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Triumph of the Perennials

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At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School north of Fort Lauderdale in Parkland, a teacher, two coaches and 14 teenagers were living the American dream before they were targeted in what became our nation’s nightmare. There are no words to console a grieving parent or a sibling or a friend. None, not when lives so young are lost with such cruel suddenness. Yet from the embers of despair a new voice of collective reason is emerging …

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Night Alabama Woke Up America

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After weeks during which the people of Alabama were prejudged as incapable or unwilling to decipher right from wrong, they proved themselves by blazing a new path to virtue. They defied tradition. They defied political party. They defied the elites who felt the need to instruct and lecture them when their consciences were the only compasses they needed. They showed the end should never justify the means. This was a wakeup call for all of …

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Saving America, Part 1: Term limits

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The time has come to save America from a Congress that no longer acts, representatives who no longer represent and a system battered by special interests and broken by politicians interested only in themselves. The path to salvation was revealed to us 25 years ago when a 19-year-old college sophomore in Austin, Gregory Watson, gave America a Texas-sized lesson about something our founding fathers anticipated and feared centuries before: an American Constitution that didn’t keep …

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The Big Business of Governing

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Today, government is a $7 trillion business and growing. From quaint hamlets to major cities, and in small states to large, not to mention the annual tab run up by the City by the Potomac, the people’s business has become big business. To lead this enterprise, you would think we would recruit individuals with experience handling huge operations involving huge dollars, and who are accustomed to the day-to-day pressure of overcoming challenges to deliver bottom-line …