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On a recent drive through my deep blue California neighborhood I saw something strange: More American flags flying outside of homes than I had seen in years, and there seems to be more of them every day. I thought I might have just been imagining it, but this morning I heard podcaster Dave Rubin say […]

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 This was a bad week for election law developments in the election “ground zero” Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. But we can’t say we didn’t see it coming. First, the State Supreme Court, popularly elected in partisan elections and sporting a 5-2 Democratic majority, unilaterally rewrote state election law and dictated that mail-in ballots may be received […]

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 U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, Republican of Nebraska, running for reelection and a Ph.D. historian, has proposed something I’ve been supporting for awhile now – repealing the 17th Amendment to the Constitution. That amendment, which provided for the direct election of US Senators, was one of several “progressive era” Constitutional amendments, adopted in short order, a […]

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The usual suspects are outraged over the President’s off-the-cuff suggestion in North Carolina this week that “vote by mail” voters also show up at their polling place on Election Day to make sure their vote is actually counted. Of course, the usual suspects are yelling (literally) that Trump is encouraging people to “vote twice,” which […]

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Random share of the day: While working away this afternoon, I received a message from my dear MIL saying, “Oh my, have you seen this yet?! Go to antifa.com and see what happens!” Read More View Post

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New to Ricochet here. Well, I joined when it launched, stuck around for about a year and let my membership lapse. I have a question for anyone who might know.  Read More View Post

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One of the most amazing aspects of the “Vote By Mail” debate, other than its polarization, is the sudden, dramatic, if not bizarre love for the US Postal Service. At least by many on The Left Read More View Post

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Debates are one of the great traditions of American elections. Having been involved in some 35 congressional elections in 25 states over my 43-year career, I’ve been involved in dozens of them. I negotiated debate formats with opposing campaigns and media organizations. I prepped and peppered candidates with issues and questions. And I even played […]

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News flash: the Democratic nomination for president has been won by a nearly 80-year-old man who’s spent the last two months puttering around his basement. With the US economy in flames, a divisive and broadly-unpopular incumbent president, and a viral pandemic ravaging the country’s most densely-populated areas, Democrats have somehow managed to turn what should’ve been a sure thing into a loser on the betting markets.

Whether he’s telling voters they’re full of [redacted], referring to God as “the thing,” or describing the impact of evaporating water on his blond leg hair during his halcyon days as a lifeguard, Biden’s increasingly erratic public pronouncements give American voters reason to stick with the relatively staid tweets of President Trump.

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Two years ago, in the height of the “me too” movement, then Judge Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct by Christine Blasey Ford. Ford accused Kavanaugh of attempted rape at a high school gathering when she was 15 and he was 17. Ford stated that this alleged event had haunted her periodically throughout her […]

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Now that the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic is full-fledged, many politicians and government officials across the US are pushing for a dangerous policy— voting by mail. This policy would allow citizens across the country to mail-in ballots instead of going to a secure polling location. This policy should raise a plethora of red flags when it comes to the legitimacy of US elections.

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I started a conversation and got some good push back due to I’m not a strong communicator. Let me please share what I have learned from that experience and hopefully clarify how your speech is abridged by Congress. I proposed that my US Representative, when part of the minority party in Congress, cannot speak for […]

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Three of our last four Presidents were born in the summer of 1946. They were born to parents on the leading edge of the switch in national priorities from producing war materiel to producing babies. In fact, the Trumps were ahead of the other two couples, giving birth to their future president in June of […]

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The great temptation for all political practitioners is to find past elections as guides. All of us who have managed or consulted political campaigns rely deeply on historical patterns and trends. While this year’s presidential election, as with 2016, defy both history and predictions, we persevere. I cannot immediately think of a truly comparable election […]

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This could be counterproductive for a political site, but given the last few months – and the last week in particular – I feel like I do after the Super Bowl or World Series: glad for the break. Yes, there’s plenty to discuss. Yes, the Super Bowl provides a few days of commentary about the […]

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Oh who am I kidding? I love doing this!

It’s good to know that all the money they could have spent making sure their app for tallying caucus votes was actually useful and functional was spent on outfitting themselves with a palatial, expansive, state-of-the-art state party headquarters.