Politics (page 5)

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    Free-speech restrictions more dangerous than crazy speech

    John Fund of National Review Online urges policymakers not to go overboard in attempts to combat hateful speech. As horrifying as the killings by the El Paso and Dayton shooters are, let’s not make free speech another casualty of these murders. In the wake of the El Paso…
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2019
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    National Review editors on white supremacy: ‘Crush this evil’

    Editors at National Review Online take aim at an odious ideology. In America, as abroad, we see our fair share of inexplicable violence. But the patterns on display over the last few years have revealed that we are contending here not with another “lone wolf,” but with the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about the ongoing impact of the 25-year-old Leandro school-funding legal dispute. The Daily Journal argues that the recent N.C. partisan gerrymandering trial avoided a key question.
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2019
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    Obama’s legacy bound to face more attacks from Democrats

    Matt Margolis explains at PJMedia.com why we should expect Democratic presidential candidates to take more shots against the last Democratic president’s record. After the CNN debates earlier this week, many were shocked to see 2020 Democrats go after Joe Biden by trashing the Obama-Biden years. Biden himself said…
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2019
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    Cruz raises ‘deep state’ concerns

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon highlights U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s latest complaint about entrenched Washington bureaucrats. Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is accusing multiple senior Trump administration officials in both the Treasury and State Departments of actively working behind President Donald Trump’s back to save the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2019
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    The ‘Republican talking point’ dodge

    Amber Athey of the Daily Caller identifies a disturbing element of Democratic presidential candidates’ response to criticism. Democratic presidential candidates unveiled a new line of defense against criticisms of their sweeping policy proposals during this week’s CNN debates. The candidates swept aside any questions about the potential cost…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2019
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    Trump and ‘menacing invective’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online worries about the level of vitriol aimed at the White House’s current occupant. The current candidates are just channeling three years of sick showboating by Hollywood celebrities. Actor Robert De Niro has repeatedly expressed a desire to physically assault Trump. A…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2019
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    Jordan Roberts Poses the Question – “Should Congress Repeal the Cadillac Tax?”

    The United States health care system has been dominated by employer-sponsored health insurance for decades. Some 158 million Americans are estimated to receive their coverage through their employer, according to the most recent research brief from JLF’s Jordan Roberts. Roberts explains how this system came to be: Employer-sponsored insurance…
    Brenee Goforth, August 1, 2019