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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Democrat Incumbents’ Fund ‘Primarying’ Their Colleagues

 

This is an interesting case of Democrat infighting. Media star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a program to raise funds for challengers to her Democrat incumbent colleagues. Normally, the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee asks incumbents to contribute campaign funds for general campaigning on behalf of incumbents. Miss AOC is refusing to contribute those funds to the party and instead is helping fund campaigns by those candidates she deems more worthy. Interesting, very interesting.

Jim Geraghty of National Review unleashes an epic rant about the re-emergence of Anthony Scaramucci – this time as an anti-Trump figure suddenly loved and respected by the press – and the Trump culture that created the Mooch. But first, he and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate Planned Parenthood withdrawing as an applicant for Title X funding for refusing to stop advocating for patients to get abortions – and saving taxpayers $60 million. And they unload on sanctuary counties in North Carolina and Maryland for letting illegal immigrants go despite them being accused of heinous sexual offenses.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud the Trump administration for keeping its word to aggressively roll back burdensome government regulations. They also roll their eyes as House Democrats pass a bill to end the partial government shutdown that has zero chance of becoming law. And they react to new Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib admitting, through coarse language, that she came to Washington to impeach President Trump.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America fume as President Trump says ISIS is defeated in Syria on Wednesday and Thursday he claims that Russia, Iran, and Syria can handle the fight. They’re also disgusted as Trump’s insistence on $5 billion for a border wall seems to be shifting and congressional Republicans appear to have no interest in this fight despite promising one just before the midterm elections. And they hold the door open for Sen. Jeff Flake to leave and never come back as the retiring Arizona lawmaker proposes a new carbon tax just days before leaving office.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. When $63 Million Doesn’t Buy Working Toilets

 

When 450 students arrived at Anacostia High School in the District of Columbia’s southeast neighborhood on April 4, they found that few of the sinks or toilets were functioning and the cafeteria was flooded. They were advised by the Department of General Services to use the facilities at a middle school two blocks away until repairs could be completed.

Exasperated teachers organized an impromptu, hour-long walkout to protest, which is why this particular dysfunction made the news. A casual reader might note the plumbing fiasco and chalk it up to neglect of poor students and poor neighborhoods. That is the interpretation urged by DC Council Member Trayon White, Sr. who attended the walkout and declared that “The students and teachers need support from the leaders of the city because of the constant neglect happening at Anacostia.”

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From the Orlando Sentinel: “When the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security handed out $580 million in anti-terrorism grants in January for the second year in a row, Orlando didn’t get a dollar–because the threat of terror here was judged to be too low.” Read More View Post

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A friend recently dipped his toes into Patreon, an online resource of “recurring funding for artists and creators”, in hope of diversifying his sources of income. Best I can tell, Patreon is akin to the more popular Kickstarter service but focuses on recurring patronage as opposed to crowdfunding of particular projects. And who do I see […]

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Not surprising news, but still very disturbing. One would think the Senate could muster up sixty votes to take money away from barbarians. But as the Greeks said in defining the word barbarian: “Bar, bar, bar.” I wonder if those who voted against the measure met afterwards to drink a toast to the killers who […]

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