Will 2020 Be the Election When Sanity Finally Beats the NRA?

Its a new year, and The New York Times reported that there were 45 gun homicides in the United States on New Years Day, and there were 100 deaths nationwide in the first two days of this year, /PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll taken in September 2019, more people favor gun control than gun rights. A part of that shift in public opinion comes as the NRA craters. Gun-safety advocates cant take credit for that, but they will benefit. Donald Trumps largest outside contributors in 2016 at $30 million, the NRAwont be spending like that in 2020. The groups in chaos as various internal factions blamed each other for a near- bankruptcy brought on by, among others, self-indulgent CEO Wayne LaPierre, who …

Yes, Bernie Sanders Could Be the Nomineeand It Would Be an Epic Nightmare for Democrats

It suddenly seems that Bernie Sandersthe democratic socialist candidate competing in the Democratic primariesmight actually have a chance of winning a significant number of primaries, thus becoming the Democratic Partys nominee for president in 2020. As Holly Otterbein and David Siders write in $34.5 million in the last quarter of 2019. It's the biggest number from any Democratic campaign in any quarter so far. Clearly, enthusiasm for him remains strong. Should Sanders actually pull off the feat of capturing the nomination, Donald Trump would have been given a gift that almost assures his re-election. Trump already refers to the Democrats as the far-left Democrats and has branded all of the potential candidates as socialists. We will not live in a …

Warren and Klobuchar Team Up to Squash Pete on Debate Stage

Since Mayor Pete Buttigieg first began his unlikely transformation from an ambitious curiosity to an unexpected frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, his fellow candidates have been winning over black voters, and for his employing the phrase wine cave in the same manner that most people might say Times Square porno theatre. Think about who comes to that. Unlike Buttigieg, Warren continued, We made the decision many years ago that rich people in smoke-filled rooms would not pick the next president of the United States. Warrens attack, executed halfway through the event, was the first direct and substantive criticism between any of the candidates in a debate that had, until then, rhetorical sinkhole of Medicare for All that has defined …

Why Democrats Havent Laid a Glove on BernieYet

By this point in the Democratic nominating contest, theres a basic blueprint for how to publicly dress down an opponent on stage: identify the target, mount the prosecution against a perceived deficiency, and deliver the kill shot. Think Pete Buttigieg on Elizabeth Warren; and place position in the polls. When Harris, who top slot in New Hampshire and polling in a second only to billionaire Tom Steyer, who is self-funding. In California, the state that holds a treasure trove of delegates on Super Tuesday and site of the debate Thursday night, hes did, acknowledged in October, with the caveat that she thinks his plan is all wrong. At least Bernie's being honest here and saying how he's going to pay …