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Republicans Should Beware Obama’s Advantage on National Defense

With the unemployment rate above 8% for the last 33 consecutive months, it is little surprise that the President’s job approval is only at 43%. An early October Gallup poll found 46% of respondents would vote for a generic GOP candidate … Continue reading

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Not Paying Military in Shutdown Bad Idea

When the government shutdown in 1995, the United States was at peace. However, President Clinton rightly made sure that the government still paid its military. For some bizarre reason and at a time when the United States is actively involved in … Continue reading

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