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Monday, February 18, 2019

Why Most Democrats Running For President Should Just Quit Now

In youth sports, each season ends up with participation trophies handed out so everyone feels like a winner. In the Democratic presidential campaign, I propose to hand out participation trophies at the beginning so the sure losers can get out of the race immediately, if not sooner.

At the moment, it’s easier to make a list of the Democrats who are not running than the ones who are. The number of declared and likely contenders is fast approaching the usual attendance at the Romney family reunion.

For all but one or two of these ambitious individuals, the process will mean months of constant travel, awkward conversations, bad meals, forgettable speeches, humiliating attempts to raise money and finally crushing defeat.…

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At Last, Democrats Have Broken The Taboo On Raising Taxes



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Democratic Governors Blast Trump, Pull National Guard Troops From Border

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

Slamming President Donald Trump for his use of “political theater,” Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has announced that he is withdrawing National Guard troops from California’s southern border with Mexico in order to “refocus on the real threats our state is facing.”

The announcement comes the day before the California governor’s State of the State address, set for this Tuesday, February 12. According to the Los Angeles Times, Newsom is expected to say, “The border ‘emergency’ is a manufactured crisis. This is our answer to the White House: no more division, xenophobia or nativism.”

The “real threats” that Newsom’s office was referring to include wildfire prevention and fighting drug trafficking, and National Guard troops will be redeployed in those areas in California.…

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