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July 23, 2016

July 23, 2016
THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR — This should be the last time I write against Donald Trump all year. Okay, all you conservatives who supported Donald Trump before he officially became the Republican Party's official nominee last night: Now, you own him. He's all yours.... (more)

July 23, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — You reap what you sow. For a generation since Ronald Reagan left Washington -- that would be the Ronald Reagan who knew that "I'm from the government and I'm here to help" was a punch line -- the "conservative" Republican party has sown an incoherent statism that has trouble telling the good guys from the bad guys.... (more)

July 22, 2016
CTV NEWS — American voters who fear a Donald Trump presidency but are not totally convinced by the idea of Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office have turned to Google in search of a third option. According to new data from Google Trends, the search engine saw a significant spike in searches for "3rd party candidate 2016" since the Republican National Convention kicked off on Monday.... (more)

July 22, 2016
TOM HOEFLING — Sometimes you can learn more about a politician by paying close attention to what he doesn't say than by what he does say. So I'm not going to point in this missive much to the things Trump said, or shouted, from the podium last night at the close of the 2016 GOP convention.... (more)

July 22, 2016
DAILY MAIL — An 18-year-old German-Iranian man who complained he had been bullied killed nine people then himself during a gun rampage through Munich yesterday, with police probing claims he lured some of his young victims to their deaths with a promise of free McDonald's food.... (more)

July 22, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Donald Trump completed his takeover of the Republican Party on Thursday, claiming the presidential nomination, calling for unity within the party and holding himself out as the real agent of change all voters have been waiting for.... (more)

July 22, 2016
PHILIP KLEIN — As Mike Pence accepted the Republican Party's nomination for vice president, I witnessed a supporter of Donald Trump and a Ted Cruz backer in a nearly chest-to-chest shouting match in the back of the convention floor, fighting over Cruz's non-endorsement.... (more)

July 22, 2016
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — "Conscience," it seems, is a curse word to the followers of Donald Trump. But as our institutions fail and true leaders are scarce, and times grow dark for all who care about liberty and the rule of law, the only light we have left is conscience.... (more)

July 22, 2016
NATIONAL REVIEW — What happened last night on Facebook, Twitter, Instant Messenger, and e-mail was unprecedented, for this writer at least. It started almost as soon as Ted Cruz left the podium in Cleveland, and it built up momentum until it quickly became an avalanche. I didn't just hear from politicos (though I certainly did hear from them) or conservatives (ditto) -- I heard from liberals, moderates, and even from friends who are relatively apolitical. Some wanted to hear my opinion on Cruz's speech and the subsequent reaction. But most just wanted to let me know that they thought it was fantastic.... (more)

July 22, 2016
AMANDA CARPENTER — He didn't endorse, but he still came to Cleveland. In coming to the GOP convention that crowned Donald Trump as its Republican presidential candidate, Cruz faced intense pressure to fall in line behind the nominee, although the Trump campaign offered no apologies for the disgraceful way it smeared Cruz in the primary contests.... (more)

July 21, 2016
CONSERVATIVE REVIEW — All day, buzz was surrounding the highly anticipated Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas primetime speech at the GOP Convention. "Will he endorse Trump?" "Will he orchestrate his speech for a 2020 run?"... (more)

July 21, 2016
THE WEEK — Ted Cruz ended his speech at Wednesday night's Republican National Convention to boos from the convention floor and chants of "Endorse Trump!" This may not have been spontaneous outrage at Cruz's failure to congratulate but not endorse Donald Trump.... (more)

July 21, 2016
CONSERVATIVE REVIEW — As Ted Cruz began to close his speech on freedom and conservative values at the GOP Convention something remarkable happened -- the crowd started booing. Evidently ardent Trump supporters didn't like that fact that Cruz bravely stated "vote your conscience" instead of endorsing Trump, obviously a veiled attack on the GOP nominee.... (more)

July 21, 2016
MARK LEVIN — Mark Levin talks about Wednesday's events at the GOP convention, particularly the push to get Cruz to endorse Trump, in light of Reagan's challenges... (more)

July 21, 2016
NEWSMAX — The truck driver who killed 84 people on a Nice beachfront had accomplices and appears to have been plotting his attack for months, the Paris prosecutor said Thursday.... (more)

July 21, 2016
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — Donald Trump has humbled some of us who cheered the Donald's biting take-down of the haughty, out-of-date, presumptive king-making Republican establishment. The New York realtor/developer impressed many as the most outspoken public brawler since Harry Truman, who in turn was the feistiest president since Andrew Jackson. Therefore many who liked Trump nonetheless opined a year ago that the GOP would not nominate him, nor would he win at the convention... (more)

July 21, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Sen. Ted Cruz informed Donald Trump on Monday during a telephone conversation that he would not endorse the Republican nominee during his speech to the GOP convention.... (more)

July 21, 2016
CONSERVATIVE REVIEW — Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin spoke out on social media Wednesday about the liberal media's manufactured controversy – specifically speculating if Senator Ted Cruz would use his speech to the Republican National Convention to endorse Donald Trump for president.... (more)

July 21, 2016
BEN SHAPIRO — So, as the dust settles from the chaos that broke out on the convention floor over Senator Ted Cruz's (R-TX) speech failing to openly endorse Donald Trump, here are some facts upon which to reflect:... (more)

July 21, 2016
NEWSMAX — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tried to heal a rift on the Republican convention floor in his Wednesday night speech, saying Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who spoke shortly before him, really wanted them to vote for Donald Trump despite never saying he endorsed him.... (more)

July 21, 2016
NATIONAL REVIEW — We're more than a day into the plagiarism issue, and it seems to follow the pattern of most other things in this presidential election and/or the world today: It's a dangling object that consumes a moment of time and soon passes. But the problem is one that is endemic in the Trump campaign and that should have #NeverTrump types getting a second look, even at this late date.... (more)

July 21, 2016
NEWSMAX — A writer in GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's organization admitted Wednesday she made a "mistake" in using Michelle Obama's words in the speech she prepared for Melania Trump to deliver at the Republican National Convention... (more)

July 21, 2016
NEWSMAX — Tony Schwartz, who co-authored Donald Trump's best-selling 1987 book "The Art of the Deal," says he has been served with a cease and desist order and told to return all his royalty payments after saying he regretted being partly responsible for Trump's rise to the GOP presidential nomination.... (more)

July 21, 2016
BOB UNRUH — Barack Obama has been accused of hampering America's efforts to protect itself from the attacks of Islamic jihadis -- a threat that is becoming more and more real in today's world of sniper attacks on police, bombings and mass murder by truck.... (more)


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