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Commentary: Believe It Or Not, The GOP Could Keep The House

quoting David Brady, Douglas Riversvia CBS News
Friday, August 10, 2018

And it's not over now! They may not be as articulate as Bluto from "Animal House," but America's Republican loyalists—particularly the #MAGA hat crowd—want the rest of the country to know that they don't accept the predictions of certain electoral doom this November. And it turns out they have some data to keep their hopes alive.

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Area 45: What Survey Data Indicates About The Parties’ Chances This Fall

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Monday, August 6, 2018

Wave Hello or Goodbye?

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.


Sen. Kamala Harris Gets A Big Gift With Supreme Court Fight

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Under the heading “better to be lucky than good,” I give you Sen. Kamala Harris. She doesn’t have much of a record in her two years in Washington, D.C., other than saying yes to appearances in early-primary states and – when she’s not being rudely interrupted by exasperated Republicans in Intelligence Committee hearings – welcoming comparisons to Barack Obama as the Democratic Party’s telegenic, multicultural future.

Analysis and Commentary

Using Social Security To Finance Paid Parental Leave Is A Fatally Problematic Idea

by Charles Blahousvia CNS News
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

On July 11 the Social Security Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the importance of paid family leave for working American families.  The Social Security Subcommittee will likely examine recent proposals to use the Social Security system to finance a paid parental leave benefit. 

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The Classicist: Immigration Rhetoric Vs. Reality

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Monday, July 2, 2018

As the right gets serious about illegal immigration, the left goes to new rhetorical extremes.


Making Congress Great Again And The 2018 Elections

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Townhall
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The labels used to describe it sadly diminish the 2018 election: “Mid-term” or “off-year” or “non-presidential.” Even though nothing less than the membership and direction of the United States Congress is at stake, such elections receive limited respect and even lower voter turnout (around 40% compared with approximately 60% when there is a presidential race). What’s more, even though the president is not on the ballot, these elections are nevertheless very much a referendum on the president’s performance and popularity.

In the News

Condoleezza Rice On Trump Immigration Policy: 'We Are Not That Kind Of Country'

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia AL.com
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is joining the chorus speaking out against the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant families at the border.

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Area 45: A Blue Wave In The November 2018 Election?

interview with David Bradyvia Area 45
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

What are the most important factors in the odds of the House flipping for a third time in a little over a decade?

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Area 45: The 2018 Election – A Second Quarter Update

interview with Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Friday, May 25, 2018

Doug Rivers explains what current survey data suggests about the political fortunes of President Trump and the upcoming elections.