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The one-child policy' involved slaughtering hundreds of millions of babies.
Using the aggressively bland term "one-child policy" is a bit like saying that 1942 Germany had restrictions on Jews. You may never have thought much about how a huge nation enforces a limit of one baby per family, but the horrifying details of China's Holocaust of children emerge in a powerful documentary told by a woman whose family was one of the countless millions who suffered.
The House vote to establish procedures for a possible impeachment of President Trump, along party lines with two Democrats opposing and no Republicans favoring, was exactly was Alexander Hamilton feared in discussing the impeachment provisions laid out in the Constitution.
Hamilton warned of the "greatest danger" that the decision to move forward with impeachment will "be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties than the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt." He worried that the tools of impeachment would be wielded by the "most cunning or most numerous factions" and lack the "requisite neutrality toward those whose conduct would be the subject of scrutiny."
It is almost as if this founding father were looking down at the House vote from heaven and describing what transpired this week...
Former President Barack Obama chided "woke" social media activism for popularizing so-called cancel culture during a speech on Tuesday at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago for "not bringing about change."
"This idea of purity, and you're never compromised, and you're politically woke, and all that stuff " you should get over that quickly," Obama told the audience. "The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws."
There are legitimate grounds to probe the intelligence officials behind the all-consuming Trump-Russia affair.
The Justice Department's inquiry into the origins of Russiagate has now expanded into a criminal matter, raising alarm bells among intelligence officials, Democratic leaders, and media pundits who promoted the theory of a Trump-Russia conspiracy.
There is no doubt that Donald Trump would like to exact political revenge on those behind the Russia probe, and it is fair to be skeptical of his Department of Justice. But it would be a mistake to reflexively dismiss the inquiry, which is led by US Attorney John Durham and overseen by Attorney General William Barr. The public deserves an accounting of what occurred. And given the intrusion of the nation's intelligence's services into domestic politics, a failure to learn lessons and enact safeguards could leave future candidates, especially on the left, vulnerable to similar investigations.