Politics (page 9)

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    French documents a due-process ‘revival’

    David French of National Review Online cites evidence that support for due process is on the rebound. Lisa Borders, the CEO of Time’s Up, an “organization born of the #MeToo movement that advocates for safe and harassment-free workplaces,” has resigned. Why? Because her son was accused of sexual…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2019
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    Exploring Elizabeth Warren’s character

    Kevin Williamson devotes his latest National Review Online column to a character study of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a prominent candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Of course she was attracted to the law. Law school is Grinder HQ, ground zero for ambitious mediocrities, the best practical…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2019
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    What happens when judges make up facts

    Wake County Superior Court Judge Bryan Collins overturned two constitutional amendments approved by voters in November, arguing that the General Assembly are “usurpers” who “did not represent the people of North Carolina.” John Hood explains how this fact-free ruling will endanger Democrats and invite “chaos and confrontation.” In his…
    Joseph Coletti, February 26, 2019
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    Exploring Trump’s claim about the Democratic Party becoming ‘socialist’

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist examines President Trump’s recent comments about the Democratic Party’s embrace of socialism. Rebuffing the “s” word doesn’t make you any less socialist than embracing the word “capitalist” makes you a champion of free markets. No, these presidential candidates aren’t latter-day Trotskys, but contemporary…
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2019
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    ‘Rebel’ Republicans and efforts to wound Trump

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner looks into the goals of anti-Trump forces within the Republican Party. President Trump’s antagonists inside the Republican Party now have a fallback plan to scuttle his re-election: using the 2020 primary fight as a bludgeon to inflict irreparable political damage on him…
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2019
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    The 2020 campaign and Democratic donors’ dream agenda

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon probes links between Democrats’ 2020 campaign priorities and liberal donors’ top agenda. “It’s 2022 and we are celebrating policy victories across the nation: Medicare for All and Free College, and next on the agenda is Reparations,” read a flyer distributed at…
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2019
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    Liberal billionaire’s fake news ties

    Chris White of the Daily Caller shines light on dubious political action linked to the founder of LinkedIn. The liberal billionaire who allegedly backed a misinformation campaign during the midterm elections played a significant role in funding a group responsible for creating a controversial fake news project. Reid…
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2019
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    Fund focuses on the next Venezuela

    John Fund writes at National Review Online that a troubled African country could follow Venezuela’s recent path. This weekend’s news that protesters were gunned down at Venezuela’s border while pro-regime thugs burned trucks filled with food and medicine demonstrated just how vicious Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship is. But those…
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2019