Politics (page 9)

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    Impeachment would be redundant, and it might repeat itself

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains why he believes congressional impeachment of President Trump would represent a “redundant judgment.” The Mueller investigation was supposed to be a legal process concerned with crimes. Investigators identified no crimes to charge, and so it has, naturally, become something else: no…
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about growing criticism of parental school choice in North Carolina. The Daily Journal explains that legislative leaders could employ a veto-override strategy that would keep colleagues on their toes for the next two years.
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2019
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    Biden vs. Bernie from a left-winger’s perspective

    Ryan Cooper of The Week contrasts the top contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. It’s clear where Cooper’s left-of-center sympathies lie. [H]ere we are: the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination are two elderly white men — Biden and Bernie Sanders (at least in terms of polls…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2019
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    Biden set to join John Glenn in the pantheon of presidents?

    John Merline offers Issues & Insights readers a reality check about recent polling results. [A] Morning Consult story that found Biden with a 42 percent to 34 percent lead over President Trump in a hypothetical matchup. “Along with his advantage over Trump, Biden has held a consistent lead…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2019
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    Impeachment and Trump’s re-election prospects

    Marc Thiessen explains at FoxNews.com why he believes an impeachment effort among congressional Democrats would help ensure President Trump’s re-election. … [T]he special counsel’s report contains some embarrassing moments for the president. But it also proves that Trump was telling the truth when it came to the central…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2019
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    Biden’s memory fails him on Obama-era scandals

    Jim Treacher of PJMedia.com focuses on the latest “malarkey” emanating from the former vice president. It’s the notion that the Obama administration enjoyed “not one single whisper of scandal.” If you’re gonna tell a lie, make it a big one. Make it so astonishing, so blatant, that you…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2019
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    A take on Watergate that might sound familiar to Trump fans

    John Marini challenges conventional wisdom about the Watergate scandal in the latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. The political and intellectual elites of both parties came quickly to agree that executive abuse of power under Nixon posed a threat to democracy, and that Nixon’s removal was required to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019
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    The Biden base

    Tiana Lowe offers a warning to Washington Examiner readers: Don’t underestimate Joe Biden. Leading the pack by ten points, the former vice president faces fire from every angle. He’s a relic of the Obama era and one with working class and Rust Belt appeal. Naturally, the knives are…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019