Politics

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    About that ‘cultural appropriation’

    David Marcus of the Federalist ponders the likely response to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren among those who complain about so-called cultural appropriation. I have taken to these pages in the past to defend practices that progressives pejoratively call “cultural appropriation.” By now we all know the phrase and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2018
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    Fighting the myth of ‘radical moderates’

    Kristen Soltis Anderson uses a Washington Examiner column to rebut a common myth about middle-of-the-road voters. There is no such thing as a “radical moderate” in American politics. As the extremes of the parties pull away from one another, a large swath of the American electorate sits frustrated…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2018
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    Warren’s fraud

    Ben Shapiro uses a National Review Online column to label U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren a fraud. There’s only one problem with Warren’s story: There wasn’t a shred of evidence that Warren had Native American ancestry, outside of her claims that she did. For years, she portrayed herself as…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2018
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    Bill, Hillary, and Democratic nightmares

    Jonathan Tobin writes at National Review Online about the impact of the Clintons’ unwillingness to leave the public stage. The last thing Democrats wanted to do in October 2018 was talk about the Clintons. Bill and Hillary Clinton aren’t just the past of the Democratic Party. The once-enormously-popular…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Will Rierson reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Hometown Debate focusing on a proposed state constitutional amendment to lower the cap on North Carolina’s income tax rate. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why suggestions to strengthen libel laws amount to efforts to stifle free speech.
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2018
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    York highlights potential GOP midterm pickups

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner focuses on a handful of cases in which Republicans have good chances of flipping Democratic seats in November. It’s been noted a million times that Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take control of the House of Representatives in next…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2018
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    Probing progressive agony

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online looks into progressives’ present-day lamentations. What has transformed the Democratic party into an anguished progressive movement that incorporates the tactics of the street, embraces maenadism, reverts to Sixties carnival barking, and is radicalized by a new young socialist movement? Even party…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2018
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    Falling for Warren’s spin

    David French of National Review Online takes mainstream media outlets to task. Do you want to know what media bias looks like? … Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results that confirmed that she misled employers, students, and the public about her Native American heritage for years.
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2018