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Stasis politics, not voters, is driving elections

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When Donald Trump, after several election cycles of toying with the idea, announced he was actually running for president, the conventional political pundit class snickered openly. A bombastic businessman whose controversial and often outlandish opinions, conventional wisdom dictated that he had absolutely no chance of gaining support. When that bit of prognostication turned out to be totally fallacious, the pundit ...

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Trump pulls in ‘thousands and thousands’ at Massachusetts stop

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We had recently said that even with the massive crowds Trump was pulling in, the media had been largely quiet. Now, it looks like one mainstream media outlet has decided to check things out. Jenna Johnson, a reporter for the Washington Post, attended an event in Lowell, Massachusetts and tweeted a photo at what’s becoming a typical Trump campaign stop. ...

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Trumps first campaign ad released [video]

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Trump’s hotly anticipated first ad launches today as part of a series that will air in January. Trump has vowed to spend at least $2 million a week on the ads.

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Trump fills another arena, media silent on rally numbers

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Donald Trump hasn’t had any trouble filling arenas and halls across the nation, but while it was the story of the day early on, the media is eerily silent on candidates rally attendance numbers as of late. Of course, social media has no problem making up for mass media’s miss: 15k show up to support @realDonaldTrump in Biloxi, MS. Media ...

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What is the Place of Loyalty in Modern Politics?

What role should loyalty play in democratic politics? On the one hand, party systems are necessary to republicanism. They provide structure, put a face on distant and often shrouded political mechanization for voters, unite like-minded individuals around ideas and help them ensure they support policies that work best for them. But take this idea too far and politics becomes about ...

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George Will Misses His Mark With An Arrow Aimed At Donald Trump

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I’m generally a fan of columnist George Will, but in his December 23rd Washington Post opinion piece and attack on Donald Trump he misses his mark by a wide margin, which is unusual for this skilled writer. His first point was Trump’s “unpleasantness” which has not been displayed at all in my opinion. I believe Trump’s humor and his willingness ...

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Venial politics at the latest GOP debate

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Last night’s main stage GOP debate did not need to go beyond the first five minutes. The opening statements of each candidate served as an abstract for the talking points that would be elaborated over the next few hours’ discourse. Each candidate was a variation on a theme, both at an individual epistemological level and at a GOP level. Essentially, ...

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The Media’s Delinquency & Manipulation of the Primaries

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We are still a little under two months away from the first Presidential Primary. If you are listening to the mainstream media, the GOP nomination is all but sewn-up and the establishment Republican apparatus has agita. What’s got the inside-the-beltway crowd so nervous and frustrated? Well, Donald Trump is up 13.1 points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls that survey ...

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The Donald’s Comments Don’t Worry Me At All

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Much ado has been made of Donald Trump’s recent comments about keeping Muslim extremists out of our country until we can find a way to stop the killings of Americans committed by these people. The single most galling reaction to Trump’s statement was Josh Earnest stating that Trump should be disqualified from seeking the presidency because his comment was unconstitutional ...

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Trump [almost] names Cruz as [possible] VP pick

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Reading the news this morning, it’s apparent that many politicos have decided that Trump liking Cruz is the same as Donald having named the Senator as his running mate. According to The Hill: Donald Trump on Tuesday named Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) when asked about his possible running mate in 2016. The article cites a story on Lifezette that discusses an ...

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