Politics (page 8)

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    State Department prepping for Chinese clash

    Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner reports on important preparations within the U.S. State Department. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s team is developing a strategy for China based on the idea of “a fight with a really different civilization” for the first time in American history. “This is…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2019
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    For those who like to defend Antifa

    Rachel Stoltzfoos of the Daily Caller reports the latest disturbing news involving a violent left-wing group. The FBI is investigating anti-fascist activists for an alleged plot to buy guns from a Mexican cartel in order to “stage an armed rebellion” at the southern border, according to an unclassified…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2019
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    Biden the moderate

    Editors at National Review Online explain how Joe Biden‘s presidential bid reflects on the current state of the Democratic Party. That Joe Biden, at this writing the most recent candidate to file for the Democratic presidential nomination, is considered a moderate is a testament both to how far…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2019
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    Biden’s strained relationship with the truth

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online reminds us about an inconvenient truth for the Democrats’ 2020 presidential front-runner. Harold Schaitberger, president of the AFL-CIO-affiliated International Association of Firefighters, declared at a campaign rally for Joe Biden today that “Joe Biden is genuine. There’s nothing phony or artificial about…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2019
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    Murphy, Perry advance to GOP runoff, Thomas wins Democratic primary in 3rd District congressional race

    Pitt County state Rep. Greg Murphy tops the list of 17 Republican candidates competing in North Carolina’s special 3rd Congressional District primary election. Murphy’s 9,505 votes represent 22.5% percent of the total. Kinston pediatrician Joan Perry finishes second with 6,510 vots (15 percent). Murphy and Perry move on to a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2019
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    Technocracy as bigger threat than nationalism

    James Poulos of the Federalist dissents from the popular notion that nationalism imperils American politics. While the president’s rhetoric is influential, and the ferment on the right has an attentive audience, something much more substantial accounts for the rise in nationalist sentiment at home and abroad. Americans must…
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2019
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    It pays to be one of Trump’s favorite TV shows

    Rob Crilly writes for the Washington Examiner about the impact of President Trump‘s TV viewership on ad rates. Media executives and analysts say Republican advertisers are capitalizing on the president’s well-known TV habits to target the viewer-in-chief with personalized appeals. A review of advertising rates suggests the trend…
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2019
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    Sanders and small donors

    Jay Cost of National Review Online is not as excited as some other pundits about the number of small donors supporting U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ latest presidential bid. The emergence of the Internet has created a legitimate alternative, which Sanders is making the most of. Rather than a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2019