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Leftist activists burn American flags at an area designated as "Black Lives Matter Plaza" near the White House in Washington on July 4, 2020.

Our Values Are Under Attack – Now What?

By Bob Ehrlich | July 8, 2020

Governor Bob Ehrlich Commentaries Ignore the Media, Focus on the Counternarrative If you feel as though your most fundamental shared values are under attack — they are. If you feel as though you were unprepared for the now daily (hourly) attacks — you were. If you feel unsure about what to do about all of…

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Ignore the Media, Focus on the Counternarrative

Ignore the Media, Focus on the Counternarrative

By Bob Ehrlich | June 26, 2020

Bob Ehrlich Commentaries Ignore the Media, Focus on the Counternarrative As the respective parties promote their conflicting visions of reality for the voting public, an overused rhetorical term appears with ever-increasing frequency: “narrative.” The versatile noun pops up in seemingly every media report, as left and right strive to steer the national conversation. (That the…

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President Ronald Reagan spoke at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate in view of the Berlin Wall, and delivered a message to Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the Soviet leader at the time.

The Left Has Completely Abandoned Free Speech

By Bob Ehrlich | June 19, 2020

The Left Has Completely Abandoned Free Speech What theory of governance encourages the banning and burning of books, coerces agreement with its central tenets, practices revisionist history, perfects virtue-signaling, disparages dissenting opinion, invents social constructs to minimize speech, indoctrinates gullible students, revels in civil disobedience, holds idealistic appeal for young people, specializes in utopian platitudes…

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President Donald J. Trump

Trump, Like Grant, Faces a Multi-Front Challenge

By Bob Ehrlich | June 12, 2020

Trump, Like Grant, Faces a Multi-Front Challenge The excellent mini-series “Grant” (a must-see for any student of American history) analyzed General Ulysses S. Grant’s ability to wage and win simultaneous military campaigns in different theaters of the Civil War. The point is made — and history reflects — that Grant alone above all other Union…

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Bob Ehrlich: Biden’s ‘You Ain’t Black’ Comment Wasn’t a Mistake – It’s What He Believes

By Bob Ehrlich | June 1, 2020

Biden’s ‘You Ain’t Black’ Comment Wasn’t a Mistake – It’s What He Believes Joe Biden’s faux pas on race (“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black”) dominated cable news in recent days. Republicans were more than happy to throw a truly ludicrous and pompously belittling…

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COVID & China Have Exposed How Globalism’s Virtues Were Exaggerated All Along

By Bob Ehrlich | May 24, 2020

COVID & China Have Exposed How Globalism’s Virtues Were Exaggerated All Along During my twenty years in public office, I would regularly take batting practice on the hypocrisy of the business community. Why, I would ask, do business interests regularly write checks to politicians who oppose job creators, while liberal special interests reject such game…

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Polarization a Result of Policies, Not Partisanship

By Bob Ehrlich | May 21, 2020

Polarization a Result of Policies, Not Partisanship by Bob Ehrlich One of my great frustrations is to watch how often the media confuse policy differences with partisan differences. And at no time has it been more important to recognize that our deeply polarized nation is a result of the former. It’s not that partisanship is…

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Former White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn arrives at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse before being sentenced in U.S. District Court for lying to the FBI about his communication with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on Dec. 18, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Bob Ehrlich: FBI’s Treatment of Flynn a Wake-Up Call To All Americans

By Bob Ehrlich | May 12, 2020

I awakened last Thursday to good news: Justice had finally been afforded to Gen. Michael Flynn. Finally, I thought, enough of the facts had been brought to light that even haters would surely see how poorly the 33-year veteran, three-star general had been treated. I hoped that even the administration’s considerable number of detractors could…

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Sleepy Joe Biden

Bob Ehrlich: A Biden Presidency Would Send America Back to Obama Years

By Bob Ehrlich | May 6, 2020

The following is not another analysis of an unbalanced mainstream media. We know the establishment leans left on its best day, and really hates this president as much for his conservative record as for the way he treats them. Neither is it another rendition of how much additional media protection Democratic presidential nominees are accorded at the…

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Six Takeaways from the Trump Presidency After Four Years

By Bob Ehrlich | April 25, 2020

The start of phase one of our national recovery brings attention back to the presidential campaign. As we gear up for what will be a brutal contest, now may be the appropriate time to digest the significant ways Donald J. Trump has changed our political and presidential landscape — and why our politics will never…

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