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A Grim Prognosis for Trump Derangement

May 24, 2018 |
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Democrats imagine that contempt and rage will carry them to midterm victory.

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March 22, 2018 |
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Most weeks I use this space to offer opinions and suggest answers. But after this especially chaotic and jam-packed week, sometimes questions are the best way to clarify matters. In that spirit, here are some questions on my mind. ...
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March 15, 2018 |
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OK, it could have been worse. Republicans lost the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District by 627 votes out of 228,378 cast in a district with 70,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans. ...
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March 08, 2018 |
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Tuesday’s Texas primaries were supposed to show “rising Democratic enthusiasm,” in the words of National Public Radio’s Jessica Taylor, following reports that more Democrats were participating in early voting than Republicans in the state’s 15 most populo...
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March 01, 2018 |
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Talk of a Democratic midterm sweep may be premature. In recent weeks, the chance that Republicans will hold or even expand their Senate majority was boosted by two unexpected events: North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer decided to challenge Democratic incumbent...
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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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February 15, 2018 |
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If you think American politics is confrontational and ugly today, here’s some context. Feb. 15 is the 220th anniversary of the first brawl in the House. ...
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February 08, 2018 |
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The only certainty about the 2018 House elections is that Republicans will lose seats. This will not be the rare election like 2002, when Republicans gained eight seats, or 1998, when Democrats picked up five.  ...
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February 01, 2018 |
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The mainstream reviews of President Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday are begrudgingly glowing. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie said “it was optimistic; it was bright; it was conciliatory.” ...

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