Politics (page 6)

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    Ethics group dings AOC

    Chris White of the Daily Caller reports the latest complaint involving U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A Washington, D.C.-based ethics group is claiming that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social media usage violates House ethics rules against using taxpayer resources for political purposes. Ocasio-Cortez’s political Instagram account contains direct…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2019
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    Hanson ponders ‘The Disrupter’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online explores Donald Trump’s role as president. Besides the Washington press and pundit corps, Donald Trump faced this third and more formidable opponent: the culture of permanent and senior employees of the federal and state governments, and the political appointees in Washington…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2019
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    AOC and hypocrisy

    David French of National Review Online highlights the inconvenient truth for the Democratic Party’s new star. In one of her many viral social-media moments, freshman Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio last month played a so-called “corruption game,” grilling witnesses at a House Oversight Committee hearing about the influence of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2019
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    Trump as ‘human pseudo-event’

    Jonah Goldberg of National Review Online considers the president’s recent appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference event. Two years ago, at the dawn of the Trump administration, Kellyanne Conway predicted that 2017’s CPAC would really be TPAC, or “Trump Pac.” What was premature spin then is conventional…
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2019
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    Shapiro recognizes the vice president’s plight

    Ben Shapiro coins a new term at National Review Online to describe a recent interaction between the vice president and his predecessor. It’s never a good feeling to get Duplassed. The term “Duplassed” comes from the actor Mark Duplass — a talented actor and director who contacted me…
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2019
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    Mills’ missive misses the mark in some respects

    It’s nice to know that a left-of-center commentator can read one of my columns and respond with something more intelligent than name-calling. Contrast Thomas Mills’ reasoned response to that of a standard-issue internet troll. (I stopped reading the troll’s words after “You dipshits.”) Nonetheless, Mills doesn’t quite…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2019
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    Senators consider rebuking Trump

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner reports on a proposal circulating among U.S. senators that would take aim at President Trump’s declared emergency at the southern border. Senate Republicans are holding active discussions about whether to amend a resolution revoking President Trump’s border emergency in a way that…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2019
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    AOC in the poky?

    Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller details a potential legal problem for U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti obtained majority control of Justice Democrats PAC in December 2017, according to archived copies of the group’s website, and the two…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2019