Politics (page 5)

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    ‘Woke’ corporations’ similarities with communist China

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist argues that corporations focusing on social justice and other “woke” priorities mirror communist China in disturbing ways. Since the NBA-China affair blew up last weekend, a number of commentators have lambasted the NBA for its craven response to China, noting the hypocrisy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    Impeachment’s impact on swing-state GOP senators

    Kerry Picket of the Washington Examiner reports on the re-election strategies for Republican senators in swing states. Senate Republicans facing tough reelection battles are recalculating their campaign strategies amid the push from Democrats to impeach President Trump. Republicans hold the majority in the upper chamber by two seats…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    Consulting the Constitution about political power

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online advises partisans to brush up on their recent political history. In the coming days, you’re going to hear members of Congress outraged at the White House defiance of a coequal branch of government. They will argue that the refusal to comply with…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    Warren wants more than rolling back Trump tax cuts

    Kharen Martinez Murcia writes for CNSNews.com about Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren‘s tax priorities. Senator and presidential contender Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) has proposed rolling back the tax cuts implemented by the Trump administration in 2018 and imposing an “ultra-millionaire tax,” an “excessive Lobbying Tax,” and an increased tax…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2019
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    Democrats turn the clock back more than four decades

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner looks at Democrats’ strategy for presidential impeachment. House Democrats are building a Watergate-like impeachment case against President Trump based on his refusal to turn over documents or allow witness testimony lawmakers are demanding as part of their impeachment inquiry. The articles of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2019
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    Impeachment dispute will get worse

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online predicts the future course of the presidential impeachment debate. What happens — or what is likely to happen — is that the Democratic-controlled House votes to impeach and the GOP-controlled Senate votes to acquit, and the country moves on to the 2020…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that it’s hard to distinguish between flu and vaping-related illnesses. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal challenges the claim that political polarization is based mostly on Republicans’ shift to the right.
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2019
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    Trump’s Syria stance offers Congress an opportunity

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist urges Congress to do more than just complain about President Trump’s proposed policy for Syria. If you want to stop Donald Trump from making unilateral decisions regarding war and peace, then stop letting all presidents make unilateral decisions about war and peace. It’s…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019