History (page 6)

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    Miserable political situation better than the alternative

    Jay Cost of National Review Online explains why he believes our current political woes aren’t as dire as they appear. Everybody today is miserable about politics, or so it seems. Our system is broken, it’s sick, it’s dysfunctional, etc. I certainly agree that our government has its share…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2019
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    Biden should issue a different apology

    Inez Feltscher Stepman argues in a Federalist column that former Vice President Joe Biden ought to apologize for one of his most disappointing performances as a U.S. senator. History becomes myth, myths become legends, and legends become unquestionable. And if a biased media is writing the story, even…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2019
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    Living as if God exists

    Andrew Klavan provides a stirring apology of Christianity at City Journal. He critiques those who think materialism is all we need and those who act “as if there were a God” but cannot bring themselves to belief. Klavan echoes G.K. Chesterton that “Christianity has not been tried and found…
    Joseph Coletti, April 29, 2019
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    Biden set to join John Glenn in the pantheon of presidents?

    John Merline offers Issues & Insights readers a reality check about recent polling results. [A] Morning Consult story that found Biden with a 42 percent to 34 percent lead over President Trump in a hypothetical matchup. “Along with his advantage over Trump, Biden has held a consistent lead…
    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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    LISTEN HERE: HeadLocke No. 48: New Reagan biography aims to be definitive

    The latest Head Locke podcast episode is out and it’s one you don’t want to miss. Working for more than 10 years with archival material from the Reagan Presidential Library, historian Larry Schweikart has written what he hopes will be the “definitive” biography of the 40th president. Titled Reagan:…
    Anna Manning, April 22, 2019
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    Mueller report versus Starr report

    Paul Mirengoff of the Power Line blog contrasts special counsel Robert Mueller’s report with findings from the last major independent counsel investigation targeting a sitting president. In his long-awaited report, special counsel Robert Mueller found that the evidence failed to establish “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia.
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2019
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    Real evidence of Russian collusion

    Daniel Ashman writes for the American Thinker about a new book that documents actual American collusion with Russians. Numerous examples are provided in a soon to be released book, Judgment in Moscow, by the heroic Soviet dissident, Vladimir Bukovsky. He makes use of extensive first hand documents that…
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2019