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Abolishing the Filibuster Is Unavoidable for Democrats

Thursday  19:15,   22 august 2019
theatlantic

Even if the party sweeps Congress and the White House in 2020, the Senate rule would let a faction of the reddest, whitest states stymie its... >>>

Emmanuel Macron Expounds as the World Burns

Thursday  18:52,   22 august 2019
theatlantic

The French president has an answer for every problem, but is anyone... >>>

Why Trump is so obsessed with Scandinavia (Opinion)

Thursday  18:31,   22 august 2019
cnn

Frida Ghitis writes that Trump's decision to suddenly cancel his trip to Denmark and call Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen "nasty" is another example of the President's bewildering interactions with Scandinavian... >>>

The Political Perils Of Supporting Israel

Thursday  18:05,   22 august 2019
thefederalist

Long before Donald Trump came around, conservative Jews argued that Jewish Democrats would have to deal with the anti-Israel faction in their party. This is the point of the entire “Jexodus” movement (if you can call a fanciful wish a “movement”)... >>>

Sanders’s Criminal-Justice Plan: Wrong in So Many Ways

Thursday  18:05,   22 august 2019
nationalreview

It’s based on the false premise that the justice system is draconian and racially oppressive, and it ignores that most prisoners are in state, not federal,... >>>

Mitch McConnell: The Filibuster Plays a Crucial Role in Our Constitutional Order

Thursday  18:05,   22 august 2019
nytimes

“You’ll regret this, and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think.” That was my warning to Senate Democrats in November 2013. Their leader, Harry Reid, had just persuaded them to trample longstanding Senate rules and precedents. Now that some >>>

Opinions | Trump claims he’s the messiah. Maybe he should quit while he’s ahead.

Thursday  16:19,   22 august 2019
washingtonpost

Or at least, he should quit while he’s less... >>>

Where Is the White House Press Secretary?

Thursday  01:00,   22 august 2019
slate

The Trump administration has given up on even pretending that anyone can tell you what its positions or goals... >>>

Denmark doesn't deserve this snub from Trump

Wednesday  21:40,   21 august 2019
washingtonexaminer

Something is rotten in President Trump canceling his trip to Denmark. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); In yet another example of Trump's... >>>

Laws about who can buy guns work, laws about which guns you can buy don't

Wednesday  20:35,   21 august 2019
washingtonexaminer

As a Harvard-educated, politically liberal researcher giving my first talks on firearm violence prevention, I was afraid the gun owners in the audiences would boo me. But the only backlash I faced was from a gun control advocate when I told her I... >>>

The loyal, the disloyal and the delusional: A reflection on Judaism and belonging in America

Wednesday  20:25,   21 august 2019
nydailynews

When I married into a Jewish family decades ago, one of the first things I learned from my then father-in-law was that he had no doubts about where his national sympathies or his loyalty lay. He served overseas as a military guard at Yalta, coming... >>>

Why Biden is impervious to gaffes

Wednesday  20:06,   21 august 2019
theweek

Call them gaffes, verbal flubs, or early signs of dodderdom — whatever name you use, Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden makes a lot of... >>>

Trump Talk About ‘Disloyal’ Jews Isn’t Just Anti-Semitic—It’s Anti-American

Wednesday  18:45,   21 august 2019
thedailybeast

President Donald Trump’s latest remark about American Jews – that the 79% of us who support Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty” – isn’t just anti-Semitic. It’s... >>>

Doug Schoen: Look out Joe – Biden faces strong challenge to his front-runner status for Dem nomination

Wednesday  18:15,   21 august 2019
foxnews

Joe Biden's popularity has plateaued or trended down, while Elizabeth Warren is gaining support in the fight for the Democratic presidential... >>>

Why Kamala Harris Is Fading in the Democratic Primary

Wednesday  17:50,   21 august 2019
nationalreview

There’s her backtracking on busing and her waffling on Medicare for All, not to mention her prosecutorial... >>>