Corruption

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that a Duke Energy lobbyist told investigators a top aide to Gov. Roy Cooper made untrue public statements about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The Daily Journal highlights a recent news report that appeared to blur the distinction between across-the-board tax cuts…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2020
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    Attorney General Barr as ‘adult of the year’

    Emmett Tyrrell of the Washington Times assigns that honor to the nation’s top law enforcement officer. The Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly A. Strassel has just conferred her “Adult of the Year Award” on a man who deserves it, Attorney General William Barr. And Ms. Strassel writes with…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020
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    FBI Spygate errors and the law of averages

    Jason Beale argues in a Federalist column that it’s statistically impossible for recent anti-Trump FBI errors to have been completely random. There’s no way the cards can all fall one way, no way every “mistake” can redound in support of the government’s “case” against Page. There’s no statistical…
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2020
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    Exposing the ‘slippery’ Comey

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online highlights recent bad news for a former FBI director. Twenty years ago, Bill Clinton gave us “it depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” James Comey has now given us it depends what the meaning of “vindicated” is. The…
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2019
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    The business of climate change

    If you suspect that much of the furor surrounding climate change masks a dubious money-making scheme, Rupert Darwall supports your thesis with a Real Clear Energy column. Saving the planet takes money, and lots of it. Money is both the theme and the subtext of the latest round…
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2019
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    Williamson critiques FBI’s ‘corrupt cops’

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online highlights recent disturbing revelations about the federal government’s most well-known law enforcement agency. The FBI’s actions in the Trump matter were outrageous, with agents going so far as to alter documents included as part of the FISA warrant process. Focus in on…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019
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    Obama, the Russians, and American elections

    David Marcus of the Federalist turns the clock back seven years to add context to a current-day controversy. Hot microphones are a hell of a thing. In 2012, speaking with Dmitry Medvedev, who was then president of our great rival Russia, President Obama said, “After my election I…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2019
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    A failed response to the Cold War’s end

    Abe Greenwald‘s Commentary cover story documents America’s disappointing response to the once-celebrated “end of history.” The United States is entangled in foreign intrigue to an extent not seen since the Cold War. This might seem like an odd development for a country whose two leading political parties…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2019