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How an old Senate GOP leader made a new Democratic star’s day

Sen. Elizabeth Warren was officially rebuked and barred from debating the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama as attorney general, after she read a plea written more than 30 years earlier by Coretta Scott King, widow of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may have set out to stifle Warren, he actually made her a star.

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Some walls work, and we can learn from them

Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank, has something to add to the debate about walls. He notes that unlike the Berlin Wall and other barriers to freedom that have been erected by totalitarian states, most walls and other deterrents, such as fences and mine fields have been installed to keep enemies and other undesirables out and contribute to national security.

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The comforts of the Betsy DeVos war

In Betsy DeVos, we have a U.S. education secretary who perhaps errs a little too much on the side of choice-as-panacea, overseeing (with limited powers) a U.S. education bureaucracy that pretty obviously errs the other way. And wherever you come down on striking the right balance, it’s hard to see this situation as empirically deserving the level of political controversy that’s attached to it.

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