Why Trump Will Not Make America Great Again

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Donald Trump’s catchphrase is “I’m gonna make America great again.” On the surface, he’s got a lot to back it up. He’s a wealthy businessman. He knows how to handle a crowd, get attention, and say the right words to fire up crowds. He’s moderately conservative, with ultra-conservative stances on immigration balanced out with moderate stances on Planned Parenthood, guns, and gay rights, thus well-positioned to keep the right happy while stealing moderate voters from the left.

But his ‘ability’ to “make America great again” is shallow, and doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. His business savvy and crowd appeal is only a mirage. Even supposing he manages to make the Republican nomination, and by a miracle beats the Democratic nominee, his four years in office will sink America’s foreign policy and financial policy. Continue reading →

Daily Signal – ‘I Am Who I Am’: 3 Questions for Rand Paul

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by Ken McIntyre, Daily Signal, April 7, 2015


The Daily Signal sent three questions to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and he provided his answers by email over the weekend.

“Most Americans have fallen victim to an overzealous federal government.”

— Rand Paul

Paul’s reply to the second question previews a  slogan—Defeat the Washington Machine, Restore the American Dream—he was set to unveil Tuesday in Louisville in announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president. Continue reading →

Daily Signal – Where Do GOP Presidential Prospects Stand on 20-Week Abortion Ban?

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by Kate Scanlon, Daily Signal, Apr. 4, 2015


In a crowded field of Republican presidential candidates, is there room for agreement on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act?

The legislation would prohibit abortion after five months—more than halfway through a pregnancy—except in cases where rape or incest were reported.

A recent Quinnipiac poll shows 60 percent of Americans support pain-capable legislation.

Do the Republican presidential candidates support the legislation? Continue reading →

Why I’m not supporting Ted Cruz​ for President in 2016

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There’s one main reason why I don’t think Ted Cruz is a viable presidential candidate.

Senator Ted Cruz simply doesn’t have a real vision that he can latch onto – he can say great things about principled conservatives and all, but he doesn’t really have a vision he can motivate with. He can only attack the current administration and its policies – he can’t come up with anything on his own. It’s worth noting that he only wrote one bill during his term in the Senate. As president, he won’t be able be work together across the aisle. Continue reading →