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What We’re Reading Today: California Cleans Up Voter Rolls, Democrats Run From ‘Socialism,’ Central Planning’s Toxic Effects … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Election 2020

Calif. Begins Removing 5 Million Inactive Voters on Its Rolls — RealClearPolitics

Trump’s Hispanic Outreach in Florida Has Democrats Concerned — PJMedia

Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale calls polls ‘the biggest joke in politics’ — CBS News

These Democrats Are Trying to Ensure the Term ‘Socialism’ Doesn’t Define Them in 2020 — Time

2020 Democratic Candidates Visit California And Show Just How Much The Party Has Changed — Lee Ohanian/Hoover Institution

Iran

U.S. Pressure, Without War, Could Bring Regime Change — Michael Rubin, The National Interest

Tehran’s Actions Seek To Persuade Europe, Asia To Rein In U.S. — Max Fisher, New York Times

Husband of Iran Prisoner Disrupts London’s Iranian Embassy With Hunger Strike — Patrick Wintour, Guardian

Economics

Inequality Has Surged Since ’89, & Life Has Become Much Easier —  John Tamny/RealClearMarkets

Central Planning Is Poisonous to Innovation — Veronique de Rugy/American Spectator

Americans are not delighted to pay for Democratic socialist proposals — The Hill

The Rent Is Too Damn Low — Richard Epstein/Hoover Institution

Misc

You’ve got mail: U Colorado has novel free speech idea — Campus Reform

Tom Cotton Provides A Necessary ‘History Lesson’ After MSNBC Mislabels Segregationist Democratic Senators ‘Republicans’ — RedState

Democrat Gun Grabbers Upset That Dem Presidential Gun Grabbers Not Gun Grabby Enough — Pirate’s Cove

‘The cruelty is the point’: The intolerant Left makes an example out of Jack Phillips — Washington Examiner

Millennials Need Time-Tested Traditional Churches — RealClearReligion

Latin America Is Pivoting From Socialism to Freedom — Daily Signal

Lease-Purchase Model May Provide Solution for Home Affordability Problem — Pacific Research Institute


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