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Why Handel’s Win Isn’t a Disaster for Democrats

It’s a devastating psychological blow for a party to spend over $30 million on a House special election and still lose. For Democrats, Jon Ossoff’s defeat to Karen Handel stings, and the blame game is already raging: “Why did Ossoff run such a bland campaign? Why didn’t he take a sledgehammer to Trump and the AHCA? Don’t Democrats need to recruit little league coaches with deeper ties to their communities?” Read Full Article » … Read the referenced story here: Why Handel’s Win Isn’t a Disaster for Democrats

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Some People Hate Trump. More People Hate Liberals.

The Karen Handel victory in the Georgia 6th District special election repeats a pattern depressingly familiar to the left.  There have been four special congressional elections since the hated Trump took office, and Democrats have lost all four.  In each contest, the left predicted victory – largely based on what they perceived was hatred of President Trump by ordinary Americans, which would generate “enthusiasm” for the Democrat candidate and drive people in overwhelming numbers to the polls. Read Full Article » … Read the referenced story here: Some People Hate Trump. More…

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The Republican Party’s Suburban Nightmare

Surveying the Democratic wreckage after a disastrous 1952 campaign, Robert Taft, the typically taciturn Ohio Republican senator, made a bold prediction about the opposition. “The Democratic Party,” the one-time Senate majority leader asserted, “will never win another national election until it solves the problem of the suburbs.” Read Full Article » … Read the referenced story here: The Republican Party’s Suburban Nightmare

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GA Vote Says More About Trump Now Than House in ’18

The Georgia 6th District results don’t tell us what will happen in 2018. But they do tell us what is happening right now. In a conversation two weeks before the GA06 election, a Republican strategist involved in the fight mused on the possibility that all the money spent, all the doors knocked, all the phones called, all the accusations hurled — that it might mean nothing when it comes to the crucial question of who will win control of the House of Representatives in 2018. Read Full Article » ……

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Democrats’ Georgia Gut Punch

Around midnight, hours after their candidate conceded he had lost the Most Important Special Election in History, the last remaining supporters of Jon Ossoff took over the stage where he had recently stood. One of them waved a bottle of vodka in the air. Together, they took up the time-honored leftist chant: “This is what democracy looks like!” Sometimes, this is indeed what democracy looks like: you get outvoted Read Full Article » … Read the referenced story here: Democrats’ Georgia Gut Punch

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Is U.S. Childhood Creating an Authoritarian Society?

Pratik Chougule, Am ConservativeAmerican childhood has taken an authoritarian turn. An array of trends in American society are conspiring to produce unprecedented levels of supervision and control over children’s lives. Tracing the effects of childrearing on broad social outcomes is an exercise in speculation. But if social scientists are correct to posit a connection between childrearing and long-term political outcomes, today’s restrictive childhood norms may portend a broader regression in our country’s democratic consensus. … Read the referenced story here: Is U.S. Childhood Creating an Authoritarian Society?

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Obamacare Is Collapsing, and It’s Not Republicans’ Fault

David Harsanyi, FederalistAs Obamacare continues its slow-motion collapse, liberals have latched onto a talking point: accusing Republicans of “sabotaging” the law by creating “uncertainty.” Nearly every elected Democrat, every major media outlet, and every liberal pundit has used the word to deflect attention from the unsustainability of the law. … Read the referenced story here: Obamacare Is Collapsing, and It’s Not Republicans’ Fault

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What the Watergate Committee Taught Me

Lowell Weicker, New York TimesForty-five years ago this month, a security guard named Frank Wills noticed some tape over a door lock at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate Complex in Washington. What Mr. Wills set in motion when he raised the alarm that led to the arrest of the Watergate burglars had huge consequences for our nation. … Read the referenced story here: What the Watergate Committee Taught Me

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