Politics (page 6)

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    Impeachment talk hurts Biden’s case

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner reports on the impact for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of the incessant chatter surrounding presidential impeachment. Joe Biden’s pitch to voters about his strong working relationship with congressional Republicans, should he be elected to the White House, has taken a hit…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019
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    AOC considers abolishing prisons

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the latest dubious proposal from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Congressional firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said that America needs to have a “real conversation” about “prison abolition” on Monday morning. Ocasio-Cortez responded to the story of a black…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019
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    Dissing Democrats’ Facebook complaints

    John York and Hans von Spakovsky devote a National Review Online column to an examination of Democrats’ complaints about Facebook’s latest decision. Facebook recently stated that it will neither censor nor “fact-check” statements by politicians on their site. This is great for political speech but — apparently…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019
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    National Review editors place Ukraine controversy in perspective

    Editors at National Review Online cut through the partisan spin about presidential impeachment in evaluating the Ukraine controversy. No one in our political debate has been very careful about distinctions lately, so why should the Ukraine controversy be any different? In evaluating the controversy, it is necessary to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on mini-budgets advancing through the General Assembly. John Hood’s Daily Journal reminds us that future political developments might surprise us.
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019
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    What is killing the American Dream?

    Eric Levitz at New York Magazine claims the American Dream is being killed. He blames three policy decisions by which “we let” wages fall, prices climb, and the social contract fail. My colleague Mike Schietzelt raised the primary objection when sharing the article with me, that Levitz defines…
    Joseph Coletti, October 8, 2019
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    Impeachment vs. economy

    David Catron writes for the American Spectator about the clash between D.C. impeachment buzz and the economic news on Main Street. The Democrats face an insurmountable obstacle in their ongoing quest to oust the president. Trump himself succinctly captured their dilemma last Friday: “Unemployment Rate, at 3.5%, drops…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019
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    A closer look at the source of impeachment proposals

    Willis Krumholz uses a Federalist column to dissect Democrats’ push for presidential impeachment. The impeachment story begins in the heart of the Washington swamp. House Democrat Adam Schiff and his intelligence committee staff cooked up a carefully crafted “whistleblower” complaint with an anonymous CIA bureaucrat. In a gossipy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019