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From Woke to Broke

Column: The political contradictions of progressivism

Elizabeth Warren"The fact is there is no more money. Period," says Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot. She's talking about the teachers' strike that has paralyzed her city's public schools—enrollment 360,000—for the past week. The public employee union is demanding more: more money for salaries (only eight states pay teachers more than Illinois), more support staff (Illinois ranks first in spending on administrators), more teachers per student. Their cause has attracted national attention. Elizabeth Warren joined the picket line.

Pelosi’s Impeachment Bank Shot

Column: What's behind the Democrats' power play

Rep. Adam Schiff Joins Nancy Pelosi At Her Weekly News Conference On Capitol HillDemocrats are rushing into impeachment despite the knowledge that, given what we know now, the Senate will not remove Donald Trump from office. Why is Nancy Pelosi doing this?

The Soul-Crushing Tedium of Cable News, Explained in One Tweet

BREAKING: "Circle jerks," or "circles jerk"? We report. We decide

Rodents are raining from the ceiling of the White House press room. Maybe it's a metaphor for how the media, especially of the cable news variety, has become a plague of absurdity, an endless circle jerk of extraneous "analysis" and soul-crushing tedium.

Socialist Family Feud: Sanders Campaign Lashes Out at Warren

Sanders press secretary bashes Warren stance on rent control, labor

The 2020 Democratic primary is essentially a three-way race between centrist frontrunner Joe Biden and socialism-inclined challengers Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.). Warren has sought to appropriate certain aspects of Bernie's platform while subtly positioning herself as the "safer" socialist alternative to Biden. It was only a matter of time before the Sanders campaign started lashing out.

Kavanaugh and the Crisis of Legitimacy

Column: Why the Supreme Court justice became a symbol of polarization

Associate Justice Brett KavanaughIt is impossible to separate the latest attack on Justice Brett Kavanaugh from the political strategy of the Democratic Party. On September 16, two days after the New York Times "Sunday Review" section told of another allegation of sexual misconduct during Kavanaugh's college years, "Axios AM" described Democratic plans "to portray President Trump, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the three villains defining the three branches of government for the 2020 campaign." The reasoning: "Each of these white men, they will argue, symbolizes Republican corruption and rule-bending."

No, Kavanaugh Cannot Be Removed From Office Without Impeachment

Anti-Kavanaugh left throwing everything at the wall to see what will stick

Liberals are united in their desire to remove Justice Brett Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court. They are united in the belief they can do so without using existing impeachment protocols. They are now divided into three different camps over how best to achieve that goal.

Can Andrew McCabe Get a (Character) Witness?

CNN contributor prepares to face criminal charges

CNN contributor and Democratic fundraiser Andrew McCabe, who previously served as deputy FBI director under James Comey, the freak-bodied FBI director who reinvented himself as a social media influencer after President Donald Trump fired him like a dog, is preparing to face criminal charges for lying to federal investigators.