Politics (page 8)

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    Signs of a cultural revolution

    Ross Douthat of the American Enterprise Institute places today’s political controversies in a larger context. The force transforming Western liberalism has many hashtags, many slogans, many admiring and pejorative descriptions, but no single name that everyone can recognize as a singular description of the thing itself. #MeToo and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2020
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    Prediction of a new silent majority

    Roger Simon writes for The Epoch Times about a likely backlash from today’s crazed political culture. Led by a media that is at once delusional and cynical—an eye-rolling combination—America is in the throes of a national madness. Few are able to tell the truth—and when they do, they…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2020
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    A ‘bitter irony’ tied to revolutions

    Victor Davis Hanson devotes his latest National Review Online column to placing the current state of nationwide civil unrest in historical context. The ancient Greeks created new words like “paradox” and “irony” to describe the wide gap between what people profess and assume, and what they actually do…
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2020
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    Drew Brees and a cautionary tale

    Kyle Smith of National Review Online assesses a star NFL quarterback’s recent controversy. After the actual riots, the metaphorical ones. Reputations get burned down. Careers get their windows smashed in. Character gets assassinated. Much of this has been nearly as senseless, emotion-driven, and inane as the actual burning,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The COVID-19 pandemic already has injected an unexpected element into North Carolina’s 2020 elections. Now the looting and riots linked to recent protests in the Tar Heel State could affect elections as well. Rick Henderson analyzes the potential impact for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2020
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    Obamagate should lead to prosecutions

    Editors at Issues and Insights explain why the latest scandal involving the 44th president’s administration should lead to criminal charges. With little fanfare, investigators are readying the release of names of those deep-state minions and leaders who broke the law in pursuing a bogus, politicized investigation of President…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2020
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    Harris hits roadblock in bid for Dems’ VP slot

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner reports on U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’ bid for the Democrats’ vice presidential slot. Kamala Harris’s campaign to be Joe Biden’s running mate has stalled. Inside Washington, some see Harris, 55, as a strong choice. Biden has stoked such chatter by having her…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2020
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    We might be witnessing a cultural revolution

    David Harsanyi used his latest National Review Online column to welcome readers to America’s version of the Chinese “cultural revolution.” We’re in the dawn of a high-tech, bloodless Cultural Revolution; one that relies on intimidation, public shaming, and economic ruin to dictate what words and ideas are permissible…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2020