Kamala Harris in Iowa in 2019. Is she excited about going back? Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images A couple of months ago, on the anniversary of the star-crossed 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses , I suggested that the many traumas of the pandemic year had made the Iowa caucus-results meltdown seem a lot less important, and the prospects of a major shakeup in the presidential nominating process a lot less likely. Now as the political machinery for the next presidential cycle slowly gets underway, the odds that Iowa and New Hampshire will maintain their traditional positions as the first caucus and first primary states, in tandem with the other two “protected “early” states, Nevada and South Carolina, keep going up. As Geoffrey Skelley explains at FiveThirtyEight, and as Iowa-haters never seem to quite comprehend, you cannot just “reform” the nominating system by some sort of national party fiat: Ultimately, state parties and/or governments decide the timing of their … [Read more...] about Iowa and New Hampshire Won’t Be Knocked Out of First
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As President Biden Joe Biden Biden taps California workplace safety leader to head up OSHA Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS US mulling cash payments to help curb migration MORE races ahead with a mammoth plan to bolster the nation's infrastructure, Democrats are gambling they'll get a political boost from an accompanying proposal: the tax hikes designed to defray the massive costs. Biden on Wednesday outlined a slate of tax reforms aimed at raising $2.5 trillion — much of it from large corporations — to underwrite the new infrastructure spending. The proposal was quickly roasted by Republicans, who have long portrayed Democrats as the party of higher taxes and are now warning that Biden's plan would hurt small businesses and kill American jobs. Yet national polls have consistently revealed that tax hikes on corporations and other wealthy taxpayers enjoy strong support among a broad array of voters, including independents. And some … [Read more...] about Democrats see political winner in tax fight
close Video Sen. Paul slams MLB over moving All-Star Game, doing business with China The American left has a China problem. As the fascist woke mob continues the politics of personal destruction by punishing the state of Georgia over false allegations about its new voting law, the Biden administration, Major League Baseball , and companies like Coca-Cola and Delta turn a blind eye to China’s human rights abuses and voting crackdowns in Hong Kong. This is bizarre behavior and it begs these questions: GOV. BRIAN KEMP: GEORGIA'S ELECTION LAW – IGNORE DEMS' FALSE ATTACKS. HERE ARE THE FACTS ABOUT BILL I SIGNED Why is it the policy of the left to be tougher on Georgia than the Communists in Beijing? If we can’t have a 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta, can we really have a 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing? CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER Instead of focusing on China’s actual voter disenfranchisement efforts this … [Read more...] about David Bossie: Democrats’ China syndrome – this is why they’re tough on Georgia, soft on communists in Beijing
With the establishment of his commission to study the possible packing of the Supreme Court, President Biden has adjoined his name to one of the most inglorious efforts of Franklin Roosevelt. Court packing has long been anathema in the United States, and polls have consistently shown the vast majority of Americans oppose the idea. Biden himself once denounced it as a “boneheaded” idea, but that was back in 1983, when there remained a real space in politics for at least the pretense of principle. Now Biden and others seem to think the Supreme Court must be canceled for its failure to yield to the demands of our age of rage. Many of us were surprised when he pandered to court packing calls in the 2020 primaries. Some of us have called for expanding the court over a lengthy transitional period, but commentators and some Democrats called for an immediate infusion of new justices to give liberals the controlling majority. Unhappy with conservative rulings, Democrats demanded that the … [Read more...] about Did Joe Biden pack the Supreme Court commission to simply fail?