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Source: The Week

Tucker Carlson has fired the first shot in conservatives' civil war over the free market

09-Jan-2019

If anyone had suggested to me five years ago that the most incisive public critic of capitalism in the United States would be Tucker Carlson, I would have smiled blandly and mentioned an imaginary appointment I was late for.

J.D. Vance, the author of Hillbilly Elegy and a conservative who is known to hold somewhat heterodox views about the value of free markets, was given the space to praise Carlson in National Review.

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Source: The Guradian

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is right. A 70% tax on the rich makes sense

09-Jan-2019

In fact, Ocasio-Cortez didn’t even specifically say what she wanted the US tax rate to be: she said that “sometimes you see” a 70% tax on multi-multi-millionaires.

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has confirmed that what she said is “fully in line with serious economic research,” citing the work of fellow Nobel laureate Peter Diamond, who put the optimal top tax rate even higher than Ocasio-Cortez. Once we put aside the “taxation is slavery” silliness, the question is “What rates maximize revenues?”

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Source: DW

Donald Trump makes case for border wall in prime-time Oval Office speech

Wednesday 17:15 GMT

The president's first Oval Office speech has come amid a contentious government shutdown as he and Congress dig in over the issue of the border wall.

President Donald Trump has made a prime-time appeal to US citizens in an attempt to convince them of the humanitarian and security crisis on the southern border with Mexico. Observers see the president's first Oval Office address as an attempt to sway public opinion and pin blame for the ongoing partial government shutdown on his political opponents, the Democrats.

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Source: Fox News

Ginsburg absence shakes court: White House makes preparations, coming weeks seen as key

Saturday 11:45 GMT

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s absence this week from Supreme Court oral arguments – her first since joining the bench – has touched off a burst of speculation as well as low-key planning from the White House about the possibility of a departure.

Even temporarily-- can disrupt the predictable, deadline-driven rhythms of a court built on collegiality, continuity, and cooperation.

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Source: Fox News

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss next week’s oral arguments, Supreme Court statement says

Saturday 14:29 GMT

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss next week’s court sessions and work from home, but her recovery from early-stage lung cancer surgery remains "on track" and no further treatment is needed, the court announced Friday.

“Justice Ginsburg will continue to work from home next week and will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts of oral arguments. Her recovery from surgery is on track,” Supreme Court public information officer Kathy Arberg said in a statement.

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Source: The Week

How arguments can stop extremism

Saturday 22:44 GMT

In addition, I explain and give arguments for my claims, and they patiently listen and reply with arguments of their own against my — and for their — stances.

When they do bother to give arguments, their arguments often simply justify what suits their feelings and signal tribal alliances.

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Source: Fox News

'Do It All, Including the Wall': Obama-Era Border Chief Hits Back at 'Absurd' Border Wall Arguments

Monday 04:13 GMT

Mark Morgan, who led the U.S. Border Patrol during Barack Obama's presidency, said Saturday that he's in total agreement with President Trump's proposed border wall.

He said on Cavuto Live that the same language about border security from President Trump was used in years prior to his presidency on both sides of the aisle. Spicer Slams Report on Trump FBI Probe: 'People Have Got to Take No for an Answer' on Collusion. He said that, starting in 2014, the demographics of the people coming across the U.S. border started to change.


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