Politics (page 2)

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    Biden’s gaffes in the age of Trump

    It’s clear that Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden is prone to verbal gaffes on the campaign trail. Jonathan Tobin asks at National Review Online whether those flubs matter when Biden is seeking to challenge Donald Trump. To those Democrats who hope he possesses the magic formula for beating…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops Quoted in Education Week Article on Concerns About Racial and Socio-Economic Diversity in Wake County Schools

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops was quoted by Education Week in an article focused on the racial and socio-economic imbalances between schools in the Wake County public school district. According to the reporter, Christina Samuels: 10 years ago, voters [in Wake County] who were angered by frequent school reassignments…
    Brenee Goforth, August 14, 2019
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    Senator attacks Supreme Court in gun case

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports one U.S. senator’s questionable approach to a gun-rights case heading toward the U.S. Supreme Court. Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island filed a legal brief before the Supreme Court in a challenge to New York City’s gun transportation regulations, advancing…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    The U.S. and a post-Brexit UK

    Chris Gavin writes for National Review Online about relations between the United States and United Kingdom after Brexit. With less than 90 days left until the United Kingdom is set to leave the EU, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has staked his new premiership on a “do or die”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    Biden wrong on banning assault weapons

    Robert VerBruggen of National Review Online questions Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s latest claim involving assault weapons. Presidential candidate Joe Biden writes: “Many police departments have reported an increase in criminals using assault weapons since 2004. And multiple analyses of the data around mass shootings provide evidence that,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    Local Doctor Sues the State over “Arcane” CON Laws

    This week, the Winston-Salem Journal published a piece on Dr. Gajendra Singh, a surgeon providing low-cost screenings and health care services. According to the story: [Singh is] suing the state over arcane rules that basically allow it to control the marketplace through a monopoly rather than patients/consumers and old-fashioned competition.
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2019
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    Warren wealth tax wouldn’t work

    Kyle Sammin of the Federalist explores one of Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s worst ideas. Even if the people were on board at a gut level, the real facts and results of implementing a wealth tax would be instantly unpopular. Warren says the tax only applies to wealth…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019
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    American businesses’ increasingly illiberal policies

    Patrick Hauf of the Washington Free Beacon explores the factors driving more American businesses to the political left. (Note that my headline substitutes the more accurate word “illiberal” for the term “liberal” in Hauf’s opening line.) American businesses are adopting increasingly liberal policies and public stances due to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019