Corruption (page 5)

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    The Obama administration and Russian election meddling

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist focuses on one key element of Attorney General William Barr’s recent interview with CBS. The DOJ has “an increasingly robust program that is focusing on foreign influence in our election process, with the FBI obviously taking the lead,” Barr told [Jan] Crawford. But…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2019
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    Bad law and the obstruction debate

    He’s no fan of President Trump, but David French of National Review Online nonetheless points to the role of bad law in ongoing accusations of presidential wrongdoing. When a law is well-written and clear, a person of ordinary intelligence can know exactly what is prohibited. To take examples…
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2019
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    California’s high-speed rail proved successful … for the well-connected

    Timothy Carney of the Washington Examiner explains why California’s now-abandoned high-speed rail line was not a total failure (at least in the eyes of its major advocates). California high-speed rail was never anything more than massive corporate welfare ripoff. Anyone who said otherwise was either a dupe or…
    Mitch Kokai, May 28, 2019
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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