Politics (page 5)

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    American allies worry about election chaos

    Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner reports concerns from American allies about the pending election. American adversaries and rogue nations around the world sense a “power vacuum” in the United States in the final days of the 2020 presidential elections that raises the risk of foreign policy crises,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2020
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    Elect Biden, kill 2 million jobs

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a recent analysis of one economic policy proposal from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. One of Joe Biden’s top economic policy priorities could kill as many as two million new jobs, a new report finds. Biden has championed a $15…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2020
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    Businesses could face federal, state tax hikes in 2021

    Patrick Gleason of Americans for Tax Reform offers Forbes readers a warning about one potential impact of the fall election: tax hikes in 2021. Aside from the Supreme Court and other judicial appointments, among the most significant achievements of the Trump administration thus far is the corporate tax…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2020
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    Radical left criticizes Democratic senator for not attacking Barrett

    Jonathan Tobin writes for the Federalist about one disappointing result of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings. It turns out Democrats aren’t as forgiving of elderly politicians as we might have thought. After several months of doing their best to ignore former Vice President Joe Biden’s declining…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2020
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    York shifts focus back to real Hunter Biden story

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner looks beyond a social media hubbub. The social media angle of the Hunter Biden email story has nearly taken over public discussion of the piece published in the New York Post, headlined “Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on ongoing challenges for families coping with online public school education. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights flying sparks in a debate for N.C. state treasurer.
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2020
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    One state considers ranked-choice voting

    Nicholas Rowan of the Washington Examiner reports one Northeastern state’s potential change of a key voting procedure. Bay Staters are set to decide if the state will implement ranked-choice voting in most of its elections. Ranked-choice voting, which would require people to cast ballots by listing candidates in…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2020
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    Lamenting the destruction of important Western institutions

    Victor Davis Hanson argues at National Review Online that ideology is driving destruction of cherished institutions we’ve inherited. In the 21st century, hallmark American and international institutions have lost much of their prestige and respect. Politics and biases explain the lack of public confidence in organizations and institutions…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2020