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[24 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

Barack Obama and Donald Trump were unelectable until they got elected. In past decades, Catholics and divorced men were considered unelectable until they were. Now, some folks question the electability of women and LGBTQ candidates.
 
“Electable” and “electability” are the most savored words in this 23-candidate circus of a Democratic primary election. As noted almost everywhere, Democrats value a candidate who can defeat Trump above all else–whoever is the most “electable.”

 
The problem is, how do we determine electability?
 
The two main schools of thought are (1) someone of moderate progressivism who can …

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[24 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

Next on Emanuel’s list of grievances against the powers that be is the Great Recession. He writes that “the nation’s banking elite had lent billions to home buyers without a realistic hope of making good on their debts. Their irresponsible lending not only precipitated a global financial meltdown, but also necessitated a bailout from the nation’s financially stressed middle-class taxpayers.”

As before, Emanuel’s analysis is correct – although once again he’s left out an important piece of the story. The Great Recession was not solely caused by Wall Street bankers behaving …

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[23 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacks conservative people of faith on the House floor, suggests that their concern for unborn babies is not genuine and they are hypocrites pic.twitter.com/XGiWwB51GV— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 23, 2019

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[23 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Back in 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled against some food truck owners who objected to being prohibited from doing business in Chicago’s Medical Center District. So, this should probably be no surprise…

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Chicago’s food truck regulations are constitutional and that the city can protect restaurants from […]

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[23 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

This elderly gentleman served in the British armed forces for 22 years. Today he was manning a Brexit Party polling station when he was attacked & had milkshake thrown all over him. All because he wants the result of a democratic referendum to be h…

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[23 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

A last-ditch lawsuit by four states to kill Trump’s SALT cap is getting undermined by strong economic data https://t.co/NVIQhFbiTY

— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) May 23, 2019

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[23 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Subscribers knew about this particular caucus in advance…
The sponsor of a bill that would replace Illinois’ current abortion law with language that is less restrictive said Wednesday she feels the bill will be moving forward, even after it was previously stalled in subcommittee.
The Reproductive Health Act, sponsored by Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, would, among […]

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[23 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

Bernie Sanders’ Stance Against School Choice Only Hurts Minority Kids. https://t.co/yyZKMsjBmz

— The Federalist (@FDRLST) May 23, 2019

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[16 May 2019 | One Comment | ]

All the current polls agree than the overwhelming majority of Democratic primary voters prefer a candidate who can defeat Donald Trump–even if they have disagreements with that candidate–to one with whom they fully agree but might be weaker in the general election. That may not be surprising, but it’s especially interesting in a diverse 20-plus field where one might expect identity politics to play a big role.

Look at the field. It’s a playground for identitarians: a half-dozen women, one of them black, one Samoan; a …