Month: January 2019

DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS FLIP ALL THE TIME ON BORDER SECURITY. THIS WAS A FABRICATED SHUTDOWN.

President Donald Trump crafted a three-week shutdown reprieve on Friday. In the aftermath, there was a crossfire of analysis of who won and who lost. But unlike previous shutdowns, the underlying disagreement keeping government workers hostage was entirely fabricated on both sides. Clearly, politics have reached a new low. This was a substance-free catastrophe. “Immigration …

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CRITICISM OF BIDEN BIPARTISANSHIP EXACTLY WHAT’S WRONG WITH U.S. POLITICS

Recently, the New York Times breathlessly reported that former Vice President Joe Biden had the temerity to praise a long-serving Republican member of Congress during a speech to a Midwest audience in the run-up to the 2018 election. This member—Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan—went on to win re-election by a relatively narrow margin. And now that Biden is signaling that he …

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THE DEMOCRATIC HOUSE WANTS TO REFORM DEMOCRACY. IT’S NOT A PANACEA — BUT IT’S A START.

THE NEW Democratic majority House gaveled in on Thursday with reform on its agenda — not so much of policy but of democracy itself. Admirably, the majority aims both to repair House rules and to improve the functioning of democratic institutions more broadly. Given the coarsening discourse and widening polarization, the challenge is immense. House …

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