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Erickson: Mitch McConnell does not care

Unlike a lot of conservatives gleefully cheering on Mitch McConnell's announcement that he will step down as Senate Republican Leader in November, after the election, I actually paid the price for vocally opposing McConnell. In 2014, I used my platform at RedState to back Matt Bevin's race ...

Barone: Some idiosyncratic observations of the elections so far

Herewith some idiosyncratic, perhaps eccentric, observations on the electoral contests so far in this presidential cycle. 1. Turnout is down. In the first five contests — the Iowa and Nevada caucuses and the New Hampshire, South Carolina and Michigan primaries — Republican turnout was down ...

Napolitano: The torturers’ poor memories

As the pre-trial hearings in the case of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and others who are charged with masterminding the 9/11 attacks proceed at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, the government continues to stumble with its own witnesses. In hearings last week, government lawyers tried to ...

De Rugy: Challenging America’s economic pessimism

America is celebrated for its economic dynamism and ample and generously paid employment opportunities. It's a nation that attracts immigrants from around the world. Yet Americans are bummed, and have been for a while. They believe that life was better 40 years ago. And maybe it was on some ...

Robbins: Democracy on the line, Americans decide whether to fight or fold

"Sometimes the more absurd the lie, the more effective it is," observed a former United Nations official in "Kiss the Future," the new documentary produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck about the resilience of Sarajevo's residents under fire from Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic's killers ...

Garvey: Growing up is the saddest thing of all

It occurred to me today that childhood is the long process of separating from your mother — first from her body, physically, and then slowly, over many years, emotionally, moving from her life into your own. I've always listened when parents say the years go by quickly, but I've never heard, ...