Archive: Thu Apr 2017

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    Former JLF Chairman Art Pope elected chairman of Bradley Foundation

    Art Pope John Locke Foundation founder and former chairman Art Pope today was elected chairman of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, one of the nation’s largest conservative grant-making charitable organizations. Pope is the owner and chairman of Variety Wholesalers Inc., which owns…
    Rick Henderson, April 6, 2017
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    It’s Tough to Be Homeless in San Francisco

    According to a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle: A man who bought pizza for his companion on her birthday was cited for eating pizza at a bus stop at Market and Seventh streets in San Francisco. “This is a real waste of police services,”…
    Jon Guze, April 6, 2017
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    Make CLT like NYC…

    Nothing you don’t already know, but what can I say Charlotte will never stop striving to be like New York City, and NYC will never stop striving to remake southern cities in its image. Interesting that a comment beneath this Charlotte Observer article says those who oppose massive public…
    Sam Hieb, April 6, 2017
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    Potential Trump-inspired GOP primary fights

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner details disturbing news for Republicans looking ahead to the next election cycle. Political groups loyal to President Trump could make good on his threat to back primary challenges against congressional Republicans who oppose his agenda. Trump is warning conservative House…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2017
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    Park your brain outside Harvard Yard

    Elizabeth Harrington‘s latest Washington Free Beacon report on campus kookiness involves the denizens of Cambridge, Mass. A group of Harvard graduate students are starting a “resistance school” to oppose President Donald Trump. The grad students, who consider themselves a progressive version of “Dumbledore’s Army,” have enlisted…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2017
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    Some liberals question Gorsuch filibuster

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller highlights left-of-center thinkers who question U.S. Senate Democrats’ plans to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. As Senate Democrats barrel towards a filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, prominent liberal legal commentators…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2017
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    Saving the Gorsuch nomination and the filibuster

    Fred Bauer writes at National Review Online about one way in which the U.S. Senate could confirm Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court without sacrificing the filibuster. If the choice is between the nuclear option and the Schumer precedent, then, the decision seems relatively straightforward.
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2017
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    Facing the truth about health care

    Michael Tanner uses his latest National Review Online column to highlight health care challenges that politicians can’t wish away. [W]hoever eventually comes up with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act should keep a few hard truths in mind. 1. Health care is neither a right…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2017