Republicans Offer Choices, Democrats Offer More of the Same

The media struggled to find a worthwhile storyline from this week’s debate. As POLITICO’s Glenn Thrush tweeted, “Try writing about this debate, just try. It’s like eating ten lbs. of dry toast with a sawdust chaseer.” And honestly, if gotcha moments, personal attacks or embarrassing gaffes are the standard by which you judge a debate,…
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Fiorina’s Commanding Debate Performance Has Democrats Nervous

In late July Hillary Clinton referred to the GOP candidates as “those guys” during a speech in Iowa, either purposefully denigrating or clearly forgetting Republican candidate Carly Fiorina. “Those guys on the other side, and by the way they are all guys last time I checked,” Clinton said, before pausing for effect. “Oh no. There…
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Candidates’ Policy Ideas on Full Display in Second GOP Debate

Almost all of the stories about last night’s GOP presidential debate focus on the bombastic spectacle of candidate’s squaring off against one another. Donald Trump jabbed Sen. Rand Paul for being on the stage despite his poll numbers. Paul jabbed back, wondering whether Trump is mature enough to be trusted with the nuclear launch codes.…
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Hillary Clinton’s Economic Speech: A Study in Contradictions

We didn’t have high hopes for Hillary Clinton’s economic speech. After all, here’s how POLITICO billed it:  Clinton’s aide said she will discuss some of the structural forces conspiring against sustainable wage growth, such as globalization, automation, and even consumer-friendly “sharing economy” firms like Uber and Airbnb that are creating new relationships between management and labor…
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CPAC Speakers Highlight the Power of the American Dream

Congratulations, if you’re reading this you survived another CPAC. For the unindoctrinated, CPAC is a rowdy convention, known as “Woodstock for conservatives,” that serves as a destination for young activists and the political candidates out to court them. This year, nearly every Republican presidential hopeful spoke in hopes of generating buzz and building momentum amongst…
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