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January 6, 2021
Sen. Tom Cotton Speaks

By: William A. Galston – wsj.com – January 5, 2021 Recent weeks have provided a crash course on the advantages and disadvantages of federalism. In U.S. politics, the powers of local governments are delegations from the states, but the powers from the state aren’t delegated from the national government. Rather, they exist independently, as secured by the Constitution. The line between…

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January 6, 2021
LA -Voting-Booth

Restoration of trust in due process is the central goal of the statement issued by Sen. Ted Cruz on election integrity. He and the 11 other senators who signed it understand something that few officials and pundits—particularly many self-described conservatives—are willing to admit: to certify electors without a comprehensive investigation into thousands of allegations of fraud in the 2020 election…

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January 6, 2021
Representative Thomas Massie (R-Ky.)

On Tuesday morning, Representative Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), a longtime ally of President Donald Trump and his administration, took to Twitter to impart what he calls some “hard truths” to the American people, especially supporters of the president currently in high anticipation of the objection by at least 100 Republican members and like-minded senators in the House of Representatives on January…

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January 5, 2021
david french's book cover - divided we fall

The United States is more polarized than at any time since the Civil War. The highly discussed book that best recognizes that—and proposes what to do—is David French’s Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How To Restore Our Nation. If Christian conservatives no longer fall into Trump and anti-Trump camps in 2021, it’s time to think through ways to…

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January 4, 2021
Joe Biden - Donald Trump, side-by-side

There are at least four Trump initiatives that Biden should retain, which would help the country, both domestically and internationally.

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January 4, 2021
Sen Ted Cruz speaks

America is a Republic whose leaders are chosen in democratic elections. Those elections, in turn, must comply with the Constitution and with federal and state law.

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January 4, 2021
Various religious leaders pray for Donald Trump

If there is any good to come from last weekend’s Christian-nationalist “Jericho March,” and other bizarre, angry, and sometimes-violent right-wing attacks on the 2020 presidential election, it’s that the scales may start to fall from the eyes of thoughtful American Evangelicals.

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January 3, 2021
Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn, New York

A New York state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow the government to detain people deemed a potential public health risk, amid concerns that the Covid-19 crisis is being allegedly used to usher in authoritarianism.

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January 3, 2021
health-care-worker prepares covid-vaccine-

U.S. health care workers are first in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine — but an alarming number across the country are refusing to do so. Earlier this week, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine disclosed that about 60 percent of the nursing home workers in his state have so far chosen not to get vaccinated.

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January 3, 2021
Speaker-of-the-House-2021-Pelosi

Did America go crazy in 2020? I suspect observers years hence will think so. Because of the responses of both elite officials and ordinary Americans to the COVID-19 epidemic starting last February and to the shocking Minneapolis police video released over the Memorial Day weekend.

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January 3, 2021
US Capitol Dome with Flag

With a new Congress convening, two runoff elections in Georgia that will determine party control of the U.S. Senate, and the presidential election’s electoral-vote count in Washington, the first week of 2021 is set to be a whirlwind.

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