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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American 'Stormtroopers' -- A Bright Shining Lie

American ‘Stormtroopers’ — A Bright Shining Lie

When the protests turned into riots, when the looting and arson began, when the statues began to be pulled down, when the rampages went on and on for weeks and months after Floyd’s death, support began to wane. And it is dissipating quickly. The country is not going to sit …

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Is the Pandemic Killing Biden's Bid?

Is the Pandemic Killing Biden’s Bid?

The media are paying a price in lost reputation with the nation they claim to represent by reassuming the role of “adversary press” in a social crisis where, whatever one’s view of Donald Trump, the country wants the president to succeed. “This is the question that is going to dominate …

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Is Bernie's Hour of Power at Hand?

Is Bernie’s Hour of Power at Hand?

What makes Sanders an appealing candidate for the Democratic nomination may prove poisonous to him as a party nominee in the fall… Vulnerable Democrats in moderate and swing districts would have to jump ship, abandoning the ticket to survive the slaughter. Can a septuagenarian socialist who just survived a heart …

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Trump's In-Kind Contribution to Bernie

Trump’s In-Kind Contribution to Bernie

With the killing of the general and the possibility of a U.S.-Iran war rising, Bernie is the Democratic candidate whose anti-war credentials are the longest and strongest and whose position of avoiding war with Iran is most in sync with the majority of the party he seeks to lead. The …

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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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Is the American Century Over For Good?

Is the American Century Over For Good?

Indulging its hatred of Trump is a preoccupation, an obsession of this capital city. “Politics stops at the water’s edge” was a tradition that, not so long ago, was observed by both parties, particularly when a president was abroad, speaking for the nation. The tradition was enunciated by Sen. Arthur …

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Has Trump Found the Formula for 2020?

Has Trump Found the Formula for 2020?

If the pollsters at CNN and CBS are correct, Donald Trump may have found the formula for winning a second term in 2020. His State of the Union address, say the two networks, met with the approval of 76 percent of all viewers — 97 percent of Republicans, 82 percent …

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