Morning Bell -> Trump Didn’t ‘Cave’ on the Wall. He’s Advancing in Another Direction + The Culture of Death Is Never Satisfied

Morning Bell -> Trump Didn’t ‘Cave’ on the Wall. He’s Advancing in Another Direction + The Culture of Death Is Never Satisfied

Jan 31, 2019

Good morning from frigid Washington, where President Trump is striking up a warm relationship with the man he recognizes as Venezuela’s rightful leader. Fred Lucas reports. Liberal lawmakers’ abortion and assisted-suicide measures demonstrate the rise of a culture of death, Rachel del Guidice writes. As a college in California smears the Pledge of Allegiance, our Jarrett Stepman sets the record straight. Plus: Genevieve Wood on what Trump can celebrate in his State of the Union address, and Star Parker on the president, his critics, and the wall.

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Trump deserves credit for courageous leadership regarding the need for a wall on our southern border to serve our security interests. If he had a good-faith negotiating partner in congressional Democrats, we might be able to get somewhere.
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A California college official says the Pledge of Allegiance is “steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism.”
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The sanctity of life is under brazen attack, and it’s time for people to realize this is not a coincidence. Pro-death advocates are just getting started.
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The president’s political opponents and the media can gaslight and uproot goalposts all they want. But the success of the Trump economy is plain to the millions and millions of Americans whose lives are measurably better than they were two years ago.
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Two Virginia Democrats made radical, extreme comments on abortion this week—with one suggesting a mom in labor could still abort her baby.
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“The noose is tightening and tightening, and we are watching history in the making,” says Heritage’s Ana Quintana. “But, for anyone who tells you Maduro is done, keep in mind that Cuba’s regime has survived for 60 years.”
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The Colorado Senate just passed legislation that would award the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote.
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“Broadly speaking, scientists say, a hotter planet makes extreme weather more frequent and more intense,” states a New York Times article.
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