Politics (page 15)

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    Dissecting the DNC

    Clarice Feldman of the American Thinker describes the Democratic National Convention as a “tsunami of schmaltz and mendacity.” There are many things likely to change after the COVID scare nearly decimated this country with overbearing Democrat governor lockdown mandates and trillions in wasted resources. Pro sports have taken…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2020
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    Biden as ‘vapid’ and ‘disgraceful’

    Andrea Widburg of the American Thinker remains unimpressed with Joe Biden after the speech he used to mark his nomination as Democratic presidential candidate. Widburg labels the address “simultaneously vapid and disgraceful.” A weary-sounding Joe Biden, who periodically managed to flog himself into a weak and shrill rage,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2020
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    A word of caution about mail-in voting

    Jordan Davidson of the Federalist highlights potential problems with election ballots cast by mail. I didn’t get to vote in the primaries this year. Even though I took all the right steps such as requesting my absentee ballot as early as possible, calling my county’s election office every…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2020
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    Remember impeachment? Democrats don’t

    Editors at Issues and Insights highlight an interesting omission from last week’s Democratic National Convention. Eight months ago, all but two House Democrats voted to impeach President Donald Trump, and in February every Democratic senator found him guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. As the articles of impeachment…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2020
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    Correcting post office conspiracy myths

    Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner highlights Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s testimony to Congress late last week. Congressional Republicans can always be counted on to screw something up — they’re easily intimidated by what the national media will say about them — but credit to the GOP-led Senate…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2020
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    Biden can’t block AOC’s agenda

    Editors at the Washington Examiner explore the impact of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Democrats’ presidential campaign. On the second night of the truncated Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden granted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a prime speaking slot. Like most speeches in this virtual event, it was just a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2020
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    Obama still speaks for Democratic Party

    Matthew Continetti argues in the Washington Free Beacon that the Democratic Party is still the party of Obama. Kamala Harris introduced herself to the American public for the first time as the Democratic vice presidential nominee. … I thought the speech was fine, though not as good as…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2020
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    Considering American relations with Germany

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online responds to the Trump administration’s latest action involving Germany. President Trump recently ordered a 12,000-troop reduction in American military personnel stationed in Germany. That leaves about 24,000 American soldiers still in the country. A little more than half of the troops…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2020