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January 12, 2023

The 2023 Governor Races By J. Miles Coleman

Democrats retain a slight edge in Kentucky, while Republicans favored in neighboring Deep South states.

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— While it’s easy to begin looking towards the 2024 election cycle, 3 states will have gubernatorial contests this year.

— In Kentucky, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear remains personally popular, but he will be running in a red state with a large GOP bench.

— Louisiana and Mississippi should be easier contests for Republicans. Term-limited Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-LA) will be hard for Democrats to replace, while Mississippi, where Democrats have not won a gubernatorial contest this century, will also be an uphill fight for them.

— The initial ratings for these 3 races are Leans Democratic for Kentucky, Safe Republican for Mississippi, and Likely Republican for Louisiana.

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January 11, 2023

COVID: Who Was Right? By John Stossel

It's now been three years since COVID hit.

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January 10, 2023

US Big Three Auto Companies Commit to Making Cars That People Don't Want By Stephen Moore

   I grew up in a household with parents who were of the Greatest Generation. They lived and shouldered through the Great Depression, and then their lives and families were thrown into turmoil on Dec. 7, 1941. My grandfather worked for the War Department in Washington, D.C., and during World War II, my father served in the Pacific Theater.

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January 6, 2023

Let's Base Policy on Real Facts, Not Misleading Statistics By Michael Barone

  From all those lists of best books of 2022, here's one with the potential to change public policy debate and discourse for the better. 

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January 5, 2023

The Political Profile of McCarthy’s Detractors Most from uncompetitive districts By Kyle Kondik

Most from uncompetitive districts; recent primary results helped build the anti-McCarthy coalition

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

-- This article is being published following the adjournment of the House on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 4 after the body failed to elect a speaker on 6 roll call votes held Tuesday and Wednesday. The House was scheduled to return at 8 p.m. eastern on Wednesday.

-- The 21 Republicans who did not vote for Kevin McCarthy on every roll call generally, but not exclusively, come from uncompetitive districts. They almost all appear to have at least some connection to the House Freedom Caucus, the group of hardline conservatives.

-- Some recent choices by GOP electorates helped strengthen what would become this anti-McCarthy coalition.

-- The longer this goes on, the more need there may be for a creative solution, like we saw in Pennsylvania’s state House speaker election on Tuesday.

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January 4, 2023

NBA Versus Freedom By John Stossel

 Teenage basketball star Enes Kanter was shocked when his teammate criticized President Barack Obama on Facebook. 

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January 3, 2023

To the 118th Congress: Welcome Aboard. Now Get to Work -- Part I By Oliver North

   Today, the new U.S. Congress is sworn in. Welcome, especially to those new to Washington. 

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January 3, 2023

Yikes! Life Is Getting Shorter in America By Betsy McCaughey

  It's one thing when government raises your taxes, suffocates your business with regulations or censors your tweets. It's far worse when government is to blame for actually shortening your life.

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January 3, 2023

Public Opinion is More Important than Ever - By Rasmussen Reports

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December 30, 2022

Politics Without Principle Will Devolve Into Chaos By Patrick Buchanan

  George Santos, a newly elected congressman from Long Island, New York, has been caught in a string of embarrassing lies about his background. He claimed to have received a degree from Baruch College in 2010; he didn't. He claimed to have worked for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup; he didn't. He claimed to own multiple properties; he doesn't. In fact, he lives with his sister and has previously been a "deadbeat tenant" who was sued for thousands of dollars in unpaid rent and bounced checks. (He says now that he never even paid the judgment. "I completely forgot about it.") 

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December 30, 2022

Are the FBI and Big Tech now the Fourth Branch of Government? By Brian C Joondeph

Recent revelations from the now weekly Twitter releases paint an ugly picture of the FBI, DOJ, CIA, and other government agencies. It seems the so-called “deep state” does indeed exist, wielding power far exceeding their mission, scope, and Constitutional authority.

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December 28, 2022

Charity, Better Than Government By John Stossel

It's the season for giving.

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December 27, 2022

Republicans Should Just Say No to Any Budget That Funds 87,000 New IRS Agents By Stephen Moore

One of the biggest promises by Republicans in the 2022 election season was that if they won a majority in the House, they would defund the $80 billion that Biden wants to hire 87,000 new IRS agents.

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December 23, 2022

How Do We Get Our Nation Back on Track? A Commentary By Patrick Buchanan

   Some thoughts about our country as Christmas and the new year approach.

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December 23, 2022

Three Big Surprises of 2022: Weakened Russia, Weakened China, Weakened American Economy By Michael Barone

 2022 was a year full of surprises. Important things didn't work out as many people had expected on just about every point on the political spectrum.

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December 21, 2022

Woke Comic Books By John Stossel

Did you know that Superman's son is bisexual? So is Batman's sidekick, Robin, and lots of other superheroes created by Marvel and DC Comics.

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December 20, 2022

Even Republicans Are All in on Washington's End-of-Year Spending Spree By Stephen Moore

The federal government is running annual $1 trillion to $2 trillion budget deficits, which is more than the entire gross domestic product of most nations. 

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December 16, 2022

Are the Silicon Valley Fraudsters Today's Robber Barons? By Michael Barone

Will Silicon Valley go down in history the way of the robber barons? There's been plenty of raw material in the headlines for a sharp downgrading of the San Francisco Bay area tech industry's reputation these last few weeks.

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December 16, 2022

Will There Be Any Presents Under America’s Christmas Tree This Year? By Brian C Joondeph

It has been a rough couple of years, first with COVID, then an economy pummeled by inflation and recession. Most Americans are hoping for a shiny present under the American Christmas tree this year. But will it be a lump of coal instead?

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December 15, 2022

The Electoral College in the 21st Century By Kyle Kondik

A brief history of a competitive era.

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— The United States is in an extremely competitive era of presidential elections.

— In the 6 elections this century, the popular vote margin has been less than 5 points in all but 1 of them.

— Many of the states have been consistent in their presidential voting since 2000, although there have been key shifts that have altered the roster of most competitive swing states.

— Relative to the nation, much of the West has become more Democratic over the past 2 decades, along with some other pockets of the country, while many states in the Northeast, Midwest, and Greater South have become more Republican.

— The most competitive states in 2020 may be the most competitive in 2024: Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in the Great Lakes region and Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and North Carolina in the Sun Belt.