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    National Review editor ponders Trump and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online explores the political significance of big Emmy wins for “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Donald Trump, much to his chagrin, never won an Emmy for The Apprentice, but he can now take indirect credit for a clutch of the awards. The Hulu series The…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2017
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    York probes the reaction to Trump’s DACA moves

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner details the fevered response to President Trump’s latest high-profile actions. The entire politico-media complex had a nervous breakdown last week over President Trump’s position on DACA. Lawmakers, journalists, and activists jumped to all sorts of conclusions when Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2017
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    National Review editor ponders The Wall

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online considers the impact of President Trump’s fixation on a border wall with Mexico. Trump is paying the price for making The Wall the most powerful symbol of immigration restriction, when it isn’t particularly important or achievable. He piled lurid fantasy on top…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2017
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    What If The Government Seized YOUR Bank Account? It’s Happening.

    Kari Travis of Carolina Journal reports on action in the U.S. House of Representatives that would curb the procedure known as “civil asset forfeiture.” Civil forfeiture allows law enforcers to seize property from a person suspected of a crime, even if he or she hasn’t been convicted or even…
    Donna Martinez, September 14, 2017
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    Goldberg raises red flag about Trump’s response to debt-limit deal

    Jonah Goldberg uses his latest column at National Review Online to place President Trump’s debt-ceiling deal with Democrats in a larger context. Aghast conservatives are probably exaggerating the significance of the move in terms of policy and tactics. Fights over the debt limit rarely yield the rewards conservatives…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2017
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    Columnists: Federal Tax Cuts Would Spur More Women Entrepreneurs

    Interesting labor force data from Carrie Lukas  of the Independent Women’s Forum and Elaine Parker of the Job Creators Network Foundation. Writing at thehill.com, the two authors make the case for federal tax cuts/reform and its impact on women. Encouraging more women to join the workforce would have huge economic impacts.
    Donna Martinez, September 13, 2017
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    A Republican civil war

    Jonathan Tobin uses a National Review Online column to probe the long-term impact of President Trump’s debt-ceiling deal with Democrats. Trump’s not becoming an independent. His deals with Democrats and Bannon’s threats are signs that the hostile takeover of the GOP is just getting started. There is no…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2017
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    National Review editor urges Trump to think twice about Schumer

    Rich Lowry explains at National Review Online why President Trump should avoid becoming too chummy with U.S. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer. If a partnership with Chuck Schumer is indeed Trump’s plan for a new phase in his presidency, he should think again. It makes sense that Trump…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2017