2020 Election

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    Trump and the leftist of the left

    John Fund of National Review Online explores progressives’ approach to beating President Trump in 2020. This month, Netroots Nation met in Philadelphia. The choice was no accident. Pennsylvania will probably be the key swing state in 2020. Donald Trump won it by only 44,000 votes or seven-tenths of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019
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    Bernie and the $15 minimum wage

    Eric Boehm of Reason explores Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ recent experience with demands for a $15 minimum wage. One of his ideas—one of the more popular ones, considering that a version of it passed the House of Representatives this week—is that workers should be paid no less…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2019
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    Warren likes some corporate executives enough to take their money

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon peruses Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign finance reports. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) second quarter campaign disclosure reveals maximum donations from the same corporate elite she has pledged to combat as president. Warren has long opposed money in politics, complaining…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2019
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    Beto and ‘white privilege’

    John Hirschauer writes for National Review Online about lower-tier Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. Robert Francis O’Rourke is white. If it’s any consolation, he’s very sorry about that. “Beto” has been running from his Irish ancestry for some time now. Long before the Left fell headlong into the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2019
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    Liberal judicial nominees remain secret

    Zach Faria of the Washington Free Beacon reports that Democratic presidential candidates remain tight-lipped about potential U.S. Supreme Court appointments. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) told NPR that she would not reveal the names of her potential judicial nominees unless she won the presidency. “I think that you…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2019
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    Biden adopts Obama ‘lie of the year’

    Virginia Kruta reports for the Daily Caller that Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden seems to like a false claim from his former boss. Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden appears to be campaigning on former President Barack Obama’s “lie of the year.” During a…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2019
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    Why Warren is wrong on Amazon

    Jack Hough of Barron’s questions Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s recent attacks on the huge online retailer. Amazon’s private-label sales make up a much smaller portion of its revenue than those of other retailers. Over the years, I’ve made out well with the company’s slippers, kitchen scale, tripod,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2019
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    Don’t expect Democrats to rush for the exits

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner assesses the impact of an early dropout in the crowded Democratic presidential contest. Eric Swalwell’s early exit from the 2020 presidential field offered a not-so-subtle hint to other bottom dwelling in the polls Democratic candidates — leave (very) soon while you can…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2019