Politics (page 5)

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    Chinese communism resembles all other types: Some are more equal than others

    Therese Shaheen writes at National Review Online about fundamental contradictions baked into the brand of communism employed in the People’s Republic of China. The forced encampment by the Chinese Communist Party of nearly 2 million members of minority groups in China’s western Xinjiang province is perhaps the largest…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2021
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    Coke, baseball, and disturbing changes in America

    Clarice Feldman of the American Thinker ponders disturbing changes in two staples of American life. Until very recently, it would have been hard to imagine anything more iconic of American life than Coca Cola and baseball. Today both remind me of Benito Mussolini’s corporatist – aka, fascist —…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2021
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    Voter ID remains popular despite Democrats’ attacks

    Kerry Picket writes for the Washington Examiner about the continuing popularity of voter identification. According to an Associated Press poll, 72% of respondents support showing a photo identification in order to vote. Between the parties, 91% of Republicans and 56% of Democrats support the policy. A similar result…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2021
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    The presidency our founders created

    Joseph Bessette and Gary Schmitt of the American Enterprise Institute remind us about the role the president is supposed to play in our constitutional system. … [W]hen it came time to craft a new constitutional order for the federal union, a more capable and independent executive was needed.
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on the growth of homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why political fantasies can be costly.
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2021
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    Columnist: Gov. Cooper has taken 1st step toward cap and trade in NC

    When we think of Leftist energy policy, a lot of us think of federal policy — the Green New Deal and the Biden version of the Green New Deal. But a new Forbes column by Patrick Gleason points out that Gov. Cooper has signed on to help advance a…
    Donna Martinez, April 2, 2021
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    COVID-19 raises questions about science, politics, and truth

    Scott Atlas explores disturbing issues linked to the COVID-19 pandemic for the latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. The COVID pandemic has been a tragedy, no doubt. But it has exposed profound issues in America that threaten the principles of freedom and order that we Americans often take…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2021
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    Exposing 10 radical new rules

    Victor Davis Hanson writes at National Review Online about new rules that are changing America for the worse. 1) Money is a construct. It can be created from thin air. Annual deficits and aggregate national debt no longer matter much. … … 2) Laws are not necessarily binding…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2021