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by | Jan 17, 2020

This is not a constitutional crisis. But it plays one on TV. “Do me a favor?,” Nancy Pelosi paraphrased the president’s call to the Ukrainian leader. She then, paraphrasing The Irishman, translated the first question as, “Do you paint houses,…

by | Jan 16, 2020

While Democrats are demanding the impeachment of the current president, how about prosecuting the last one? With the newfound concern for presidential law-breaking — and as the impeachment trial of President Trump gears up a new report from the Government…

by | Jan 16, 2020

A few years ago, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released two reports detailing enforcement and litigation abuses by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or OFCCP. Instead of holding firms accountable when they engage in real…

by | Jan 16, 2020

As the reelection of Donald Trump becomes increasingly likely, the Never Trumpers on the political right have found new favorite outdoor sports: cherry-picking and goal-post shifting. The latest practitioner is National Review’s Kevin Williamson. Before I go any further, I…

by | Jan 16, 2020

Sacramento Over the last nine years, California has boosted its spending on public schools and community colleges by 80 percent, and the results are pretty conclusive. California’s low-income students continue to perform near the bottom of national averages. Its overall test scores…

by | Jan 16, 2020

Webster’s dictionary defines “Potemkin village” as “an impressive façade or show designed to hide an undesirable fact or condition.” So it is that the adjective “Potemkin” is used to characterize any artifice contrived to deceive others into thinking that things are…

by | Jan 16, 2020

With Nancy Pelosi finally sending the impeachment articles to the Senate and Mitch McConnell’s plan to open the Senate trial on Tuesday, Impeachment Act III opens. Unlike Acts I (Schiff) and II (Nadler), which jettisoned the Nixon (1974) and Clinton…

by | Jan 16, 2020

The Left’s reaction to CNN’s hostility toward Sen. Bernie Sanders during Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate inevitably evokes that classic Casablanca scene in which Renault indignantly declares, “I’m shocked — shocked — to find that gambling is going on in here!” Renault…

by | Jan 15, 2020

A woman can’t become president with a debate performance like this. The low point of last night’s Democratic debates in Iowa came when one of the moderators played along with Elizabeth Warren in her charges of sexism against Bernie Sanders….

by | Jan 15, 2020

Former Red Sox manager Alex Cora is the latest victim of the latest sign-stealing flap in Major League Baseball. The Sawks sacked Cora on Tuesday after former Astros manager A. J. Hinch was cashiered on Monday, all based on MLB’s…

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