In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Politico: Nelson Not Likely to Prevail in Florida Senate Race Recount

It looks Sen. Bill Nelson is just too far behind Gov. Rick Scott for Democrats to cheat their way into the seat. But maybe that’s not giving them enough credit. According to Politico: Nelson has two major problems, experts say: Nelson’s lawsuits were filed so late and courts generally frown on last-minute post-election changes, and the margin he trails Scott by is so big that

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Unseated GOP Congressman: John McCain Lost the House

Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn., who was defeated in his bid for reelection, has a theory that makes a lot of sense about why Republicans lost the House: John McCain. According to exit polls, the top issue on people’s minds as they entered the polling stations was health care. That was by design. Democrats waged a massive, national effort to convince voters that if Republicans maintained

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New York Times: “Irregularities” in Florida Voting

Finally, someone in the MSM writes about the sheer incompetence and possible corruption that has characterized the election oversight in major Democratic strongholds of Florida. If it were white Republicans messing around with the vote, the charges of race-based election fixing would be screaming from the tops of the front pages of every MSM news organization. Anyway, the New York Times decided to put a

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America Did Not Reject Trumpism on Election Day

This is from an article I wrote last night for NBC News: Trump’s message in large part prevailed. In many key states where he campaigned aggressively — including Florida, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee and Texas — Republican statewide candidates prevailed, perhaps due to Trump’s rollicking, improvisational rallies. He certainly didn’t hurt them. What liberals who believed the president would provoke a tsunami of new House Democrats

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Why the 2016 Midterms Might Elect Trump in 2020

From a piece I did in the Washington Examiner: The biggest winner of the 2018 elections was someone not on any ballot — it was President Trump, specifically, his 2020 re-election campaign. Assuming the absence of catastrophic events like a war or economic collapse — and those things could happen — the midterms have perfectly positioned Trump to win in 2020. The narrow Democratic victory

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Poll That’s Never Wrong Says GOP Will Keep the House

A little counterprogramming to your steady diet of predictions that the Democrats will remain in control of the House from the Washington Examiner: Half of Americans believe that Republicans will maintain control of the House in the midterm elections Tuesday, according to Gallup’s final poll. The result of that question has lined up with the actual election outcome every time Gallup has asked it since

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Why is an Ad About Illegal Immigration Racist Because it Features an Hispanic?

One of the perils of illegal immigration is that some among those who enter are criminals. The notion that an American can be killed or otherwise harmed by someone who is not supposed to be in this country in the first place is frightening to many voters. It is a legitimate and time-worn political tactic to take a fear voters have and amplify it. Democrats

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Republicans Have the Momentum in Final Days of the Election

Well, of course, you’re not seeing it reported much – and even Politico, which put this story out, minimizes it by just throwing into a list of stories – but the polls are tightening and momentum is on the side of the GOP. Republicans are looking to be in much better shape than just a week ago and may be on the cusp of holding the

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Republicans Must Fight for Kavanaugh to the End — or It Will Be the End of Them

I have a huge advantage over most Washington area-based journalists. My readers are largely from among the Republican Party’s conservative base, and I communicate with them all the time and read their comments on this website. And I take what they say very seriously. Because of them, and not because of any stroke of genius on my part, I predicted in the summer of 2015

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Americans are a Fair People, and the Kavanaugh “Scandal” Will Help the GOP

I’ve seen several articles Tuesday suggesting that Republicans are going to be harmed in the midterms by the sexual assault accusations that have been lodged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. I don’t believe it, because Americans are fair-minded people who understand that what is happening is, so far, supremely unfair. The articles seem to rely on a lot of the same kind of operatives and analysts

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Examiner: Trump Making Immigration and Crime Banner Issues for the Midterms

President Trump has chosen to double down on immigration as a key issue he will use to beat Democrats in 2018, believing it continues to resonate with voters despite the controversy over family separations at the border, according to Jim Antle of the Washington Examiner. From the Examiner piece: President Trump believes the Democrats are vulnerable on immigration and crime ahead of the midterm elections,

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If Trump Sells 4.1 Percent Growth, Republicans Can Keep Congress

From an article I have running today on the NBC News website: President Donald Trump made an unscheduled appearance on the White House South Lawn Friday morning, exactly one hour and 13 minutes after the Commerce Department announced the U.S. economy grew at the impressive rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter. “These are great numbers,” he said. “We’ve accomplished an economic turnaround of

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