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Evan McMullen--the first independent presidential candidate to win a state since 1968?

Conservative Republican Evan McMullen and his running mate, Mindy Finn, the founder of Empowered Women, have been steadily drawing more support from independents and others who can’t bring themselves to vote for either of the despicable major party candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. They might even win the state of Utah, the first independent... Read more »

The GOP's last presidential hope: Trump resigns, Pence replaces him on ticket

UPDATES: Trump says he’ll never abandon his quest for the presidency. GOP leadership jumping ship. Of the two presidential major party presidential candidates–Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton–who has the least chance of winning, I’d guess (wildly and don’t hold me to it) that Trump will be retiring after the election to his old... Read more »

Trump true believers: 'We don't need no stinking independents'

The one thing the Republican convention clarified is that dissent is alive and well in the GOP and in America. And that’s a good and great thing. It’s  what the American system of governance was designed to accommodate. Without dissent we’ve got, well, Donald Trump’s true believers. People who have no tolerance for disagreement, who... Read more »
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Trump zealots, you'll be sorry

You could have surprised me when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, lord of the outliers, let it be known that he is considering Newt Gingrich, lord of the insiders, as a possible pick for vice president. Gingrich, the former House Speaker, is as inside as you can get, with a long political and lobbying history–which... Read more »

Is Tammy Duckworth a sure bet to beat Mark Kirk for Illinois' Senate seat?

This article originally appeared in June 27, 2016 issue of The Weekly Standard: Down-Ballot Blues Can Mark Kirk escape the Trump taint? Distant newsrooms have sent word to Chicago that Republican moderate Mark Kirk is dead meat in his bid to win a second term as Illinois’s junior senator. He reliably tops newspaper lists of... Read more »

What would Abe Lincoln think of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

I thought about writing about 10 reasons Abe Lincoln would roll over in his grave if he was here today to witness Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. But I haven’t. Because it takes the kind of simple-minded arrogance for  Andrew Feinberg in a Chicago Tribune op-ed  (“10 reasons Abe Lincoln would roll over... Read more »
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When will the Democratic sheeple in the Illinois House get sick of it all and boot out Speaker Michael Madigan?

The quick answer is the Democratic sheeple in the Illinois House will never get fed up enough to remove Michael Madigan as the Speaker of the House. That’s because Madigan controls their campaign funding and they owe too much for all the favors he has done them. And that they don’t give a damn about... Read more »

Sheesh, even Bernie Sanders beats Donald Trump

Aside from Donald Trump’s crowing about how he can beat Hillary Clinton (despite the polls that show he wouldn’t), we now see in a new poll that even the far left, extremist, socialist Bernie Sanders could beat the midget-mind Trump. Polling Data Poll Date Sample MoE Sanders (D) Trump (R) Spread RCP Average 4/11 –... Read more »

"How Donald Trump locked up the jerk vote"

Donald Trump has a “clear path” to securing the Republican nomination for president, according to pundits. For those of us, dumbfounded for how this monstrous demagogue did it, here is an explanation from Paul Waldman in his column, “How Donald Trump locked up the jerk vote.” Explaining why the iconic basketball coach and first-class idiot endorsed... Read more »
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The Obama-Trump common denominator: Magical thinking

Heather Wilhelm’s op-ed column this morning in the Chicago Tribune made a forceful and on-target point about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s magical thinking. On Wednesday, Trump delivered a landmark “serious candidate” foreign policy speech from Washington, D.C. In the hours before the speech, the media collectively freaked out in anticipation, even though Trump’s own... Read more »
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