Politics (page 5)

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    Sanders’ disappointing disability plan

    John Hirschauer writes at National Review Online about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ plan for Americans with disabilities. Whatever the intentions of its drafters, Bernie Sanders’s new “Disability Rights” platform would deprive thousands of people with the most severe disabilities of both their freedom of choice and their…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020
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    Bernie: #NeverForget

    Bernie said that he was a “socialist with a small s.”  Fair enough.
    Terry Stoops, February 12, 2020
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    Panning Democratic establishment’s picks

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online examines the Democratic Party establishment’s recent track record of choosing presidential candidates. After 2016, the Democratic establishment would have been justified in getting out of the business of presidential politics. It swung so strongly behind Hillary Clinton that it discouraged any serious…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2020
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    Policies that provide more comfort to the comfortable

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online criticizes proposals on both sides of the political divide aimed at people who least need government help. President Donald Trump has submitted a budget blueprint to Congress, and Congress will ignore it, as tradition, the Constitution, and prudence all dictate — the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day: Who Will the Dems Pick?

    Courtesy of Real Clear Politics, here is a fascinating look at the betting odds for the Democratic presidential nomination. …
    Donna Martinez, February 11, 2020
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    Democratic socialism in play to block Bernie

    Elizabeth Vaughn documents at RedState.com an electoral irony for the nation’s most well-known proponent of democratic socialism. Team Sanders certainly has good reason to be angry with the DNC as they once again try to sabotage his path to the nomination. They changed the rules to make way…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2020
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    RBG and Democrats’ election hopes

    Editors at Issues and Insights ponder one possible 2020 election scenario involving Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The 86-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has in recent years become the most beloved luminary serving in government to rank-and-file, left-leaning Democrats, even gaining a trendy new nickname,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2020
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    Applying kooky political theories to math

    If there’s one academic subject sure to contain objective determinations of right and wrong, it’s math. But Katya Sedgwick writes for the Federalist about a bizarre application of politics to mathematics. When a blogger of American Mathematical Society writes of the urgent need for math to be “antiracist,”…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2020