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Trump Wastes Another Weekend

February 22, 2018 |
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President Trump has shown he has a finger on the nation’s pulse. But he often fails to read it correctly, missing obvious opportunities to advance his cause.

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July 28, 2016 |
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Though the slogan for the first day of the Democratic National Convention was “United Together,” the party appeared to be anything but. Hacked emails dumped online by WikiLeaks had confirmed the worst suspicions of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s supporters. The De...
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July 21, 2016 |
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After Donald Trump finishes his acceptance speech Thursday in Cleveland, he will have only 109 days to cobble together the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to win the White House. More than a dozen weeks is a lot of time in life, but not much in a pr...
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July 14, 2016 |
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In the next few weeks there will be much interest in “bounces”—the jump in the polls that most presidential candidates enjoy after their party’s convention. Gallup has found that since 1964 Democrats have received an average 5.8% post-convention bounce an...
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July 07, 2016 |
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Political junkies are watching Hillary Clinton celebrate not getting indicted and Donald Trump bizarrely praise Saddam Hussein for killing “terrorists,” as both candidates ramp up attacks on each other. Meanwhile, the election’s foundation is being shaped...
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June 30, 2016 |
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One of this year’s dominant news stories is how Donald Trump has roiled the GOP. Yet Democrats face an internal rupture that may be larger and more durable. That is my takeaway after reading “The Split,” the New Republic’s extraordinary June 14 symposium ...
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June 23, 2016 |
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Donald Trump has already squandered six weeks by insulting a “Mexican” judge born in Indiana, offering conspiracy theories, and needlessly attacking defeated rivals. His fundraising is dismal and his staffing inadequate. All this comes at the expense of f...
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June 16, 2016 |
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In this most unusual of elections, conventional wisdom has often been wrong. Donald Trump is betting the presidency that the trend will continue. ...
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June 09, 2016 |
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have pivoted to the general election—and their attacks on each other so far suggest that the next 152 days will be ugly. Start with Mrs. Clinton. Last week in San Diego she gave what was billed as a major speech on fore...

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