Politics (page 10)

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    The disturbing absence of historical knowledge

    Patrick Riccards writes for the Washington Examiner about a disturbing deficit in historical knowledge among younger Americans. In our post-Parkland, current-Greta Thunberg world, many are quick to throw around the quote, “and a little child shall lead them.” Heading into presidential primary season, pundits are quick to talk…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
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    Lowry laments latest Kaepernick caper

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online takes on the latest pronouncement from former pro football quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In the torrent of idiotic commentary unleashed by the killing of Qasem Soleimani, Colin Kaepernick’s deserves a place of honor. The NFL washout and Nike persona who makes sure the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on experts’ assessment that voter ID presents a no-win situation for N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why selective tax breaks are unwise.
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
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    Questioning Democrats’ continued interest in Biden

    Frank Miele offers Real Clear Politics readers an unvarnished take on the Democratic presidential front-runner. I don’t know about you, but I seriously overestimated the intelligence of the average Democrat voter. How in God’s name can they still support Joe Biden for president? Honestly, I never expected Uncle…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020
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    Changing the presidential election cycle

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online wonders whether the outcome of this year’s Democratic presidential selection process might prompt long-term changes. There’s a good chance that two months from now, every delegate in the first four contests will have gone to one of four white candidates: Joe Biden,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020
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    Few details available about older presidential candidates’ health

    Joseph Simonson and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner highlight the dearth of detail about older presidential candidates’ health. Democratic septuagenarian White House candidates and President Trump provided skimpy details in recent months about their health, renewing questions about how much voters should know about politicians’ medical…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020
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    Fund says Democratic primary voters have yet to find an answer to Trump

    John Fund of National Review Online reminds us that Democrats have yet to rally around a single alternative to President Trump. For a party whose most fervent activists are marinated in identity politics, Democrats could have been expected to gravitate toward a woman or a minority as their…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day

    The daily presidential tracking poll produced by Rasmussen shows President Trump with 50% approval and 50% disapproval as of Friday, Jan. 3. In the image above, Rasmussen compares Mr. Trump’s approval with Mr. Obama’s approval. The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is…
    Donna Martinez, January 6, 2020