Familial Ties and Political Triage: The Russian Meeting Highlights The True Cost Of Nepotism

17 Jul

JONATHAN TURLEY

donald_trump_president-elect_portrait_croppedEric Trump once dismissed objections to his father’s use of nepotism by saying that “nepotism is kind of a fact of life.”  That is true. It is also a part of presidential history, but it is not a good part.  I have long been a critic of nepotism in government.  What is interesting is how costly the practice can be.  The current controversy involving Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner are illustrative of those costs.  Absent the family connection, neither Trump Jr. nor Kushner would likely have been able to avoid a separation from the White House (as was the case with Manafort and Flynn).  Instead, Trump has had to double down and his defenders belittle the fact that Donald Jr. not only took the bait of this meeting but said that he would “love” to get information directly from the Russian government to help in the election.  As…

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Libertarian calendar for July 2017

14 Jul

July 4
Centreville, VA

Get ready for the 46th National Fourth of July Soirée at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Register for free today!

Join your local conservative community for the best family party of the year!  Come enjoy free delicious barbeque, a bluegrass band, patriotic speakers, and fun for the kids.

When:  11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, VA
What:  Barbeque, bluegrass music, patriotic speakers, and fun for the kids
Bring:  A side dish to share.  It’s Soireé tradition!

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July 6
Washington, D.C.

Leadership Institute happy hour
6:30 pm

Blackfinn Ameripub – DC

1620 I Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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July 6
Bemus Point, NY

Bemus Point, NY

Chatauqua Libertarian party meetup
6:30 pm

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SEE ZURH HOUSE/SHAGGY’S BEMUS POINT

14 Main Street, P O Box 633, Bemus Point, New York 14712

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July 7
Washington, D.C.
Liberty on the rocks
7 pm
RFD
7th Street NW
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7 Jul

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6 Jul

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3 Jul

Milo Yiannopoulos Hates Feminism

2 Jul

Libertarian calendar for June 2017

30 Jun

June 28

Knoxville,Tennessee
East Tennesee LP meeting
6:30 pm
SoKno Taco Cantina

3701 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
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June 28
Ashburn, VA

Libertarian Party social hour
7 pm

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Blend Coffee Bar

43170 Southern Walk Plz Ste 120, Ashburn, Virginia 20148