Politics

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    Obama picked only those elements of Bin Laden story that supported White House narrative

    Rick Moran of PJMedia.com highlights new evidence of the Obama administration’s attempts to mislead the public about national security. “Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive” was a favorite mantra of the Obama campaign during the 2012 election. The implication was that al-Qaeda was “decimated,” as President…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2017
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    Sexual harassment in the Clinton, Sanders campaigns

    Max Greenwood of The Hill reports on one development Democrats might not have anticipated when they decided to launch an all-out sexual harassment attack on Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. A former organizer for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and a former volunteer for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) 2016 White…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2017
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    Hillary’s unwillingness to accept 2016 election results

    The times have changed for 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, as Guy Benson discusses at TownHall.com. Once upon a time, Hillary Clinton thought the prospect of a presidential candidate declining to pledge to absolutely accept the sanctity of certified election results was “horrifying.” She said so in a…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2017
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    The need for certainty

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains how temporary federal fixes can generate long-term negative consequences. The Trump administration, and Republicans in Congress, very much want to pass a tax cut right now. Some Democrats want to cut taxes, too, though usually different taxes for different taxpayers. So…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017
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    Private Islamic schools are not terrorist training grounds

    At the 2013 N.C. School Boards Association’s Public Policy Conference, then-Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson remarked, With the voucher legislation that we have we could be in dangerous territory as far as taxpayers’ dollars going to private schools. There is nothing in the legislation that would prevent someone…
    Terry Stoops, November 16, 2017
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    McConnell and conservative judges

    As some conservative activists blast U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a National Review Online column from Jonathan Tobin highlights one area in which McConnell’s work clearly has helped the conservative cause. [I]t might behoove those grassroots activists to think about what the majority leader and his caucus…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2017
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    The State and Local Tax Deduction makes no sense

    Tax policy is as much about regulation as it is the efficiency and simplicity of raising revenues to pay for government activity. The regulatory aspect is clear in Ronald Reagan’s famous adage: “If you want more of something, subsidize it; if you want less of something, tax it.”…
    Joseph Coletti, November 15, 2017
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    Why sports pundits should stick to their expertise

    Ryan Huber doesn’t blame high-profile sports commentators for wanting to pontificate about politics. He explains at National Review Online why they shouldn’t. (And he’s not even getting into the political left’s “weaponization” of sports.) [W]hy wouldn’t someone want to tune in to hear sports and entertainment personalities weigh…
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2017