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    Mueller, Pelosi, and impeachment

    Susan Ferrechio reports for the Washington Examiner on the potential impact of public testimony this week from special counsel Robert Mueller. Congress last week voted to table articles of impeachment against Trump. It’s the third time Democrats have brought an impeachment measure to the House floor. But 95…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019
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    CJ Reports: DeVos, Forest pitch Education Freedom Scholarships

    Last week, Carolina Journal’s Leonard Robinson III reported on a roundtable discussion between U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, N.C. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, and school-choice advocates. The discussion focused on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed Education Freedom Scholarships. According to Robinson: If approved by Congress, the proposal would…
    Brenee Goforth, July 23, 2019
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    Trump’s Cabinet turnover

    Siraj Hashmi of the Washington Examiner compares turnover in President Trump’s Cabinet to recent historical norms. With the departure of Alexander Acosta as labor secretary, President Trump now owns the record for the highest turnover in his first two and a half years than his five immediate predecessors…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2019
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    On Trump’s tweets

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online examines President Trump’s latest round of controversial tweets. Racism is the headline on President Trump’s Sunday tweets — the media-Democrat complex assiduously describes them as “racist tweets” as if that were a fact rather than a trope. I don’t think they were…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2019
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    Gingrich touts controversial Trump tweets

    Steven Nelson of the Washington Examiner reports on former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s reaction to controversial tweets from the president. President Trump’s attack on left-wing congresswomen, including a jab that they should “go back” to their homelands, created a furor. But former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2019
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    Trump, the ‘Squad,’ and conservative nationalism

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online places the feud between President Trump and left-wing congressional Democrats in a larger context. My contention is that nationalist politics will be an eruptive force in the life of Western democracies. These movements and politics emerge when the normal sense of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2019
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    ‘Medicare for All’ and Trump’s re-election prospects

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner probes the potential impact of Democrats’ “Medicare for All” promises on President Trump’s re-election bid. The Democratic Party is riding to President Trump’s rescue on healthcare with talk of repealing Obamacare and eliminating private insurance in favor of a government system that…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2019
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    Trump as ‘Master Troll’

    Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker dissects President Trump’s reaction to the feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her most high-profile freshman caucus member. For a guy who is purportedly stupid and lacking in nuance, President Trump yesterday masterfully trolled Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party while…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2019