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Can Republicans Put Country First? Part 2: Compromise

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Let’s get down to business. You’re not going to like what I say, based on reactions to Part 1 and Part 1.5, but I’m fed up with the endless accusations from both sides of the “conservative” divide.  A Hillary Clinton win is not inevitable, unless we choose to keep fighting.  If you choose to believe the only way to beat her is through Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, despite the truth in both cases, it’s over and we’ve lost.  All of us have lost. I’ve heard if both sides in a divorce are unhappy with the settlement, it’s probably

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Spending Accounts for Representatives Are Out of Control

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Imagine our political hierarchy as foreseen by our Founding Fathers. In their vision, men and women sacrifice their strict focus on career for a short while to serve in public office. They continued to work in their home towns among their constituents, coming to the capital only once or twice a year to do the people’s business, and then returned home straightaway. Imagine, no “ruling class,” no “pork,” no “career politicians”; corruption would be far less prevalent, if not, nonexistent. The wheeling and dealing of lobbyists would be, in effect, silenced by making never-ending campaigning obsolete. Think what our