Archive: Wed Dec 2016

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    Fidel and cognitive dissonance

    James Lileks of National Review has a little fun with Fidel’s fans. Many of the eulogies suffered from a curious dissonance. Whom do we still mourn? JFK, cut down by a time-traveling Trump supporter. Whom did JFK want to overthrow? Fidel. What did everyone…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2016
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    Putting climate alarmism in perspective

    Oren Cass‘ latest contribution to the print edition of National Review focuses on President-elect Donald Trump’s views about global warming. Within that larger narrative, Cass offers information that ought to help cool the heated rhetoric surrounding climate change. The Obama administration’s own “Social Cost…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2016
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    EPA: Fracking’s lack of effect on water isn’t something we can’t not negate

    BEATRICE: O, on my soul, my cousin is belied! BENEDICK: Lady, were you her bedfellow last night? BEATRICE: No, truly not; although, until last night, I have this twelvemonth been her bedfellow. LEONATO: Confirm’d, confirm’d! O, that is stronger made which was before barr’d up with ribs…
    Jon Sanders, December 14, 2016
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    Federalist column opts for simple solution to Obamacare problem

    Robert Tracinski uses a Federalist column to urge a simple approach to repealing the Affordable Care Act. Now Republicans are about to have control of the House, the Senate, and the presidency. There is nothing to stop them from dismantling Obamacare. So naturally they’re…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2016
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    Not much faith in the ‘faithless elector’ scenario

    Salena Zito explains in a Washington Examiner column why forces opposed to Donald Trump should not rely on the Electoral College to do their work for them. Some in Washington and others on social media are speculating that President-elect Trump is on the cusp…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2016
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    Scuttling Shakespeare

    He’s only the greatest writer in the history of the English language, so we shouldn’t be too shocked to learn that William Shakespeare means little to students at the University of Pennsylvania. Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports. Students at the University of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2016
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    National Review editor hunts for hyperbole

    Rich Lowry of National Review tackles one of the political left’s more laughable claims involving President-elect Donald Trump’s new administration. President-elect Donald Trump has already committed a grave offense against our system of government by forming a “junta,” according to his critics.
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2016
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    Orwell proves prescient

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online compares the United States to George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Given the political sympathies and self-interest of the present mainstream media and cultural elite, when the Obama administration came into power in 2009, we crossed out…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2016