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NEWSFEED THURSDAY: Why Californians who Flee California Bring Troubles

J Robert Smith

  • Oct 31, 2019
  • 3 min read

Millions of fed-up middle-class taxpayers have fled the state. Their presence as a stabilizing influence is sorely missed. About one-third of the nation’s welfare recipients live in California. Millions of poor newcomers require enormously expensive state health, housing, education, legal and law-enforcement services.

California is now a one-party state. Democrats have supermajorities in both houses of the Legislature. Only seven of the state’s 53 congressional seats are held by Republicans. The result is that there is no credible check on a mostly coastal majority.

— Victor Davis Hanson, Fox News, October 31, 2019
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NEWSFEED WEDNESDAY: Trump Wins in Syria Without Firing a Shot

J Robert Smith

  • Oct. 23, 2019
  • 2 min read

President Trump announced Wednesday that conditions have been met between Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for what he called a “permanent ceasefire” between the two sides and that the United States is lifting sanctions on Ankara that were implemented following the invasion of northern Syria.

— Fox News, October 23, 2019

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It was carrots and sticks that resolved the conflict in Northern Syria. Republicans and Democrats were pressing Trump for stepped up military action there. But the president used a combination of negotiations, sanctions, and incentives to avert hostilities.
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