Why Bernie Sanders Won’t Add Debates Without Hillary Clinton

Strategic interests of the various candidates have frozen the Democratic debate plan Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been hearing it from all sides. A former governor’s top staffer begged him to consider participating in an additional Democratic primary debate. A television outlet reached out repeatedly, eager to sponsor one. Thousands of the Vermont Senators’ fans signed petitions, appealing for more […]

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Court Debates Whether Pledge of Allegiance ‘Under God’ is Form of Discrimination

The U.S. Flag Code, a little known set of advisory laws that detail the proper conduct and handling of the Stars and Stripes, states that the pledge of allegiance “should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.” Students can ignore this rule, of course — it is, after all, only advisory — and […]

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As Debates Approach, Obama and Romney Praise Each Other

Let us pause to praise this brief political moment of mutual admiration. Mitt Romney’s campaign staff stands in awe of Barack Obama’s political talents. “President Obama is a uniquely gifted speaker, and is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in modern history,” gushed Beth Myers, one of Romney’s senior advisers, in a memo last week. “Governor […]

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