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30 марта, 14:36

Jared Kushner vs. the Bureaucracy

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30 марта, 00:00

Why Democrats Should Work With Trump

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Will Marshall, New York TimesPresident Trump has discovered that trying to work with Republicans, like trying to work on health care policy, is complicated. So with all his big campaign pledges in limbo following last week’s Obamacare fiasco, he reportedly is contemplating overtures to a party that actually wants to govern: the Democrats

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The Real Trump Link in the Threats on Jews

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Evelyn Gordon, CommentaryThe arrest of a Jewish American-Israeli teen for making hundreds of bomb threats against American Jewish institutions in recent months seems to put paid to the favorite explanation advanced by both American Jews and the broader American left–i.e., that Donald Trump’s election empowered right-wing anti-Semites, leading to an upsurge in anti-Semitic acts. Yet the fact remains that the number of threats did jump dramatically following Trump’s election, to a degree that seems hard to attribute to mere coincidence. Now, new disclosures by the Israeli police provide a way to...

30 марта, 00:00

Gorsuch's View of the Law Has Cruel Consequences

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Joan Vennochi, Boston GlobeTHE CASE against Judge Neil Gorsuch is not about qualifications, as measured by a Harvard pedigree or folksy affect. It’s about a judge who interprets the law as narrowly as possible, no matter how much that hurts people, be they Democrats or Republicans. Gorsuch was called out for doing just that by the Supreme Court, the body he seeks to join. In a unanimous decision that came down during his confirmation hearing, the Court said Gorsuch used the wrong test in a 2008 case in which he denied a child with autism placement in a private residential facility because his parents believed the...

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Gorsuch Against the Extremists

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Emmett Tyrrell, Washington TimesThe trials of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as he is almost certainly en route to his place on the Supreme Court, reveal one of my favorite findings regarding modern politics, to wit: The Democrats are the extremists; the Republicans are mainstream. The Democrats are the ideologues; the Republicans usually base their policies and political judgments on philosophy.

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Trump's Next Step on Climate Change

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Paul Tice, Wall Street JournalReconsider the EPA's labeling of carbon dioxide as a pollutant, based on now-outdated science.

30 марта, 00:00

Rockville--or Rotherham?

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Charlotte Allen, Weekly StandardOn the morning of March 16, according to a police report, a 14-year-old girl attending Rockville High School in the Maryland suburb was allegedly pushed into a stall in a boys' bathroom and raped repeatedly by two males, Henry Montano, age 17, and Jose Sanchez Milian, age 18, who were also enrolled at the school. The details of the police report were horrifying. The Washington Post reports:The encounter started about 9 a.m., according the police, when Montano and the girl, who knew each other, began talking in a hallway. Montano asked the girl for sex, and she refused, prompting Montano to...

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How Sean Spicer Uses Rape Case to Scapegoat Immigrants

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Raul Reyes, CNNOne of the alleged assailants was an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala. "I think part of the reason the President has made illegal immigration and crackdown such a big deal is because of tragedies like this," Spicer said.

30 марта, 00:00

Tax Overhaul Harder After Republican Health Care Miss

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Arkin & Simendinger, RCPRepublicans who counted on President Trump and Congress this year to deliver the most substantial tax changes in more than three decades are worried they could end up empty-handed. The blowback on multiple levels following last week’s House health care debacle, plus a short calendar for action, and the hurdles of Senate budget rules combined to threaten one of the party’s most prominent planks in an era of total GOP dominance in Washington.