Just how risky is it to nominate Bernie Sanders?

Democrats are freaking out that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the tentative frontrunner for their party’s presidential nomination, may not only lose to President Trump in November, but also reverse their midterm election gains in the suburbs. The latest bit of evidence is an internal poll circulated by rival Michael Bloomberg’s campaign, suggesting just that. These […]

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Do Bernie Sanders’ opponents know he’s winning?

Bernie Sanders may be poised to walk away with the Democratic nomination for president, but you would hardly know it from the way his competitors acted in Wednesday night’s Las Vegas debate. Sanders, who all measures indicate will win big in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, also is looking pretty good on the national front. Multiple new […]

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Is Bernie Sanders responsible for his supporters’ behavior? Is Trump?

While managing to avoid such blasé matters as our half-dozen Middle Eastern wars, the Democratic debate in Nevada on Wednesday evening did hit on the very important question of whether the supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are exceptionally mean on the internet. In his most obvious whopper of the night, Sanders said “99.9 percent” […]

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How much will Medicare-for-all save Americans? A lot.

It’s primary season, and most political coverage has been obsessed with who is going to win and take on Donald Trump in November. Policy issues which got wide discussion in 2019, like the merits of Medicare-for-all, have been pushed off the front burner of the news stove (though it did get some typically superficial discussion […]

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Why Bloomberg would be the cynical choice for Democrats

Back in 2016, when Donald Trump had shockingly claimed the GOP nomination but still wasn’t assured of the support of Republican elites and conservative intellectuals, “The Flight 93 Election” essay appeared in The Claremont Review of Books. The author — writing under the pseudonym “Decius” but later revealed to be conservative writer and activist Michael […]

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Politicize the Fed — just not with Judy Shelton

President Trump has not had an easy time appointing new members to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. His latest pick, Judy Shelton, doesn’t look like she’ll improve the streak: Shelton got grilled by the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, and several Republicans as well as the committee’s Democrats were left underwhelmed. Both Sens. Patrick […]

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