Politics (page 2)

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    Trump’s bashing of McConnell sends a message

    Isaac Schorr of National Review Online assesses the political impact of the latest verbal attack from the 45th president. When Donald Trump unloaded on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell over the weekend, it harkened back to the glory days of his presidency, when his bombastic speeches would generate…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. school closings’ toll on students’ mental health. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains that bigger government isn’t the answer to any of today’s pressing problems.
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2021
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    President Biden Targets the Second Amendment

    President Biden says gun violence is a public health epidemic, and that his plans to address it are all about gun safety, not gun control. To get there, he’s proposed numerous executive actions, including the imposition of what are called “red flag laws.” This is from the White House…
    Donna Martinez, April 13, 2021
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    Biden moves faster than Obama to transform America

    Tyler O’Neil writes at PJMedia.com about the new president’s swift moves to make transformational changes. Joe Biden may have been something like a moderate, once. As a senator, he defended the Hyde Amendment, which protects pro-life taxpayers from footing the bill for something they consider to be murder.
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2021
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    Will Biden get away with Jim Crow lies?

    Michael Barone writes at Real Clear Politics about the president’s latest prevarication. The big lie works — until it doesn’t. The big lie in this case is Joe Biden’s charge that the changes in Georgia election law passed by the majority-Republican legislature and signed by Republican Governor Brian…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2021
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    Biden yesterday versus Biden today on court packing

    Nick Arama of RedState.com wonders which Joe Biden we should believe on the issue of packing the U.S. Supreme Court. Joe Biden announced he was signing an executive order creating a “bipartisan” commission to explore ‘reforming’ the Supreme Court. … … [T]he commission would be looking at all…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2021
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    Do the wealthy really not pay their ‘fair share’ of federal taxes?

    The Tax Foundation is a great resource for factual data on who pays federal taxes — and who doesn’t. Be armed with the facts when you hear progressive Democrats such as our president call for tax hikes on higher earners because they don’t ‘pay their fair share.’ Let’s have…
    Donna Martinez, April 9, 2021
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    The woke mob and the ‘wrong side of history’

    Steven Watts writes for the Federalist about challenging the political left’s approach to America’s past. “In times of change and danger,” wrote the novelist John Dos Passos, “a sense of continuity with generations gone before can stretch like a lifeline across the scary present.” For the battalions of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021