Politics

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    New directions for conservative giving

    Daniel Schmidt and Michael Hartmann pay homage to Michael Joyce, long-time president of the Bradley Foundation, and draw lessons for the future direction of conservative giving, which they see becoming more diverse and personal. There is a lot worth reading in the essay, but some of the areas where…
    Joseph Coletti, June 22, 2018
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    Critics decry ‘taxpayer-funded dorms’ for congressmen

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon details a proposal to spend more of your money on D.C. politicians. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.) introduced a bill that would ban members of Congress from sleeping in their offices and would change the tax code to allow House members…
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2018
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    Paying your enemy’s bills

    Joe Simonson of the Daily Caller reports on the surprising source of income for one socialist protester who recently harassed the U.S. Homeland Security secretary. One of the activists who chased Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant Tuesday night over the Trump administration’s immigration policies…
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2018
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    Hanson laments ‘linguistic trickery’ used to hide scandals

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest National Review Online column focuses on the deceptive use of language to downplay D.C. scandals. There are lots of strange things throughout Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s massive report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. One of the weirdest is the extent to…
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2018
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    Resorting to the Nazi slur

    Stella Morabito writes at the Federalist that a once-accepted standard of political discourse seems to have disappeared. Well, “Godwin’s Law” disappeared rather quickly, didn’t it? Michael Godwin cultivated the popular notion that “whoever is the first to mention Hitler in an argument, loses the argument,” in a 1990s…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2018
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    Finances of left-wing attack-dog group questioned

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing news about the controversial Southern Poverty Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a left-wing nonprofit known for its “hate group” designations, now has $92 million in offshore investment funds, according to financial statements. The SPLC, which has…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2018
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    Legal expert: ‘The fix was in’

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online contends that the U.S. Justice Department inspector general’s recent report on the Hillary Clinton email server investigation omits a key point. Despite the sprawl of Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s 568-page report on the Clinton-emails investigation, there is precious little discussion…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2018
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    National Review columnist praises a Hollywood star

    David French of National Review Online offers kind words for movie star Chris Pratt’s off-screen message. It’s simple: We’re fallen. We’re sinful. We’re lost. If we weren’t, the Gospel would be just another self-help plan, rather than the glorious, soul-redeeming truth. “You are forgiven” is a message grounded…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2018