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Why the G-7 should keep Putin out and other comments.

Libertarian: Privatize the Highways America’s highways are falling apart, and the only way to fix them is privatization, writes Robert Poole at National Review. “Because highways really are utilities, they need to be financed and operated as utilities, rather than as politicized, state-owned enterprises,” he suggests, citing “chronic traffic congestion” costing Americans “$160 billion per...
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Last US News - Opinion: Why the G-7 should keep Putin out and other comments. NY Post 24 - US News

America’s highways are falling apart, and the only way to fix them is privatization, writes Robert Poole at National Review. “Because highways really are utilities, they need to be financed and operated as utilities, rather than as politicized, state-owned enterprises,” he suggests, citing “chronic traffic congestion” costing Americans “$160 billion per year in wasted time and fuel,” as reason to search for more efficient solutions. Privatizing highways, Poole argues, creates a relationship where owners have strong incentive to maintain and expand their roads so drivers will be willing to pay for their use. “Like a cellphone company, a highway company wants to have the capacity it needs to provide good service,” he writes. “And unlike the state, it will have the means to pay for that additional capacity.”

G7 Summit: Putin Is Still Our Enemy

President Trump’s objections to Russia’s exclusion from the G7 have prompted Strobe Talbott to argue in Politico that re-admitting the country to the G7 would undermine the group’s purpose: “That gathering is meant to solidify policies on the basis of shared values and interests.” Yet “if Putin were there,” he’d “render the group ineffective.” Trump said Russia’s eviction in 2014 was “politically correct,” but according to Talbott, the decision was “an ideological and geopolitical imperative,” based on Putin’s authoritarianism. “Russia has gone really bad, and it really is our enemy,” he writes. “On the ideological front, Putin has reversed Gorbachev’s and Yeltsin’s reforms. Russia is a pseudo-democracy and de facto autocracy under one-man rule.”

From the right: Clinton Was No Kennedy

Former President Bill Clinton is upset that members of his own party now say they wish he had resigned over the 1998 Monica Lewinsky scandal. According to Clinton, if he should’ve stepped down, then so should’ve John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. That’s an unfair comparison, writes Noemie Emery at The Washington Examiner: “Johnson and Kennedy broke the sixth commandment many times over, but not the laws of their country. They didn’t lie under oath, summon employees to their rooms and ask them to ‘kiss it,’ or put public servants to work defaming their critics.” Emery adds that Clinton made his own wrongdoing even worse by attacking Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas “when he had already done more things and worse things to women than Thomas was ever accused of.” All three presidents were sinners, but only Clinton sinned against his country.

Foreign Desk: Brutal Repression in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega is violently cracking down on peaceful protests, report Christopher Dickey and Bianca Jagger at The Daily Beast. Since the uprising began two months ago, human-rights groups have recorded more than 140 deaths and more than 1,000 injured. This comes more than 40 years after the revolution that had put Ortega in power until 1990, except now the “corrupt leader of the first revolt has become the savage enemy of the new one.” According to Dickey and Jagger, however, this latest revolt has caused “barely a ripple in Washington.” Nevertheless, Ortega faces pressure from the Catholic Church and human-rights groups and last week, the State Department pronounced the Ortega government’s actions “unacceptable.”

NoKo Summit: What We Learned

President Trump’s historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un ends the idea of North Korea as crazy, argues Fareed Zakaria at CNN. “The North Korean regime has been rational, strategic and successful — given its core goal, survival,” he writes. “It has preserved its basic form of government for 70 years, persevering through the breakdown of the Soviet Union and its empire, the Arab Spring and the demise of other Asian dictatorships, from South Korea to Taiwan to Indonesia.” According to Zakaria, North Korea has continued to survive because it has “insurance, in the form of a robust nuclear capacity.” The biggest takeaway from this summit, he adds, will be that North Korea is a “rational regime” that “can be contained.”

— Compiled by Nicholas Rowan

Opinion

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Opinion

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Living

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Business

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Metro

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Sport

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