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  • Playing into the white nationalists’ hands

    Editors at Investor’s Business Daily suggest the response to Charlottesville’s deadly weekend protests is giving the white nationalist groups what they want. It wasn’t long ago that Americans were being told repeatedly not to overreact to Islamic terrorism, because that would only serve as a terrorist recruiting tool.
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2017, 274 words
  • Obama to states targeted by Russian hacking: [Silence]

    Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller reports on the Obama administration’s decision not to tell 21 states that the Russian government was hacking their election systems. State election officials still don’t know which 21 of their jurisdictions Russian hackers targeted, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2017, 284 words
  • Another Title IX failure

    Cynthia Garrett and Alison Scott write for the Washington Examiner about a case of Title IX and negative consequences on a major university campus. It is not often that the veil of university Title IX procedures is lifted, but when it is, as described in Zoe Katz’s heartfelt…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2017, 260 words
  • Trump taking aim at China

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details one way in which the Trump administration is targeting Chinese misdeeds. In a major slap at China, President Trump on Monday ordered an investigation into Chinese theft of American intellectual property. “We’re going to be fulfilling another campaign promise by…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2017, 199 words
  • JLF’s Mitch Kokai Responds To Vandalism of Durham Confederate Statue

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the toppling of a Confederate statue on government-owned property in Durham. Kokai offered these comments during an Aug. 15, 2017, appearance on Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.”…
    Donna Martinez, August 16, 2017, 35 words
  • Obama appointees remain in key national security jobs

    Richard Pollock and Ethan Barton of the Daily Caller report one reason for pushback against President Trump’s national security priorities. Several Obama holdovers who led initiatives at odds with President Donald Trump’s foreign policy remain on the staff of National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, The Daily Caller…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2017, 215 words
  • National Review editor wants to ‘mothball’ Confederate monuments

    Rich Lowry presumably wrote his latest National Review Online column without knowledge of the unsanctioned effort to topple a Confederate monument in Durham. So he makes no reference to that incident while calling generally for similar monuments to be removed. Robert E. Lee wasn’t a Nazi, and surely…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2017, 238 words
  • Antifa and the Alt-Right

    Ben Shapiro of National Review Online compares disturbing elements of the political left and right. … [H]ere we stand: On the one side, a racist, identity-politics Left dedicated to the proposition that white people are innate beneficiaries of privilege and therefore must be excised from political power; on…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2017, 257 words
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