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Civility Is a Casualty in Political Discourse, The Rise of Anti-Semitism, What Israelis Face - Jewish Journal

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:41

Jewish Journal

Civility Is a Casualty in Political Discourse, The Rise of Anti-Semitism, What Israelis Face
Jewish Journal
I admit to being a liberal progressive, and thus my political, cultural and social views and values are in most ways the antithesis of those whose beliefs fly the flag of hard-right conservatism (“Who Owns the Truth?” Oct. 12). I read and reread last ...

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Republican Hatred for Dianne Feinstein Is Making Her Lefty Opponent Competitive - New York Magazine

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:28

New York Magazine

Republican Hatred for Dianne Feinstein Is Making Her Lefty Opponent Competitive
New York Magazine
The California U.S. Senate race is showing the weird effects of two unrelated but intersecting phenomena: the state's top-two primary system, which has denied Republicans a general election candidate in this contest, and the polarizing rage over Brett ...

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A Conservative Group's Closed-Door 'Training' of Judicial Clerks Draws Concern - New York Times

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:06

New York Times

A Conservative Group's Closed-Door 'Training' of Judicial Clerks Draws Concern
New York Times
... Federalist Society's liberal counterpart, said there was no comparable program aimed at liberal law clerks. “I am not aware of anything like this on the progressive side,” she said. ... But the emergence of the Federalist Society in the early 1980s ...

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America Already Has a Centrist Party. It's Called The Democrats. - New York Magazine

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:40

New York Magazine

America Already Has a Centrist Party. It's Called The Democrats.
New York Magazine
The problem with the latter is simple: Centrist pundits falsely presume that Progressive Activists enjoy the same hegemonic control over the Democratic Party that Devout Conservatives command over the GOP. And this leads them to ... That said, even if ...

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Poll: Republicans in California favor de Leon for Senate, in twist of irony - Virginian-Pilot

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:00

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Poll: Republicans in California favor de Leon for Senate, in twist of irony
Virginian-Pilot
De Leon has said he entered the Senate race in part because he believed Feinstein was not taking a hard enough stance against Trump and was too moderate for increasingly progressive California. He has actively courted the ... The current poll shows ...
Kavanaugh chaos hangs over Feinstein's all-Democrat Senate raceFox News
De León has run against Feinstein from the left, but much of his support comes from Republicans, new poll findsLos Angeles Times

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Stephen Lynch downplays progressives' role in Democrats retaking House - Boston Herald

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:58

Boston Herald

Stephen Lynch downplays progressives' role in Democrats retaking House
Boston Herald
... lost and was replaced by Ocasio-Cortez. Or Mike Capuano, a liberal Democrat, was replaced by Ayanna Pressley, another progressive,” Lynch said on Boston Herald Radio yesterday. “Those aren't the difference makers, really. It's right-wing ...

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De León has run against Feinstein from the left, but much of his support comes from Republicans, new poll finds - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:02

Fox News

De León has run against Feinstein from the left, but much of his support comes from Republicans, new poll finds
Los Angeles Times
De León has said he entered the Senate race in part because he believed that Feinstein was not taking a hard enough stance against Trump and was too moderate for increasingly progressive California. He has actively ... The current poll shows Feinstein ...
Kavanaugh chaos hangs over Feinstein's all-Democrat Senate raceFox News

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Chuck Schumer is a patsy - The Week Magazine

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:01

The Week Magazine

Chuck Schumer is a patsy
The Week Magazine
He's a patsy. The latest evidence for this proposition emerged on Wednesday, when Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing designed to bring a lineup of conservative lawyers one step closer to confirmation as federal judges ...
Who's Winning the Social Media Midterms?New York Times

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The Democrats' Left Turn Is Not an Illusion - New York Times

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:00

New York Times

The Democrats' Left Turn Is Not an Illusion
New York Times
... State University. Among blacks, 59.9 percent identified discrimination as the main deterrent to upward mobility for African-Americans, and 32.0 percent said blacks were responsible for their condition — in other words, blacks are more conservative ...

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Who's Winning the Social Media Midterms? - New York Times

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 05:00

New York Times

Who's Winning the Social Media Midterms?
New York Times
The data, collected from more than 53,000 posts by more than 1,100 accounts, reflects a month's worth of social media activity by nearly all of the Republican and Democratic candidates running for House, Senate or governor this year. ... As some ...

