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What to expect from an erratic North Korea

By Van Hipp “A deliberate attempt by Pyongyang to revive a high level of tension with the United States …the North Koreans may have felt compelled to make up for the loss of face they suffered…when they were unable to disrupt or deter the joint U.S.-South Korean military exercise.” –Briefing for CIA Director Richard Helms, […]

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Time to get tough with North Korea and Iran as imminent nuclear bomb test looms

By Van Hipp FoxNews.com All indications are that a joint North Korean-Iranian nuclear bomb test at the North Korean Punggye-Ri Nuclear Bomb Test Site could come at any time. According to the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, satellite photos from over a month ago suggest that the North Koreans have repaired extensive rain damage […]

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The Electoral College in 2012

Founding Fathers’ wisdom still evident Thanks to George W. Bush’s 271-266 victory over Al Gore in the Electoral College in 2000 despite losing the popular vote, more people understand the significance and unique role the Electoral College plays in electing our president. These days, political pundits are all over TV and the Internet with their latest Electoral College […]

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Ryan pick checks all the right boxes

Mitt Romney’s selection of U.S. Representative Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate was exactly the kind of “bold move” the Romney campaign needed to make to show the American electorate that he intends to take off the gloves and carry the fight to President Obama this fall.  In addition, the Ryan pick checks […]

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Romney’s international trip could be a defining moment

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s overseas trip has the potential to be the defining moment of the 2012 presidential campaign. People are hurting in America. Mitt Romney wants to talk about economics, President Obama does not. In fact, the president’s recent attacks on Romney have been designed to do just that –get the conversation as […]

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What it means to be an American this Fourth of July

It’s time once again when we pause, step back and assess who we are, what we have and how we got it. Upon some reflection, the answer seems clear– we are Americans. We have freedom. We have it because we fought and died for it. In a speech at Hickam Air Force Base in 1984, […]

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Russia’s Putin is making his moves in Syria and beyond

The eyes of the world are on Syria and rightfully so. The atrocities of the Assad regime are horrific. There’s no question that a friendly Syria, without Assad, would be great news for the free world. It would weaken Iran, allow Israel to be able to deal with Hezbollah, and most importantly would stop the […]

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The sobering truth about the national security threats to a financially squeezed USA

The year 2012 is shaping up to be a big year for the United States as far as increased national security threats are concerned. No, I’m not talking about Iraq or Afghanistan. I’m talking about the almost constant and ever increasing threats to U.S. national security from Iran, North Korea and China. When you consider […]

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Newt Gingrich wins South Carolina Primary by uniting Reagan Republicans

Newt Gingrich’s South Carolina State co-chairman John Napier knew the “Gingrich surge” was real last Sunday afternoon. Napier, a former U.S. Congressman and retired Federal Judge, pulled into the parking lot of the Land’s End Restaurant in Georgetown, S.C. for a Gingrich event expected to draw 25-30 people. Instead, over 350 people showed up before […]

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South Carolina: Gateway to the Republican presidential nomination

“As goes South Carolina, so goes the rest of the South.” Those were the words of late South Carolina GOP Chairman Dan Ross in 1979 when the South Carolina Republican Party officially established its presidential primary beginning in 1980. Since then, and with every presidential election cycle since, South Carolina has always gotten it right. […]

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