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Yesterday, Hillary Clinton offered a reasonably detailed indictment of Donald Trump’s racially offensive utterances and associations. You don’t have to agree with every characterization she made, or with the underlying innuendo that Trump is himself a racist, to acknowledge she made a decent prosecutor’s prima facie case.
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Something that is largely missing from this year’s presidential campaign that was a reasonably big deal in 2012 is the “religious liberty” issue — the demand that people of faith be insulated from compliance with non-discrimination laws that they claim violate their consciences.
As the 2012 general election heated up,...More »]]>
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Yesterday, Hillary Clinton delivered a speech tying together Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from his early days excluding African-American tenants from his family’s housing in New York to what Paul Ryan called “textbook racist” comments that a Mexican-American was unfit to judge whether Trump had committed fraud....More »]]>
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Donald Trump — the guy who’s spent the past 14 months talking about Mexican rapists and a “deportation force” — just found out what Donald Trump — the candidate who wants Hispanics to vote for him — has been saying about immigration reform, and boy is he mad! In an...More »]]>
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Stephen Bannon, the Breitbart News executive and new Donald Trump campaign CEO, was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery, and dissuading a witness following an incident with his then-wife in 1996.
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From the very beginning of the 2016 general election, it has been obvious that Hillary Clinton’s campaign would go after Donald Trump with a claw hammer. He presented too ripe a target to ignore even momentarily, and given Republican misgivings about him it made obvious sense to exploit Trump’s weaknesses...More »]]>
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When you think of the great political coalitions of the past that were dominant for long stretches of time, you’d probably include the Democratic “New Deal” coalition, the Republican “Gilded Age” majority, and maybe the antebellum Democratic and post–Civil War Republican winning streaks. More recently, you might consider the Republican-dominated...More »]]>
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If you are a poll-obsessed novice politician who must always look like a “winner,” disappointing poll numbers represent something of an existential crisis. So such a politician will be naturally drawn to theories that explain away the bad news — and to campaign operatives willing to package them up and...More »]]>
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It is a tradition in American politics that a presidential election is immediately followed by a brief, fierce debate over whether the winner has received a mandate. Customarily, the winning side insists its candidate won because the American people thoughtfully evaluated his platform and embraced it enthusiastically, while the opponents...More »]]>
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There are increasingly convincing indications that Hillary Clinton has made a strategic decision to stonewall on the email and Clinton Foundation controversies in hopes of “running out the clock” and winning the presidency without being forced to address sticky questions on such matters. Most of the talk right...More »]]>
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The recent news of Aetna’s withdrawal from participation in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance-purchasing exchanges has renewed all sort of liberal fears and gleeful conservative hopes about Obamacare’s viability. As the dust settles, it’s becoming apparent that Aetna’s action, in conjunction with the earlier withdrawal of UnitedHealth, mainly...More »]]>
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When Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence was asked about his maximum leader’s boast that in a reelection campaign in 2020 he’d win 95 percent of the black vote, he reacted pretty much the way everyone did: He laughed. “Well, that’s Donald Trump,” he said.
It’s interesting, to put...More »]]>
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One of the obvious variables affecting the outcome of the 2016 presidential contest is the fate of two minor-party nominees who are likely to be on the ballot in a majority, if not all, states: Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Jill Stein. In the RealClearPolitics average of national...More »]]>
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The odds of Democrats retaking control of the House this November continue to be long, but they are real so long as there is a possibility of a Donald Trump collapse that in this straight-ticket voting era will drag down the whole GOP ticket.
Democrats need a net gain of...More »]]>
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Two weeks ago, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump’s focus groups found voters frequently use two words to describe their candidate: “unqualified” and “racist.” This assessment, while encouragingly on-point, presents a serious obstacle to the Trump campaign. And so it has set out to mitigate this...More »]]>
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It’s a commonplace observation that control of the future shape of the Supreme Court is one of the high-stakes consequences of the 2016 presidential election. That’s partly because the Court is currently at an ideological equipoise, with four generally liberal and four conservative justices (though Anthony Kennedy is not as...More »]]>
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Barack Obama is nearing the finish line of a presidency filled with accomplishments ranging from death panels to FEMA camps to the importation of Sharia law. Year eight is a natural time for Obama to unveil the most deviously brilliant plot of them all:...More »]]>
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Donald Trump’s white working-class support might have some unexpected holes in key battleground states — specifically, among Americans of Eastern European heritage who are likely to look askance at the mogul’s man-crush on Vladimir Putin and his expressed reluctance to defend potential victims of Russian aggression. Russia’s own apparent interest...More »]]>
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About 13,000 ex-felons will now have the opportunity to cast ballots in the presidential election after Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe restored their voting rights on Monday.
McAuliffe’s executive action is the latest in a back-and-forth between the governor, Republican legislators, and the state supreme court over the decision...More »]]>
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For a good while Hillary Clinton ignored the increasing drumbeat of weird conservative rumormongering and outright fabrications suggesting her health was failing. Then, Donald Trump himself began pushing that particular story, most notably in a Wisconsin speech (the one to an all-white rally in a nearly all-white Milwaukee...More »]]>
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