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Iran’s 40 Years of Darkness

Thursday  18:00,   14 february 2019
nytimes

From its beginning 40 years ago this week, the Islamic Republic of Iran has enjoyed the generous benefit of the doubt from credulous observers in the West. History hasn’t been kind to their sympathy. “The depiction of him as fanatical, reactionary... >>>

El Chapo conviction shows power and fairness of US justice system

Wednesday  18:16,   13 february 2019
foxnews

The conviction of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Mexican drug lord and former head of the Sinaloa cartel, in U.S. District Court in New York City Tuesday illustrates two important things about the American justice system. First, the conviction shows >>>

Trump’s Executive Time On Twitter Is What Makes Him Successful

Wednesday  18:16,   13 february 2019
thefederalist

Critics complain that Trump spends too much time just sitting around tweeting and watching cable news. But Twitter and cable news are why he is... >>>

Democrats are about to lose Russian collusion as a 2020 issue

Wednesday  18:10,   13 february 2019
washingtonexaminer

The endless series of Russia investigations were always about politics for Democrats. But, unfortunately for them, their utility is running out just in time for the 2020 election. Without the probes, none of which after two years and millions of... >>>

The center does not hold

Wednesday  17:51,   13 february 2019
msn

If there's a single idea that has defined the politics of the last 70 years it is the notion of "the center." What constituted the center of American politics has always been up for debate. Did the center mean mushy moderation? Was it the... >>>

David Brock: Howard Schultz’s vanity project will reelect Donald Trump

Wednesday  17:46,   13 february 2019
thehill

You don’t have to be a historian to understand that recent third-party candidates only help elect Republicans. Ralph Nader got 100,000 votes in Florida in 2000, enabling Republican George W. Bush to beat Democrat Al Gore by only about 600 votes,... >>>

Why Social Security Expansion May Stiff the Poor

Wednesday  17:46,   13 february 2019
nationalreview

The Social Security 2100 Act doesn't live up to the... >>>

Bad Policy, Good Politics

Wednesday  17:31,   13 february 2019
nytimes

The Green New Deal is not a good piece of policy. But I’m glad it exists. I’m glad it exists because climate change and the stagnation of mass living standards are both defining challenges for this country. And the authors of the Green New Deal —... >>>

Republicans Are Stuck with a Lousy Deal

Wednesday  17:25,   13 february 2019
nationalreview

If this is a disappointing state of affairs, it’s a product of poor choices, by Trump and congressional Republicans, on one of Trump’s top political... >>>

In border deal, Democrats gave too much away (opinion)

Wednesday  05:00,   13 february 2019
cnn

Democrats may have temporarily averted another government shutdown but they have once again reloaded the Republicans' favored weapon, argues Michelle García: the border as a rhetorical tool to whip up their... >>>

In El Paso, O’Rourke Makes It Easy For Trump To Target ‘Extreme’ Democrats

Wednesday  05:00,   13 february 2019
thefederalist

With Beto O’Rourke as a perfect foil, Trump kicked off his 2020 reelection bid by painting Democrats as 'outside the... >>>

Howard Schultz’s campaign is based on 3 ideas, and they’re all wrong

Wednesday  05:00,   13 february 2019
vox

Howard Schultz isn’t solving America’s problems. He’s reinforcing... >>>

Getting easier to be 'green'

Tuesday  17:40,   12 february 2019
msn

Kermit the Frog was wrong. It is now easy to be "green." The evidence is the " Green New Deal," which CNN describes as a " 10- year' economic mobilization' that would phase out fossil fuel use and overhaul the nation's infrastructure while building... >>>

Our last chance to save the Gulf

Tuesday  17:26,   12 february 2019
thehill

Like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, birds tell us about the health of our landscapes. When birds suffer, our own fate is not far behind. Here is just one example: The same barrier islands, beaches and wetlands that provide nesting and... >>>

Democrats allowing Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic rhetoric to be standard-bearer for the party

Tuesday  17:26,   12 february 2019
foxnews

Rep. Ilhan Omar sparked outrage Sunday from both Democrats and Republicans after asserting on Twitter that U.S. support for Israel is based on monetary support from Jewish groups, especially AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The... >>>