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| Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
This Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, file photo shows the logo of the Tesla Model S on display at the Paris Auto Show in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
This Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, file photo shows the logo of the Tesla Model S on display at the Paris Auto Show in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

“We conservatives are often complaining about ‘social engineering.' A lot of us are willing to be engineers, when it comes to tax policy.”

— Jay Nordlinger, National Review's The Corner

“Following news that President Trump's draft budget repeals the $7,500-per-vehicle federal tax credit for electric cars, Tesla's share price took more than a 7 percent dip. ... While other carmakers, such as General Motors, also benefit from taxpayer subsidies, Tesla is unique in that it could not survive if taxpayer support were pulled. ... (I)f an industry doesn't have a survival strategy for coping in a post-subsidy environment, perhaps it shouldn't exist. The alternative is a perpetuation of the sort of crony-capitalism that President Trump promised to abolish.”

— Esther Goldberg, The American Spectator

“Calling out vulgar creeps is all to the good, because (sexual) harassment is ugly and a good society must not tolerate it. So is bearing false witness, and it's important to keep the distinction in mind. Not every wink or nudge is a crime.”

— from a Washington Times editorial

“Only 28 percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the way the United States is governed, according to a poll from Gallup. ... (T)he federal government is rated the least positive out of any business or industry sector mentioned. In addition, out of 22 professions Americans are asked about, the honesty and ethics of members of Congress are rated the lowest.”

— Ali Meyer, The Washington Free Beacon

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