Politics (page 4)

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    Wisconsin’s Walker leaves with a positive achievement

    As Scott Walker leaves the Wisconsin governor’s office, Bethany Blankley writes for the Washington Free Beacon about one of his most impressive accomplishments. Gov. Scott Walker leaves office next week, finishing his second term by posting a budget surplus for the eighth year in a row. Wisconsin ended…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2019
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    Tough times for Warren

    Amber Athey of the Daily Caller documents the rough start for Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s 2020 presidential bid. Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign with a series of awkward gaffes and lingering questions about her alleged Native American ancestry. The day Warren…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2019
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    A political sickness

    Jay Cost of National Review Online laments what he describes as “our sick body politic.” I do not think I am going out on a limb by declaring that our politics is not restorative. It is vacuous, mean-spirited, Manichean, and omnipresent. We are approaching the point where candidates…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2019
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    A shaky foundation for a border wall

    John Fund of National Review Online questions one of President Trump’s recent pronouncements about his proposed border wall. Donald Trump spent much of his 2016 campaign railing against President Obama’s misuse of executive power, especially Obama’s decision to extend legal protection to underage children who were brought to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2019
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    A European crisis

    Christopher Caldwell documents Old World turmoil for the Spectator. What is going on now is rather like the reverse of what happened in 1968 when Charles de Gaulle summoned la France profonde to resist a revolution that began in Paris. But the yellow-vest movement is one of class,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2019
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    Pouring cold water on the political left’s top priorities

    Matthew Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon discusses prospects for the political left to achieve its goals during the next two years. The history of Nancy Pelosi’s tenure as speaker is a reminder of the limitations and tenuousness of political victories (and defeats). I suspect Pelosi is aware…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2019
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    A top-20 list to avoid

    John Hawkins compiles for PJMedia.com a list of the 20 most annoying liberals of 2018. 3. Michael Avenatti Avenatti initially made a name for himself when his client, “horse face,” demanded to be let out of a non-disclosure contract that prevented her from talking about a sexual encounter…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2019
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    Feeling the Bern in 2020? Perhaps not

    Molly Prince of the Daily Caller details allegations that could hurt any attempt from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to repeat his 2016 presidential run. As Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders gears up for a potential 2020 presidential run, allegations regarding the mistreatment of women on his 2016 campaign may…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2019