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What We’re Reading Today: Rats Rule, Carmakers Cave, Wind Farms Suck … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Baltimore

Baltimore Rat Infestation Is So Bad They Made A Documentary About It 2 Years Ago — Daily Caller

CNN Anchor Seems to Think the Word ‘Infested’ Is Racist When Trump Says It — PJ Media

Sanders Heaps Scorn on Trump for the Very Same Thing That He Himself Said About Baltimore — LifeZette

Election 2020

ABC Poll: Mueller-Mas A Total Wash For Impeachment — Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

House Dem predicts impeachment bid will fail, make 2020 victory ‘very difficult‘ — Fox News

Trump Takes Fresh Aim at Nancy Pelosi for Her ‘Failing’ California District — PoliZette

De Blasio staffers reportedly think White House bid is ‘a joke’ — Fox News

Economy/Economics

Strong U.S. Economy Doesn’t Bode Well for Democrats — Fox News

Nobody Knows The Troubles You’ve Seen — Powerline

Minimum Wage Is Not About Helping The Poor, It’s A Boon To Organized Labor — John Steele Gordon, Commentary

Capitalism Isn’t The Reason We’re Unhappy — Mises Wire

Inflation Caps Are Price Controls By Another Name — Wayne Winegarden, Forbes

Immigration

Trump Notches Another Victory on Immigration — PJ Media

Evidence That Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy Is Working — Hot Air

Think Tanks

Overbearing Regulations Are Slowly Killing Restaurants — Reason

Major Automakers Cave to California on Trump Auto Rule — Competitive Enterprise Institute

Misc

The French Revolution was led by sociopaths who politicized language, much like today’s Jacobins — Peggy Noonan

AOC’s Cunning Ploy To Mainstream Eco-Fascism In America — Climate Change Dispatch

Blown Away By Wind Farm Capacity Versus Actual Output — Eurasia Review

Miss Dowd Is Next At The Guillotine — Don Surber

Do You Understand that Democrats will Destroy America? — American Thinker

Trump Supports Labeling Antifa A ‘Major Organization Of Terror’ — Daily Caller

Boris Johnson forms “war cabinet” to prepare for no-deal Brexit  — Axios


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