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Elaine Chao Wins Senate Confirmation 93-6

Former labor secretary Elaine Chao won confirmation to lead the Department of Transportation on Tuesday, sailing through the Senate by a wide bipartisan margin of 93 to 6. The wife of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and DOT official during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations will be tasked …

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Yates Criticized for Conflating Public Policy and Law

Multiple legal experts have criticized former acting Attorney General Sally Yates for allowing her personal views of President Trump's executive order on refugees and travel to the United States to interfere with the Justice Department's role of defending what is lawful. Jack Goldsmith at Lawfare granted that Yates was "obviously …

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Desperate Times Call for Desperate Pleather

A weekend Wall Street Journal story examines the interior design trend of maximalism, roughly defined as, if it has the properties of matter, screw it (and hang it up): Indeed, the controlled crazy that is maximalism, a layered décor style packed with delightfully disparate elements, is taking hold.Read more on …

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An Obamacare Replacement Should Focus on the Median American

Part of why Obamacare is so unpopular is that it is neglects the typical American. As Republicans deliberate over an alternative to Obamacare, this provides a huge opening. Obamacare is bad for the typical—or median—American for a wide variety of reasons, including the following: its unprecedented individual mandate; its inept …

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Let Apple Pay for Their H-1B Visas

"Apple would not exist without immigration," warns Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. His colleagues in the board rooms of Silicon Valley agree, and tremble at the rumored issuance of a Trump executive order that might reduce the number of H-1B visas issued to skilled foreign workers.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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‘The Founder’ Squanders Michael Keaton

There is a great American novel almost nobody has read: Theodore Dreiser's The Titan. It concerns a visionary man of business named Frank Cowperwood, and it's the story of how he helps turn Chicago into a major city by commandeering and then building its mass-transit system.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original …

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