Politics (page 3)

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    Pence could run as ‘heir to Trump’

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner considers former Vice President Mike Pence’s plans for the next presidential election cycle. Aides shrug off questions about 2024, but with a list of advisory board members that reads like backers, former Vice President Mike Pence’s new political group looks like a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021
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    Britons see an upside from Brexit

    Aaron Sibarium of the Washington Free Beacon explains one way in which Britain’s departure from the European Union has paid dividends. In March 2020, with COVID-19 bearing down on Europe, the Guardian published a stark headline: “Brexit means coronavirus vaccine will be slower to reach the UK.” The…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021
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    Chiding the ‘wealthy and woke’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online highlights rich Americans who live to scold their “inferiors.” Ed Bastian made $17 million in 2019 as a chief executive officer of Delta Airlines, Georgia’s largest employer. Bastian just blasted Georgia’s new voting law. He thinks it is racist to require…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021
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    Defenders of overly loose voting rules offer poor arguments

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online rebuts critics of his earlier writing on protecting the democratic process. I don’t normally cite random idiots on Twitter to make a point, but, since my subject is the American voter and the random idiot on Twitter is a pretty good stand-in…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill to protect nonprofit donors’ anonymity in North Carolina. Andy Taylor’s CJ Opinion explains how today’s British Conservatives offer useful lessons in governance to American Republicans.
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021
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    The Right AOC on Point: Playing politics instead of baseball hurts the people

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains how Major League Baseball’s commissioner is ruining the game. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2021
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    Georgia voting law reporting showcases ‘legacy media corruption’

    Emily Jashinsky of the Federalist focuses on the mainstream media’s key role in misleading people about Georgia’s new voting law. The media’s false reporting about new election legislation in Georgia whipped up a controversy that left millions of people grossly misinformed, frightened voters, mired major corporations in high-stakes…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2021
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    Questioning an accepted truth about voter turnout

    Kevin Williamson asks National Review Online readers to consider whether government actually works better with more voter participation. Much of the discussion about proposed changes to voting laws backed by many Republicans and generally opposed by Democrats begs the question and simply asserts that having more people vote…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2021