Mainstream Media: Real Clear Politics

  • Stop-and-frisk was awful. But to disqualify the former New York mayor from the presidency on that basis is to risk something more destructive: a second term for Trump.
  • Things are looking up for Bernie Sanders - but he needs to keep his supporters on message.
  • From the day he entered the race, Joe Biden was the great hope of the Democratic establishment to spare them from the horrifying prospect of a 2020 race between The Donald and Bernie Sanders.Today, that same establishment wants Joe out of the race.Why has Biden suddenly become an albatross?His feeble debate performances and fifth-place finish in New Hampshire all but ensure Joe will not be the nominee, and if he stays in, he will siphon off votes in Nevada and South Carolina that would go to candidates who might put together a majority and stop Sanders.The panic of the establishment is...
  • In September 2019, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, raised the eyebrows of more than 20 million of our nation's Democrats who define themselves as pro-life.
  • America's black population includes many differences based on geography, gender and a host of other factors
  • Perhaps you think New Hampshire sent us a mixed message. After all, Bernie Sanders won but the moderates got more votes, and Tuesday night three different candidates seemed to be giving victory speeches.
  • The mainstream media will spend a lot of effort this year reporting on Trump voters, but very little effort trying to understand or empathize with them.
  • Left-wing pundits have already started selling moderates on a vision of the radical Democratic presidential front-runner that doesn't comport with reality.
  • Biden is certainly toast. Buttigieg, probably. But Sanders is the real target, and he's already being weakened.
  • Larry Sabato is an analyst, author and director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. His students are currently embedded in various presidential campaigns. Two were working for Joe Biden in Iowa. Before caucus day, they texted Sabato to say they expected to lose badly.
  • The U.S. intelligence community long ago produced evidence of Russia's illegal interference in the 2016 presidential election to try to boost Donald Trump's candidacy. Then the special counsel investigating the matter detailed myriad ways President Trump sought to stymie the probe. And then Robert S. Mueller III testified to Congress about Trump's conduct - and warned of Russia's continued interest in thwarting U.S. elections.
  • This abuse of law enforcement and our legal system for political purposes is, in many ways, the ultimate end of the permanent bureaucracy.
  • This week, President Donald Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would further decimate the already weakened social safety net. Trump's plan would make steep cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, and other welfare programs that millions of Americans rely on.
  • The president kept his promise to remember the forgotten, and he's continued to push ahead with policies to help them and every American.
  • The Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is over, ending with all but one Republican voting to acquit. But the effort to make sense of its constitutional ramifications is only beginning.
  • Serious question: Where are we allowed to talk about alleged Ukraine whistleblower Eric Ciaramella? It seems like so few are doing so even though he is one of the final missing pieces of the puzzle at the conclusion of the impeachment saga, a loose end that won't seem to go away.
  • While Sanders may have eked out a victory, a majority of New Hampshire voters aligned with the moderate bloc of the party.
  • Every year since the turn of the millennium, the number of Americans dying by suicide has risen, with nearly 50,000 deaths in 2018 alone.
  • In 2016, the Republican Party was formally declared broken. And Donald Trump was proof of its brokenness.
  • With the Democratic presidential field beyond the New Hampshire primary in flux, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become the subject of intense discussion. Might he save Democrats from a lackluster lineup of candidates? Is he the great centrist hope? Can he defeat President Trump?