Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro

How Ted Cruz Can Win Iowa

In the aftermath of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump, conventional wisdom says that Trump is back on top in the first primary state of Iowa after Ted Cruz jumped ahead in the state polls a few weeks ago.

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Trump vs. Cruz: Wrecking the Establishment vs. Standing with Conservatism

The battle between Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump has now divided insurgent Republicans into two camps: those who prize conservative values over all else, and those who prize slapping the establishment over all else. That, in essence, is the dividing line between the two candidates.

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Donald Trump Vs. Ted Cruz: How Does It Play Out?

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has launched into a full-scale attack on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), the only candidate who had, until now, escaped Trump’s scorn and outrage.

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Republican Debate Grades: Big Night For Cruz, While Trump Consolidates His Lead

The penultimate Republican debate prior to the Iowa caucuses contained plenty of fireworks, a plethora of great moments, and Governor John Kasich (R-OH) air chopping pineapples. There were winners, there were losers, and there were also-rans. It was, in short, the most telling debate thus far in the campaign.

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5 Lies the Obama Administration Told to Defend Iran’s Humiliating Seizure of Navy Sailors

Barack Obama has a history of humiliating photo-ops associated with his full-blown Radical Islam Denial Syndrome: the burning consulate in Benghazi juxtaposed with Obama partying it up in Vegas with Beyonce; the dead bodies of ISIS-slain Parisians juxtaposed with Obama telling the world that ISIS could be fought with a climate change summit; corpses in San Bernardino juxtaposed with Obama simultaneously telling a national audience that ISIS was contained.

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Obama’s SOTU: The Transformative President Triumphant

Last night featured a terrific national championship college football game, but tonight, it will be President Obama spiking the football. Obama’s State of the Union address tonight will be a triumphalist reading of his massive accomplishments.

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Republican Leadership Prepares to Whine About Obama Gun Control — And Do Nothing

‪Everyone knew that Barack Obama intended to infringe on American’s gun rights this week. It’s not as if Obama had been hiding it. He announced his intentions in advance, and then proceeded to drop a series of executive actions that, if implemented, would require the creation of a national gun registry.

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Teary Obama Won’t Cry For Constitution

‪On Tuesday, President Obama unleashed a disgusting assault on more than half of Americans, suggesting over and over again that if they cared about dead children, they’d simply make way for his gun-control agenda.

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George Will: Beating Hillary Less Important Than Stopping Trump

As the end of the year approaches, Donald Trump is solidly ensconced at the top of the Republican polls nationally. The man just behind him? Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), an establishment bugaboo. The establishment’s favorite candidate, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), is currently running far behind in national polling, a distant third in Iowa, and in a deadlock with Cruz and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for second in New Hampshire.

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Is the Republican Party Over?

The party is over. Last one out, turn out the lights.

This week, we’ve seen both grassroots conservatives and elitist establishment-types threaten to leave the Republican Party.

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If You Care About Trump’s ‘Schlonged’ Comment, You’re a Dumb Schmuck

‪The fuddy-duddies are out in force. There are plenty of reasons to label Donald Trump vulgar: his attacks on John McCain’s war record, his oblique reference to Megyn Kelly’s menstruation. But for those tut-tutting Trump’s characterization of Barack Obama’s 2008 run against Hillary Clinton – lighten up.

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Bill Kristol: ‘We’ll Have to Start’ New Party If Trump Wins Nomination

On Monday, Weekly Standard editor-in-chief Bill Kristol tweeted out what the rest of the Republican establishment is thinking: better Hillary than Donald. Here’s the tweet:

Crowd-sourcing: Name of the new party we’ll have to start if Trump wins the GOP nomination? Suggestions welcome at editor@weeklystandard.com

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 20, 2015

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King Obama Wins Again

Our elected King gets precisely what he wants from his compliant parliament. Elected Republicans refuse time and time again to use either of the constitutional powers delegated to them to stop an overreaching executive: impeachment or the power of the purse.

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Republican Debate Grades: Trump Actually Won This Time

Tonight’s Republican debate did little to shift the field. After tonight, Donald Trump will remain the frontrunner; Jeb Bush will continue to bring up the rear; John Kasich will continue to be the boil festering on the ass of the American public.

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How Many Americans Must Die For The Left’s Gun-Grab To Work?

Monday marked the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by evil psychotic Adam Lanza. This, of course, was just another opportunity for members of the left to stand on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook, claiming that their deaths could only be justified with a mass gun grab.

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Republican Establishment Will Eventually Settle Behind Trump

The establishment seems unwilling to throw over any of its candidates in favor of someone like Sen. Ted Cruz, because they disagree with regard to policy and approach with Cruz. But then they complain that Donald Trump isn’t conservative enough.

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3 Reasons Republican Voters Aren’t Bigots for Backing Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan

A poll released on Wednesday revealed that 65 percent of likely Republican primary voters support Donald Trump’s call “for a temporary ban on all Muslims who are citizens of foreign countries from entering the United States.” Overall, 37 percent of Americans support the immigration proposal, with 50 percent opposing; another 13 percent said they didn’t know.

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Six Things Obama Should Say Tonight, But Won’t

Tonight, President Barack Obama will speak to the nation for the first time since the worst terrorist attack on American soil since September 11, 2001. And he’ll talk about gun control.

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8 Unanswered Questions about the San Bernardino Attack

On Friday, the FBI finally announced that it would be investigating the San Bernardino shootings as a terrorist attack. But there are still an enormous number of unanswered questions ranging from government policy to the terrorist cell itself.

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San Bernardino Shootings Destroy Leftist Narrative After Leftist Narrative

Over the last 48 hours, the unserious parade of clown leftists in politics and the media have jumped on every narrative rake in sight. They desperately wanted the shooting in San Bernardino to be a right-winger with an NRA tramp stamp gone mad. Instead, it turned out to be two Muslims who dropped their six-month-old baby off in order to pursue killing.

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