Democrats Out of Step with Popular Opinion on Abortion
Controversy is brewing among Democrats about their party’s official stance on abortion and “reproductive rights.” Last week, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders — who has never officially been a Democrat at all — was criticized by liberal activists for having …
Maxine Waters as Resistance Leader? What a Joke
Are you freaking kidding me? Thirteen-term Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters, Beltway barnacle permanently affixed to USS Government, is now the fresh-faced “rock star” of the Democratic party.
“Auntie Maxine” is stoking the resistance, inspiring Millennials, combating hate, crusading against corruption, …
Hasn’t Bill Clinton been fellated thoroughly enough?
Nina Burleigh spoke for a certain variety of 1990s-style feminist when she famously said that “American women should be lining up” — on their knees — in order to express their gratitude …
How Tuition-Free College Education Hurts Young People
Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren recently proposed the College for All Act, which promises to make public universities free for most students. A similar bill just became law in New York, and support is building for tuition-free public universities …
Krauthammer’s Take: Devastated Democratic Party Has Lost an ‘Ideological Center’
Charles Krauthammer blamed former president Obama for the Democrats’ “identity crisis,” while he also said that they need a message or at least an ideological center:
The fact that the most popular politician, particularly among Democrats, is Bernie Sanders, who’…
All Eyes on Georgia Tonight!
From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt:
The Dems Went Down to Georgia, Looking for a House Seat to Steal
Here it comes! Tonight brings the second and probably most interesting special House election of 2017, in Georgia’s sixth …
Democrats Aren’t the Party of Science
As fate would have it, Hillary Clinton spoke at last month’s Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security, where she emphasized the importance of peace, of women, and of women in peace.
“When women participate …
Mistrust of Trump Threatens Political Corrosion of the Rule of Law
Donald Trump’s unorthodox campaign and unexpected victory have produced a culture of mistrust permeating our politics and threatening to undermine the rule of law. That’s not healthy, whatever you think of Trump or his political opponents.
The partisan …
There Is No Reason to Filibuster Gorsuch
This afternoon, Senate Democrats reached the 41 votes needed to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Unless several Democrats back down in the next couple of days and agree to vote for cloture, which seems unlikely, it …
Good-bye to the Senate Filibuster of Supreme Court Nominations
You have to hand it to Chuck Schumer — he was dealt a brutal hand, but the man is putting on, if not a master class, a graduate-level seminar in misdirection and obfuscation. In the blink of a November eye, the …
Will 2020 Be Another 1972 for Democrats?
Forty-nine years ago, Vice President Hubert Humphrey was the Democratic candidate for president.
The year 1968 was a tumultuous one that saw the assassinations of rival candidate Senator Robert F. Kennedy and civil-rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. Lyndon Johnson’s …
Democrats to Pro-Lifers: You Are Unwanted and May Be Discarded
Bernie Sanders and new DNC Chair Tom Perez have been taking their “unity tour” on the road lately, and only underscoring the fact that the mindset of progressive activists these days allows Democrats to unify their party only by driving …
Working the Demand Side of the Anti-Abortion Cause — Democrats, Read This
Every couple of years, it seems, a Republican politician explaining his opposition to abortion makes the news for having said something repugnant. It can be career-ending, as in Todd Akin’s case. But those are isolated incidents. Democrats talk that …
Bernie Sanders, King of Dysfunction Junction
Poor Tom Perez. The new chair of the Democratic National Committee just can’t catch a break. It’s quite heart-wrenching, really: On his new cross-country “unity tour” with socialist superstar Bernie Sanders, he’s even been pelted with boos.
Maxine Waters Is Millennials’ Next Great Hope, and That’s Hilarious
For conservatives in need of a laugh today, CNN has you covered, with this story: “Maxine Waters Is Having a Moment.” Yes, that Maxine Waters.
Waters, the longest-serving black woman in Congress, has attracted the kind of Internet buzz not …
The New York Times Gives Pro-life Democrats a Forum
The results of the 2016 presidential election have spurred some soul-searching among many in the Democratic party. Some analysts are even encouraging Democrats to rethink their position on abortion. On March 27, the New York Times ran “To Win Again, Democrats Must …
Tom Daschle: Democrats Bear Most of the Blame for the Filibuster Mayhem
Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice today, but it has come at a cost. The ability to filibuster a future such nomination died last week as the GOP Senate triggered the “nuclear option” and ended the …
Karma, Precedent, and the Nuclear Option
For euphemism, dissimulation, and outright hypocrisy, there is nothing quite as entertaining as the periodic Senate dust-ups over Supreme Court appointments and the filibuster. The arguments for and against the filibuster are so well known to both parties as to …
Ted Kennedy Killed the Judicial Filibuster
Every news outlet in America is reporting that the Democrats have secured enough votes to filibuster Judge Gorsuch. At the same time, it is equally universally understood that the GOP is almost certainly planning to invoke the so-called “nuclear option” …
Jim Geraghty suggests the Democrats’ filibuster of Judge Gorsuch is self-defeating. Republicans will probably have the votes to end Supreme Court filibusters if Democrats try to block Gorsuch from getting an up-or-down vote. Having made that rules change, they will …