Politics (page 4)

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    Princeton’s rejection of Wilson could have a domino effect

    Chrissy Clark explains for the Washington Free Beacon how Princeton University’s treatment of its former president and former U.S. President Wooodrow Wilson could have a broader impact. Princeton University’s decision to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from campus could have a domino effect on other institutions bearing the name…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    Biden and ‘dementia politics’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online explores cognitive problems plaguing former Vice President Joe Biden as he campaigns for the White House. Joe Biden is tragically suffering a mental eclipse and sliding away at a geometric rate. Understandably, his handlers have kept him out of sight. He…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    ‘Flattening the curve’ as bait and switch

    Karl Dierenbach writes for the Federalist about abuse of the concept of “flattening the curve.” At one point, the theory of “flattening the curve” was ubiquitous. The basic concept was that lockdowns could slow the spread of coronavirus, and this was of great importance since, as we were…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Washington Examiner profiles 11th District’s Cawthorn

    Abraham Mahshie writes for the Washington Examiner about the surprise winner in North Carolina’s 11th District Republican congressional primary. Madison Cawthorn won’t dare criticize “our great president,” despite President Trump’s siding with his Republican primary rival in a contest the 24-year-old ended up winning. But Cawthorn will call out…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    New gun owners as voting bloc

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon explores the potential electoral impact of new gun owners. The record-breaking gun sales during the coronavirus pandemic could bolster candidates that support the Second Amendment in 2020 and alter the course of American gun politics for the foreseeable future. Several of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Deconstruction and the current mess

    Elizabeth Powers explains at National Review Online how an insidious element of college campus culture has affected the rest of society. A recent Wall Street Journal editorial drew attention to the source of the moral denunciation that now dominates journalism: namely, “dogmas that began in the universities.” These…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Examining calls for police reform

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online probes the high-profile push for police reform. He finds significant reasons for concern. [T]he racism narrative is driving the nation to ruin. The defamation that police are institutionally racist because America is indelibly racist has opened a potentially unbridgeable chasm. It is…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Fighting the narrative of a failed reopening

    Editors at National Review Online reach different conclusions from most of their media brethren about the impact of reopening the economy in states across the country. Now, states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona have seen worrying increases in their positivity rates — the percentage of tests that are…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020