Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on the Border Crisis, Election Integrity, and Kamala Harris

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was the keynote speaker at The American Spectator‘s 53rd annual Robert L. Bartley Gala on October 14, 2021. He was joined by Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, for a fireside chat.
You can watch or read the conversation below.
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Grover Norquist: Right now, we all have the opportunity and the honor of learning from the governor of Arizona. I first met the governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, when he was treasury secretary and was campaigning to kill a sales tax increase that the Republican governor had put in.

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Recalling a Nightmare

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In the signature-gathering days of California’s second gubernatorial recall election, I repeatedly expressed my fears to conservative activists about the perils of heading down this path. If you take a swing at the champ, you better not miss. Are you sure you have the money and organization to unseat a governor with decent poll numbers?
Well, we got the answer last night and it wasn’t pretty.

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Will Biden Take Reviving Manufacturing Seriously?

If you read the portions of Biden’s “Build Back Better” platform on industry, technology, infrastructure, and green transition, they are actually terrific. What remains to be seen is just how (and if) they will be carried out.
My worry is that, as Team Biden completes the chess game of filling out the remaining cabinet and senior White House staff slots, these crucial goals will get lost in the shuffle.

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Transcript: Joe Biden’s Cabinet

A transcript of Episode 20 of The Politics of Everything, “Fantasizing About Joe Biden’s Cabinet.” 
Alex Pareene: I’m Alex Pareene. I’m a staff writer at The New Republic.
Laura Marsh: And I’m Laura Marsh, the magazine’s literary editor.

Alex: Today we’re talking about Joe Biden’s Cabinet.
Laura: This is The Politics of Everything.

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The behind-the-scenes fight to influence Joe Biden on Big Tech has already begun

When it comes to Silicon Valley, Joe Biden is something of a blank slate. And for Silicon Valley, that means Joe Biden is something of an opportunity.
So Big Tech reformers and Big Tech allies are gearing up for a spirited fight in the coming months over the types of people who will staff the Biden administration. Those personnel decisions will offer some of the first revelations into how exactly the president-elect will regulate the tech industry and its titans, a high-stakes question about the American economy that he mostly avoided answering during his campaign.

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The behind-the-scenes fight to influence Joe Biden on Big Tech has already begun

When it comes to Silicon Valley, Joe Biden is something of a blank slate. And for Silicon Valley, that means Joe Biden is something of an opportunity.
So Big Tech reformers and Big Tech allies are gearing up for a spirited fight in the coming months over the types of people who will staff the Biden administration. Those personnel decisions will offer some of the first revelations into how exactly the president-elect will regulate the tech industry and its titans, a high-stakes question about the American economy that he mostly avoided answering during his campaign.

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Could Elizabeth Warren Be the Next Treasury Secretary?

Former vice president Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren at a Democratic presidential primary debate in Houston. (David J. Phillip / AP Photo)

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Distinguished pols of the week: They put country over party

Here is a partial list: Former governors Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania, Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey, John Kasich of Ohio and Dick Snyder of Michigan; former chairmen of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele and Marc Racicot; former U.S. Senators David Durenberger of Minnesota, Gordon J. Humphrey of New Hampshire (both independents now), John Warner of Virginia and Jeff Flake of Arizona; a slew of former congressmen David Jolly of Florida, Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Joe Walsh of Illinois and Chris Shays of Connecticut; 20 former U.S.

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A Sincere Quibi Fan on What He’ll Miss About the Much-Mocked Streaming Service

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Quibi, the short-form video streaming platform (and butt of many, many jokes), is shutting down, founders Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman have confirmed after the Wall Street Journal first reported the news on Wednesday. For many, it came as no surprise. Despite spending upward of $1.75 billion and securing contracts with A-list stars like Chrissy Teigen, Lena Waithe, and the Kardashians, the streaming service had struggled over its half-year run to attract an audience.

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