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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."

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September 3, 2021

Cacophony and Confusion in Foreign Policy by Patrick J. Buchanan

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the country was united behind him.

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September 2, 2021

Redistricting in America, Part Seven: The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic By Kyle Kondik and J. Miles Coleman

Democrats seek more from a region they already dominate.

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— Democrats already control the vast majority of seats along the eastern seaboard from Virginia to Maine.

— New York offers Democrats their greatest gerrymandering upside of any state, but it is not guaranteed that they will maximize their holdings there.

— Virginia’s unproven new commission system makes redistricting there a mystery, although Republicans could re-take control of the state’s congressional delegation through a combination of redistricting fortune and strong electoral performance.

— Republicans in New Hampshire and Democrats in Maryland face notable gerrymandering decisions.

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September 1, 2021

Mandate Vaccine? By John Stossel

Politicians love force.

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August 31, 2021

If We Soak the Rich, Will Everyone Get Wet? By Stephen Moore

President Joe Biden describes his $3.5 trillion spending scheme as a way to improve the economy and "build back better."

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August 31, 2021

Bad Moon Rising for Biden -- and Us by Patrick J. Buchanan

"April is the cruelest month," wrote T. S. Eliot in the opening line of what is regarded as his greatest poem, "The Waste Land."

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August 27, 2021

A Tale of Two Airlifts: A Commentary by Michael Barone

"This is now on track," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday, "to be the largest airlift in U.S. history." On the process of bringing American citizens, Afghan partners and allies out, she continued, "I would not say that is anything but a success."

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August 27, 2021

In Afghanistan, the Worst Is Yet to Come By Patrick J. Buchanan

Say what you will about President Joe Biden, he has stuck to his guns on ending America's 20-year involvement in Afghanistan's forever war.