2020 election

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How democracy dies

24 September 2020 6:19 am

What would happen if Americans voted on different days? Suppose Republicans voted on Tuesday and Democrats voted on Wednesday. Would…

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What if the polls are right?

24 September 2020 1:35 am

I was wrong, and I apologize. For far too long, pundits have pronounced confidently on matters of national import, pocketed…

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A warning letter from the niece of Osama bin Laden

21 September 2020 4:44 am

Dear America, Two-hundred-and-forty-four years ago, the resolve, courage, and wisdom of your Founding Fathers forever changed the course of history.…

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In defense of the Electoral College

20 September 2020 10:35 pm

Though often lost in the debate over the Electoral College, Article II in our Constitution created a system in which…

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Exclusive poll: majority say election can be held safely in person

19 September 2020 3:35 am

A majority of voters believe that November’s election can be conducted safely in person, according to a new poll provided…

debates

Scrap presidential debates — but not this year

18 September 2020 1:36 am

The toughest moment of Joe Biden’s year arrived in May. It was harder than seeing off Bernie Sanders, harder even…

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Hiding Biden from tough questions hurts him more than it helps him

17 September 2020 7:52 am

If you show up, people will vote for you. That was the lesson from crucial swing states like Wisconsin and…

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Why I’m not predicting a Biden blowout

14 September 2020 7:35 am

In 2016, I was one of the very few people who publicly stated the night before the election that, despite…

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Antifa for Biden

12 September 2020 4:28 am

Hey folks, it’s me, your friendly neighborhood antifa ringleader. You may recognize me from such news clips as ‘Small group…

debates

What will happen in the debates?

11 September 2020 7:46 pm

From late September through to mid-October, Americans will get to watch Donald Trump and Joe Biden debate three times. Mike…

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Kim Klacik and the urban GOP effort

9 September 2020 5:50 am

Baltimore Republicans are an oddity in Baltimore. Perhaps some older Americans remember Spiro Agnew, but that’s more or less it…

tax spending

Who will pay for a mega-spending Biden administration?

5 September 2020 3:51 am

Over the last month, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has proposed roughly $4 trillion in new tax hikes. That is…

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The future of populist conservatism

5 September 2020 1:15 am

Laramie, Wyoming William Kristol, a Grand Poobah of neoconservatism, is leaving the Republican party to join the donkeys of the…

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The dead Kennedys: Joe blows it in Massachusetts

3 September 2020 2:32 am

The unthinkable happened on Tuesday night: a Kennedy lost an election in Massachusetts for the very first time. Thirty-nine-year-old Rep.…

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Delivering the goods?

2 September 2020 5:56 am

Seattle My local post office in suburban Seattle seems to be rigged to obstruct customers these days. After standing motionless…

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Swing states are the best states

2 September 2020 2:21 am

Swing state season, that three- to four-month stretch of peak American crazy, is upon us. The big three states —…

china

The China election

1 September 2020 4:19 am

Bill Clinton, in a speech heralding China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2000, remarked that ‘by joining the WTO,…

reckoning

After Trump, the reckoning

1 September 2020 1:28 am

As voters prepare to pass judgment on Donald Trump’s presidency in November, they might want to entertain a few counterfactuals.…

2016

2016 all over again

30 August 2020 4:02 am

I’m not an election prognosticator. I have no magic insight telling me what will happen on November 3, 2020. Frankly,…

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After the RNC, I am confident Trump will triumph

29 August 2020 5:07 am

In most cases, prediction in politics is a mug’s game. Maybe that is why it is such a popular game.…

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Trump redefines the race

28 August 2020 10:47 pm

Helplessness and passivity were the defining themes of the Democratic convention last week. The American people are unable to overcome…

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Why I won’t vote

28 August 2020 10:09 pm

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a piece titled ‘The battle cry of the politically homeless’ in which I…

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Where is Biden’s post-convention bounce?

27 August 2020 10:52 am

Convention season ain’t over till the dead cat bounces.  A dead cat bounce, as followers of the animal spirits of…

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Donald Trump is still the greatest show on Earth

27 August 2020 6:25 am

‘Keep America Great’ is President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election slogan and it sounds off. The phrase doesn’t have the same…

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The most memorable RNC speakers are not the stars

26 August 2020 2:14 pm

Let’s be real, the warm-up acts are never the draw. For every Jimi Hendrix opening for the Monkees (true story)…