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December 16, 2017

2018 midterms

Will Al Franken Pay the Price for Bill Clinton?

The recent revelations about the sexual misconduct of Harvey Weinstein have, for all intents and purposes, served as the catalyst for a litany of women to come forward and tell their stories. Over the last couple of weeks, men from the entertainment industry to the media to both major political parties have been implicated in

Why Gillespie Will Win on Tuesday

The RCP average shows the Virginia gubernatorial race a virtual tie going into next Tuesday’s election. In less than a month, Republican Ed Gillespie has gone from trailing Democrat Ralph Northam by 6.5 points to trailing him by a mere point. Worse for Northam, of the last three polls taken, two show a tie and one shows

The Civil War In the Democratic Party

“Welcome back, my friends, to the primary that never ends.” – Michael Tomasky “Just when you thought it was safe to focus on 2018…”  – Peter Fegan By now the bombshell revelation by former DNC Chair Donna Brazile that the Clinton campaign was in cahoots with the DNC and ostensibly ran it has sent shockwaves throughout the

Trumpcare by EO

President Donald Trump plans to end a key set of Obamacare subsidies that helped lower-income enrollees pay for health care, the White House said Thursday, a dramatic move that raises questions about the law’s future. – CNN LOOK: This is an act of purest spite. Nothing more. Be clear on this: This emphatically racist waste of

The Difference Between A Pipe Dream and A Strategy

Throughout the entire 2016 campaign I was very rough on Bernie Sanders, and with good reason. I thought many of his proposals, while laudable and perhaps even morally right, were completely impractical and politically unworkable. From Medicare for all to free college tuition, I never saw any path forward for any of them to see

The Art of the Steal

It’s a good thing Donald Trump doesn’t play poker or he would’ve had five bankruptcies instead of four. Or is that seven bankruptcies instead of six? I lose track sometimes. At any rate, that hideous tower in midtown Manhattan that bares his name would would have Chuck Schumer’s name on it instead. That’s because Chuck

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