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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America argue that Beto O’Rourke running for president is actually a good thing because it will either show media infatuation can get you elected or burst O’Rourke’s hype bubble. They are also concerned by the alarming rise in mental health disorders in teens that is linked to social media use. And they also give Elizabeth Warren a molecule of credit for defending capitalism, only to watch her then say markets don’t work for health care or education.

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Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy watching Howard Schultz and Elizabeth Warren trade insults over Warren’s proposed wealth tax and shudder to think that Schultz might be the most sensible liberal considering a 2020 presidential run. They also slam Kamala Harris for suggesting that lawmakers who don’t support gun control don’t care about the victims of mass shootings and contending that if Republicans saw photos of murdered children that they would vote differently. And they laugh and cringe as the chairwoman of a California State Senate committee bans the use of gendered pronouns in committee – and then proceeds to violate her own rule over and over again.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome a federal judge’s decision to strike down Obamacare now that Congress has repealed the individual mandate. They also cringe as President Trump’s digs his legal holes deeper and deeper with more impulsive, ranting tweets. And they react to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren admitting she’s not a person of color just weeks after trying to score political points with her DNA test.

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The Contenders

 

One day you will awake, pour yourself a cup of coffee, rub your eyes and flip on your TV to see either Donald J. Trump or any one of a growing field of presidential hopefuls staring back at you from the Oval Office or White House Rose Garden. Not a week goes by that another […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to Elizabeth Warren criticizing former Pres. Obama for leaving millions of Americans feeling like they’ve been “kicked in the teeth” in the current economy. They also groan at reports that up to 50 House Republicans really don’t want to repeal Obamacare and many of those are even wobbly on giving states more flexibility. And they discuss the ouster of Jim DeMint at the Heritage Foundation and address speculation that Steve Bannon might replace him.

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Senator Warren on Vouchers — Unofficial Quote of the Day; Feb 8

 

I’ll let the Senator from Massachusetts speak for herself. I have nothing further to add. An all-voucher system would be a shock to the educational system, but the shakeout might be just what the system needs. More

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss a good day for judicial conservatives as Neil Gorsuch distances himself from some of Trump’s tweets on the judiciary, the Senate confirms Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General and Sen. Tim Scott exposes the racist messages he got for supporting Sessions. They also cringe as Tucker Carlson suggests Elizabeth Warren would have defeated Donald Trump. And they slam Kellyanne Conway for blatantly promoting Ivanka Trump’s products in a national television interview.

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A 2016 Hypothetical

 

It’s been such a crazy-a__ed campaign season, I think it’s time we start dealing with what would, in a normal presidential election, be wild speculation. Given the recent news and resulting outrage surrounding AG Loretta Lynch’s “impromptu” meeting with Bill Clinton, we should consider what happens if Hillary is indicted and withdraws from the race. Let’s […]

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Biden His Time

 

Trust me—if Hillary gets indicted for the mishandling of classified information, Good Ole Joe is waiting in the wings with Elizabeth Warren as his Veep. Why Liz and not Bernie? Need that double-X chromosome on the ticket, so that’s “Y” Bernie won’t do . . . (like that?) More

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My Latest Prediction

 

Hillary Clinton will flame out because the Liberal Powers That Be will finally realize she is unelectable. Without Warren in the race, the left will choose O’Malley as their standard bearer—but only after he picks Warren as his Veep. More

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Where No Woman Has Gone Before

 

The Presidency . . . the final frontier—for gender equality. This is the voyage of the Starship Dependency, it’s two year mission: to eliminate all competition, to stick it to those nasty Republicans, to boldly go where no woman has gone before! Opening scene: The bridge of the Starship Dependency. Captain Elizabeth Warren sits in […]

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Progressive Philosophy of Minimum Wage

 

I was catching up on Jonah Goldberg’s piece of last week on Elizabeth Warren and the broader progressive desire to keep big business as a lap dog, and clicked through to David Harsanyi’s piece at The Federalist on Elizabeth Warren more generally. David, in turn, linked to Warren’s “Eleven Commandments of Progressivism,” one of which is: “We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage.”

After quelling my reflexive irate reaction about the economic idiocy pertaining thereto (lost jobs at the margin, fewer first jobs for teenagers, etc., etc.), I started thinking about the implications of the above “commandment” and realized that the key phrase is “work full-time and still live in poverty.” The progressive worldview implication, I believe, is the plain reading of the words: a belief that no one should fill their days with work, but still be poor. (I’ll leave alone for now the begged question of the definition of ‘poor,’ at least as pertains to life in the U.S.)

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