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Sanders' attraction and ascent are familiar internationally

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

The Democratic Party could soon be taken over by a leftist who has never formally been a member.

If it's any consolation to Democrats, it's a version of the same wrenching dislocation that has beset the center-left throughout the Western world.

One reason Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic nomination is entirely imaginable is that it wouldn...Read more

The Democratic establishment is awful at picking candidates

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

After 2016, the Democratic establishment would have been justified in getting out of the business of presidential politics.

It swung so strongly behind Hillary Clinton that it discouraged any serious contenders from getting in the race. Her competition was a motley collection of people who didn't get the message or didn't care -- including a no...Read more

Bloomberg's campaign is offensive

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

The rich are different from you and me -- they can buy themselves instant presidential campaigns.

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has elbowed himself into the Democratic nomination race solely on the basis of his fortune.

His campaign is high-handed as only a billionaire many times over could even contemplate. He entered late, is skipping...Read more

The end of 2016, the longest election year in American history

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

And so 2016 finally draws to a close.

It's been the longest election year in American history. It ran from Feb. 1, 2016, the date of the Iowa caucuses, to the Senate vote to acquit President Donald Trump in early February 2020.

It's true that Nov. 6, 2016, was a signal event in this long election year, but it didn't really conclude anything, ...Read more

The Bernie path works only for Bernie

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

The Democratic race is shaping up as most of the candidates expected at the outset, with the campaign appealing to the most fervent progressive wing of the party showing formidable strength.

It's just that Bernie Sanders is the one running that campaign.

At the beginning of the race, everyone wanted to hug Bernie in the hopes of replacing him....Read more

There is no Ukraine whodunit

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

It shouldn't be news that John Bolton can attest to a White House scheme to pressure Ukraine on investigations.

The existence of this campaign, now at the center of the impeachment fight, has been obvious for months. There is no mystery here, no whodunit, no dining-car reckoning from "Murder on the Orient Express" or bank-vault confrontation ...Read more

Removal would be insane

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

It's easy to forget what the Senate impeachment trial is supposed to be about.

It's not a fight over whether the Senate will call a couple of witnesses that the House couldn't, or didn't bother to, obtain on its own.

The underlying question is whether the United States Senate will impose the most severe sanction it has ever inflicted on any ...Read more

 

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