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: Who Are the Favorites to Take on Trump?

The 2020 Democrat presidential primaries are taking shape as the first real round of polls comes out. In five national polls released since the midterm elections on November 6th, former Vice President Joe Biden is the clear front runner, leading in four polls and trailing Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by just two points in the fifth. Most of the other candidates are polling in the single digits. The first poll taken in Iowa, the state where the first vote will be held in February 2020, was also just released, and it showed Biden holding a clear lead there as well. So who are

The 2020 Presidential Race Starts Now

With the 2018 midterm elections one month behind us, the 2020 presidential race is all but officially underway. Republicans fielded 17 major candidates in the 2016 election, the most in recent memory, but the Democrats may blow that number out of the water, with up to 30 major candidates who may jump in. Democrats have been in a state of fury and panic ever since election day 2016, and their furor has intensified under the Trump presidency. They are energized, and after re-taking the House, it’s no wonder there are dozens of Democrats itching to take on President Trump in

Can Republicans Pull Off a Millennial Comeback?

Before the start of this month, the prevailing narrative in the media (even among many conservative commentators) was that the millennial generation was an army of socialists-in-training. Pundits pointed to the rise of Bernie Sanders as evidence that millennials detested capitalism and would bring our economy to ruin if ever empowered. I attacked this “Communist Millennials” hypothesis here and here, arguing instead that millennials are actually radically pro-free market. And now, new polling data shows just how overblown these McCarthy-esque fears were. The Republican Party has significantly closed its “millennial gap” with Democrats — and they are currently locked in a

Bernie Sanders’ “Jobs-For-All” Plan Would Mean Prosperity-For-None

Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled his plan (or half of one — more on that later) to create a new federal program guaranteeing “Jobs-For-All.” Sen. Sanders’ proposal would guarantee that every American worker could receive a government job that pays at least $15 an hour and includes health care benefits. It would seem easy to brush aside Sen. Sanders’ plan, knowing that his socialist utopian fantasy has no chance of being enacted this Congress. But would it be wise to do so? Let’s not forget that Sanders made a very strong run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination,

Why CNN’s “Debate Nights” Have Become Must-Watch Television (VIDEO)

This year, CNN has hosted a series of televised debates between prominent members of Congress from both parties on specific topics. Called “CNN Debate Night,” these prime-time debates have been an incredibly good thing for America. Typical debates and panels on cable news pit a commentator versus a host, or 2-4 commentators against each other, with the host typically taking sides and conservatives underrepresented. They are designed to provoke and to boost ratings through fiery exchanges. But they generally don’t educate anyone. CNN’s debates, however, allow two sides to go back and forth, Lincoln-Douglas style, with minimal interference from the

Trump’s Obamacare Order Was an Attack on Big Insurance, Not the Poor

When Bernie Sanders was on the presidential campaign trail, he famously lambasted the Democratic Party for “often” supporting corporate welfare. Bernie Sanders surely knows this to be true — as this last week has revealed the extreme lengths that Democrats, including himself, will go to defend the most egregious corporate handouts in America. After the health insurance lobby rammed through the passage of Obamacare (and forced millions of Americans to buy their product or face punishment), these same companies began to suffer heavy losses in Obamacare insurance markets. No surprise there, as Obamacare virtually outlawed their ability to price ‘risk,’

Bernie Sanders’ Ugly Bigotry

U.S. Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced on Wednesday that he would oppose President Trump’s nominee for deputy budget director, Russell Vought, because of his religious beliefs. In 2016, Vought wrote a blog post for The Resurgent in which he defended the decision by his alma mater, Wheaton College, to terminate Larycia Hawkins after her comments that Muslims and Christians “worship the same God.” In the post, Vought affirmed ancient Christian doctrine: Christ is one with God the Father and God the Spirit, and the Triune God alone is divine. Because Muslims reject Christ’s divinity, Vought argued,

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