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    Don’t Get Mad, Get Happy

    By kyle | July 20, 2015

    Conservatives need to master the art of speaking with our hearts, notes Arthur C. Brooks in a new book. More in my Sunday column.

    Topics: Books | 6 Comments »

    6 Responses to “Don’t Get Mad, Get Happy”

    1. K Says:
      July 20th, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    2. kishke Says:
      July 20th, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      You’ve got a typo. “Hearts” not “hears.”

    3. Obama bin Biden Says:
      July 22nd, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Trump can save America.

    4. K Says:
      July 23rd, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      ObB: Agree – mainly be drawing the MSM’s fire – and hopefully jamming attempts of the left to have a say in picking the ‘phant nominee. In the circus, the clowns are the diversion while the other acts are setting up.

    5. SK Says:
      July 23rd, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      “Trump can save America.”

      Or he can run as a third-party candidate and help elect Hillary.

    6. K Says:
      July 23rd, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      SK:The Kurt Schlichter scenario. Hey, it’s all good.