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Mitch Kokai

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Leef’s latest Forbes column rebuts Second Amendment foe

George Leef’s latest column for Forbes examines a questionable critique of the Second Amendment. The massacre in Orlando has prompted many demands for still more laws intended to prevent deranged killers like Omar Mateen from getting their hands on firearms. It has also occasioned more radical ideas, including the repeal of the Second Amendment. ThatContinue Reading






Politics and the Supreme Court’s future

Matthew Continetti explores for the Washington Free Beacon the likely future of the now deadlocked U.S. Supreme Court. The conventional wisdom, shared by me, is that the Republican stonewalling of judicial nominee Merrick Garland will last until Election Day, at which point one of two things will happen. Donald Trump will win, the president willContinue Reading






A potential GOP boost from Brexit

Seth Lipsky writes for the New York Post that Britain’s vote to exit the European Union could lead to benefits for American Republicans. What a gift to the Republican Party. No sooner had Britons made their historic vote for independence than Donald Trump — already in Scotland — declared that they have “taken their countryContinue Reading






Obama and Brexit

The head of a British political party dedicated to Brexit gives President Obama some of the “credit” for last week’s vote. Mark Hensch reports for The Hill. A leading figure in the British push to exit the European Union says President Obama accidentally helped the Brexit cause. Nigel Farage on Friday said Obama’s calls forContinue Reading






Barron’s explores Brexit’s impact on the future of Europe

Randall Forsyth devotes the latest Barron’s cover story to potential long-term consequences of Britons’ vote to exit the European Union. No man is an island, wrote John Donne, yet his fellow Britons have voted to make emphatic their island status, separate and apart from continental Europe, politically as well as geographically. The reverberations from theContinue Reading






Barron’s editorial page editor sounds the alarm

Thomas Donlan of Barron’s examines the latest long-term projections for Social Security and Medicare and finds the information troubling. The trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds reported last week that their funds are going to hell in a handcart, but not right away. That’s what they have always said, even while theContinue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. Senate consideration of a bill designed to help rural, low-wealth school systems replace aging school buildings. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the economic benefits of state regulatory reform.






Donald Trump and Boris Johnson as allies?

Writing before Thursday’s Brexit vote and British Prime Minister David Cameron’s subsequent decision to resign from office, historian Paul Johnson already speculated in Forbes about the potential for a new chapter in the “special relationship” between the United States and Britain. [Cameron’s] most likely successor is Boris Johnson, who leads the quit campaign and isContinue Reading






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