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Inside the maddening crowd

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- During an exclusive interview before he appeared on stage, President Donald Trump was clear about who was to blame for his campaign's decision to host an indoor rally in Henderson Sunday night: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak.

The campaign had planned to hold a rally in Las Vegas near McCarran International Airport; when that fell ...Read more

Stop me before I Tweet

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- When young adults starting a career in journalism or public service ask me if they should set up a Twitter account and join the fray, they all get the same answer.

Don't do it. Create an account so you can monitor what's going on in the Twitterverse, but don't dive in.

The time you put into Twitter is time you never will get back...Read more

Does anyone believe there will be less violence under Biden?

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- In what The New York Times described as a "forceful rebuttal," Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden delivered a speech Monday in which he said, "Ask yourself: Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?"

The former vice president also offered, "Does anyone believe there will be less violence in ...Read more

Trump saps the pride of all who work for him

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- The biggest loser of the Republican National Convention is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, whose videotaped address to the GOP confab from Jerusalem with the Old City in the background sparked outrage that the nation's elder statesman had violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits government workers from doing political work on the ...Read more

Blaming Trump, but giving Democrats a pass on COVID

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- At the Democratic National Convention, Kristin Urquiza essentially accused President Donald Trump of killing her father, Mark, who died of the coronavirus after he went to a karaoke bar with friends.

"My dad was a healthy 65-year-old. His only preexisting condition was trusting Donald Trump -- and for that he paid with his life," ...Read more

Kamala Harris: Progressive Opportunist

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- When former Vice President Joe Biden announced that Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., would be his running mate, a New York Times tweet labeled Harris "a pragmatic moderate."

As someone who covered her as a San Francisco prosecutor and California attorney general, I'd say a more apt description is "progressive opportunist."

Two ...Read more

Anti-Trumpers spout radical ideas for 2020 election

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Thanksgiving is going to be ugly this year. There's a real chance the public won't know who won the White House weeks after Election Day, and rather than feeling grateful, leaders in both parties are peddling grievances nonstop. Before the voting has begun, Americans have been told not to trust the outcome.

And the worst offenders...Read more

Anti-Trump Republicans show dysfunctional love for the GOP

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- The Lincoln Project is a group of self-described alienated Republicans who want to make sure President Donald Trump loses in November.

Toward that end, the group has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president.

Led by notables such as George Conway, who obsessively berates the boss of his wife, Kellyanne, on Twitter, ...Read more

Trump's federal response has been uneven

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- What happens when the left gets political power? In cities like Portland, Oregon, despite the coronavirus, anarchists stage mass protests that turn violent.

Amazingly, CNN and other national news outlets think that this lawless behavior is not only acceptable but laudable. They produce fawning coverage of the so-called mostly ...Read more

Goya boycott doesn't bode well for civil society

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- There must be no real outrages left in America if so-called progressives have nothing better to do than turn their collective rage on Goya, because the ubiquitous food company's president went to the White House where he announced he was giving 1 million cans of chickpeas and another million pounds of food to American food banks.

...Read more

Closing schoolhouse door hurts kids

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had not recommended the general closure of public schools in the spring when panicked governors and local officials shuttered schools across the land.

These high-minded officials -- read Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak -- weren't listening to "the science," as they claimed. At the time, CDC...Read more

Mainstream media continues to toss Biden softballs

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- How is a Joe Biden press conference different from a Donald Trump press conference? Actually, the opposing candidates' pressers have much in common, judging by Biden's session with political reporters Tuesday, his first press conference in 89 days.

Most of the questions were about Trump.

Many of the questions were about Russia ...Read more

Trump voters not dying to see Trump

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Last weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Donald Trump voters told the world that they are not short on common sense, even if their favorite candidate is.

The Trump campaign had boasted that despite the coronavirus, which has kept many Americans at home, demand to see President Donald Trump was so high, it had given away a million tickets....Read more

 

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