Elections

Fox News host Laura Ingraham at a Trump campaign rally in Green Bay, Wis., October 30, 2020 (Carlos Barria/Reuters) Upset by Rich Lowry’s latest column in Politico, which took aim at Michael Anton’s famous 2016 essay, “The Flight 93 Election,” Anton and Laura Ingraham teamed up on the latter’s show to excoriate National Review and its editor in a segment called
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Helen Andrews (whose just-published and interesting-sounding book Yuval Levin recently praised in this space) has written an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal titled “When Mob Inciters Become Lions of the Left.” It discusses Aaron Sorkin’s film on the Chicago Seven, making the point that our culture has often romanticized leftist political violence. Helen concludes:
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Jaime Harrison speaks during a DNC forum in Baltimore, Md., February 11, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) President-elect Joe Biden will nominate South Carolina senate candidate Jaime Harrison to lead the Democratic National Committee, multiple outlets reported on Thursday. Harrison polled neck-and-neck with opponent Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) for much of the race, and raised $57
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President Trump stands on the Truman Balcony as he returns to the White House in Washington, D.C., October 5, 2020. (Erin Scott/Reuters) I am perplexed by John Yoo’s column today. Yoo repeatedly asserts that one of the reasons to forgo convicting Donald Trump on the charge of which he is plainly guilty is that Trump
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Reps Tom Cole (R., Texas)(R) and Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) take part in a meeting of the House Rules Committee as House Democrats draft an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., January 12, 2021. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) On the menu today: The House will vote to impeach Donald Trump today — again
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President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Fla., October 12, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) A central question facing Republicans as they consider impeaching, convicting, and barring Donald Trump from future office is this: What would happen if Trump were a Republican or independent presidential candidate in November 2024? He’d
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Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) The Justice Department and the FBI are pursuing over 150 suspects from the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol on January 6, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. President Trump is facing calls for impeachment or resignation after inciting the mob
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence convene a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 election results on Capitol Hill, January 6, 2021. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via Reuters) Representative Peter Meijer (R., Mich.), the freshman congressman succeeding libertarian Justin Amash, has claimed that at least one House colleague objected
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Protesters gather near the Washington Monument to protest against the certification of the 2020 presidential election results by Congress in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Stephanie Keith/Reuters) A media company that employs right wing talk-radio hosts, including Mark Levin, Dan Bongino, and Ben Shapiro, circulated a memo after the pro-Trump riots on Capitol Hill telling
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he two Georgia Senate runoff losses that cost Republicans control of both houses of Congress were a slow-motion train wreck over a two-month period since the November election. Here are just some of the likely reasons behind the wreck: Donald J. TrumpNormally the party elected to the White House does worse
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 presidential election results by Congress in Washington, D.C, January 6, 2021. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) The president has been engaged in a grotesque display of failed leadership since he insisted late on Election Night that he’d won big. There’s a reason we expect
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE H ow close was the 2020 presidential election? It has been difficult to disentangle this question from the arguments of Donald Trump partisans who contend the election was stolen and Joe Biden partisans focused on the national popular vote. But in comparing presidential elections over time, the real question is: What would
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President Donald Trump gestures at the end of his speech during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 presidential election results in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) Hell of a way to start the year. But I promise you, before this newsletter ends, I will give you genuine, meaningful, indisputable good
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We have an editorial up titled “Mitch McConnell’s Finest Hour” that also makes a nod to the admirable role which Mike Pence played in the proceedings on Wednesday. I want to underline that point because I thought Pence would recuse himself, and I was wrong. As soon as I heard that it was a possibility
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Sen. James Lankford (R., Okla.) attends a hearing with the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, on Capitol Hill, September 16, 2020. (Anna Moneymaker/Reuters) How should a free people expect to be treated by our “public servants”? What do our elected representatives owe the people who put them
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A t about half past midnight, as senators walked back from the House to the Senate to vote on Missouri senator Josh Hawley’s objection to the certification of Pennsylvania’s Electoral College votes, Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska.) stopped and talked about the day’s events. “You could hear the sounds. You can hear it
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE E very time the Democrats manage to pick the country’s various electoral locks and find themselves in control of the White House and both houses of Congress, they tell themselves it’s 1932. The People have spoken and they want Profound and Lasting Change! No, they don’t. They didn’t in 2008, when Americans
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President-elect Biden addresses the protests taking place at the Capitol in Wilmington, Delaware, January 6, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President-elect Joe Biden slammed pro-Trump rioters who stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday, overwhelming police and forcing lawmakers to evacuate. “To storm the Capitol, to smash windows, to occupy offices…threatening the safety of duly elected officials—it’s not
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President Donald Trump attends a campaign rally for Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler ahead of their January runoff elections in Valdosta, Ga., December 5, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) As I type, the Republicans look like they are going to lose the Georgia races, both of them. Congratulations to Joe Manchin, the moderate Dem of West
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D emocratic consultant Jon Ossoff burst onto the political scene in 2017, running for a House seat in a Georgia congressional district where he wasn’t even a resident. On the morning of the election, a CNN anchor shared an inconvenient fact with the candidate: He couldn’t vote for himself. “I grew up
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President Donald Trump speaks as he campaigns with Sen. Kelly Loeffler on the eve of Georgia’s run-off election in Dalton, Ga., January 4, 2021. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) President Trump on Monday pledged to campaign against Georgia’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, a sign that he will seek retribution against those who did not support his unfounded claims
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