Today’s news shorts from Real Clear Politics

GOP Launches Ad Campaign Hitting Porter on Impeachment. Susan Crabtree reports on efforts to unseat the freshman congresswoman who turned a long-red California district blue in 2018.


Despite “Fight Club” Reports, Job Corps Centers to Stay Open. Phil Wegmann has this follow-up on administration efforts to shutter troubled facilities, which triggered strong lobbying from local lawmakers.


Virtue and the Social Fabric. RealClearPolicy continues its “American Project” series with this essay by John Wood Jr.


Five Facts: The Importance of the Census. No Labels has this primer, also in RCPolicy.


Dems Can’t Have It Both Ways on Amazon Taxes. In RealClearMarkets, Andrew Wilford argues that the deductions the company takes advantage of are proof that the incentives are having their desired effect.


Market Efficiency, Not Regulation, Is Driving People From Coal. Also in RCM, Allan Golombek takes a dim view of administration efforts to prop up the industry.


Hints of 2007 Seen in Recent Trends. Jeffrey Snider points to some troubling signs amid the overall economic boom.


What to Do About the SAT Diversity Score. In RealClearEducation, Max Eden suggests that state governments require all school districts to administer the ACT instead.

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