Despite Latest Efforts, Clinton Still Fails to Inspire Young Voters

It was telling that Hillary Clinton’s first sustained applause line in her speech targeted at millennial voters came when she mentioned the true object of their affection. “I worked with Bernie Sanders on a plan—“ Clinton began before her voice was overwhelmed with cheers from the small crowd of students gathered at Temple University. It…
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Will the Real Hillary Clinton Please Stand Up

Hillary Clinton recently announced her presence on Snapchat with a photograph of herself with the expression “Yaaas, Hllary!” splayed across it. It was a quintessential Clinton social media post – a desperate stab by her team to “speak to” millennials by sounding absolutely nothing like the candidate herself. I daresay Clinton is more likely to…
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What Does Hillary Clinton Stand For? Nobody–Including Clinton–Seems to Know

“Is there a single thing Clinton accomplished in all her years as First Lady, then New York Senator and then Secretary of State?” Paul Mulching asked in a recent editorial. “I can’t think of any.” It’s an honest question, and one that Clinton herself has had difficulty answering. But perhaps a better question is: What…
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Democrats’ Senate Majority Hopes Dim

Not too long ago Democrats took it for granted that they would once again hold a majority in the U.S. Senate. Indeed, the question had largely shifted from whether they would capture the Senate to how large their majority could be. In their momentary cockiness they even began to think about how they could turn…
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Clinton’s Completely Predictable Millennial Problem

It comes as a surprise to no one, except for perhaps Hillary Clinton herself, that the former Secretary of State has a big problem among millennials. It’s the same problem she faced eight years ago when she lost to a first term senator from Illinois. And it’s the same problem she faced when she eked…
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Clinton’s Literal and Figurative Stumbles Deserve Answers

Hillary Clinton suffered two significant stumbles this week, one figurative and one literal, but both of which could play a significant role in the home stretch of the presidential campaign. Clinton’s verbal stumble came as she was addressing a friendly audience at a private fundraiser, when she called Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables.” “You…
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As Clinton Fumbles, Trump Scores Big

As football season kicks back into high gear this weekend and millions of fans set aside their coolheaded rationalism in favor of diehard armchair-quarterbacking, I’m reminded of the similarities between sports and politics. Take this week’s commander in chief forum, a quasi-debate hosted by NBC’s Matt Lauer. Given the enormous military presence in the room,…
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Trump’s Support Surges as Clinton’s Subsides in Latest Polls

Don’t look now, but as the race for the White House enters its home stretch, Donald Trump is rapidly making up ground. Just a few short weeks ago the GOP nominee was down by as much as 8 points and stuck playing defense as the media whipped themselves into an anti-Trump fervor. But the tides…
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Hillary Clinton: The Incredible, Disappearing Candidate

Where has Hillary Clinton been? It’s amazing that we even have to ask the question. After all, the August before a presidential election is usually when candidates are at their most ubiquitous, jetting here and there across competitive states in a desperate attempt to shake as many hands as possible before the grueling debate season…
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Clinton’s Fibs Buried Beneath Friday News Dump

News dumps are a seedy Washington ritual. If there’s potentially embarrassing, morally dubious or ethically questionable information that legally has to be released to the American public, you can almost guarantee that it’s going to come on a Friday afternoon, preferably before a holiday weekend. The hope is that the TV cameras will be distracted…
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