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Nevada, South Carolina Make Clinton vs. Trump Showdown Nearly Certain in November; Game Over for Sanders, Rubio, Cruz

Those hoping for nominees other than Clinton and Trump almost certainly needed outcomes other than what actually happened on Saturday in Nevada and South Carolina, respectively. Sanders put up an amazing fight, but his window has pretty much closed; the ...
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I Declare War on Bernie Sanders and His Fans: Why They May Become the Liberal Tea Party and Why They Must Be Stopped

Bernie Sanders and his supporters are not good for Democrats, and they will only empower Republicans and the likely nominee, Donald Trump. It's time for moderates to show their passion for making a real difference as opposed to just making ...
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Lincoln’s Humble, Non-Partisan Use of Religion: An Unsung Example of Our Greatest President’s Greatness

The following is a paper I wrote as an undergraduate many years ago under the tutelage of the acclaimed Lincoln scholar Dr. Lucas Morel. I am still proud of its content today, and especially in today's hyperpartisan political atmosphere, Lincoln ...
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State of the Clinton-Sanders Democratic Race Post-Debate, Pre-Nevada/South Carolina

Neither candidate can be said to have chipped into the other's core support as a result of the debate Thursday night. As before the debate, the real test of Sanders' viability as a candidate rests not in a single victory ...
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Marco and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Rubio’s Weakness on Display

Sen. Marco Rubio's self-destructive pummeling at the hands of Gov. Chris Christie just before the New Hampshire primary might not only be the moment where he ruined his chances to win the nomination, it will also likely go down as ...
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This Map Proves Sanders’ Political Revolution a Delusional Fantasy, or, My 1 Question for Bernie

“How, Bernie?” The math and data that show why the “political revolution” can't and won't happen anytime soon. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse February 5, 2016; over 35,700 unique views By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) February 5th, ...
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Politics From Iowa to New Hampshire: Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire

Iowa only succeeded in providing less, not more, clarity with its surprising results. Neither the victors nor the losers can take anything for granted going into the next debates and Tuesday's primary, although it should be less crazy the Iowa's ...
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Ya Got Trouble, GOP: The State of Campaigns in Early 2016

As Iowa readies its inexcusably and alarmingly undemocratic caucuses to kick off the two major American parties’ presidential nomination process, culminating in Americans knowing who will be vying to be president and vice president on both the Democratic and Republican ...
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Why Trump Will Win Iowa: All Major Trends Point to Trump Triumph

Barring any kind of a major development in the next few days or consistently terribly inaccurate polling, Donald Trump will come out on top in Iowa after its caucuses finish on Monday. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse January 26, 2016 ...
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Obama’s Final State of the Union & His Legacy: What I Will (and Won’t) Miss About Him

What I Will (and Won't) Miss About Him Obama's final State of the Union speech exemplified him and his presidency, both strengths and weaknesses. In the end, Obama's presidency is partly tragic because of how much more such a talented ...
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Republican Debate: Trump Holds Off Cruz, but From Start to Finish, Yet Another Circus

Sane Republicans and the rest of America saw little to reassure themselves that a sane dark horse would emerge in time to prevent an extremist from securing the nomination, and after this debate, pundits and the public alike must start ...
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December Republican Debate Exposed GOP As Joke on National Security

With its focus on national security, the mid-December Republican debate, though a month past, can still serve as a stark reminder of how silly and insubstantial leading Republicans are when it comes to dealing with problems like ISIS and Putin, ...
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