Politics (page 7)

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    Warren proposes punishing CEOs for other people’s crimes … or no crimes

    Jonathan Zalewski writes for the Foundation for Economic Education about one of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s most poorly conceived policy proposals. On April 3, Warren introduced the Corporate Executive Accountability Act. The bill would make it a federal crime, punishable by a year’s imprisonment for a first offense,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2019
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    Deep education and true friendship

    George and West are ideological foes, but they are friends. Their lesson is vitally important for higher education, which has become so warped over the past couple of decades.
    Jon Sanders, May 3, 2019
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    Hanson diagnoses ‘Clinton projection syndrome’

    Victor Davis Hanson devotes his latest National Review Online column to the latest complaints from Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton recently editorialized about the second volume of special counsel Robert Mueller’s massive report. She concluded of the report’s assorted testimonies and inside White House gossip concerning President Trump’s words…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019
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    National Review editors defend the attorney general

    Editors at National Review Online label as “dumb” the current controversy surrounding U.S. Attorney General William Barr. It’s hard to know where to begin. Barr’s position was eminently reasonable. He wanted to get the basic verdict of the Mueller report out as quickly as possible, given the inherent…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019
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    Biden should issue a different apology

    Inez Feltscher Stepman argues in a Federalist column that former Vice President Joe Biden ought to apologize for one of his most disappointing performances as a U.S. senator. History becomes myth, myths become legends, and legends become unquestionable. And if a biased media is writing the story, even…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2019
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    Democratic presidential candidates make it hard to determine their policy preferences

    Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner reports the results of her search for Democratic presidential candidates’ policy priorities. For those interested in what policies the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders stand for, the most obvious source of information is often the most mysterious. Several of the candidates’ websites make…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2019
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    Punishment and voting

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explores the notion of allowing felons to vote. Bernie Sanders, the Brooklyn socialist who represents Vermont in the Senate, has called for extending voting rights to prisoners currently incarcerated — all of them, he says, meaning: Terry Nichols, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Nidal Hasan,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2019
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    Paging Inigo Montoya — socialism edition

    It’s hard not to think of the great character from “The Princess Bride” when seeing the quote to the right from the latest issue of Newsmax magazine. Echoing Inigo, one could turn to defenders of “socialism” and say, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2019