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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Old School: How Beto Should Go Negative On Cruz

Reprinted with permission from Creators.


When people learn that I have spent the past 50 years either working in or covering the past 13 presidential campaigns, I’m often asked my opinion of what was the best-run national campaign.

My answer — the losing 1976 Republican presidential campaign of President Gerald Ford — surprises some people.

Consider the facts: On Labor Day 1976, eight weeks before Election Day, Democrat Jimmy Carter led Ford in recognized national polls by 32 percent. Because 81.56 million voters ended up turning out for the election, that means Ford trailed Carter by some 26.1 million votes.…

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Dire Consequences Of Climate Change Underway

Reprinted with permission from Uexpress.


A week after Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle with astonishing force, rescuers continued to dig bodies from the wreckage of the seaside village of Mexico Beach, now smashed to smithereens. More of the dead were excavated from nearby Panama City, as well as from smaller towns in inland Florida.

But the grisly count didn’t stop with areas near the state’s shoreline. The storm’s fury stretched across Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, with a death toll at more than 30 so far. The number is expected to rise.

Welcome to the new normal.…

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Houston Chronicle Dumps Cruz, Endorses Beto

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.


When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ran for his office in 2012, one of the state’s major newspapers, the Houston Chronicle, endorsed his bid. Now, six years later, Cruz has become a nationally known figure who came in second to Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary — and the Chronicle is withdrawing its support.

Instead, the paper’s editorial board penned a glowing endorsement of Democratic upstart candidate Beto O’Rourke published Friday, calling his invigorated campaign “impressive,” “attention-getting and indefatigable.”

“With eyes clear but certainly not starry, we enthusiastically endorse Beto O’Rourke for U.S. Senate,” it wrote.…

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