Democrats: The Year of Tactical Thinking

Today marks the gloriously mundane holiday affectionally known by Seinfeld fans as Festivus. It’s a day established as an alternative to the perceived pressures of commercialism that overwhelm some during the Christmas season. The celebration includes a Festivus dinner, an unadorned aluminum Festivus pole, and most importantly, rituals, such as the “Airing of Grievances.” Clinton…
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Fake News is a Convenient Excuse, But It’s Not the Real Reason Clinton Lost

Smart businesspeople don’t just throw their money into the wind and hope that it turns a profit. They expect a return on their investment. And if it doesn’t happen they want answers. Such is the case with the Clinton campaign, which was seemingly able to turn a shoe-in candidate and more than $1 billion in…
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Democrats Abandoned the Working Class, Now They Want Them Back

It’s no secret now that Donald Trump won the presidency largely because of support for working-class voters in Rust Belt States. More specifically, he did better among union households than any Republican since Ronald Reagan, losing the demographic by just 8 points, as compared to the 18 points that Romney lost them by. In many…
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Election Be Damned, Democrats’ Continue to Lurch Leftward

The Kugler-Ross model, also known as the five stages of grief, suggests that there is a standardized series of emotions experienced by terminally ill patients. It consists of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It seemed an apt model for Democrats to follow after their Election Day drubbing at the hands of Donald Trump and…
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Democrats’ Blame Game Comes Full Circle

Just days ago, Democrats suffered one of the most astounding political losses in generations. In the moments before the election returns began to trickle in, Democrats firmly believed that they would win the White House, capture a Senate majority, and make substantial inroads into the GOP’s House majority. None of that happened. Instead, Democrats are…
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Democrats’ Still Electing the Same Leaders, Expecting Different Results

If this election proved anything it’s that voters are tired of the same old Washington players, playing the same old Washington games, in which wealthy, connected Americans always seem to win, and blue-collar, everyday Americans always seem to lose. In his 1996 State of the Union, President Bill Clinton declared that “the era of big…
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Trump Is Surging at Just the Right Time

This campaign season has felt impossibly long. It feels like a decade since Jeb Bush was considered the frontrunner for the GOP nomination, since we first learned of Hillary Clinton’s rogue email server, or since names like Lincoln Chafee and George Pataki were actual candidates for president. But here we are, more than two years…
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Clinton Has Nobody But Herself to Blame for Latest FBI Investigation

“Throughout his long career in law enforcement, the independence of FBI chief James Comey has rarely been questioned. Comey is a well-respected Republican who served as George W. Bush’s Deputy Attorney General. And when President Obama tapped him to serve as Director of the FBI, he was confirmed by a 93-1 vote.” – Statement from…
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Clinton Campaign Upended After Scandal-Plagued News Cycle

In a presidential news’ cycle there are good weeks, there are bad weeks, and then there are weeks like the one Hillary Clinton just had. For weeks, Clinton appeared to be on a roll and ready to coast into the White House. She was operating relatively error free (a relatively easy feat if you refuse…
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Hillary Clinton Should Step Aside in Light of New Email Issues

“Truth is stranger than fiction,” novelist Mark Twain once wrote, “but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibility, truth isn’t.” Quite frankly, this election shouldn’t be possible. Sure, it would have been difficult to predict that a crazily-coifed real-estate mogul with no political experience could be elected president. But it would have…
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