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democratic party

To paraphrase New York Times columnist Ross Douthat (with apologies), the less Republicans do in office, the more popular they generally become. That is, when the...
taxes

The news this morning that the unemployment has fallen below 4 percent for the first time since the year 2000—which was itself the first time...
Millennial

For Democrats, the 2012 election felt less like a competition than a confirmation. Despite a disappointing economy and the reemergence of an Islamist terrorist threat...
california

Throughout 2015 and 2016, Democrats had a good laugh at the Republican predicament—and who could blame them? Observing as a neophyte celebrity dispatched with one...
Donald Trump

The spin is on, and you’re probably already dizzy from it. Don’t listen to a word of it. This race wasn’t about right-to-work legislation, steel...
2018

Congressional Republicans passed tax-code reform into law on December 19, and the near-term effects exceeded even the most wide-eyed optimist’s imaginings. Almost every day since,...
al franken

If Senator Al Franken has not resigned by the time you read this, it shouldn’t be long now. On Wednesday, a seventh woman publicly alleged...
John Podesta

A tipping point was reached yesterday when Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta suggested the Donald Trump campaign had colluded with Russian hackers. Rather than complaining...
Democrats

As the Clinton camp and much of the rank and file continue to bemoan the Trump victory, engage in ritual scapegoating of the culprits (Russia,...
Electoral College

When Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta said yesterday that he wanted the Electoral College to be briefed by U.S. intelligence on their findings on...
Joe Biden

So maybe Vice President Joe Biden was kidding when he said he was "going to run, in 2020" after presiding over a session of the...
Ted Nugent

Judging a candidate by the company he or she keeps can be a perilous business. While the Hillary Clinton campaign has tried to portray its...