Constitutional law and history professors Sanford Levinson and Jack M. Balkin exchanged a series of worried letters during the year of Donald Trump’s rise to power and the first year of his presidency to discuss how the U.S. system was faring.
Things can and will change. But based on current polling, President Donald Trump is in a lot of trouble in a lot of states he needs to carry.
Said the president: “Mental illness and hatred pull the trigger, not the gun.”
The New York Times’ Nate Cohn argues that comparing issue positions “is not the way that many voters make up their minds.”
According to dictionary.com, it refers to: “Acts of violence by random extremists, triggered by political demagoguery.”
The pattern: If the president’s approval rating is “above water,” meaning more approvers than disapprovers, he wins a second term. If the president has a negative approval rating, he loses.
Is Medicare socialism? 44 percent of Democrats said yes, but only 29 percent of Republicans agreed. Would free health care for all be socialism? Republicans said yes, by 77 percent; but only 55 percent of Democrats agreed.
At the moment, roughly (and exactly) zero Republican senators have publicly expressed any interest in voting to convict and remove President Trump from office.
If anything, Trump’s numbers are moving the other way, but the numbers are so small they don’t come anywhere near statistical significance.
Press release after press release from the Emmer-led NRCC refers to the other party as the “Socialist Democrats.” Socialist, socialist, socialist. It’s blatant and shameless.
Just eight years before the Republican Party nominated Trump, they nominated a man who made a point of telling the world that his opponent with the funny name was not scary; just someone with whom he had important differences.
What are you becoming? You claim to be patriotic Americans who believe in the American dream. We don’t lock up those with whom we disagree, and we don’t deport them.
Today I’m passing along a “The Point” column by CNN political analyst Chris Cillizza and Jamie Ehrlich.
In an appearance before the National Press Club, Sen. Amy Klobuchar came across as smart, likable, substantive, knowledgeable and full of good ideas in the liberal-but-not-too-far-left lane that she inhabits in the crowded Democratic presidential field. It’s an hour long. [cms_ad:x100]
Seriously. This really happened. In my own little email inbox.
Sen. Graham decided to one-up the denouncer-in-chief by calling the four women what is probably, in Grahamland, the worst (and hilariously erroneous) thing you can call them.
I don’t claim to know the future, but I think my evidence from 2018 bodes well for the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020 in Minnesota.
Trump’s 180-degree turn on former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan came when excerpts from a new book indicated that Ryan had said what he really believes about Trump, which is that Trump is an ignoramus.
Like the Vietnam War, the war in Iraq was a colossal, hubristic, imperialist blunder.
Almost half of our last 14 presidential elections have been won by someone who didn’t get a majority of the popular vote, including two cases where it wasn’t even a plurality.