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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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Hannity Urging New Attorney General To Investigate Trump’s Enemies

Sean Hannity, the Fox News host with the ear of President Donald Trump, has a message for newly confirmed Attorney General William Barr: Investigate the president’s political enemies — from former leaders of the Justice Department and FBI to Obama administration appointees to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — or suffer the consequences.

Fox’s leading propagandists spent much of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ tenure denouncing him over his refusal to turn their conspiracy theories into federal investigations. Hannity apparently has reason to believe that Barr, who has spoken favorably about the notion of appointing a special counsel to look into the Uranium One pseudo-scandal about Clinton, will be more pliable.…

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Gun Lobby Ignores The Tragic Facts Of Shootouts

The death of New York City police detective Brian Simonsen, who was fatally wounded Feb. 12 in a friendly-fire incident, is tragic. The officers whose shots struck their fellow officers — not only killing Simonsen, but also wounding another, Sgt. Matthew Gorman — are unlikely to ever fully recover emotionally and psychologically. They killed or wounded their own.

But the tragedy also presents a profound lesson for those who care to learn it: The gun lobby’s dogged insistence that more guns will make us safer is lunacy. The fanatics among gun owners continue to insist that “good guys with guns” can prevent mass shootings, strike down criminals and contribute to the peace.…

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