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[24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

Trump Wins The Unions: Teamsters Praise TPP Withdrawal, Labor Chiefs Describe “Incredible” Meeting With Trump https://t.co/CnhdwnJcy7

— Harry (@harrytpk) January 24, 2017

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[23 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

A memorable part of President Trump’s inaugural speech pointed to mothers and children trapped in poverty, rusted-out factories, a flawed school system, and crime and gangs and drugs. He described these problems as “American carnage” and stated emphatically that it “stops right here and stops right now.”
You’d have to go all the way back to President Carter’s “malaise” speech in July 1979, as gas lines were forming during the energy crisis, to find a sitting president so stark.

The difference is that Carter had already been president for 30 months, and …

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[23 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

. . . who claimed not to know it all: “It is no easy matter to define the relative rights and mutual duties of the rich and of the poor, of capital and of labor. “And the danger lies in this, that crafty agitators are intent on making use of these differences of opinion to … Continue reading An honest, judicious Pope . . .

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[23 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

* My weekly syndicated newspaper column…
On a fairly regular basis back in the day, state Sen. Barack Obama would walk up to the Senate press box and bum cigarettes off me. That was when people could smoke in the Senate chambers and back when both of us smoked. Now, we both chew nicotine gum and […]

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[23 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

McConnell won’t rule out nuclear option for Supreme Court nominee https://t.co/VS3RhSxKHx pic.twitter.com/TQaYJXPfPt

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 23, 2017

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[22 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:Beginning Monday, the Black Lives Matter movement could become a curriculum topic in classrooms across the city.The Caucus of Working Educators held a happy hour at South Kitchen and Jazz Club Wednesday night, where in…

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[22 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

Bloomberg reports:

The Trump administration may stop enforcing the Obamacare requirement that most Americans carry health insurance, even before Congress repeals the law, Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to the new president, said in interviews broadcast on Sunday.

Such a move would take the teeth out of former President Barack Obama’s health-care law and could destabilize insurance markets, analysts say. It was not clear from Conway’s remarks whether President Donald Trump would try to use his executive authority to make the change, which would be much faster than writing new regulations or waiting on lawmakers.

“What President Trump is doing is, he wants to get rid of that Obamacare penalty almost immediately, because that is something that is really strangling a lot of Americans, to have to pay a penalty for not buying government-run health insurance,” Conway, whose title is counselor to the president, said Sunday on ABC News’s “This Week”

When host George Stephanopoulos asked her if Trump would “stop enforcing that mandate,” Conway responded: “He may.”

When your statist scheme relies on someone at the top of the executive branch of government: you better control the executive branch of government.