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New York Times Endorses Hard Left, Lashes Out at Biden, Bloomberg

The New York Times‘ endorsement for the Democratic Primary is historic. It shuns the political class as we’ve known it, and tacks to the hard left on a number of policy issues. This is the most important newspaper on the establishment-left giving two cheers for socialism. Conservatives don’t typically care about newspaper endorsements. Mostly because we rarely ever get them. But for the left the endorsement of the New York Times is the holy grail of campaign hat-tips. In endorsing two candidates, the Gray Lady has admitted there is not one clear stand out in the Democratic field. In endorsing two

2020 Race Reset: Which Democrat Underdogs Are Still In It?

In the 2020 Race Reset series, we’re taking a fresh look at the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination as we approach the start of the primaries. We’re also examining what we got right and what we got wrong in our Preview series, published in January 2019. In part two, we’re looking at the candidates we identified as middle-tier underdogs. Where are they now? Michael Bloomberg  Bloomberg said in March 2019 that he would not run for president. But speculation picked up in the fall that Bloomberg would enter after all amid front runner Joe Biden’s various struggles. In November 2019,

“Moderate” Democrats Think Your Tax Dollars Should Fund Their Campaigns

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) are viewed as two of the most moderate candidates in the Democratic 2020 presidential field. After the most recent Democratic debate, this may need to be rethought — as well as if any moderate presidential candidate exists in the Democrats’ bullpen.   During the sixth Democratic primary debate, Biden and Klobuchar offered vociferous endorsements of one of the most radical ideas embrace by the modern Democratic Party — the belief that your tax dollars should fund candidates even if you don’t agree with their beliefs as a matter of conscience. At

2020 Dems Face Early Challenges as Primary Race Heats Up

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary has been heating up in the last couple weeks, with multiple new candidates jumping in the race and several more poised to announce their decisions this month. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris are jockeying for position at the front of the pack. Sanders’ campaign reportedly raised $6 million in the first day after announcing his second presidential run, showing the 77-year-old avowed socialist still has a passionate base of support. Warren has continued to be dogged over controversies about her claimed American Indian heritage and can’t get through an interview or

2020 Preview: Could One of These Democrat Underdogs Pull an Upset?

Last week, we began our preview of the 2020 presidential primaries by looking at the front runners for the Democratic nomination. In this next part of our series, we’re looking at the middle tier of candidates who are reaching more than 1 percent in early polls. These are the candidates who would have a decent shot at the nomination but will need to separate themselves from the pack to compete with the big names like Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris. Michael Bloomberg One of the top ten wealthiest people in the world with a