Politics

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    Intelligence agencies’ liberal bias decried

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details a disturbing assessment of U.S. intelligence agencies. The CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies have become bastions of political liberals and the pro-Democratic Party views of intelligence personnel have increased under President Donald Trump, according to a journal article by…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2019
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    Norman Podhoretz changes tune on Trump

    Scott Morefield of the Daily Caller explores interesting observations from the “founder of neoconservatism.” Commentary magazine editor-at-large Norman Podhoretz, once a staunch opponent of President Donald Trump and much of what he campaigned on, described how he slowly changed his mind on immigration, Trump and a host of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2019
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    The party of fear

    Kyle Smith of National Review Online challenges left-of-center pundit Ezra Klein’s assertions about the Republican Party. He believes conservatives are getting driven off the rails by fears of black people and Muslims and documentation-challenged immigrants and maybe feminists and abstract art. Going back a bit, we had an…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2019
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    Lowry points out key problem for Democrats who aren’t socialists

    Rich Lowry‘s latest Politico column offers condolences to Democratic Party leaders. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, miraculously transformed over the past few months into a relatively moderate Democratic elder stateswoman, has understandably been pushing back against the notion that she leads a socialist party defined by a few radicals in…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2019
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    Democrats and the Mueller report

    Jason Beale offers Federalist readers a preview of congressional Democrats’ likely response to the Mueller report. After two years of shamelessly and enthusiastically hyping the notion that the president of the United States is a compromised agent of the Russian Federation—a process that involved dozens upon dozens of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
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    Trump tax law saved Bernie 38K

    President Trump probably won’t see a thank-you note from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, despite the latter’s direct benefit from the former’s tax policy. Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon explains. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) saved roughly $38,000 in taxes thanks to the Tax Cuts and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
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    Criticizing Warren’s approach to taxes

    Jon Hartley explains at National Review Online why U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren takes the wrong approach to taxes. This week, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign unveiled a radical proposal to levy a minimum 7 percent corporate tax on U.S. companies making more than $100 million annually, with…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
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    Sanders vague on details of ‘Medicare for all’

    Mark Hemingway of the Federalist contends U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders still hasn’t explained how his “Medicare for all” proposal would work. Asked about the specifics of his plan, Sanders employed the tried and true three-step explanation for how it works. Step one, point out that the United States…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019