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John Hart Issue Forum Articles

Apple’s Tim Cook: the Anti-Progressive

December 22, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook offered a blunt and searing critique of the Democratic Party’s core message for 2016 during his recent “60 Minutes” interview. “Total political crap.” Cook was responding specifically to allegations that Apple has been engaged in “a sophisticated scheme to pay little or no corporate taxes on $74 billion in revenues held […]

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The Miracle on Bourbon Street

August 29, 2015

Ten years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, among the most remarkable dimensions of the New Orleans comeback story are the improved outcomes of the city’s schools. In short, student performance after the storm is better than before the storm. Our own Ellen Carmichael, who is from Baton Rouge and writes about her hurricane experience […]

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Bernie Sanders and the End of Sneaky Socialism

July 10, 2015

Every presidential campaign season has surprises. Two early surprises are the unexpected surges of billionaire entertainer and sort-of Republican Donald Trump and Vermont socialist-who-comfortably-caucuses-with-Democrats Bernie Sanders. One poll had Trump leading the GOP field in North Carolina while Sanders is surging in New Hampshire and Iowa, where the Clinton campaign is predicting Sanders will win. […]

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Mike Huckabee’s Troubled Populism

May 19, 2015

Democrats eager to portray Republicans as a party plotting to “take away” seniors’ Social Security and Medicare benefits received an unexpected boost recently, not from one of their own but from a new entrant into the Republican presidential field: former Arkansas Governor, Fox News host, and perennial candidate, Mike Huckabee. Twice in the past month […]

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