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How Charitable Are the Candidates?

Good SamaritanIn evaluating political candidates, it is helpful to determine how closely their actions match their words. In the matter of overcoming poverty, for example, Democrats believe governmental programs are necessary whereas Republicans believe private charities such as churches are more effective. We would therefore expect Republican candidates to give more of their personal income to private charities.

Let’s see if that is the case.

Donald Trump reportedly had an income of $362 million in 2014.… Read More

 

Leaning Toward Rubio

Marco Rubio 2Like many other Americans, I have not yet decided which Republican candidate I will support. As the campaign has progressed, my preferences have changed.

Prior to the campaign, I had great respect for Jeb Bush because I considered him a man of integrity who did an excellent job as governor of my state. I was also impressed by his plain-spokenness and humble demeanor. However, from the outset of the debates, he seemed weak and uncertain, even at times confused.… Read More

 

Capitalizing on Republican Resources

White House, 32738169_sThough it’s much too early to predict the outcome of the Republican presidential sweepstakes, it’s not too early to speculate about which two candidates would provide the strongest, most electable ticket and to imagine what offices the other candidates might fill.

Many pundits believe that Donald Trump will continue to wow the crowds and lead the polls for a time but ultimately lose. A growing number believe, too, that Jeb Bush has been sufficiently weakened by Trump’s attacks and his own lackluster responses to lose his bid.… Read More