Why does a democratic republic founded in opposition to monarchy tolerate billionaires?

In Thursday’s post, I imagined a world in which conservatives placed equality at the center of their sensibilities. It was fun, though hardly realistic. As one reader said, conservatives never do that. If they did, they’d be liberals. But the goal of the exercise was less practical than imaginative. At the root of the many problems we face are thorny questions difficult to answer. But there’s also a failure of imagination.
I don’t mean to say we need “attitude adjustments.

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Dr. Robert Jeffress: VP Harris’ McAuliffe endorsement reveals the blatant hypocrisy of Biden’s IRS

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News broke this week about the desperate attempts Democrats are making to try to eke out a victory for Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia. 
Vice President Kamala Harris taped a video that reportedly is being shown for the next few Sundays in about 300 churches across the state.
JONATHAN TURLEY: VP HARRIS’ MCAULIFFE ENDORSEMENT VIDEO MAY VIOLATE FEDERAL LAW
The ad features the vice president herself instructing churchgoers to go to the polls to vote for McAuliffe after their church service lets out.

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What Democrats are still fighting over in the budget bill

Democrats are pretty optimistic about their budget reconciliation bill, but they’re not quite at an agreement.
“I do think I’ll get a deal,” President Joe Biden said Thursday. “We’re down to four or five issues. … I think we can get there.”
Whether Biden is correct remains to be seen. So far, Democrats aren’t sure what will and won’t be in the bill, or how much it will cost. But, for the first time in weeks, they appear to be making some real progress.

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Patriots must speak out for our students, our families and our freedom

OPINION:
Nine months into the Joe Biden presidency, radical left Democrats are using their newfound power to persecute average Americans whose only crime is daring to think for themselves. 
Consider the events of just the past few weeks. 
After the president announced an unconstitutional, nationwide mandate for the COVID-19 vaccine, thousands of American workers have lost their jobs for refusing to take the shot. To make matters worse, many of the newly jobless will likely be denied unemployment benefits.

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The Democrats Are Losing Their Nerve on Taxes

I pride myself on being a pragmatist. When Democrats splintered on how to write the reconciliation bill, I advised readers to stop fretting; this will get done. I even showed how to get the bill’s cost down from $3.5 trillion to $2.5 trillion. Then somehow the price tag dropped to $2 trillion. Okay, whatever. Surely there’s $500 million more to cut.
But now the negotiators are hitting bone. Farewell, two years’ free tuition at community college.

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Pundits Have a Terrible Track Record of Predicting Midterms a Year in Advance

Judging from the political news as Halloween approaches, the Democrats are as doomed as anyone who defies a mummy’s curse. Every headline this month seems to point to a daunting Democratic defeat in the 2022 elections. Joe Biden can’t catch a break on Capitol Hill as the size of his signature spending package shrinks in tandem with the president’s poll numbers. Inflation is rising as supply chain bottlenecks represent the true War Against Christmas. Memories of Afghanistan fester.

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Two lies and Katie Couric

An Outright Lie
The Associated Press has taken a side in the endless debate over Netflix’s release of a comedy special that includes jokes about the transgender community, coming down squarely in favor of transgender activists.
And by “coming down squarely in favor of transgender activists,” I mean the Associated Press is now publishing baldfaced lies.
A handful of Netflix employees staged a walkout on Oct. 20 to protest the company’s release of a comedy special featuring comedian Dave Chappelle, who has both praise and criticism for the transgender community.

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This week in Whoppers: WaPo’s partisan ‘fact-checking,’ NY magazine’s hit on Sen. Sinema and more

This fact-check

We say: Count on Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post’s partisan opinion writer who pretends to be a neutral “fact checker,” to come to the Democrats’ aid yet again, this time over their plan to have banks send the IRS info about Americans’ bank accounts. It’s perfectly legit to consider this “spying,” but even if you don’t agree, who died and made Kessler chief arbiter of whether it’s a true or false fact? No surprise, of course, that CNN’s John Harwood (and Biden Chief of Staff Ronald Klain) chimed in to fuel the propaganda.

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This week in Whoppers: WaPo’s partisan ‘fact-checking,’ NY magazine’s hit on Sen. Sinema and more

This fact-check

We say: Count on Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post’s partisan opinion writer who pretends to be a neutral “fact checker,” to come to the Democrats’ aid yet again, this time over their plan to have banks send the IRS info about Americans’ bank accounts. It’s perfectly legit to consider this “spying,” but even if you don’t agree, who died and made Kessler chief arbiter of whether it’s a true or false fact? No surprise, of course, that CNN’s John Harwood (and Biden Chief of Staff Ronald Klain) chimed in to fuel the propaganda.

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The $10,000 IRS Tax Dragnet

Democrats walked into a political ditch with their plan to let the Internal Revenue Service snoop on American banks accounts, and so far they’re doing a lousy job of scrambling to get out.
This week Senate Democrats backed by the Biden Treasury released a revised proposal that raises the threshold for financial institutions to report to the IRS on individual accounts to $10,000 from the previously mooted $600. The proposal also tries to dodge the charge of snooping on Everyman by exempting wage income from “certain payroll companies” and Social Security checks.

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