Corruption

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    Fleeing the sinking collusion ship

    There’s a reason Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online alludes to rats fleeing a sinking ship. There may well have occurred a near coup attempt by high-ranking officials to destroy a campaign and then to remove an elected president. Likewise, top officials may have engaged…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2019
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    Cutting federal aid to the states

    Chris Edwards explains why the Cato Institute’s latest report links a cut in federal aid to restoration of responsible state government. The federal government spends $750 billion a year on 1,386 different subsidy programs for state and local governments. The study describes 18 reasons why these programs should…
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2019
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    Dumping Comey

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist argues that partisans on the political left and right should agree about James Comey’s future in American public life. Democrats and Republicans will never agree on the validity of the outcome of the Hillary Clinton investigation. While Clinton backers believe the former secretary…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2019
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    Government pays some of the world’s largest companies

    Grace Carr of the Daily Caller reports on one of the federal government’s most disturbing forms of income transfer. The federal government is reportedly spending billions to fund a number of Fortune 100 companies, a study tracking federal funds shows. About $399 billion in federal funding went toward…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2019
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    McCarthy muses on the false pretenses behind the Trump-Russia investigation

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online looks back at the basis of the long-running investigation into President Trump and Russian collusion. Chicanery was the force behind the formal opening of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. There was a false premise, namely: The Trump campaign must have known that Russia…
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2019
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    Biden’s memory fails him on Obama-era scandals

    Jim Treacher of PJMedia.com focuses on the latest “malarkey” emanating from the former vice president. It’s the notion that the Obama administration enjoyed “not one single whisper of scandal.” If you’re gonna tell a lie, make it a big one. Make it so astonishing, so blatant, that you…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2019
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    A take on Watergate that might sound familiar to Trump fans

    John Marini challenges conventional wisdom about the Watergate scandal in the latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. The political and intellectual elites of both parties came quickly to agree that executive abuse of power under Nixon posed a threat to democracy, and that Nixon’s removal was required to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019
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    CJ reports: Audit finds TransPark finances open to corruption; former director running for Congress

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal: A scathing report from N.C. State Auditor Beth Wood released Wednesday, April 24, found the accounting methods used by the N.C. Global TransPark Authority were so bad that “fraud could occur and go undetected.” The executive director of the GTP during…
    Anna Manning, April 25, 2019