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    VIDEO: Let’s Revisit Ronald Reagan’s 1988 Republican Convention Speech, Shall We?

VIDEO: Let’s Revisit Ronald Reagan’s 1988 Republican Convention Speech, Shall We?

In August of 1988, then-president Ronald Reagan took the stage at the Superdome in New Orleans to deliver his last address to a Republican National Convention as the nation’s chief

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    VIDEO: Did Ronald Reagan Endorse Gerald Ford In 1976?

VIDEO: Did Ronald Reagan Endorse Gerald Ford In 1976?

That’s the general narrative, but upon further review it’s not actually true. Here’s the video… There is no endorsement of Ford in that speech. What there is in the speech

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    BAYHAM: Willkie/Goldwater 2.0

BAYHAM: Willkie/Goldwater 2.0

Three weeks from now, the gavel will drop bringing to order the most unusual Republican National Convention since 1940. That year’s convention was atypical as it marked the nomination of

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    HALDANE: Here’s How The Zephyrs Can Stay The Zephyrs And Thrive…

HALDANE: Here’s How The Zephyrs Can Stay The Zephyrs And Thrive…

The New Orleans Zephyrs are changing their name, and I think that is a terrible idea. Right off the bat, the top seven possibilities for a new name are all

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    VIDEO: Tomorrow The UK Votes On The Brexit Referendum, And Here’s What’s At Stake

VIDEO: Tomorrow The UK Votes On The Brexit Referendum, And Here’s What’s At Stake

We in America haven’t paid a lot of attention to the Brexit debate which will be settled, for good or ill, in a nationwide referendum tomorrow. If the referendum goes

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    STONECIPHER: Honor Louisiana’s Taxpayers, Gov. Edwards

STONECIPHER: Honor Louisiana’s Taxpayers, Gov. Edwards

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Shreveport-based demographer and political analyst Elliott Stonecipher. No matter anything else, many Louisianans believed John Bel Edwards would shoot much straighter with us than

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BAYHAM: Hillary, The False Idol

  BAYHAM: Hillary, The False Idol

If you were to log on to Hillary Clinton’s Twitter page, you’d see an avatar of the candidate staring out

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PRAGER U: Why Did We Fight The Korean War?

  PRAGER U: Why Did We Fight The Korean War?

Here’s a must-watch video from Prager University, particularly given that we’re a day removed from Memorial Day and there are

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VIDEO: Democrat State Rep Barbara Norton Attacks Declaration Of Independence On House Floor

  VIDEO: Democrat State Rep Barbara Norton Attacks Declaration Of Independence On House Floor

HB 1035, a bill by Rep. Valarie Hodges that would have mandated that schoolchildren in Louisiana be taught the Declaration

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CROUERE: (She) Don’t Know Much About History

  CROUERE: (She) Don’t Know Much About History

It is sad that so many of our young people today are clueless about our country’s distinguished history. In a

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BAYHAM: How Trump Set The Stage For His Presidential Run

  BAYHAM: How Trump Set The Stage For His Presidential Run

The presumed nomination of Donald J. Trump in July at the Republican National Convention will be the most uncharacteristic moment

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PRAGER U: Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?

  PRAGER U: Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?

This week’s Prager University video asks an interesting question. Because since the formation of Israel as a Jewish state in

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PRAGER U: Why Private Investment Works, And Government Investment Doesn’t

  PRAGER U: Why Private Investment Works, And Government Investment Doesn’t

Of all the Prager University videos, we might like this one best – for a number of reasons. First, it

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CROUERE: Jackson Won The Battle Of New Orleans, But Not The Battle Of Political Correctness

  CROUERE: Jackson Won The Battle Of New Orleans, But Not The Battle Of Political Correctness

In many of our history books today, Christopher Columbus did not discover America, instead he was a ruthless white European

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BAYHAM: Defending the Man Who Defended New Orleans

  BAYHAM: Defending the Man Who Defended New Orleans

The most important figure in American history between George Washington and Abraham Lincoln is Andrew Jackson. Jackson was a consequential

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WAGUESPACK: Thank You, Mr. Steimel

  WAGUESPACK: Thank You, Mr. Steimel

This week, Edward J. “Ed” Steimel passed away at the age of 94. While his name may seem unfamiliar to

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BAYHAM: The Colorado-Wisconsin Game Changers

  BAYHAM: The Colorado-Wisconsin Game Changers

Four years ago, Wisconsin was the Waterloo for the conservative insurgency against the Republican political establishment. Former Pennsylvania US Senator

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PRAGER U: America’s Socialist Origins

  PRAGER U: America’s Socialist Origins

Was America once socialist? Surprisingly, yes. The early settlers who arrived at Plymouth and Jamestown in the early 1600s experimented

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VIDEO: Halloween Night 1980 On The Campaign Trail With Ronald Reagan

  VIDEO: Halloween Night 1980 On The Campaign Trail With Ronald Reagan

Over at Ace of Spades is an interesting post with a discussion of this business of Marco Rubio and how

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