotten a lot of political mileage by bashing Mexican immigrants, calling the lot of them rapists.

His comments have sparked a backlash against his business interests. The PGA pulled their championship tournament from a Trump golf course. NBC finally severed all ties from him. A celebrity chef decided not to open a new restaurant in a new Trump Hotel.

The backlash against Trump has caused a backlash among conservatives, pushing the Donald up in the polls. (more…)

Nobody is Playing it Straight On Trade


By John Feehery


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The President asked Congressional Democrats to play it straight on trade.

But in this debate, it’s hard to find anybody who is playing it straight.

Mr. Obama was asking Democrats to vote for Trade Assistance Authority because he knows that Republicans don’t want to vote for it. (more…)

Old Hickory and the GOP


By John Feehery

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Andrew Jackson has long been credited with starting the Democratic Party. He brought the Western frontier to Thomas Jefferson’s anti-federalist (and anti-Wall Street) sect and created the party of the underdog.

In fact, it was at a Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner in Iowa where Barack Obama first became a political rock-star.

Old Hickory has been dead now for exactly 170 years, and over those seventeen decades, things, of course, have changed. (more…)


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