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Month: December 2015

Real Clear Politics: Obama Has Broken the Second-Term Curse

Midway through their second terms, George W. Bush suffered Hurricane Katrina and the Iraqi quagmire, Bill Clinton was impeached, Ronald Reagan was staggered by the Iran-contra scandal, and Richard Nixon was run out of town. At the risk of jinxing our current president with one year left to go, he appears to have broken the curse.

Real Clear Politics: Don’t Let Terrorists Divide America

Americans left, right, center want our government to do all it can to stop terrorist attacks. We should be able to unite around a common goal. It’s bad enough that terrorism is killing people. It’s even worse if terrorism is succeeding to further divide America along political and cultural lines.