Politics (page 9)

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    Changing the presidential election cycle

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online wonders whether the outcome of this year’s Democratic presidential selection process might prompt long-term changes. There’s a good chance that two months from now, every delegate in the first four contests will have gone to one of four white candidates: Joe Biden,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020
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    Few details available about older presidential candidates’ health

    Joseph Simonson and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner highlight the dearth of detail about older presidential candidates’ health. Democratic septuagenarian White House candidates and President Trump provided skimpy details in recent months about their health, renewing questions about how much voters should know about politicians’ medical…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020
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    Fund says Democratic primary voters have yet to find an answer to Trump

    John Fund of National Review Online reminds us that Democrats have yet to rally around a single alternative to President Trump. For a party whose most fervent activists are marinated in identity politics, Democrats could have been expected to gravitate toward a woman or a minority as their…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day

    The daily presidential tracking poll produced by Rasmussen shows President Trump with 50% approval and 50% disapproval as of Friday, Jan. 3. In the image above, Rasmussen compares Mr. Trump’s approval with Mr. Obama’s approval. The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is…
    Donna Martinez, January 6, 2020
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    Anti-Trump fever skews reaction to terrorist’s killing

    Michael Goodwin of the New York Post offers the latest evidence of Democrats’ “delusions” about Donald Trump. The calendar turns and a decade begins, but there is nothing new under the sun in Washington. Even the killing of an Iranian mass murderer is cause for more partisan strife.
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2020
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    Left-wing columnist blasts Biden’s electoral chances

    Author of the book Why You Should Be A Socialist, Nathan Robinson is no right-wing zealot. Writing for The Guardian, he explains why he’s also no fan of Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden. Supporters of Joe Biden are unlikely to be persuaded by most of the common criticisms.
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2020
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    A Democratic problem

    Clarice Feldman writes at the American Thinker about a major public safety problem for Democrats. This week, the Democrats have been revealed as the party that exposes us to (1) criminal mayhem (often anti-Semitic) on the streets of New York and (2) terrorism everywhere as they consistently ignored…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2020
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    Considering the American nation

    James Piereson writes for the New Criterion about the future of an American nation. I begin with a conclusion: the United States of America is nearing a point at which it can no longer be described as a nation-state, in the sense that term is generally used, and…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2020