Tag: 2020 Democrat Presidential Candidates.

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Since my brief flirtation with Kamala Harris last year, I’ve been getting a lot of messages from Dims asking for support. Yesterday it was a text from an apparatchik of Mike Bloomberg. Instead of ignoring it or making a snarky reply, I thought for a minute, then came up with what I thought would be […]

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Now I know he doesn’t really have a “husband,” no matter what anyone says or what government hatches. That’s why it’s in quotes. But I wasn’t aware. Perhaps you who follow politics more than I knew this. I certainly don’t follow the Dems enough to know details like this. He certainly seems to hide it. […]

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It occurs to me that one of the reasons the younger candidates haven’t attacked Biden’s weaknesses is summed up well in this epigram of Martial (Loeb Library, 1.10): Petit Gemellus núptiás Marónillaeet cupit et ínstat et precátur et dónat.Adeóne pulchra est? Immo foedius níl est.Quid ergo in illá petitur et placet? Tussit. Read More View […]

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Almost every major, and several minor, candidate for the Democratic nomination to run for President of the United States has called for dragging a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and along with him the entire country through the mess of an impeachment process based on completely unsubstantiated allegations made by a known political enemy. Such an […]

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In the actual list of questions from the New York Times to the Democrat candidates for president* was this one: Does anyone deserve a billion dollars? If no one “deserves” a billion dollars, it means we’ll have take and redistribute the money that people have in excess of that, of course. Let’s assume that there […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. 20 Questions From The New York Times

 
  1. In an ideal world, would anyone own handguns?

To quote Madison, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” Including the president. “If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” In an ‘ideal’ world, guns would be irrelevant, since no one would misuse them. Unfortunately, this is not an ‘ideal’ world and never will be. The philosophy that you can make the world ‘ideal’ has killed more people than guns ever will.

  1. Would your focus be improving the Affordable Care Act or replacing it with single payer?

Why is there no third, fourth or fifth option? Is healthcare so simple that there is only two ways of dealing with it?