POLITICS & POLICY

One of the best ways to understand a person’s state of mind about politics, is to ask them whether they think that a politician they generally disagree with, has ever done anything good. Is there one decision or policy they favor? Just one? If the answer is “no,” you know you’re dealing with someone who’s
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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg enters the office of Senator Josh Hawley while meeting with lawmakers to discuss “future internet regulation” on Capitol Hill, September 19, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of the critical Mark Zuckerberg biography “The Social Network,” took aim at the Facebook CEO over free speech in a New York Times
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People seem shocked that recent polls show millennials are enamored of socialism — an economic system that reasonable and educated Americans have long known is disastrous. They shouldn’t be; this has been a long time coming. The latest survey by Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation shows that 70% of millennials are likely to vote socialist.
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President Donald Trump talks about imposing fresh sanctions on Iran as Vice President Mike Pence looks on in the Oval Office, June 24, 2019. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) No, the Constitution doesn’t allow impeachment just because you despise the president. The Constitution is quite clear: The president “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction
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Rep. Mark Meadows speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill, October 29, 2019. (Erin Scott/Reuters) While there perhaps were plausible strategic concerns for some lawmakers, others seemed to have more parochial, even personal, reasons for their opposition. The House resolution to recognize the Armenian genocide passed overwhelmingly on Tuesday despite opposition from eleven Republican members, two
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Senator Josh Hawley (R, Mo.) appears on Fox News (via YouTube) Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) plans to make good on the threats he leveled against Chinese human rights violators in a recent Senate floor speech by introducing legislation on Wednesday that would slap sanctions on government officials involved in the totalitarian crackdown on pro-democracy
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President Donald Trump ignited yet another controversy when, on Twitter, he compared the Democrats’ pursuit of his impeachment to a “lynching.” His tweet that launched a thousand denunciations read: “So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due
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2006—A South Dakota law enacted in 2005 sets forth informed-consent provisions for abortion, including that the woman undergoing abortion be informed that “the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique living human being.” The law defines “human being” as an “individual living member of the species Homo sapiens.” Advertisement Advertisement In Planned
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Four years ago, the media were talking about a “Libertarian Moment.” I had high hopes! Sen. Rand Paul ran for president, promising to “take our country back from special interests.” But his campaign never took off. He “shouldn’t even be on the stage,” said Donald Trump at a Republican presidential debate. Paul quit his presidential
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Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman arrives to testify on Capitol Hill, October 29, 2019. (Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters) Vindman, a key witness in the impeachment inquiry, was the subject of attacks ahead of his Tuesday testimony. Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council staffer and key witness in the House’s impeachment inquiry, was accused by former Republican
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On August 5, India revoked Article 370 of its constitution. This article had been in place for decades, and granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir within the Indian union. India’s Parliament then passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, dissolving the state and reorganizing it into separate territories: Jammu and Kashmir in the west and Ladakh in the east. Pakistan has
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House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Representative Liz Cheney of Wisconsin slammed fellow Republicans on Tuesday for questioning the patriotism of witnesses for House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against President Trump. “Questioning the patriotism, questioning the dedication to country
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — In the weeks, then months and now years after losing the presidential election in 2016, Hillary Clinton has repeatedly demonstrated in speeches and television interviews that she has no idea why she lost. She has blamed everything from racism to Russia, from the media to sexism, from deplorables to stubborn, backward-looking nostalgia.
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(Roza/Dreamstime) Decades of misgovernance and misplaced priorities have left the state fighting fire with … blackouts. California is staying true to its reputation as the land of innovation — it is making blackouts, heretofore the signature of impoverished and war-torn lands, a routine feature of 21st-century American life. More than 2 million people are going
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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) at a weekly news conference in the U.S. Capitol, September 25, 2019 (Al Drago/Reuters) House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday that a decision by Democrats to hold a vote on the impeachment inquiry against President Trump later this week shows the process was “botched from the start.” “It’s
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According to the media, Bill Taylor, the acting chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, delivered the coup de grâce to the Trump presidency earlier this week. Taylor testified before members of the House committees leading the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry behind closed doors, but his opening … Read More
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Federal government health-coverage forms (Jonathan Bachman/Reuters) The ‘center lane’ 2020 Democrats want a problematic policy that we barely avoided ten years ago. A  lot of the Democratic presidential candidates are rushing as far to the left on health care as they can. But some in the “center lane” are advocating what they claim is a more
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