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Two-party system is an ailment infecting politics - The Asbury Collegian

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 23:41

Two-party system is an ailment infecting politics
The Asbury Collegian
Democrats and Republicans face the same challenge every two years: finding what their platform will be as a party en masse. As we saw in 2016, Democrats struggled to determine whose policies should be embraced in the party platform: the centrist and ...

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Letter to the editor: Trumpist candidates on notice - Ashland Daily Tidings

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 21:30

Letter to the editor: Trumpist candidates on notice
Ashland Daily Tidings
(3) The Republican Party is a threat to democratic values and the rule of law. Their thesis, essentially, is that Trumpism poses such a severe threat to the Republican Party and the nation that it must be thwarted. And the only way to achieve this is ...

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Democrats Are Christians, Too - New York Times

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 14:15

New York Times

Democrats Are Christians, Too
New York Times
Generations of white evangelicals have been conditioned to see evangelicalism as so synonymous with Republican politics that the idea of a non-Republican political option for religious voters simply does not exist. Rather than contemplate this ...

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No, the HOPE Scholarship Didn't Kill Great Society Liberalism - New York Magazine

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:24

New York Magazine

No, the HOPE Scholarship Didn't Kill Great Society Liberalism
New York Magazine
Cohen certainly offers a challenge to the conventional wisdom that HOPE was Miller's great progressive accomplishment, to be balanced against his later political apostasies. That is presumably why he, and the Post, decided it was an argument worth ...

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EDITORIAL: The 'Earl of Outspokenness' ends 30-year run as state rep - MDJOnline.com

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 19:47

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EDITORIAL: The 'Earl of Outspokenness' ends 30-year run as state rep
MDJOnline.com
Outnumbered by Democrats, Ehrhart started the Republican Daily Briefing, in which the Republican caucus reviewed and read every bill that was filed. Since they didn't have the votes, their only chance to make a difference was to be smarter and better ...

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The Final Surrender of Anti-Trump Conservatism - New York Magazine

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 09:07

New York Magazine

The Final Surrender of Anti-Trump Conservatism
New York Magazine
One of the ways in which this editorial was misguided was in its assumption that only liberals had ideological criteria for a president. It made sense, at the time. Since the New Deal, Republican presidents had largely stood pat or advanced progressive ...

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Walmart's appeal is gaining among Democrats - CBS News

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 05:30

CBS News

Walmart's appeal is gaining among Democrats
CBS News
Democrats also say they now view Walmart in a positive light, while five years ago their perception was negative. The shift is notable for its large swing in just five years but also because it came without eroding support among Republican-leaning ...

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Opinion/Column: Republicans still don't get it - The Daily Progress

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 01:03

Opinion/Column: Republicans still don't get it
The Daily Progress
When Democrats control Congress, Democratic policies win the day. When Republicans control Congress, Democratic policies win the day. Republicans continue to tell themselves the "centrist" myth that they will win friends (and elections) if they just ...

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Mark Caserta: Liberals in denial over Trump's wins for America - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 00:01

Mark Caserta: Liberals in denial over Trump's wins for America
Huntington Herald Dispatch
... the progress liberals enjoyed during the Obama presidency. And conservatives, "let not your hearts be troubled" as the mainstream media attempt to persuade Americans the Trump administration is in chaos. These are the same left-wing prognosticators ...

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Hollis: Republicans still don't get it - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 18:03

Casper Star-Tribune Online

Hollis: Republicans still don't get it
Casper Star-Tribune Online
When Democrats control Congress, Democratic policies win the day. When Republicans control Congress, Democratic policies win the day. Republicans continue to tell themselves the "centrist" myth that they will win friends (and elections) if they just ...
What an embarrassment! Republicans still don't get itWND.com

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Where Have All the Liberals Gone? - National Review

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 06:34

National Review

Where Have All the Liberals Gone?
National Review
But the loss of this important third-party voting bloc did more than bolster House Republicans. By shrinking the Democratic base to (primarily) urban and coastal districts, it also signaled the decline of many old-fashioned liberals, as ascendant ...

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How the Bernie Wing Won the Democratic Primaries - POLITICO Magazine

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 05:01

POLITICO Magazine

How the Bernie Wing Won the Democratic Primaries
POLITICO Magazine
The party's ascendant left is coming after everybody, regardless of the outcome in Lipinski's race. Progressive energy is pulsing through the primaries, most notably in the proliferation of Trump-backlash grass-roots groups like Indivisible, Justice ...

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Republicans Still Don't Get It - Townhall

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 00:01

Townhall

Republicans Still Don't Get It
Townhall
When Democrats control Congress, Democratic policies win the day. When Republicans control Congress, Democratic policies win the day. Republicans continue to tell themselves the "centrist" myth that they will win friends (and elections) if they just ...

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Conservative Libertarians divide, regroup - Miscellany News

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 22:21

Conservative Libertarians divide, regroup
Miscellany News
President of Vassar Democrats Elizabeth Chadbourne '18 offered her own insight into the potential concerns of political affiliation for a student organization, saying, “It seems that the Vassar College Republicans feel that the name change better ...

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Immigration, Guns and Roseanne: Liberals on Losing Side of Cultural Divide - RushLimbaugh.com

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:36

RushLimbaugh.com

Immigration, Guns and Roseanne: Liberals on Losing Side of Cultural Divide
RushLimbaugh.com
RUSH: I have for many, many moons now been informing everybody that the left, that the liberals, that the progressives, the Democrat Party cannot be open and honest about what it believes because if it were they would suffer tremendous defeats ...

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Democrats bet on moderates and military veterans to flip GOP House districts in midterms, but the strategy faces big ... - CNBC

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:41

CNBC

Democrats bet on moderates and military veterans to flip GOP House districts in midterms, but the strategy faces big ...
CNBC
Pockets of the Democratic Party believe candidates with national security experience who promote some middle-ground policies can win the independents and GOP voters needed to unseat House Republicans. Voters will put the theory to the test in the ...

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Pelosi: Dislike her. Disavow her. But don't count Nancy Pelosi out - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 05:29

Pelosi: Dislike her. Disavow her. But don't count Nancy Pelosi out
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
The moderate Democrats who denounced Pelosi as too progressive — call them Conservatives Lite — mostly lost in races where Republicans had a Conservative Extreme option, a.k.a. the tea party. After the “great shellacking” of 2010 came a dribble of ...

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POLITICO's top 10 Senate races - Politico

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 05:12

Politico

POLITICO's top 10 Senate races
Politico
And now some in the party are resting their hopes on the idea that President Donald Trump, whose national approval ratings are in the tank, can somehow rescue them in conservative-leaning states that he carried in 2016. Though the map tilts Republican ...

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Vulnerable Senate Democrats feel the heat from 2020 hopefuls - NBCNews.com

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 05:05

NBCNews.com

Vulnerable Senate Democrats feel the heat from 2020 hopefuls
NBCNews.com
Republicans are noticing and see an opening. Alexandra Smith, executive director of America Rising PAC said the potential presidential candidates have shown “the gloves are already coming off to prove their liberal credentials.” “The Democratic Party ...

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