Required Reading – August 5

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Lawrence: Good news for the GOP

“Are Hispanics shifting their allegiances to President Trump? A recent Harvard/Harris poll recorded a 10-point spike in Hispanic support for Mr. Trump. It hasn’t received much attention from the mainstream media, which is heavily invested in its portrait of the president as an unrepentant — and unpopular — “nativist.” Coming in the midst of the nationwide controversy over children and families at the U.S.-Mexico border, it suggests that Hispanics may not be the entrenched liberal voting constituency that Democrats so often imagine. […]  What’s going on? Hispanics, like most mainstream voters, are waking up to post-2016 America. The economic recovery disparaged by Democrats is gathering steam and Hispanics — at 17 percent, the nation’s most populous ethnic minority — are clearly benefitting. Unemployment among Hispanics has fallen to its lowest level in decades, and there’s little doubt that Mr. Trump’s pro-business policies are the reason. […]Hispanic contractors and workers are already in the forefront of Mr. Trump’s border wall construction plan — a painful irony for the president’s liberal immigration critics.”

Read more at the Washington Times.

Mike Solon: “Tax Cuts Bust Secular Stagnation”

“‘This explosive growth … should finally discredit three popular claims made by opponents of the president’s policies: that tax cuts would blow a hole in the deficit, that corporate tax cuts would serve only rich investors, and that secular stagnation was a valid excuse for the slow growth of the Obama era.’ Are low taxes key to a booming economy? Their success is harder than ever to deny after Friday’s report that the U.S. economy grew 4.1% in the second quarter, bringing the average quarterly growth rate during the Trump presidency to 2.9%.”

Read more at the White House.

Calvin: Trump admin vows to stop punishing countries that oppose homosexuality; LGBT activists outraged

“Pro-homosexual voices are up in arms over remarks by a Trump administration official pledging to end the Obama-era practice of using aid to influence foreign nation’s policies on abortion and homosexuality. […]  ‘It was stunning to me that my government under a previous administration would go to folks in sub-Saharan Africa and say, ‘We know that you have a law against abortion, but if you enforce that law, you’re not going to get any of our money,’’ Mulvaney explained. ‘‘We know you have a law against gay marriage, but if you enforce that law, we’re not going to give you any money.’’ ‘Persecution oftentimes stops far short of life-and-death matters (…) That is a different type of religious persecution that I never expected to see,’ he said.”

Read more/Watch video at Lifesite News.

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