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RealClearPolitics (RCP) is a conservative political news site and polling data aggregator formed in 2000 by former options trader John McIntyre and former advertising agency account executive Tom Bevan. The site features selected political news stories and op-eds from various news publications in addition to commentary from its own contributors.Source
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The Lockdown Has Gone From a Mistake to a Crime

The Lockdown Has Gone From a Mistake to a Crime

Four months ago, I wrote a column titled "The Worldwide Lockdown May Be the Greatest Mistake in History." I explained that "'mistake' and 'evil' are not synonyms. The lockdown is a mistake; the Holocaust, slavery, communism, fascism, etc., were evils. Massive mistakes are made by arrogant fools; massive evils are committed by evil people." Regarding the economic catastrophe in America and around the world -- especially among the world's poor who are dependent upon America and other first-world countries for their income through exports and tourism -- I wrote, "It is panic and hysteria, not...

September 2, 2020
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Forget Pelosi's Boondoggle Bill -- Take Taxes to Zero Instead | RealClearPolitics

Forget Pelosi's Boondoggle Bill -- Take Taxes to Zero Instead | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARY(Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)XStory Streamrecent articlesAfter spending most of the pandemic crisis on vacation, an ice cream-fortified Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi finally emerged from her magnificent kitchen to propose a behemoth mess of a spending bill to allegedly save America’s faltering economy. Her 1,815-page proposal forms the “War and Peace” of legislative monstrosities. In fact, the endless big-government wish list contains generous payments for illegal immigrants, tax credits for wealthy residents of high-tax states, massive grants to fiscally irresponsible...

May 14, 2020
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Dems Are Old Hands at Packing State High Courts | RealClearPolitics

Dems Are Old Hands at Packing State High Courts | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARYXStory Streamrecent articlesIf you’re wondering why Joe Biden still won’t say whether he supports packing the U.S. Supreme Court if he’s elected president, it’s because he doesn’t have to. His Democratic Party has been actively transforming state courts into legislative backstops for years – and will undoubtedly pressure Biden to do the same to our nation’s high court, if given the chance.In states across the country, where Democrats have failed to achieve their increasingly radical agenda at the ballot box, leftist groups have spent millions of dollars installing on...

October 10, 2020
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The Myth That Lockdowns Stop Pandemics | RealClearPolitics

The Myth That Lockdowns Stop Pandemics | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARYXStory Streamrecent articlesFrom the beginning of time, humans have used mythology to make sense of a chaotic natural world. Sir G.L. Gomme dubbed myths “the science of a pre-scientific age.” Folklore provided pre-scientific people a comforting sense of control over nature. To address dry spells, they deployed rain dances. Sunless stretches hindering crops prompted offerings to Helios. Then, our ancestors sat back and waited. The rains always came. The sun always reappeared, validating their “wisdom,” the illusion of control reinforced.Thanks to science, we know this was...

August 7, 2020
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The Totalitarian Tendencies of the Woke | RealClearPolitics

The Totalitarian Tendencies of the Woke | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARYXStory Streamrecent articlesOne of the best-selling books in America right now, Ibram Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist,” calls for some astonishingly autocratic policies. It would establish a federal Department of Anti-racism with veto power over any local, state, or federal policies considered racially inequitable by its bureaucrats. (No one in the agency would be appointed by or accountable to the president or Congress.) It would also “investigate private racist policies” and “monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas … empowered with disciplinary tools...

September 18, 2020
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Nursing Home Scandal Undercuts Cuomo's Covid Boasts | RealClearPolitics

Nursing Home Scandal Undercuts Cuomo's Covid Boasts | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARYCuomo via AP)XStory Streamrecent articlesThis past March, as the threat of COVID-19 intensified, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo employed poignant rhetorical imagery in indicating that he intended to err on the side of caution. “My mother,” , “is not expendable. And your mother is not expendable.” He went so far as to name a temporary stay-at-home quarantine order after his 89-year-old mother (a great lady). He called it “Matilda’s Law.”  But it was all a sham. It seemed that while he wanted to protect his mother, others would not be so lucky. Just days later the governor...

September 10, 2020
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Meacham: Joe Biden Risks Becoming The Bob Dole Of 2020

Meacham: Joe Biden Risks Becoming The Bob Dole Of 2020

|Posted ByOn Date June 2, 2019Presidential historian Jon Meacham discussed Joe Biden's chances in the 2020 Democratic primary in light of history on NBC's "Meet The Press" roundtable Sunday.JON MEACHAM: As far as history as a guide here, think about Democrats who have won the presidency. John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson in an extraordinary moment, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama. You have folks who are younger and promising a change, wh talk about the future and not the past.There is a risk that Joe Biden becomes the Bob Dole of this period. A great and noble man, but you can't build...

June 2, 2019
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Elections Have Consequences; Cheating Doesn't | RealClearPolitics

Elections Have Consequences; Cheating Doesn't | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARY(Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File)XStory Streamrecent articlesBarack Obama liked to remind us that “elections have consequences.”Boy, do they! For conservatives like me, the months since Democrats took over the White House and the Senate have been a tsunami of consequences. How do you think I like it when Joe Biden’s handlers aim 60 executive orders at the tip of his pen to effectuate a fundamental transformation of this country? Or when the Democrat-controlled Congress tries to push through statehood for the District of Columbia in order to guarantee their continued...

April 26, 2021
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Pelosi on Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation: "This Is A Very Sad Day For Our Country"

Pelosi on Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation: "This Is A Very Sad Day For Our Country"

|Posted ByOn Date October 26, 2020Speaker Pelosi reacts to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes: "It’s very sad because it’s the undoing of the system of checks and balances.""It's only eight days until the election, people are voting now," she said. "As you know, over 60 million people have already voted. So, in the middle of an election, they're putting this forward, eight days until the election, fifteen days until the first, the oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act. And the President said within this past 24 hours –...

October 26, 2020
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The Stress Pandemic | RealClearPolitics

The Stress Pandemic | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARYXStory Streamrecent articlesDeliberately closing down the economy, which has never been done before, has created a more infectious, possibly more lethal disease than COVID-19. Let’s call it the Stress Virus. For the Stress Pandemic there can be no vaccine. There is only one cure -- more jobs, more economic growth. Federal, state, and local governments should immediately begin to open the economy. Conditions in states, cities, localities vary. State and local officials should act accordingly with a clear goal: remove restrictions as fast as prudently possible.The United...

April 16, 2020
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