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Abraham Lincoln at Cooper Union: ‘Right Makes Might’

This Saturday, February 28, was the 156th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address, which was delivered at Cooper Union, in New York City. It was the speech that launched Lincoln to the White House in the election of 1860; it was the speech that paved the path for a newly-formed Republican Party to take the White House for the first time, buoyed by its identification with the boldest and most unmistakeable principles.

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The Jacksonian Temptation: Trump vs. Cruz

Is America witnessing the re-emergence of “Jacksonian” politics? With increasing regularity, pundits are harkening back to the cultural and political movement that brought frontier General Andrew Jackson to the White House in order to explain the changes taking place in the Republican Party. The hero of the Battle of New Orleans is more relevant than ever, it seems.

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Dershowitz: Criminals Have More Rights than Law-Abiding Citizens

Speaking on the surveillance of Muslims, leading liberal constitutional professor Alan Dershowitz declared, “Criminals should have more rights than law-abiding citizens.” The professor’s statement is wrong, and it misses the more relevant point regarding the war on Islamic terrorism.

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Salon: Drive For ‘American Exceptionalism’ Leads To Mass Shootings

On August 27, Salon magazine published an interview with the author of a recent study on mass shootings to claim that the drive for “American exceptionalism” creates “a gap” between that which people desire and that which they achieve, thereby resulting in a dissonance that leads to violence.

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Revised AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism

The company behind Advanced Placement courses for U.S. high school students will release a revision to the standards for AP U.S. history on Thursday morning, after significant pushback from conservatives who claimed the redesigned course framework, released last year, painted American history in too negative a light.

The Nuclear Option: Benjamin Netanyahu Believes in American Exceptionalism; Why Doesn’t Obama?

Appearing before Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid bare terrifying truths about the statements, actions and intentions of the “Islamic Republic” of Iran. Mr. Netanyahu paid great homage to President Obama, Democrats and the U.S. Congress, which he called “the most important legislative body in the world.” Unlike some, Mr. Netanyahu is a true believer in American Exceptionalism.

Bobby Jindal: ‘What Happens When We Stop Teaching American Exceptionalism to Our Students?’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is fast becoming one of the most vocal enemies of the Common Core standards. A potential 2016 presidential candidate, Jindal slammed the controversial education initiative during a speech in Washington, D.C., Thursday, asserting that the standards were created by “the elite in D.C.,” who “think they know better than we do.”

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Levin: US Has ‘Identity Crisis’

Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin argued that the United States has an “identity crisis” on Wednesday. “Nothing has changed since yesterday, zero, our policies haven’t changed at all. The president hasn’t ordered massive strikes on