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Missoula GOP leader: Local Republicans energized by President Trump's visit - The Missoulian

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 21:08

The Missoulian

Missoula GOP leader: Local Republicans energized by President Trump's visit
The Missoulian
Kopetski, though, is feeling optimistic about the strength of her party at the local level. Republicans have won some legislative seats in Missoula County, and she believes the number of conservatives who are voting here has been growing in recent years.

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Missoula GOP leader: Local Republicans energized by President Trump's visit - Helena Independent Record

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 21:02

Helena Independent Record

Missoula GOP leader: Local Republicans energized by President Trump's visit
Helena Independent Record
Kopetski, though, is feeling optimistic about the strength of her party at the local level. Republicans have won some legislative seats in Missoula County, and she believes the number of conservatives who are voting here has been growing in recent years.

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Senate Truce Collapses as GOP Rush to Confirm More Judges Begins Anew - New York Times

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 19:14

New York Times

Senate Truce Collapses as GOP Rush to Confirm More Judges Begins Anew
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats struck a deal last week with Republicans that saw the quick confirmation of 15 more conservative judges in exchange for a rapid flight to the campaign trail. Liberal activists were infuriated, but after the brutally ...

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Arizona Candidate Gives Republicans Diversity, but Perhaps Not Victory - New York Times

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:53

New York Times

Arizona Candidate Gives Republicans Diversity, but Perhaps Not Victory
New York Times
In a year when a record number of women are running for Congress, Ms. Marquez Peterson, who leads the local Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, represents a rare combination for the Republican Party: female, Latina and conservative. Earlier this year ...

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Don't bet on Beto O'Rourke to win Texas for the Democrats - The Guardian

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:26

The Federalist

Don't bet on Beto O'Rourke to win Texas for the Democrats
The Guardian
Throughout the primary campaign, their insistent message to conservative Texans, Republicans and Democrats alike, was that their respective parties had abandoned them, had become too liberal – on the Soviet Union, labor unions, welfare spending – and ...
Beto O'Rourke Is A Perfect Picture Of Democrats' Misalignment With VotersThe Federalist
3 takeaways from the Texas Senate debate between Ted Cruz and Beto O'RourkeDallas News
3 key moments in Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke's final Senate debateVox
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Kavanaugh chaos hangs over Feinstein's all-Democrat Senate race - Fox News

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 08:54

Kavanaugh chaos hangs over Feinstein's all-Democrat Senate race
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Wildman, who does a weekly conference call with conservative and Republican activists across the state, said, “after Kavanaugh, a shift happened, and a lot of conservatives were upset with Feinstein and the last-minute shenanigans that she pulled.” But ...

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Beto O'Rourke Is A Perfect Picture Of Democrats' Misalignment With Voters - The Federalist

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 06:59

The Federalist

Beto O'Rourke Is A Perfect Picture Of Democrats' Misalignment With Voters
The Federalist
The significant level of Hispanic support for Republicans, including President Trump, seems to be what most vexes Democrats, progressive activists, and much of the establishment media (if I may repeat myself). The left ... According to a newly released ...
What's so special about Beto?Quartz
3 takeaways from the Texas Senate debate between Ted Cruz and Beto O'RourkeDallas News
3 key moments in Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke's last Senate debateVox
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John Rensenbrink: How liberals and progressives in all parties can save our state - Times Record

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 04:16

Times Record

John Rensenbrink: How liberals and progressives in all parties can save our state
Times Record
With four people running, this means that liberal and progressive voters in all parties will split their votes among Democratic candidate Janet Mills, and two independents, Alan Caron and Terry Hayes, both of whom are progressives. This gives clear ...

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The Rise of the Republican #WalkAways—And Why No One Cares - American Greatness

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:10

American Greatness

The Rise of the Republican #WalkAways—And Why No One Cares
American Greatness
Nobody cares about recent pieces in The Atlantic, Washington Post, and other liberal papers detailing former Republicans' disaffection with their party, even if they were published in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh's highly contentious nomination the ...

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Student Affairs Leaders Lean Left - Inside Higher Ed

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:04

Inside Higher Ed

Student Affairs Leaders Lean Left
Inside Higher Ed
Abrams found that liberal student affairs leaders outnumbered conservatives 12 to one, with only 6 percent of administrators indicating they were conservative versus 71 percent identifying as liberal or very liberal. In an interview with Inside Higher ...

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