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September 24, 2021

Hillary Clinton Should Apologize for the Biggest Political Hoax Since Titus Oates by Michael Barone

It's the biggest political hoax since Titus Oates's allegations of a "Popish Plot" to assassinate King Charles II in 1678. Oates's charge of a Jesuit conspiracy swept through London and led to the execution of four innocent men before Oates was proved a fraud.

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September 23, 2021

Can Democrats Win Back the White Working Class? By Alan I. Abramowitz

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— One of the defining features of American politics is the realignment of white, college-educated voters toward Democrats and that of white voters without a degree toward Republicans.

— There are competing views on how or whether Democrats can perform better among white non-college voters.

— Appealing to the economic interests of white non-college voters may not be enough for Democrats to win back their support.

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September 22, 2021

Charity That Changes Lives By John Stossel

Government-run schools fail kids.

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September 21, 2021

Congress Is Back to Serving Pork by Stephen Moore

Pork is being served in Washington again. Big juicy slices to the lobbyists with the deepest wallets and the campaign contributors who write the biggest campaign reelection checks. It is the way of the swamp. It is the currency of the Washington Beltway. It explains how people get so rich in politics.

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September 21, 2021

Are the US and China Stumbling Toward an 'Islands War'? By Patrick Buchanan

In a diplomatic coup, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a deal last week with the U.K. and U.S. to have those Anglo-American allies help build a nuclear-powered submarine fleet for Australia.

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September 17, 2021

California Voters Get What They Deserve By Michael Barone

The nation's largest state has just voted in an election triggered by one of the nation's weirdest recall processes, and the results have come out just about where they've been before.

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September 17, 2021

Americans Souring on Biden -- and Washington by Patrick J. Buchanan

The California recall election turned out well for the Democrats.

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September 16, 2021

How the Electorate Changes from Presidential to Midterm Years By Lakshya Jain

A higher share of white college graduates could help Democrats, but a decline in nonwhite voters could hurt them.

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— Midterm electorates are typically whiter and more educated than presidential electorates.

— At one time, this sort of change from the presidential to the midterm electorate might have made midterm electorates worse for Democrats. But given changes in the electorate, this midterm turnout pattern may actually aid Democrats, or at least not hurt them as much as it once did.

— Minority turnout has fluctuated and is a wild card that plays a big role in determining baseline partisan leans and advantages — presidential-level turnout means Democrats enjoy the advantage, whereas dips favor Republicans.

— The outcome in key swing states whiter than the national average, such as Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire, may be influenced heavily by educational turnout differential. In states with large nonwhite cores, such as North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada, minority turnout will play a more critical role.

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September 15, 2021

Corporate Welfare by John Stossel

Today's politicians want to spend more on EVERYTHING: Amtrak subsidies, sports stadium subsidies, green energy subsidies, even fossil fuel subsidies ...

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September 14, 2021

Americans Should Be Working Hard, Not Hardly Working by Stephen Moore

The Labor Department reported this week that there are now a record 10.9 million jobs open in America. That's twice the size of the entire Ohio workforce.

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September 14, 2021

Who and What Is Tearing the US Apart? By Patrick J. Buchanan

In Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, former President George W. Bush's theme was national unity -- and how it has been lost over these past 20 years.

September 13, 2021

The Bloom Is Off Biden’s Rose By Brian C. Joondeph

Joe Biden’s election last November was greeted with great fanfare by Democrats, the media, and some Republicans.

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September 10, 2021

The Feminization of America: What Will It Look Like? By Michael Barone

Are we witnessing the feminization of America? And if so, is that a good or bad thing, or is it, like so many quiet but ineluctable trends, a combination of the two?

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September 10, 2021

20 Years after 9/11 -- Are We Better Off? By Patrick J. Buchanan

When the hijacked planes hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that first 9/11, the Taliban were in control of Afghanistan and providing sanctuary for al-Qaida.

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September 9, 2021

The California Recall: Newsom’s Position Has Improved Down the Stretch By Carla Marinucci

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— The pandemic fueled the recall campaign against Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA), but its continued salience has arguably helped him at the end of the campaign.

— The emergence of conservative commentator Larry Elder as Newsom’s top Republican challenger has given Newsom a useful foil, to the consternation of some recall backers.

— Even if Newsom wins the recall, it will have come at a hefty price tag both for Democrats and for taxpayers.

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September 8, 2021

There Goes Grandma Over the Cliff by Stephen Moore

Democrats have made a living in recent times with political attack ads fallaciously accusing Republicans of secret plans to destroy Medicare and Social Security.

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September 8, 2021

Toxic Victimhood By John Stossel

Are you a racist?

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September 7, 2021

Is Democracy Versus Autocracy the New Cold War? by Patrick J. Buchanan

"He may be an SOB, but he's our SOB."

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September 3, 2021

Joe Biden Is No Jimmy Carter By Michael Barone

"The worst president since Jimmy Carter."