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George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He Is Losing. - New York Times

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:33

New York Times

George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He Is Losing.
New York Times
With the rise of Donald Trump in the United States, where Soros is a major donor to Democratic candidates and progressive groups, and the growing strength of right-wing populist parties in Western Europe, Soros's vision of liberal democracy is under ...

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Ten Commandments of the Supreme Court - National Review

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:33

National Review

Ten Commandments of the Supreme Court
National Review
The majority of post-war Republican Supreme Court nominees, who were initially perceived as conservative, turned liberal on the bench (Harry Blackmun, William Brennan, David Souter, John Paul Stevens, Earl Warren), or went from right-wing to center ...

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The Republican Party Is Now the Blame America Party - Daily Beast

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 04:59

Daily Beast

The Republican Party Is Now the Blame America Party
Daily Beast
(Note: By calling them “San Francisco Democrats,” Kirkpatrick was both jabbing at the progressives who had taken over her Democratic Party and noting that the 1984 Democratic National Convention had been held there.) “The American people know that it's ...
Man with sign dragged out before Trump-Putin press conferenceABC6OnYourSide.com

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2020's Shadow Democratic Primary Comes to OZY Fest - OZY

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:06

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2020's Shadow Democratic Primary Comes to OZY Fest
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Whether those are winning positions is debatable. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have signaled they will bring a Democrat-led bill to abolish ICE to a vote, which could force liberals to be on the record supporting a position that ...

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Ryan scraps 'abolish ICE' vote - Politico

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 20:09

Politico

Ryan scraps 'abolish ICE' vote
Politico
But Ryan was concerned about a third option: that Democrats wouldn't vote at all, or uniformly oppose it, making Republicans look silly. Last Friday, he told McCarthy he didn't want to put the measure, sponsored by Progressive Caucus co-Chairman Mark ...
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Charlotte almost voted to stop the 2020 Republican convention from coming to town - Vox

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 17:55

Vox

Charlotte almost voted to stop the 2020 Republican convention from coming to town
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Charlotte, which hosted the Democratic National Convention for President Barack Obama in 2012 and has long been known as one of the nation's largest financial centers, has increasingly become a bastion of liberalism in the South. ... The RNC's bid ...

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Commentary: Welcome to McCarthyism 2.0 - CBS News

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:43

Los Angeles Times

Commentary: Welcome to McCarthyism 2.0
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Techworld liberal Peter Leyden and Ruy Teixieira of the leftwing think tank Center for American Progress have begun calling for "Democratic One-Party Rule" in the U.S. as a solution to America's political challenges and a way to enact the progressive ...
As Democratic Party activists reject Sen. Feinstein, which side of the debate is more in touch with voters?Los Angeles Times

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Commentary: Welcome to McCarthyism 2.0 - CBS News

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:43

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Commentary: Welcome to McCarthyism 2.0
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One problem: Democrats are currently at a low point in electoral politics. Republicans control the White House, the Congress and — after Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed by the senate's GOP majority — conservative justices will outnumber liberals on the ...

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Yes, Normal Republican Elites Are a Threat to Democracy - New York Magazine

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 21:04

New York Magazine

Yes, Normal Republican Elites Are a Threat to Democracy
New York Magazine
[T]he liberal response to the Kavanaugh announcement … would seem to imply that the mainstream Democratic position has arrived at the point where it considers not just President Trump's most egregious statements, behavior, and policies to be a truly ...

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As Democratic Party activists reject Sen. Feinstein, which side of the debate is more in touch with voters? - Los Angeles Times

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:02

Los Angeles Times

As Democratic Party activists reject Sen. Feinstein, which side of the debate is more in touch with voters?
Los Angeles Times
Saturday, they sent their message clearly by endorsing Kevin de León, a liberal firebrand and former state Senate leader from Los Angeles, who has courted progressives in his long-shot bid to defeat Feinstein, a fellow Democrat running for reelection ...

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Democrats have an ideology — government as a force for good. To win, they must embrace it - Salon

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 12:11

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Democrats have an ideology — government as a force for good. To win, they must embrace it
Salon
As Matt Grossmann and David Hopkins vividly underscore in their book “Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats” (Salon review here), America's two parties are not mirror images, and Democrats don't present as ...

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Missouri groups clash over proposed redistricting plan - Thehour.com

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 11:48

Missouri groups clash over proposed redistricting plan
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposed ballot initiative aims to replace Missouri's system for drawing state legislative districts with a model designed to have the number of seats won by each party more closely reflect its statewide vote. If election ...

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Missouri groups clash over proposed redistricting plan - Belleville News-Democrat

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 11:45

Missouri groups clash over proposed redistricting plan
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A proposed ballot initiative aims to replace Missouri's system for drawing state legislative districts with a model designed to have the number of seats won by each party more closely reflect its statewide vote. If election officials validate enough ...

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Time to restore constitutional balance - Boston Herald

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 08:10

New York Times

Time to restore constitutional balance
Boston Herald
... traditionally it has been conservative Republicans and Libertarians calling for smaller government as a matter of constitutional principle, while liberal and progressive Democrats argue that more government is the appropriate solution to every problem.
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Conservative and Liberal Groups Gird for Battle Over KavanaughNew York Times
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Doug Jones walks tightrope on Supreme Court nominee - The Hill

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 08:02

The Hill

Doug Jones walks tightrope on Supreme Court nominee
The Hill
The fight puts him between his conservative state, where Republicans are already angling to unseat him in 2020, and progressives who have rallied around him since his victory last year. Jones—like other red-state Democrats—is remaining tightlipped ...

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Supremely qualified - News Item

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 05:07

Supremely qualified
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For five decades, the leftist trifecta of Democrats, Hollywood and academia have enjoyed the fruits of rule-by-judiciary concerning the nation's most celebrated social issues. Realizing that this half-century campaign could be coming to a close, they ...

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Editorial: Cagle-Kemp slink toward election day - Savannah Morning News

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 20:13

Savannah Morning News

Editorial: Cagle-Kemp slink toward election day
Savannah Morning News
A progressive liberal in a traditionally moderate conservative state, her chance at victory would normally be narrower than a backcountry road. ... Only those voters who cast a Democratic ballot in May are prohibited from voting in the Republican runoff.

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Swing-vote senators signal potential support for Kavanaugh, despite well-funded left-wing pressure - Fox News

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 14:32

Crosscut

Swing-vote senators signal potential support for Kavanaugh, despite well-funded left-wing pressure
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Several swing-vote senators, including moderate Republicans and vulnerable Democrats in red states, have given GOP leaders cause for optimism that Brett Kavanaugh will soon be confirmed to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy on the ...
Thompson: The reality Democrats must faceBarrow Journal
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JFK would not recognize modern Democrat party - Hickory Daily Record

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:04

Hickory Daily Record

JFK would not recognize modern Democrat party
Hickory Daily Record
on national TV, or if conservative singer Kelly Clarkson had wanted to "blow up the White House" while Obama was in office (see Madonna,) or if conservative comedian Victoria Jackson called Sasha Obama a "feckless c--t?" (See Samantha ... I suspect ...

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House Democrats Refuse to Take Bait on 'Abolish ICE' Vote Arranged by GOP - New York Magazine

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 13:05

New York Magazine

House Democrats Refuse to Take Bait on 'Abolish ICE' Vote Arranged by GOP
New York Magazine
But if they can't get their own act together on immigration, House Republicans can cheerfully endorse a strategy of setting up “liberal” straw men and knocking them down. We saw that in 2017 when the House passed two bills aimed at the ... And now ...

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