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Kamala Harris: Willie Brown Suggests She ‘Politely Decline’ Potential VP Offers – Politics Article

Right now, Kamala Harris is on the verge of what could be a life-altering and historic moment. Some people in Joe Biden’s circle think his running-mate options are down to Harris and Susan Rice. As many have noted, with Biden’s current lead in the national polls and the swing states — and the widespread expectation that Biden would not finish his first term — Biden may well be selecting the 47th President of the United States. Few people whose presidential…

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21st Century Press Releases | National Review – Politics Article

General Brent Scowcroft, who served as national-security adviser to presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, died this week at the age of 95. Quiet and unassuming, but ruthlessly effective in accomplishing his goals, Scowcroft was a key figure in many of the international crises and presidential decisions … Read… This is only a snippet of a Politics Article written by Kevin D. Williamson Read Full Political Article

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Brent Scowcroft, RIP (1925–2020) | National Review – Politics Article

Brent Scowcroft on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 1, 2007 (Jim Young/Reuters) General Brent Scowcroft, who served as national-security adviser to presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, died this week at the age of 95. Quiet and unassuming, but ruthlessly effective in accomplishing his goals, Scowcroft was a key figure in many of the international crises and presidential decisions that shaped the world we live in today, for better or worse. This is from my 2015 NR review of…

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Why the U.S. Ranks So Poorly in Coronavirus Deaths Per Million – Politics Article

Respiratory therapist Casey White prepares to attend to a patient suffering from the coronavirus in the ICU at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, Calif., May 12, 2020. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) One of the more cringe-inducing exchanges in President Trump’s interview with Axios’s Jonathan Swan is when Swan says he’s examining the rate of U.S. deaths as a percentage of the population, as opposed to the death rate among the infected. “You can’t do that!” Trump responds. The United States has…

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Michael Madigan & History Education — In Illinois, Take the Corruption, Lose the American History – Politics Article

Illinois State Representative Michael Madigan holds up a photo of Donald Trump after he was re-elected as Speaker of the House, Springfield, Ill., January 11, 2017. (Joshua Lott/Reuters) Democrats have always been a party of special-interest factions without a lot in common, who work together by trading favors that each wants. This morning’s Politico Illinois Playbook perfectly captures the strange-bedfellow dynamic. The first item is about Illinois’ notoriously corrupt House speaker, Michael Madigan, an old-timey machine pol who for decades has been…

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Roe & SCOTUS, Adoption & More: Fifteen Things that Caught My Eye Today — July 31, 2020 – Politics Article

1. Daniel Schwammenthal: To America, From a Worried European Friend America can’t remain the leader of the free world if it is itself no longer free. To be the guarantor of Western security requires military and economic power, but also a sense of mission. And right now Americans are committing mass character suicide. If the country goes beyond acknowledging that racism and inequality persist and must be fought, and instead convinces itself that it’s inherently and irredeemably racist, it can’t…

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Tom Cotton Comments on Slavery & the American Founding: A Look at the History – Politics Article

(Pixabay) As John McCormack notes, Tom Cotton may have been awkward in his phrasing, but there is nothing shocking in saying of slavery, “As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union was built in a way, as Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction.” Jonathan Chait writes: Cotton seems not to be saying that slavery was necessary in order to get slave owners to…

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Planned Parenthood of New York Finally Disavows Margaret Sanger – Politics Article

The pro-life movement has spent decades pointing out that Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, had racist views and was a leading member of the eugenics movement primarily because she wished to eliminate populations she called “unfit” and “feebleminded” (read: poor, non-white). Planned Parenthood is finally catching up: Its New York affiliate has disavowed Sanger for these views and will remove her name from its abortion clinic in Manhattan, citing her “harmful connections to the eugenics movement.” Here are some details…

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Politics of Protests: A Class Struggle among Elites – Politics Article

Demonstrators scuffle with NYPD police officers as they try to march trough Times Square during a protest against racial inequality in New York City, June 14, 2020. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) There is, I think, a growing awareness of the fact that, however much the current unrest in cities on both sides of the Atlantic owes to anger over the killing of George Floyd, police brutality, and racial injustice, other factors are also at work, most notably a struggle within the elite,…

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San Francisco’s Disastrous Luxury Housing Plan for the Homeless – Politics Article

San Francisco finally moved to deal with its homeless problem after the coronavirus hit. It somehow designated 5,000 homeless people as “emergency front-line workers” and then paid $200 a night to quarantine each of them in luxury hotels that are currently empty of tourists. However, City Journal contributor Erica Sandberg told Tucker Carlson’s show on Wednesday that the policy has been an “absolute disaster.” Although the city booked the hotel rooms in order to quarantine people, roughly a third of…

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The George Floyd ‘Judge Judy’ Video Is Obviously a Misrepresentation – Politics Article

Judge Judy in her courtroom (via YouTube) One of the bits of fake news currently making the rounds on the geriatric circuit purports to show George Floyd, at age 17, on the Judge Judy show, where he admits to being a carjacker. The message — that he was a rotten SOB and more or less deserved what happened to him at the hands of Minneapolis police — is impossible to miss. That the video is a misrepresentation would be obvious…

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Pompeo’s Unalienable Rights Commission — What Does It Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy? – Politics Article

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks on human rights in Iran at the State Department in Washington, D.C., December 19, 2019. (Erin Scott/Reuters) On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unveiled a draft report produced by the Commission on Unalienable Rights, a panel he established last year to examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy. Speaking in Philadelphia about the commission’s report, he said that America is fundamentally good and that human rights must play the…

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Pennsylvania House: Bill to Increase Penalties for Some Assisted Suicides Passes – Politics Article

Assisted suicide is illegal in Pennsylvania. Now, after a depressed girl was apparently encouraged to kill herself in an Internet “pro choice” chat room, the state’s House has passed a bill increasing penalties in particular cases for such encouragement. From the Penn.Live story last September: Following a battle of depression, Shawn Shatto took her own life — and she had help. The help came from an online chat forum that encourages suicide and walks people through the steps to end…

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