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November 16, 2021

Are Democrats Looking to the Lifeboats? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Not so long ago, President Joe Biden was being talked of as a transformative president, a second Franklin D. Roosevelt in terms of the domestic agenda he would enact.

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November 12, 2021

US and China: Collusion or Cooperation? By Patrick J. Buchanan

In a surprise announcement at the Glasgow summit, U.S. climate czar John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart declared that their two countries have pledged to work together to slow global warming.

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November 12, 2021

History Has Some Bad News for Biden Democrats by Micahel Barone

As in the 1880s, we live in an era of polarized partisan parity, in which changes of opinion among independent voters can sweep election results. One year ago, Joe Biden was elected president with 51% of the popular vote. Now, with his job approval down to 42%, his party is in trouble.

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November 11, 2021

Less Than A Year Out: A Redistricting Update By J. Miles Coleman

Going over new maps in NC, TX, and other states.

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— With some more populous states passing new district maps, the 2022 congressional landscape is getting a bit clearer.

— In Texas and North Carolina, Republicans took contrasting approaches — they were relatively tame in the former and more aggressive in the latter — but should likely net seats out of both states.

— In smaller states, like Alabama and West Virginia, redistricting has basically panned out as we expected.

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November 10, 2021

Let Parents Choose By John Stossel

As Virginia's gubernatorial election drew to a close last week, Democrat Terry McAuliffe brought in teachers union president Randi Weingarten.

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November 9, 2021

There They Go Again with the 'Tax the Rich' Ruse by Stephen Moore

Be honest. Does anyone really believe that any of these new schemes that President Joe Biden conjures up every few days to "tax the rich" will cause Bill Gates, Elon Musk or Warren Buffett to pay more taxes?

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November 9, 2021

Did Glasgow Deliver 'Blah, Blah, Blah'? By Patrick J. Buvhanan

At the end of the first week of the Glasgow climate summit, 100,000 protesters marched to denounce the attendees as phonies who will never honor their commitments to curb carbon emissions.

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November 5, 2021

Biden Democrats Lose Big -- And on Cultural Issues by Michael Barone

President Joe Biden returned the morning of Nov. 3 to a nation that no longer supports him or his party.

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November 5, 2021

Virginia Secedes From Biden's Party By Patrick J. Buchanan

"I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."

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November 4, 2021

New Center for Politics/Project Home Fire Findings: Biden Voters More Likely to Value Compromise By Larry Schack and Mick McWilliams

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

When viewed without a party lens, there is majority support for aspects of the Freedom to Vote Act. But Joe Biden and Donald Trump voters express dramatically different opinions on this topic, and, by association, they have divergent viewpoints on the debate currently occurring in the U.S. Senate. (see Figure 1 below)

Opinions are even more polarized on legislation currently being considered at the state level. Biden voters perceive these efforts as tantamount to legalizing voter suppression and giving state legislatures a free hand to prevent certification of elections based on the suspicion of fraud alone. Trump voters view these efforts as necessary to protect against voter fraud and ensure the integrity of our elections. (see Figures 2 and 3 below)

Donald Trump and Trumpism sit at the center of the “why” behind the conflicting and contrasting viewpoints on this vitally important issue. Support for protecting and expanding access correlates with the belief that the reelection of Donald Trump would have resulted in lasting harm to the United States. These voters are programs voters who exhibit what we are calling a “multi-cultural populism” that supports government doing more to help people and views ongoing conflict as a harbinger of bad things to come. Conversely, support for a more restrictive view of voting rights and access correlates with the belief that there was a hidden “deep state” effort to undermine the presidency of Donald Trump. These are values voters who exhibit “nationalistic populism” leanings, are motivated by a shared identity, and embrace most aspects of what is commonly referred to today as Trumpism.

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November 3, 2021

Military Spending By John Stossel

We're out of Afghanistan. Good. We should have gotten out before.

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November 2, 2021

The Wheels Are Coming Off the Biden Economy By Stephen Moore

A good friend who owns a major auto dealership in the Dallas area recently told me he typically has about 500 to 1,000 cars and trucks on his lot. Now, he has 15. That's how severe the supply chain problem has become.

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November 2, 2021

Is Failure Baked in the Cake at Glasgow? by Patrick J. Buchanan

"Colossal Stakes as Leaders Meet to Talk Climate," ran the headline.

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October 29, 2021

Who Decides What Kids Should Be Taught? by Patrick J. Buchanan

Virginia is a newly blue state, with a Democratic governor and two Democratic senators, that Joe Biden won by 10 points.

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October 29, 2021

Health and Education Elites Forced To Confess Error by Michael Barone

Confessions of error are rare enough in woke America that they should be strictly construed against the speaker. Two such confessions (the legal term is "admissions against interest") suddenly appeared last week.

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October 27, 2021

Lessons from Venezuela by John Stossel

Democrats say President Joe Biden won "a strong mandate." His government can do all sorts of good things!

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October 26, 2021

Will All of America Go on Strike? By Stephen Moore

If you think the supply chain problems, empty shelves in stores and higher inflation are problems now, wait a few weeks; they are likely to get worse. And this isn't a result of hurricanes, the pandemic or other acts of nature. It's all due to political incompetence that starts in the Oval Office.

October 22, 2021

Biden’s Approval Numbers are Falling Faster than the Autumn Leaves By Brian C. Joondeph

Autumn is a season of colorful falling leaves, crisp temperatures, and upcoming holidays. While cooler days and nights may be blamed on climate change, and the holidays will be less merry due to supply chain problems, inflation, and vaccine mandate induced worker shortages, President Biden’s approval numbers are falling faster than the yellow and orange leaves still on the trees.

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October 22, 2021

Republicans Gain Big in Blue-Collar Elections But Narrowly in Affluent State Legislative Elections by Michael Barone

State legislative special elections provide an interesting index of partisan sentiment these days. That wasn't so in the late 20th century, when clever local candidates and notables often got voters to cross party lines. But in this century of increasing partisan polarization and straight-ticket voting, local special elections are a proxy for opinion on national issues.