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December 17, 2015 |
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Written constitutions matter little in Latin American countries run by strutting ex-colonels and widows of populist demagogues. In these banana republics, the caudillo exercises both executive and legislative powers. Laws are not written by legislatures, ...
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December 16, 2015 |
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The proportional nature of the early GOP primary contests between February 1st and March 12th will have a significant impact on the 2016 Presidential Race.  Each state and territory has rules dictating procedures how delegates are chosen, how they are all...
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December 10, 2015 |
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While less than 1% of the GOP National Convention delegates are at stake in the Iowa Caucuses on Feb. 1, the outcome will still have a large impact.  That makes the tendency of Iowa voters to change their minds in the days leading up to the caucuses so in...
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December 10, 2015 |
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Donald Trump’s call on Monday for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” is unlikely to blow up his campaign. No matter how outrageous his statement seems to most Americans, his supporters apparently eat up stuff like that. ...
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December 01, 2015 |
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Republican senators in purple states are watching the GOP presidential primary with more than a passing interest. Their jobs—and the Republicans’ 54-46 Senate majority—depend on it. A Senate candidate can run only so far ahead of the party’s presidenti...
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November 18, 2015 |
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The magnitude and malevolence of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, combined with President Obama’s pathetic reaction, are guaranteed to deeply affect America’s presidential contest. The question is which candidate is best prepared to take on the pre...
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November 11, 2015 |
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Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate was the best so far. The moderators emphasized substance and the candidates complied, most doing themselves some good — the biggest exception being Donald Trump. Four contenders again put in fine performan...
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November 04, 2015 |
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At the past 16 Republican National Conventions, the party’s presidential nominee has been selected on the first ballot. That long streak might end next year. For the first time since 1948, when the GOP nominated Thomas E. Dewey for president after three r...

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