Politics (page 8)

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    Columnist contends Biden’s ‘free ride’ is over

    Ryan Cooper writes at The Week that former Vice President Joe Biden’s easy path to the Democratic presidential nomination is over. Joe Biden has had a bizarrely easy time of it as the frontrunner of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Few of his competitors have attacked him directly,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020
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    Probing the latest Democratic criticism of Trump

    Michael Goodwin of the New York Post questions the latest political criticism of President Trump from potential 2020 Democratic electoral opponents. When it comes to Iran, the Democrats who want to be president are full of sound and fury. They are certain President Trump has brought us to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020
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    Repeating mistakes of 2016

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist contends that Democratic presidential candidates are making mistakes by pandering to the political left. Donald Trump swept away the entire GOP primary field in 2016 partly because of his willingness to speak plainly about issues like the Iraq War, trade, and immigration—even…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020
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    Beware the big but

    Fletch Daniels writes at the American Thinker about Democratic presidential candidates‘ interesting use of the word “but.” This past week saw the rise of the Democrat “but” warriors. Every viable remaining presidential candidate, with the exception of Bernie Sanders, included an identical sentence construct in response to President…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
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    The disturbing absence of historical knowledge

    Patrick Riccards writes for the Washington Examiner about a disturbing deficit in historical knowledge among younger Americans. In our post-Parkland, current-Greta Thunberg world, many are quick to throw around the quote, “and a little child shall lead them.” Heading into presidential primary season, pundits are quick to talk…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
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    Lowry laments latest Kaepernick caper

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online takes on the latest pronouncement from former pro football quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In the torrent of idiotic commentary unleashed by the killing of Qasem Soleimani, Colin Kaepernick’s deserves a place of honor. The NFL washout and Nike persona who makes sure the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on experts’ assessment that voter ID presents a no-win situation for N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why selective tax breaks are unwise.
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
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    Questioning Democrats’ continued interest in Biden

    Frank Miele offers Real Clear Politics readers an unvarnished take on the Democratic presidential front-runner. I don’t know about you, but I seriously overestimated the intelligence of the average Democrat voter. How in God’s name can they still support Joe Biden for president? Honestly, I never expected Uncle…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020