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What We’re Reading Today: Opinions, Economics Lessons, Energy News … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Opinions

On Iran policy, Donald Trump is following the Barack Obama playbook — Andrew Malcolm, McClatchy

The Post and Liberal Media Again Get It Wrong About Trump Economy — Stephen Moore

It’s Not Republicans Who Are Reluctant to Accept Political Outcomes They Don’t Like — David Harsanyi, National Review

Economy/Economics

Warren Buffett, taxing capital income is a bad idea — Lee Ohanian, The Hill

Honest Leftist Openly Acknowledges a Bigger Welfare State Requires Giant Tax Increases on Lower-Income and Middle-Class Taxpayers — Dan Mitchell

The Great Conservative Crack-Up Over China — John Tamny, RealClearMarkets

Energy

Germany Solar and Wind is Triple the Cost of France’s Nuclear and Will Last Half as Long — Next Big Future

Kamala Harris: Fossil Fuel Workers Can ‘Transition’ To Installing Wind Turbines And Solar Panels — Daily Caller

It looks like a ship, floats like a ship … but it’s an LNG plant — Financial Times

American Derangement

Progressive voters already talk about an Ocasio-Cortez presidency — Yahoo News

AOC Suggests We Need to Fight ‘White Supremacy’ to Combat Climate Change — Tyler O’Neill, PJ Media

Elizabeth Warren’s new plan would jail lying fossil fuel executives — Grist

Jane Fonda wants ‘Nuremberg trials’ for energy executives — Washington Examiner

Democrat Mazie Hirono: We Should Believe in Climate Change as If It’s a Religion, Not a Science — Townhall

Satire

Man In Critical Condition After Hearing Slightly Differing Viewpoint — Babylon Bee

38-year-old man has just learned it’s ‘could have’ not ‘could of’ — Daily Mash

College Students Learn How Veterans Fought For Dumb Stuff Like Rights — Andrew Klavan, Daily Wire

Best Headlines Of The Day

Please Climate, Kill Earth So I Don’t Have to Hear About Greta Thunberg Again — Stephen Kruiser, PJ Media

Arnold Schwarzenegger runs errands in tank-like SUV — New York Post

Schiff: The First Rule Of Whistleblower Club Is That You Don’t Talk About Whistleblower Club — Ed Morrissey, HotAir


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