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May 20, 2021

The House: Democrats Would Have a Tough Slog Even Without Redistricting By Kyle Kondik

Our hypothetical ratings of House 2022 if no district lines changed.

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— The reapportionment of House seats and pending redistricting has prevented us from releasing U.S. House ratings so far this cycle.

— While Republicans stand to gain from this process, they would be favored to win the House even if the district lines were not changing.

— Rating the House races based on the current lines shows many more Democratic seats in the Toss-up column than Republican ones. These hypothetical ratings are guided by developments in the 2022 campaign so far as well as the normal tendency for the president’s party to lose ground in the House in midterms.

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May 19, 2021

Labor Shortage Caused by Government by John Stossel

America has a record 8.1 million job openings.

May 18, 2021

What Was Old Is Now New – The Misery Index by Brian C. Joondeph

History may not repeat itself, but it often rhymes. Economic news today has a familiar rhyme, at least for those of old enough to remember the 1970s. I am not referring to John Travolta strutting down Brooklyn sidewalks to the tune of “Stayin’ Alive” or big hair and leisure suits, but instead the Jimmy Carter presidency.

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May 18, 2021

Democrats Follow the 'Science' and Reject Common Sense by Stephen Moore

Every time I hear Democrats sermonize about following "the science," I feel as though I'm listening to members of the Flat Earth Society. Science is what the left wants to believe to be true. It has become a way to shut off debate, not advance it. Remember: These were the fools who told us to shut down our schools for a year.

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May 18, 2021

Bibi & Hamas -- Only Winners in Gaza War by Patrick J. Buchanan

"Israel is Winning Battles, Hamas is Winning the War."

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May 14, 2021

British Labour's Problems Could Hurt Democrats, Too by Michael Barone

Five years ago next month, British voters, in the largest turnout ever, voted to leave the European Union by a 52% to 48% margin. It was an unexpected result, and a harbinger of Donald Trump's even more unexpected election as president five months later.

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May 14, 2021

Are the Halcyon Days Over for Joe Biden? By Patrick J. Buchanan

On taking the oath of office, Jan. 20, Joe Biden may not have realized it, but history had dealt him a pair of aces.

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May 12, 2021

Welfare for the Rich by John Stossel

Congress passed the $2.2 trillion Heroes Act.

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May 11, 2021

98% of the Way There: Trump's Super V-Shaped Recovery by Stephen Moore

The U.S. economy peaked in late 2019 at $21 trillion. We are now remarkably 98% back to where we were before the terrible COVID-19 pandemic slammed these shores 14 months ago. This rebound is one of the outstanding U.S. achievements in history. Since June of last year, the economy has rocketed by 34% in quarter 3 of 2020, 4.2% in quarter 4 of 2020 and now 6.4% in the first three months of 2021. So far in this current quarter, growth is more than 10%.

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May 11, 2021

Has the Backlash Arrived for Police-Bashing? by Pratick J. Buchanan

Within hours of Saturday's shooting in Times Square where three bystanders, including a 4-year-old girl, were wounded, the two leading candidates to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio were on-site.

May 10, 2021

If the Vaccine Works, Why Are We Still Wearing Masks? By Brian C. Joondeph

One important lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps not realized now but in the future, is to keep politics out of medicine and public health.

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May 7, 2021

Some Rotten Underpinnings of Biden's Positive Rating By Michael Barone

On the surface, Joe Biden seems to be doing pretty well. But underneath, there are signs of problems, areas where partisan overstretch threatens the underpinnings of what some are hailing as the new order of things.

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May 7, 2021

Where Did All Those 'Capitalist Pigs' Go? by Patrick J. Buchanan

"There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money," is an insight the famed biographer James Boswell attributed to Samuel Johnson.

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May 6, 2021

How the Senate’s Long-Term Equilibrium Could Shape Democratic Decisions on the Filibuster By Louis Jacobson

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— A majority of states are now either solidly Republican or solidly Democratic on the presidential level, and the party a state prefers for president increasingly has a big edge in winning the state’s two Senate seats. Given these patterns, it’s possible to game out the basic contours of what the Senate “should” look like in the near future, barring some unexpected upheaval.

— Allocating Senate seats based on current presidential preferences produces an equilibrium of about 53 seats for the Republicans and 47 seats for the Democrats.

— This complicates the Democrats’ decision on whether to ditch the filibuster, because in a chamber where they may end up spending a lot of time in the minority in the future, ending the filibuster may destroy one of the few points of leverage the party would have.

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May 5, 2021

Successful Without College by John Stossel

Americans took out $1.7 trillion in government loans for college tuition.

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May 4, 2021

Why Did Biden Census Bureau Add 2.5 Million More Residents to Blue-State Population Count? by Stephen Moore

There is something very fishy about the new 2020 Census Bureau data determining which states picked up seats and which states lost seats.

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May 4, 2021

Biden vs. Biden on 'Is America a Racist Country?' By Patrick J. Buchanan

"Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country."

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May 3, 2021

Big Media Propping up Biden with Propagandist Polls By Brian C. Joondeph

Ahead of a presidential election, opinion polls are a major news item. Most of these polls are not designed to reflect public opinion but instead to shape it. As most big media leans left, such shaping is always to the benefit of the Democrat party.

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April 30, 2021

The 2020 Census: Small Republican Gains in a Nation Hunkered Down by Michael Barone

   The COVID-delayed results of the 2020 census are finally in, with totals for the 50 states and the District of Columbia at nearly one-third of a billion -- 331,449,281 -- and with surprises having to do with the short run and what French historians call the "longue duree."

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April 30, 2021

Biden Bets the Farm -- to 'Change the World' - A Commentary by Patrick J. Buchanan

Joe Biden may not be a radical socialist, but he is doing the best imitation of one this writer has lately seen.