Tough new U.S. sanctions vs. North Korean economy
President Trump has just issued an executive order making possible tight sanctions against North Korea trade, finance, exported labor, and shipping — and other countries’ individuals and entities involved in such activities. The full text is here.*
Affordable Care Act reform, Jimmy Kimmel, and the N.F.L.
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has been the rallying point for Progressive arguments against the Graham-Cassidy bill to reform the A.C.A. (Obamacare). The editors of the National Review explain and refute his arguments.
Health issues are being debated outside the legislative arena as well, with new evidence as to the danger of professional tackle football to the brains and sanity of the players.
Economists not in the Progressive camp are coming out one after the other to highlight the importance of a steep corporate tax cut as the most important tax reform to be passed.
Free speech, college students, and historical memory
A widely reported survey claims that 20% of college students favor physical violence to stop a “hurtful” speaker from speaking, but opinion survey experts ridicule the methodology used in the survey as “junk science.”
The attack on Confederate memorials, by college students and others, is just a prelude to the erasure of historical memory, The Federalist argues.
On the eve of the September 24th Kurdish independence vote, Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby argues that Americans and the American government should be cheering. A Mideast analyst warns that there may be problems ahead.
In December, a controversial ballet based on the life of Rudolf Nureyev will premiere at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, but the director is under arrest by the Putin government.
(*hat tip: Eaglebeak)