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Here’s What The Democratic Candidates Had To Say About Education At Thursday’s Debate

quoting Hoover Institutionvia CNBC
Friday, September 13, 2019

The 10 leading Democratic presidential candidates covered a wide range of topics, from international diplomacy and tariffs to health care and gun reform, during ABC’s primary debate Thursday at Texas Southern University in Houston. Toward the end of the night, moderator and ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis turned the debate toward education, sparking conversations about charter schools, inequality and teacher pay.


Houston, They Have A Problem

by Bill Whalen mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Forbes
Friday, September 13, 2019

About that headline: it’s a variation of a line from the 1995 film Apollo 13 (astronaut Jim Lovell, played by Tom Hanks, informing NASA’s mission control about his crippled spacecraft: “Houston, we have a problem”). In real life, those words weren’t uttered.

PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

The California Legislature’s Approach To #MeToo: Better You Than Us

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Come the time President Trump faces the electorate next year, he’ll have some explaining to do for promises unmet—for openers, not cancelling all funding of “sanctuary” cities, not pushing for congressional term limits, not bringing back waterboarding.

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Condoleezza Rice Stops NBC Host In Her Tracks After She Is Asked Whether Russia 'Elected' Trump

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stopped NBC's Savannah Guthrie for asking whether or not Russia “elected Donald Trump.”


Capitalism Is A Dead-End Narrative For Conservatives

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Here’s a Jeopardy! answer for you to consider: The federal debt, free trade, a consistent national security policy, and young voters. The question: What are things conservatism has lost?

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Here Is What The 2020 Candidates Say About The President's Power To Wage War Without Congressional Approval

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Reason
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The strongest critics of unilateral decisions to attack other countries include Tulsi Gabbard and Bernie Sanders, while Joe Biden thinks anything goes.

In the News

Presidential Power Must Be Curbed After Trump, 2020 Candidates Say

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The New York Times
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The presidential hopefuls detailed their views on the limits of executive power in response to a New York Times survey.

Analysis and Commentary

Of Primary Concern: Having Trump Face His Republican Challengers

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

I’ll admit to a guilty pleasure: watching episodes of Shaqtin’ A Fool, a weekly cable television segment (featuring Shaquille O’Neal, it’s play on the phrase “actin’ a fool) that showcases off-beat and oddball moments in the National Basketball Association.

Analysis and Commentary

Ten Debating Democrats Giving It The Old College Try

by Bill Whalenvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Credit the folks at ABC News’ political division: They managed to convince their network’s executives to set aside three hours of prime time for Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Houston.

In the News

Dems See It As 'Biden Or Bust' And Other Commentary

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Post
Monday, September 9, 2019

2020 watch: Dems See It as ‘Biden or Bust’ One difference between Donald Trump’s “exaggerations and narcissisms” and Joe Biden’s “daily bloopers, signs of debility or embarrassments,” notes Victor Davis Hanson at American Greatness, is that the former were “baked into” an outsider candidacy while Biden’s “brand is mainstream Democrat left-liberal orthodoxy, which supposedly does not include weird and wild La La Land pronouncements.”