Watching Republicans walk themselves off a proverbial cliff is stunning and stupefying, all at the same time. It is stunning because of the inability of Republicans in Congress to appreciate the long-term ramifications of their short-term victories. It’s stupefying because of the demographic shifts that are transforming the Republican Party into a purely regional party that could go the way of the Whigs. There is clearly no long-term plan from Republicans in Congress, other than to distract away from the scandals and dismiss the barrage of criticisms coming from inside their political house. … [Read more...] about Republicans have to let Donald Trump lose if they want victory
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It’s not a good sign when a well-regarded physician barnstorms during a pandemic without a mask in sight (and his opponent’s events were equally defiant of public health precautions). But that’s the name of the GOP’s game in places with competitive primaries this year. It’s a far cry from the moderate tradition represented by Alexander and his Senate predecessor and mentor, Howard Baker. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Candidate Bill Hagerty Wins Wild Tennessee Senate Primary
Minority populations, especially communities of color and Native groups, have been disproportionately hardest hit by the coronavirus in the United States. Lawmakers, advocates and public health experts have been pushing the Trump administration to take action and prioritize minority communities in its coronavirus response. To date, they say the administration has failed to help. … [Read more...] about Trump downplays COVID-19’s mortality rate in US
The president’s planned trip to Ohio, which has suddenly emerged as a key battleground state, was upended at the last minute on Thursday when Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineOhio governor mandating masks for K-12 students Ohio State capping stadium attendance at 20 percent if football games played this year Ohio governor issues travel advisory for 9 states in attempt to slow coronavirus MORE (R) tested positive for the coronavirus. … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Campaign Report: Trump’s visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus
“I think the biggest story right now in America is the fact that our social media companies are literally banning the President of the United States for sharing information that even some public health officials agree with regarding transmission rates for young people and the likelihood they’ll pass along this virus. I mean, what kind of world do we live in where the tech overlords in Silicon Valley can silence and stifle communication of the leader of the free world?” … [Read more...] about Gaetz: Why Is the DOJ Not in Federal Court Seeking an Injunction Against Social Media Companies to Stop Them from Election Interference?