Politics (page 8)

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    Biden’s unwillingness to modernize nuclear forces draws fire

    Jack Beyrer of the Washington Free Beacon highlights Republican criticism of a major omission in President Biden’s defense planning. House Armed Services Committee Republicans slammed the Biden administration for its inaction on America’s aging nuclear stockpile as China and Russia build up their own arsenals. Ranking member Mike…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2021
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    The GOP’s future in the Golden State

    Elizabeth Heng writes at National Review Online about the Republican Party’s prospects in California. When one considers the Republican Party’s future and electoral aspirations, California isn’t usually on the list. The Golden State has endured nearly a full generation of Democratic rule. The last time a Republican won…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2021
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    Against D.C. statehood

    Editors at National Review Online pan congressional Democrats’ proposal to make the District of Columbia a state. Even if the D.C. statehood effort had a reasonable chance of passage, however, such an amendment would undermine stable federal governance in a number of ways. First it would put the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2021
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    Here’s how H.R. 1 would impact North Carolina specifically

    The fate of the massive elections bill, H.R. 1, now sits with the U.S. Senate. More specifically, its fate rests on whether Democrats will change the rules and cram the behemoth bill that federalizes elections through the U.S. Senate. Under that scenario, Vice President Harris would be in line to…
    Donna Martinez, March 24, 2021
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    Continued scrambling of political coalitions

    Emily Jashinsky of the Federalist probes ongoing developments within shifting American political coalitions. Donald Trump’s entrance into politics scrambled both parties, accelerating a realignment of voters that continues to confound the Beltway nearly five years after he arrived on the scene. Patterns emerging from the vote in 2020…
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2021
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    If the filibuster is racist, some Democrats have some explaining to do

    Kaylee McGhee White of the Washington Examiner tackles a current argument against the U.S. Senate’s filibuster. In their quest to overturn the legislative filibuster and fast-track President Biden’s radical agenda, Democrats have deployed one of their favorite tools: the race card. “The filibuster has deep roots in racism,”…
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2021
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    Insurance companies back BLM chaos

    Aaron Sibarium of the Washington Free Beacon highlights one industry that’s standing with Black Lives Matter protesters. Following the death of George Floyd, the world’s largest insurance companies spoke up in favor of Black Lives Matter. Even as they were paying out unprecedented claims due to the destruction…
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2021
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    Abrams, not Trump, wrote the ‘stolen election’ playbook

    Brad Raffensperger reminds National Review Online readers that former President Donald Trump wasn’t the first politician in recent memory to dispute election results. To many people, President Donald Trump’s effort to overturn an election may have seemed unprecedented. Many members of the media have cast Trump’s efforts as…
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2021