Bloomberg’s Entry Into 2020 Race Shows Democrats Are Panicking

Reports indicate that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing the paperwork to qualify for the Democratic presidential primary in at least one state. This news comes on the heels of increasing speculation that both Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton could join the race as late entries. Why are a growing number of Democratic politicians mulling a presidential run? Readers likely know the answer. Many Democrats don’t believe that their current front runner — Sen. Elizabeth Warren — can defeat Donald Trump. Sen. Warren made the political calculation to hitch her wagon to the socialist policies of Bernie

Do Trump’s GOP Challengers Have Any Policy Ideas (Besides Opposing Trump)?

New rule: If you want to launch a primary challenge against a sitting U.S. president with high party approval ratings, you have to actually say why your ideas are better. Elections provide the best opportunity to inject new ideas into public debate. It’s no surprise to anyone that politicians pay the most attention to their constituents when they are out seeking votes. Unfortunately, President Trump’s competitors don’t seem particularly eager to share their policy aspirations with the American people. Or they don’t have any. As a political news junkie, I scoured the Internet in hopes of discovering what meaningful policy

Andrew Yang Thinks Your Tax Dollars Should Fund Democrat Campaigns

Last week, Andrew Yang became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to endorse one of the craziest policies to emerge this election cycle: “Democracy Dollars.” The premise behind “Democracy Dollars” is that taxpayer funding should be redistributed to political candidates — regardless of whether or not you agree with them — as this would create a more moral political system. Yang’s campaign sent out an email touting this proposal stating: The voice of the people is now drowned out by corporate money and special interests.  That is what we must reverse. A Democracy Dollars proposal that puts $100 into every voter’s

Elizabeth Warren Buys from Lemonade Stand, Money Donated to Pro-Life Cause

When Elizabeth Warren stopped her tour bus to buy lemonade from a stand run by two 11-year-old girls, she had no idea that the girls’ parents would turn it into a teaching moment. Neither did she know that the money she spent would be donated to a pro-life charity. Earlier this summer, Warren stopped her bus to buy $10 worth of lemonade at a stand in rural Iowa. She tweeted about the stop, saying, “Stopped for a quick drink at a lemonade stand in Harlan, Iowa. When life gives you lemons, make big structural change!” The stand was being run

President Trump Reveals Plan to Turn the Southwest Red

During Donald Trump’s recent campaign rally in New Mexico, the president made headlines when he told the audience, “We really think we’re going to turn this state and make it a Republican state.” As per usual, Trump’s remarks were met with jeering from the liberal media, who noted that a Republican presidential candidate hasn’t won in New Mexico since 2004. And also as per usual, the media is completely missing the bigger picture — Trump knows that Republicans face a significant disadvantage during typical elections in New Mexico, but 2020 is no typical election for the states’ residents. Most of

Why Andrew Yang’s “Freedom Dividend” Would Be a Disaster

I’m going to do what the media won’t — talk about Andrew Yang. Despite being “the hottest candidate this side of Elizabeth Warren” right now, Yang was allotted less than 8 minutes of speaking time during last night’s 3-hour Democratic debate, the least of any candidate in the field. This marginalization of Yang follows a week where NBC and CNN omitted him from graphics of the top tier Democratic candidates, which led to “YangMediaBlackout” trending on Twitter. My take on all of this is that the establishment’s attempt to exclude Yang is both deliberate and unfortunate — because it is

Trump’s 2020 Chances Could Hinge on China Trade Deal

Recently, the stock market has been on a wild ride after trade war escalations including the U.S. labeling China a currency manipulator, the announcement of $550 billion in new tariffs, and a confusing tweet ordering U.S. manufacturers to make contingency plans to relocate from China. As Steve Forbes noted on Fox Business, the stock market is sending a clear warning signal that the trade war must be resolved, and the longer President Trump waits, the greater political risk he is taking. To see such major trade war escalations as the 2020 election cycle heats up is perplexing, especially since the President

Biden’s Debate Comments on the Hyde Amendment Made No Sense

During this week’s Democratic presidential debates, the moderators paid relatively little attention to sanctity of life issues. Instead, they focused on policies like health care, immigration, and foreign policy — issues where there exists some disagreement among the Democrats running for president. That said, on Wednesday night, there was an interesting exchange on the Hyde Amendment between Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Vice President Joe Biden. This exchange revealed that Biden is either unaware of how the Hyde Amendment works or was being deliberately deceptive. Unsurprisingly, Harris sharply criticized Biden for his past support of the Hyde Amendment. She argued that for