Elections (page 7)

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    Democrats as sore losers

    Emmett Tyrrell writes for the American Spectator about Democrats’ continuing electoral complaints. … [W]ith the exception of my good friend Bill Clinton, modern-day Democratic presidential candidates have been sore losers. The only exception to this rule is that of Barack Obama. He, it turns out, is a sore…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2019
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    Democrats and ‘normalcy’

    Jonah Goldberg writes at National Review Online about Democratic candidates’ approach to the 2020 presidential election. In the 1920 presidential election, Warren Harding won in a landslide by promising a “Return to Normalcy.” Today’s Democrats would be wise to make that same pledge for 2020. They probably won’t,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2019
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    Some elite Democrats remain skeptical of Biden

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner looks at the current state of former Vice President Joe Biden’ White House bid. The paucity of Democratic establishment figures mobilizing for Joe Biden underlines widespread party doubts that the former vice president will survive the primary. Biden has endorsements from five…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2019
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    Trump and 2020

    Conrad Black suggests at National Review Online that the president’s re-elections prospects look “solid.” Most of the elements are now in place for a decisive electoral victory for the current president, and a clear mandate to drain the swamp of all that he ran against. It is aberrant…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2019
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    Should investors care about the political giving of CEOs?

    A new working paper by Alma Cohen of Harvard, Roberto Tallarita of Harvard Law School, and Moshe Hazan and David Weiss of Tel-Aviv University finds CEOs of public companies tend to lean Republican and that public companies led by Republican CEOs tend to be less transparent in their political…
    Joseph Coletti, May 7, 2019
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    Democratic presidential candidates make it hard to determine their policy preferences

    Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner reports the results of her search for Democratic presidential candidates’ policy priorities. For those interested in what policies the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders stand for, the most obvious source of information is often the most mysterious. Several of the candidates’ websites make…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2019
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    Punishment and voting

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explores the notion of allowing felons to vote. Bernie Sanders, the Brooklyn socialist who represents Vermont in the Senate, has called for extending voting rights to prisoners currently incarcerated — all of them, he says, meaning: Terry Nichols, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Nidal Hasan,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2019
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    Biden the moderate

    Editors at National Review Online explain how Joe Biden‘s presidential bid reflects on the current state of the Democratic Party. That Joe Biden, at this writing the most recent candidate to file for the Democratic presidential nomination, is considered a moderate is a testament both to how far…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2019