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Much Ado in D.C.

The impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump began yesterday, after much stalling by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had postponed sending the House impeachment documents to the Senate after the finalization of the impeachment vote a month ago. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts swore in the assembled senators —

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Protector Protection

Government organizations are here to help. How do we know this? They have names that say so! Take the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Great name. It is all about protecting consumers, right? Created as part of the Dodd-Frank legislation that was pushed through Congress following the 2008 financial implosion, the

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Stranger Things 2019

On Tuesday, I seconded George F. Will’s judgment that the biggest story of 2019 was the Hong Kong protest movement. In America, though, 2019’s top news story must be how the anti-Trump movement morphed from Russiagate, which fizzled upon release of the Mueller Report, to the quasi-impeachment bit over the

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Five Days Left!

You may have noticed me take notice . . . repeatedly . . . of an otherwise little-noticed National Commission on Military, National and Public Service (NCMNPS). It was established by Congress in 2017 to look into the issue of extending draft registration to women or let the federal courts

family leave, rights, privileges,

Income Inequality Takes Leave?

While addicts of partisan politics overdosed on impeachment, the Trump Administration wheeled and dealed with Congress to give more than two million federal workers 12 weeks of paid family leave and start up plans to establish a new and separate military service, the Space Force. “It is long overdue. It

Joe Biden, school choice, meme, flip-flop,

A Flip-Flop, Not an Echo

“If I’m President, Betsy DeVos’s whole notion [of school choice], from charter schools to this, are gone.” That’s what Joe Biden, presidential candidate, had to say this December at an education forum. Charter schools are K-12 schools that are publicly funded but managed semi-independently— not by the standard educational bureaucracy.

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Impeachment Day, 2020

“The difference between this and parody?” asked Loserthink author Scott Adams, referring to Adam Schiff’s latest rationale for impeaching the president. His answer: no difference.  “It’s completely merged.” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Cal.), repeating a theme he had been pushing all week on talk shows, had tweeted to

Donald Trump, Imperial Presidency, President, crown,

Between the Devil and the Deep State, See?

“If it turns out that impeachment has no sting, has no bite,” exasperated Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., speculated on Meet the Press, “and we are in the aftermath, what it will mean is that there will be an unlimited, an imperial, executive branch that can do whatever it

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Plunger Politics

President Donald Trump may win re-election because he dares speak the truth about toilets. A Washington Post tweet presents the president talking about the insanity of American plumbing: “People are flushing toilets ten times, 15 times, as opposed to once. They end up using more water.” Jeffrey Tucker, in a

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Won But Not Over

The Office on Smoking at Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is not telling the truth about the war on tobacco use. In an article at Reason, Jacob Sullum convincingly argues that the CDC persists on portraying tobacco use amongst teens as in crisis. According

Hillary Clinton, deluge,

After Them, the Deluge

One might be forgiven for finding Sen. Kamala Harris the perfect presidential candidate for Democrats after the Hillary Clinton debacle. Adding Harris’s skin color to her status as a woman, she had the intersectionalist angle covered. And for the power elite, she offered a ruthless, moraline-free ambition. But no, her

Space Force, war, foreign policy,

The New Arms Race

We who grew up in the time of the Apollo missions are more than aware of the arms-race angle to the Soviet and American forays into Earth orbit and beyond.  Now, we must recognize that the space race is no longer mere ornamentation over earthly military competition. “The United States

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