Democrats Working to Purge the Few Ties They Have to the Working Class

It’s impossible to imagine now, but it wasn’t that long ago that West Virginia was a deep-blue Democratic stronghold. Out of the 121 terms for statewide office that have been regularly elected since 1932, only seven were lost by Democrats, and three of those seven were won by the same person, Republican Arch A. Moore…
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Liberals Groups Are Already Warning Democrats Not to Work With Republicans on Tax Reform

A lot has changed in the thirty one years since the last tax reform bill was passed through Congress. Mail went from stuffed mailboxes to electronic inboxes, cell phones went from brick sized rarities to pocket-sized computers, and social media went from water cooler talks to Facebook posts. But perhaps the biggest change is political…
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Trump’s Recent Actions Show Democrats Have Been Fighting a Fiction

As with most presidential elections, the most recent one left about half of Americans pleased, and another half displeased. Of course, those moderate adjectives fail to do justice to the response of some anti-Trumpers, who absolutely melted down on November 9th. Institutions of higher learning were especially distraught. Princeton issued a statement offering to “hold…
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Reid’s Retirement Will Allow the Senate to Heal

“I want to be able to go out at the top of my game,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told the New York Times’ upon announcing his retirement on Friday. “I don’t want to be a 42-year-old trying to become a designated hitter.” Too late for that. Senate Democrats, under Harry Reid’s watch, fell into…
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House Passes Two Bipartisan Bills, White House Issues Three Veto Threats

The new Republican majority didn’t waste much time getting down to business. Just days after taking their seats the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed two bills to ameliorate troublesome aspects of the president’s health care law. The first, passed unanimously, was the Hire More Heroes Act, a bill that excludes veterans from the employer mandate…
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Reid’s Dictatorial Style Is Causing Problems For Senate Democrats

Senate Democrats are in trouble for a lot of reasons. The leader of their party is upside down in the polls, Obamacare is unpopular, and they’ve overseen a disastrously slow economic recovery. But one of the least talked about, yet most important, factors is just how bad the playing field looks for Democrats. Bill Clark…
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The World Disappoints Obama, But Obama Also Disappoints the World

President Obama’s tenure in the White House has been plagued by an insularity that is unusual for a world leader. He largely eschews the glad-handing and ego stroking that are part and parcel of Oval Office dealmaking; and he refuses, for better, but often worse, the arm-twisting necessary to impose his will. Jonathan Alter, who…
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“Don’t Double My Rate” Falls on Deaf Ears in Democrat-Led Senate

A scenario that just last month seemed impossible has now become very real: interest rates on student loans really could double. The harsh reality kicked in today when the Senate Democrats failed to advance their stopgap bill that would have once again punted the issue for another year by keeping rates on subsidized rates at…
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Student Loan Rates Set to Double Because of Democrats’ Intra-Party Disarray

Student loan rates are now poised to double after the Democrat-held Senate went home for the Fourth of July holiday rather than pass a solution. And although the war was ultimately being waged on students, who will now pay more to go to college, the battle was within the Democratic party. Roll Call reports: “Senate…
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