Media

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    If lower taxes would be good for Amazon, why aren’t they good for Mom & Pop establishments?

    My newsletter today discusses how media completely changed their tune on tax cuts for large corporations when that large corporation is Amazon. Suddenly there's no tax giveaway too large for them!
    Jon Sanders, September 20, 2017
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    National Review editor ponders Trump and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online explores the political significance of big Emmy wins for “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Donald Trump, much to his chagrin, never won an Emmy for The Apprentice, but he can now take indirect credit for a clutch of the awards. The Hulu series The…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2017
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    Extending the press’ campaign finance law exemptions to boost donor privacy

    News media outlets have enjoyed longstanding exemptions from federal and state campaign finance restrictions. It makes sense to extend those exemptions to nonprofit social and civic groups that also inform the public. Extending the media exemption would help encourage more information about important public policy issues. Jon Riches, director of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2017
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    Goldberg raises red flag about Trump’s response to debt-limit deal

    Jonah Goldberg uses his latest column at National Review Online to place President Trump’s debt-ceiling deal with Democrats in a larger context. Aghast conservatives are probably exaggerating the significance of the move in terms of policy and tactics. Fights over the debt limit rarely yield the rewards conservatives…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2017
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    Fake but ‘accurate’ and the fate of liberal journalism

    Jonathan Tobin explains at National Review Online how mainstream media outlets have created their own problems. Since Trump took office, the willingness of journalists to mix opinion with news reporting has grown. Opposition to Trump and his policies is now seen as justifying any breech of the church-state…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2017
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    Presidential disaster visits explored

    Andrew Malcolm uses his latest column to explore the importance of presidential visits after a major natural disaster. President Donald Trump has clearly invested a vast amount of time and effort convincing Americans that as their chief executive he is clearly on top of properly managing the government…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2017
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    Another blow to the media

    Alex Pfeiffer of the Daily Caller reports on poll results that should provide little comfort to the fourth estate. Nearly half of the country believes the news media poses an equal or greater threat to the nation as white supremacists, according to a new Fox News poll out…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2017
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    Columnist laments the role of politics in all aspects of our lives

    Heather Wilhelm explains at National Review Online why the overpoliticization of life proves boring. Her story starts with the typical reaction she gets when people learn that she writes about politics. The most common response, you’ll be pleased to learn, is actually rueful laughter: “Politics? Well, you certainly…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2017