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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Monday, December 31, 2018 7:30 AM
Sometime during the coming year, Americans are almost certain to confront the question of whether to impeach Donald Trump. The facts that have emerged over the year just past raise grave suspicions about him, his actions and his fitness for office. And still more information will be set before us in the months ahead. (subscriber access)
  • The unprecedented government shutdown is approaching the end of its first month with no foreseeable relief. (subscriber access)
  • Oh how far the Democratic Party has fallen. In recent days, we’ve seen the new darling of the Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, crusading for a 70 percent income tax rate. (subscriber access)
  • When voters kicked former attorney general Brad Schimel out of office in November, we did not shed a tear. (subscriber access)
  • This government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media keep using the word “crisis.”  (subscriber access)
  • Certain figures in Washington develop a gold-plated image over the years, praised so often in reputable media outlets as men (almost always men) of integrity that their reputations become unassailable. (subscriber access)
  • In the months after the election of Donald Trump, there was a mini-political movement in California to get the Golden State to secede from the Union. (subscriber access)
  • There’s a saying by David Greenberg about using “spin” in politics: Don’t get spun, even about spin. (subscriber access)
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts became the first 2020 Democratic White House challenger to announce her “exploratory committee,” a legal device that allows candidates to receive donations and to hire staff in preparation for a full-fledged presidential candidacy.  (subscriber access)
  • If 2017 was the year of the investor — with stock market gains of more than 25 percent during President Donald Trump’s first year in office — then 2018 was undoubtedly the year of the American worker. (subscriber access)
  • According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Dog is fast winding down and the Year of the Pig — good fortune and prosperity to all — will soon be upon us. (subscriber access)
  • For years, I’ve heard American leftists say Sweden is proof that socialism works, that it doesn’t have to turn out as badly as the Soviet Union or Cuba or Venezuela did.  (subscriber access)
  • In these Washington hours of genuine bipartisan panic after the principled resignation of the nation’s thoroughly respected secretary of defense, James Mattis, American voters are forced to confront the real-life consequences of what it means to have elected an amateur-outsider — with no governmental or military experience — to be president of the United States. (subscriber access)
  • Sometime during the coming year, Americans are almost certain to confront the question of whether to impeach Donald Trump. The facts that have emerged over the year just past raise grave suspicions about him, his actions and his fitness for office. And still more information will be set before us in the months ahead. (subscriber access)
  • In one of the most remarkable Abbott and Costello routines in modern times, the economic wizards at the Fed again raised interest rates on Tuesday. (subscriber access)
  • Ominous warning signs are coming out of Madison as Tony Evers prepares to take the oath of office on Jan. 7 as the state’s 46th governor, signs that Evers is preparing to hoist an extraordinarily liberal and urban-centered administration upon the people of the state. (subscriber access)
  • My New Year’s resolution: Make a careful distinction between speech and violence.  (subscriber access)
  • Most American political leaders would agree with the poet e.e. cummings, who wisely wrote: “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
  • Nobody ought to be surprised to hear of the belated demise of the Donald J. Trump Foundation, a racketeering enterprise under investigation by the state authorities in New York for the past two years. (subscriber access)
  • It’s bad enough when leftists smear capitalism. I hate it more when capitalists do it, too. (subscriber access)
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