Politics (page 2)

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    French ponders the ‘Twitter primary’

    David French of National Review Online considers the impact of social media on the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Certainly the Democratic mainstream has become more liberal, and its left-most cohorts are white, female, college-educated, and young. In other words, I just described many of the key…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2019
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    House ‘modernization’ could lead to the return of earmarks

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner reports on the latest proposals from U.S. House Democrats. House lawmakers have begun examining ways to help make the chamber run more efficiently, and the top recommendations call for raising the pay of lawmakers and allowing long-vilified earmarks to be included once…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2019
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    Warren wants to scrap Electoral College

    David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the latest controversial proposal from U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said Monday she supported eliminating the Electoral College in presidential elections. Speaking at a CNN town hall in Jackson, Mississippi, Warren laid out her proposed…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2019
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    Hanson laments a decline in American higher education

    Victor Davis Hanson writes at National Review Online about the college bribery scandal and its implications for American higher education. This fraud was also the logical, if extreme, expression of university admissions systems. Universities rarely disclose exactly how they select students for admission — despite the fact that…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2019
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    The college bribery scandal and elites’ behavior

    Yuval Levin offers National Review Online readers an interesting take on the college bribery scandal. The fact that the fraud and misbehavior here involved college admissions might be misleading us a little about just what is scandalous about the scandal, and about what it might tell us about…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on bills to change North Carolina’s school performance grades. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why no one should expect a rerun of the 2018 election cycle in this year’s two special N.C. congressional races.
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2019
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    AOC ban would affect group she helped lead

    Alana Goodman of the Washington Examiner explains how a proposal from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could limit her own political activity. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., sat on the board of a political action committee that operated the type of “soft money” group she wants to abolish through a…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2019
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    Freshman senator offers interesting idea to improve Congress

    Evie Fordham of the Daily Caller details one lawmaker’s proposal for addressing Capitol Hill’s problems. Republican Indiana Sen. Mike Braun, co-sponsor of a recently introduced bill banning ex-congressmen from lobbying Congress, said his bill would help get Congress out of a “rut” — but he’s not expecting the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2019