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Analysis and Commentary

Silence From The Party

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, July 13, 2018

Imagine that a Democrat—Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, any Democrat—had been elected president in 2016.


Millennials Say 'Democratic Socialism,' But What They Want Is Free Stuff

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Surprise primary victories by "democratic socialists" in New York and Pennsylvania have created a buzz about millennials and socialism. Bernie Sanders was the prophet of this movement, attracting strong support among young people for his ideas about democratic socialism in the 2016 presidential campaign. 


It's Not 'Both Sides': Democrats Far More Partisan In SCOTUS Votes

by Timothy Kanevia Washington Examiner
Thursday, July 5, 2018

With Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announced retirement from the Supreme Court, we can expect a great deal of bitterness from Democrats who are powerless to stop the nominee from President Trump and the slim Republican majority in the Senate. Such bitterness is not without precedent, and the data show this isn’t really a "both sides" issue. The bitterness tends to come from the Democratic side of the aisle.


Bill Whalen: What Trump Can Learn From FDR's Miscalculation In The 1938 Midterm

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "A Trump Detour To Charleston Might Provide Some Relief To This Political Heat Wave."

In the News

Outsiders Vs. Insiders: Misplaced Dem Outrage Over Illegals Has Backlash Written All Over It

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Conservative HQ
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Have Democrats got something here, or have they really lost it?

In the News

Push To Lower The Voting Age Gains Traction Across The States

quoting David Davenportvia NBC News
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Jenny Gonzalez, 16, a student at Woodrow Wilson High School here, insists she and her peers are ready to vote.

In the News

To Prevent Repeat Of 2016, 25 States Move To Keep Trump Off Ballot

quoting Michael McConnellvia The Western Journal
Monday, June 25, 2018

Lest the voters have an unfettered choice of candidates, 25 states have introduced legislation targeting President Donald Trump to keep him off the ballot in 2020. The bills would require that to get on the ballot in any state, a presidential candidate must have released his or her taxes, Axios has reported. Trump, a billionaire before he won the 2016 election, has refused to release his tax returns.

In the News

Group Advocating To Lower Voting Age In DC

quoting David Davenportvia KOB
Monday, June 25, 2018

People across the country will be voting on a number of hotly contested issues this fall. One of those issues could be the right to vote itself. The group Vote16 USA is advocating for lowering the voting age by two years in Washington D.C., just in time for the next presidential election.


Election 'Reforms' Are Usually One Party Trying To Rig The System

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Friday, June 22, 2018

The election games have begun. Not just the obvious jockeying that takes place in the primaries and the general election. No, look below the radar at the several so-called reforms and improvements in the rules of voting and how elections are carried out. That sort of political gamesmanship, like June, is bustin’ out all over.

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: National Lessons From California Election Reform

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Friday, June 22, 2018
California lives on the edge of change. A few years ago, the Golden State adopted two big changes to its elections: Open primaries in which voters choose candidates from any party, and a top-two primary where the top two finishers qualify for the general election, regardless of party. The idea was to elect more moderate candidates.