Required Reading – November 21 Evening Update

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

Mikelionis: Democrat Mississippi Senate hopeful misled about $750G lobbying contract with African despot

“Fox News can reveal that Espy was paid $750,000 in 2011 by then Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo’s government. The payment appears to contradict Espy’s previous statements that he accepted just a portion of it. […] Espy represented the African ruler who lost the 2010 election, but refused to concede to his opponent, unleashing extrajudicial killings, torture, and rape of his political opponents, according to the U.S. State Department. He’s currently being tried at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.”

Read more at Fox News.

Solomon: Kamala Harris and a 21st century example of McCarthyism

“Reedy told me that what marveled him most was McCarthy’s ability to ask questions or make statements insinuating something evil about a person he was questioning without formally lodging an allegation. In fact, he said, McCarthy might add a qualification to his question, suggesting that wasn’t making an accusation — before implying that very accusation. McCarthy’s questions whipped up hysteria that marked those he questioned as “guilty as charged” without a shred of evidence. Those lessons had long faded into the recesses of my memory, until Thursday. That’s when a question-and-answer exchange involving Sen. Kamala Harris  (D-Calif.) resurrected them.”

Read more at The Hill.

Giaritelli: US shuts down busiest border crossing between Mexico, California

“U.S. border officials on Monday shut down all vehicular traffic flowing north from Mexico into California at the country’s busiest border crossing and diverted staff to help bulk up the infrastructure and security there, in anticipation of the arrival of thousands of migrants traveling in caravans from Central America. The San Ysidro port of entry, which processes 20,000 pedestrians and 70,000 vehicles moving from Tijuana to San Diego each day, closed all passenger and commercial lanes and one of its two pedestrian crossings.”

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

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