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What We’re Reading Today: Tyranny Alert, Robot Frogs, Hand Shake Twitter Freakout … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye

Election 2020

Could a long, crowded and expensive primary hurt Democrats’ chances this year? — Andrew Malcolm, McClatchy

A do-or-die moment for Sanders in Iowa — NBC News

Exclusive: Nevada poll shows Biden-Sanders showdown in a tightening Democratic race — USA Today

Cory Booker: Dems Shouldn’t Have Two White Men on Ticket Anymore — Washington Free Beacon

Gloves come off in clash between far-left 2020 rivals, causing progressives to panic — Fox News

Did Russia Really Hack Burisma, Or Is This Just More Smoke And Mirrors From Joe Biden? — Daily Caller

Sorry, Bernie Sanders: Taiwan’s Single-Payer System Isn’t an Argument for Medicare for All — Reason

Tyrant Alert

Elizabeth Warren says her plan to eliminate student loan debt can bypass Congress  — CNBC

Bernie Sanders, Pro-Gulag? — Powerline

Impeachment Follies

Pelosi gambled and lost on impeachment delay — CNN

TDS

Vince Vaughn shook Trump’s hand at the LSU-Clemson game. But besides Twitter, who cares? — USA Today

Health Reform

Once A Luxury, Concierge Primary Care Is Becoming More Affordable As Practice Grows In Popularity — Kaiser Health News

Trump Boom

For First Time in 26 Years, All Metros Enjoyed Income Gains — Yahoo Finance

Iran

Trump: Dems Are A ‘Disgrace’ For Trying To Defend Soleimani — Weaselzippers

France, Germany and U.K. Serve Notice on Iran Under Nuclear Deal — Reuters

Immigration

DHS doubles denial rate of ‘credible fear’ asylum claims at border — Washington Times

New York sanctuary policy forced release of suspect in shocking murder — Washington Times

 Trade

Here’s what’s in the phase one China trade deal Trump is signing this week — CNBC

Sci-Fi?

Tiny living robots made from frog cells could soon swim inside your body — CNET News

La La Land

If L.A. wants the Trump administration’s money for homelessness, strings will be attached — Los Angeles Times

Environmental Ignorance

Plastic Bags Could Be Banned In Maryland, Taxed In Virginia — NPR

Three Mile Island and the Exaggerated Risk of Nuclear Power — Foundation for Economic Education

A Fool And Your Money

BlackRock CEO says the climate crisis is about to trigger ‘a fundamental reshaping of finance’  — CNBC

BlackRock to Hold Companies, Itself to Higher Climate-Risk Standards — Wall Street Journal;

Media Malpractice

Media Falsely Claims Trump Is Trying to ‘Take Credit for Obamacare’ — PJ Media

MSNBC’s Joy Reid: You Have “Nazis Walking Around” Because of Trump — Legal Insurrection

We Can’t Trust the Media to Report Honestly on Iran — National Review

China

Taiwan’s Presidential Election Highlights the Failure of China’s Aggressive Foreign Meddling — National Review

Misc

Is closing the gender gap in tech even possible? Not likely, no matter how much money is spent — Mark Perry, Carpe Diem


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