The Case for Confirming Kavanaugh
“President Trump believes, as I do, that judges must ensure our government does not take actions that violate individual constitutional rights,” Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge writes in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. “I have no doubt that if confirmed to serve on the Supreme Court, Judge Kavanaugh will continue to use his extensive legal education and experience to protect the Constitution.”
The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board writes that “blue-collar workers may be the most optimistic folks in America. Eighty-five percent say they see their lives heading in the right direction,” according to a new Harris Poll. “Seventy percent agree ‘the American Dream is alive for people like me,’ and among those who are parents 88% agree with the statement that ‘my children will have a better future than I will.’”
In the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt writes that peace for the Middle East is within grasp thanks to President Trump. But Greenblatt adds that Palestinian leadership has refused to engage in peace talks since “President Trump made his bold, courageous and historic decision to recognize the reality that Jerusalem has been and will remain the capital of Israel. The leadership’s unwillingness to engage is disappointing and only hurts the Palestinian people that they claim to serve.”
“More prominent figures in the DC area have thrown their weight behind President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh,” Brittany Shepherd reports in the Washingtonian. “Senior representatives from Washington Jesuit Academy and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, which is based in Alexandria, wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee voicing their support of the judge before his highly anticipated confirmation hearings," scheduled to begin today.
In The Hill, Armstrong Williams writes that this Labor Day, the American worker had something to celebrate. “The U.S. unemployment rate as of July was 4.7 percent, the lowest it has been in over thirty years. There are more Americans working today than at any other time in the history of our country, with over 130 million employed.”
“President Trump has issued an executive order to strengthen retirement security in America. The order benefits small-business employees seeking easier ways to achieve greater retirement savings,” Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta writes in The News & Observer. “At a time when President Trump’s tax cuts are returning more money to paychecks, small-business employees need simple and convenient access to workplace plans to save for retirement and to protect their financial health.”