Politics (page 3)

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    Federalist columnist calls LeBron James a coward

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist explains why he believes pro basketball’s biggest star is displaying a disappointing level of cowardice when it comes to Hong Kong protesters. NBA superstar LeBron James says Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey was “misinformed” and “wasn’t educated on the situation at hand”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2019
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    Warren silent on middle-class tax hikes

    Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner looks into Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren’s unwillingness to discuss potential consequences of her tax policies. Sen. Elizabeth Warren deservedly drew heat from several rivals over her stubborn refusal to acknowledge that implementing a $32 trillion plan to provide free health insurance…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2019
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    Slamming the focus on shaming and schadenfreude

    Douglas Murray writes at National Review Online about a disturbing trend in public discourse. [O]nly the worst version of someone’s life contains the information that makes the Internet stop and look. It is pure gold for a network addicted to shaming and schadenfreude. We all know the glee…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2019
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    Facebook shouldn’t be the ‘ministry of truth’

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online critiques Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren’s latest proposal involving a social media giant. Warren wants Facebook to certify the truth or falsehood of its political ads. The interesting question is how the standard Warren is demanding of Facebook would play out…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Mecklenburg County’s November vote on a controversial sales tax increase. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal examines the judicial overreach tied to a decision throwing out North Carolina’s legislative election maps.
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2019
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    Biden, Bloomberg, and the prospects for ‘moderation’

    Erielle Davidson asks in a Federalist column whether billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg would do a better job than former Vice President Joe Biden of presenting a moderate face to voters. Bloomberg’s renewed flirtation with a [presidential] run suggests many in the Democratic establishment are increasingly…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2019
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    Chinese censors and American campus liberals speak the same language

    Editors at the Washington Examiner highlight disturbing similarities between communist Chinese censors and those who run American college campuses. The embarrassing spectacle of the NBA’s millionaire players and billionaire owners doing the bidding of China’s communist rulers, and even attacking the United States in the process, has forced…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2019
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    Steyer ramps up the anti-GOP hyperbole

    Elizabeth Matamoros of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the latest outlandish projection from left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer. Republican victory in 2020 could bring about the end times, according to presidential candidate Tom Steyer. Speaking at the Ohio Democratic Party’s 2019 State Dinner, the billionaire Democrat warned that the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2019