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Steyer Keeps Pressure on Local Races Despite Spotlight of National Goals

California billionaire and political activist Tom Steyer may be getting more press for his efforts to impeach Donald Trump and flip the House to the Democrats, but his less-noticed plays to advance environmental goals in western states could end up being more successful. The post Steyer Keeps Pressure on Local Races Despite Spotlight of National Goals appeared first on Washington Free Beacon. ... [...]

February 15, 2018

The Back to the Future Democrats

The Democrats are like characters in a Bill Murray movie. They keep reliving the same day, trapped in the rhythms and routines of campaign 2016. They persist in the rhetoric, tropes, gestures, figures, and policies that delivered the presidency, the Congress, and the bulk of statehouses and governor's mansions to the Republican Party. What they can't escape is identity politics—the slicing and dicing of the electorate by race, sex, orientation, gender identity, country of origin, dietary preference, what have you. Meanwhile President Trump has run off with the most saleable of the Democrats' old issues and the foundations of their coalition. You'd think they'd notice. The post The Back to the Future Democrats appeared first on Washington Free Beacon. ... [...]

February 2, 2018

Samantha Power Regrets

"I've had a lot of bad ideas in my life," former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power tells Politico. "Though none as immortalized as that one." Wow. It's a major concession. And what might "that one" be? The post Samantha Power Regrets appeared first on Washington Free Beacon. ... [...]

January 19, 2018

The Missing Democratic Agenda

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall in Elizabeth Warren's house as people went crazy over the prospect of Oprah 2020. I can only imagine Warren's reaction. Did she yell at the TV? Mutter under her breath? Immediately call her media consultant in panic? We know the slight got to her. By midweek she was making the rounds on cable. There she was, with Mark Warner of Virginia, reminding us of her existence, talking about God knows what, and smiling uncomfortably when asked, inevitably, what she thought of the Lady O. The post The Missing Democratic Agenda appeared first on Washington Free Beacon. ... [...]

January 12, 2018

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