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David Brooks on Donald Trump voters, Colin Kaepernick and growing loss of connection in U.S.

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With his twice-weekly forum on The New York Times Op-Ed page, along with weekly gigs on NPR’s All Things Considered and the PBS NewsHour, David Brooks is regarded as one of the pre-eminent political pundits in the country. So when I had the opportunity to speak with him about an hour-and-a-half before his scheduled appearance at the Palladium in St. Petersburg Wednesday evening, I asked him what he thought the greatest challenge facing the U.S. in 2016. He believes it’s our increasing social…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.18.16 – Clinton and Sanders clash in Charleston

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Happy MLK Jr. Day, everybody. We’re 30 years into this day being a national holiday, and yet not even 40 percent of American businesses give the day off to their employees. Last night (at the very inconvenient hour of 9 p.m.) the three Democratic contenders for president debated in Charleston, South Carolina, two weeks before the Iowa caucuses commence. Last week was probably the greatest week of the entire campaign for Bernie Sanders, who now is within striking distance there, with…

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Jeb Bush says Obama administration uses “coercive federal power” in Liberty University speech

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Jeb Bush quoted C.S. Lewis and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a commencement speech given at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia Saturday morning. But he also couldn’t resist some partisanship during his address, accusing the Obama administration of restricting the rights of religious believers. Referring to the fact that a number of religious non-profits such as the Little Sisters of the Poor are challenging the so-called “contraception mandate” in of the Affordable Care Act in federal court, Bush said, “From the…

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