Politics

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    Of thought leaders and public intellectuals

    Tevi Troy reviews for Commentary a new book about those people who fill our TV screens and editorial pages with commentary on politics and public policy. … [T]o the extent that we do have public intellectuals at all in our society, they are far more likely to be…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2017
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    Loving America in spite of its flaws

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online explores patriotism in our flawed society. How should we feel about our country when it has failed to live up to our values? That’s the question that lies at the heart of many of our political debates. … … At times, gloomy…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina voters will face no photo ID requirement, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to address an Appeals Court ruling that struck down the state’s 2013 election law. Rick Henderson analyzes the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2017
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    Farage likens terrorism acceptance to ‘appeasement’

    Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner highlights high-profile Brexit supporter Nigel Farage’s response to the latest terrorist attack in Manchester, England. Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said Wednesday that western countries can’t accept continued terrorist attacks as a new normal, and said doing so effectively means…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2017
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    Dems’ struggle for unity

    Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller details the national Democratic Party’s fundraising woes. Tom Perez’s swear words aren’t working. The new chair of the Democratic National Committee recently began cursing — “Republicans don’t give a s— about people” — as a way to fire up the base in…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2017
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    Trump bashing a key element of Democrats’ electoral plan

    Tired of the continuous chorus of opposition to President Trump? Ben Shapiro explains at National Review Online why you’ll just have to live with it. Conventional wisdom says that Democrats are in serious trouble. … … According to this narrative, Republicans have the upper hand in 2020. All…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2017
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    Be careful what you wish for: Trump impeachment edition

    Gracy Olmstead writes at the Federalist website about the potential political miscalculation among those pushing for President Trump’s impeachment. Here’s the dilemma. If America’s elites (influential media, sources within the executive branch, and politicians) find some method to impeach Trump before actual wrongdoing is proved, they’ll make him…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2017
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    Dems turning to vets, businessmen

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner highlights Democrats’ strategy for retaking control of Congress. The Democratic Party is trying to build a new House majority with a collection of political neophytes who hail from business, medicine, philanthropy and the military. On Monday, Democratic officials shared with the Washington…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2017