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Dan Proft: “Yes” to the Goodies. “No” to the Gulags.

Big government Democrat politicians are happy to be puppets of corporate interests so long as the strings don’t show. They need rhetorical deniability for the campaign trail.

Similarly, Democrat primary voters generally embrace socialism by any other name so long as you don’t lay bare the repressive implications. They too need rhetorical deniability so they may continue to tell themselves they are the true heirs of American values or “the thing,” as Joe Biden affectionately terms it.

Bernie Sanders flamed out on Super Tuesday because he couldn’t keep the revolutionary in him under wraps on 60 Minutes two weeks earlier.

Rather than sticking to his fairy tale of socialism as harmonious, Nordic-style communal living, Sanders let his true self show in the form of cringe-worthy praise for Fidel Castro’s literacy program in communist Cuba.

Democrat primary voters came to Bernie Sanders for the “free” goodies but they couldn’t stay for the gulags.

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David Davenport: The Lost Art of Political Compromise

Compromise

Among many lost arts in Washington the most problematic is the lost art of compromise.

The dictionary says compromise includes the root word “com” or together with the word promise:  We make promises by coming together.  America learned this early, with the Constitutional Convention full of compromises.

But now members of Congress vote not to find the best solution for the country but the best platform for their next election.   Democrats threatened to shut the entire government over dreamer immigrants, while Trump was willing to see a shutdown over his wall.  And so it goes, politicians standing firm on one issue or another which they believe will get them reelected, and the whole of the federal government is held hostage.

We need more politicians like Ronald Reagan, who told House Speaker Tip O’Neill, “I will take half a loaf today, but I will come back for the other half tomorrow.”

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Hugh Hewitt: Our Culture And The Sexual Misconduct Crisis

FISA

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of the good thing that can come when a bad thing happens.

The recent wave of sexual misconduct is very disturbing.

We can probably call this “the Great Purge,” how American society woke up and rid itself of bad and boorish behavior—sometimes worse than bad and boorish, sometimes criminal—from men taking advantage of their powerful positions.

The good thing in all of this is the opportunities for recourse that are now being afforded young women who had been victimized, simply for wanting to get ahead in their careers.

Their stories are finally being believed and the bad actors, mostly men, are being forced to walk the gang plank.

The good thing inside the bad thing is that our daughters and even our sons will not be forced to endure this kind of behavior. They should be promoted based on merit and ability and hard work. Nothing more. Those taking advantage of them should indeed be purged.

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