Government
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Congress investigates Kushner’s email, messaging use

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/22/19, 11:27 am

WASHINGTON—A House committee on Thursday asked the White House whether Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, used private accounts to communicate with foreign leaders and conduct government business.

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Budget battleground

Politics | President Donald Trump’s spending proposal ushers in the next election cycle
by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/14/19, 05:46 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year outlines priorities that play to his base but are unlikely to satisfy lawmakers on either side of the aisle.

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Policy proposals

Books | Does democracy murder itself?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/14/19, 03:18 pm

John Adams once wrote, “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.” In Why Culture Matters Most (Oxford, 2018) David Rose shows what happens when trust within a democracy evaporates. He notes the constitutional mandate for the federal government to “promote the general welfare,” and argues well that “the only way to promote the general welfare is never to promote the welfare of any individual or group.” Now that special interest welfare abounds, deficits in both dollars and trust surround us.

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