Ten Days That Shook the Presidency

Ten Days That Shook the Presidency

Trump has four weeks to turn it around. And his task, while easy to describe, is not so easy to accomplish. He needs to persuade undecided and soft Biden voters that Joe is simply not up to the job of president. What a difference a week can make. Saturday, Sept. …

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A Most Consequential Presidency

A Most Consequential Presidency

Trump has also changed the character and composition of the GOP, making it more of a working- and middle-class party. Where George H.W. Bush sought to build a “New World Order” with America as global hegemon and George W. Bush preached a global crusade for democracy “to end tyranny in …

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Biden's Game Plan -- Take No Risks & Run Out the Clock

Biden’s Game Plan — Take No Risks & Run Out the Clock

A second hurdle for Biden is his speech accepting the Democratic nomination. The country would be watching intently to see if the Biden of August 2020 had lost the mental and communication skills he once had. But Biden’s advisers bypassed that hurdle this week by declaring that the pandemic prevents …

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Will Depression II Dictate Trump's Fate?

Will Depression II Dictate Trump’s Fate?

Politically, the Depression worked for the Democratic Party like no other event in history. After the Crash of 1929 under Herbert Hoover, the GOP held the House and Senate for only four of the next 50 years. As of April 30, the coronavirus pandemic has killed 61,500 Americans in two …

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50 Years Ago: The Day Nixon Routed the Establishment

50 Years Ago: The Day Nixon Routed the Establishment

Ten days after the “silent majority” speech, Vice President Spiro Agnew, in Des Moines, launched an assault on the unholy matrimony of media power and liberal bias. Agnew questioned whether the networks near-monopoly over the primary source of information for the American people should be permanently ceded to so tiny …

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Will 'Ukraine-Gate' Imperil Biden's Bid?

Will ‘Ukraine-Gate’ Imperil Biden’s Bid?

Said Joe on Saturday, “I have never spoken to my son about his various business dealings.” Is this credible? With the revelation by an intel community “whistleblower” that President Donald Trump, in a congratulatory call to the new president of Ukraine, pushed him repeatedly to investigate the Joe Biden family …

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Will Joe Repudiate His Segregationist Friends?

The Democratic Party, the oldest party on earth, was from its founding to the final third of the 20th century, the bastion of slavery, secession and segregation. “Apologize for what? Cory should apologize. He knows better. There’s not a racist bone in my body.” Thus did a stung Joe Biden …

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Already Deep in the Politics of Hate

Already Deep in the Politics of Hate

If this is the level of discourse from Beto and Bernie, 2020 looks to be one of the ugliest campaigns in American history. During an Iowa town hall last week, “Beto” O’Rourke, who had pledged to raise the level of national discourse, depicted President Donald Trump’s rhetoric as right out …

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