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Jim Geraghty

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After Santos, Why Not Expel Menendez?

For a long stretch in our politics, shamelessness has been a superpower. Elected officials who are willing to withstand widespread derision and...

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Ron DeSantis’s Year Worth Forgetting

Just adding a note to Charlie's “I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!” comments from yesterday… back on March 30, Florida governor Ron...

30.11.2023 5

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Calls for a ‘Ceasefire’ Are Really Calls for a One-Sided Ceasefire

At the beginning of the month, I laid out the many times in the past that Hamas had broken ceasefire agreements with Israel. The news, this morning: ...

30.11.2023 8

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No, There Won’t Be Any Trump-Haley Ticket

We’ve seen once-fierce political rivals bury the hatchet and become allies in the past; my favorite recent example was Matt Bevin, who ran an...

29.11.2023 4

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The evangelical case for U.S. military aid to Ukraine

Ukraine National Guard soldiers fire a recoilless cannon during combat training in the north of Ukraine on Nov. 3. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP) ...

29.11.2023 2

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We Remain on Course for a Rerun of the 2016 GOP Presidential Primary

As our Brittany Bernstein reports, Americans for Prosperity Action has endorsed Nikki Haley, which gives her a political heavyweight in her corner and...

28.11.2023 1

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Hatred Rears Its Ugly Head on the Streets of Burlington

We don’t yet know precisely why a 48-year-old man chose to shoot, and in one case seriously wound, three 20-year-old men of in Burlington, Vt. this...

27.11.2023 7

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U.S. Budget and Policy Priority Analysis with Cardi B

20.11.2023 10

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Biden Turns 81 — Say, How’s That ‘Bridge’ Coming?

On the menu today: Don’t expect the White House to make a big deal of it and remind everyone about one of Joe Biden’s biggest campaign...

20.11.2023 7

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Peace, They Say

As I understand it, the pro-Palestinian crowd wants a ceasefire in Gaza, a ceasefire in Ukraine, and a ceasefire everywhere except in front of the...

16.11.2023 2

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George Santos, Don’t Let the Door Hit Ya Where the Good Lord Split Ya

If you only went by the initial headlines – “George Santos Will Not Face Punishment from House Ethics Committee After Monthslong Investigation,”...

16.11.2023 1

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What Does Joe Manchin Have to Lose?

In that last New York Times poll of swing states, they added Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as a third option against President Biden and former president...

16.11.2023 2

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The Happy Confusion of Hearing Democrats Say Exactly What You Want to Hear

Between the taping of The Editors and my teenagers’ need for me to be their personal Uber driver this afternoon, I was unable to go into D.C. for...

14.11.2023 1

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The hard lessons of Tim Scott’s failed campaign

13.11.2023 8

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Should the U.S. Send Naval Hospital Ships to Treat Palestinian Children?

Michael Rose, an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, calls for the U.S. to deploy one or...

13.11.2023 6

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Newsom: Okay, We Cleaned Up San Francisco Because the ‘Fancy Leaders’ Are Coming

A perfect quote that I ran across after I sent today’s Morning Jolt to the editors: California governor Gavin Newsom, addressing reporters in San...

13.11.2023 6

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A sober GOP debate for serious times. Just as well Trump wasn’t there.

Republican presidential candidates, from left, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron...

09.11.2023 2

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Israel, Palestine, and Abortion

To bring together two of the biggest controversial political topics of the moment, in the Israel-Hamas war, we are witnessing a battle between a...

08.11.2023 2

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Joe Biden Never Bounced Back

The initial Democratic panic over this weekend’s New York Times poll has subsided a bit, and you’re seeing some of the usual suspects like Donna...

07.11.2023 1

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Heartbreaking: John Fetterman Keeps Making More Sense than His Fellow Democrats

At some point, you’ve probably run across the meme, Heartbreaking: The Worst Person You Know Just Made A Great Point. It comes from Clickhole, a...

06.11.2023 2

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New York Times to Biden: Our New Poll Shows Trump Beating You Handily in Swing States

The New York Times, this morning, sounding the alarm for the Biden reelection campaign: President Biden is trailing Donald J. Trump in five of the six...

05.11.2023 2

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Rashida Tlaib attacks Biden with an incendiary smear

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) addresses the crowd as Jewish Voice for Peace holds a rally at the Capitol on Oct. 18. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)...

05.11.2023 10

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Why the Heritage Foundation Keeps Popping Up in Russian Media

A friend who keeps an eye on Russia’s propaganda notes that the Heritage Foundation is by far the most-quoted DC think tank in Russian media, and...

03.11.2023 6

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Tlaib is okay? Santos? The new speaker’s House is off to a bad start.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.). (The Washington Post; Getty Images) Listen 4 min Share ...

02.11.2023 7

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Muslim Democrats to Biden: Advocate a Cease-Fire or We’ll Tank the 2024 Election

Apparently the Muslim Democratic Council believes it is in a position to strongarm Joe Biden into altering his foreign policy: Subject: An Open Letter...

01.11.2023 4

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How Taiwan copes with the cross-strait challenge from a hostile giant

Taiwan's vice president, Lai Ching-te, in Taipei on Sept. 6. (Ann Wang/Reuters) Listen 5 min Share Comment on this...

31.10.2023 10

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In This GOP Primary, the Obscure Also-Rans Never Get Anywhere

Charlie, one thing we can say for certain about this ongoing GOP president primary is that any candidate who began his campaign as a relatively...

30.10.2023 1

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A Lot of Big Carbon Offset Programs Are a Giant Scam

One of the few upsides of 15-hour plane rides is that you have time to catch up on reading. I read in a recent issue of the New Yorker magazine that...

30.10.2023 2

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Bring On the Biden Staff Exodus

Elsewhere on the site today, Noah Rothman examines the resignation of U.S. State Department official Josh Paul over objections to the...

19.10.2023 2

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Does It Feel Like the U.S. Is Experiencing a Hostage Crisis?

Earlier this week, Greg and I noted that this week’s news cycle doesn’t feel like one where Hamas is holding as many as 13 American citizens...

18.10.2023 3

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On Israel, DeSantis acted while Trump just acted out

Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Oct. 14 in Creston, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/AP) Listen 5 min ...

18.10.2023 20

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A Hospital Explodes, and Bad Situation Gets Worse

Someone caused a terrible explosion at the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in the Gaza Strip today. Hamas claims it was an Israeli airstrike; the Israelis...

17.10.2023 5

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Tim Scott’s Super PAC Lowers Its Ambitions

Look at the bright side, senator Tim Scott, no one can accuse your independent super PAC of coordinating its actions with your campaign. Because while...

16.10.2023 3

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No Rally Around the Flag Effect for ‘Vibrant’ Biden So Far

The Hamas attack on Israel was not a direct attack on the United States, but the attack killed at least 30 Americans, and to many of us, it was so...

16.10.2023 2

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House Republicans Can’t Unite, Even When the World’s on Fire

We are now ten days past Kevin McCarthy getting ousted as Speaker, replaced by… well, Speaker Nobody, really, although Patrick McHenry of North...

13.10.2023 3

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The Unthinkable: Defending Bill Belichick

In a dark week full of bad news, something lighter: I cannot believe that New England Patriots fans – arguably the most spoiled sports fans in the...

12.10.2023 2

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Why RFK Jr.’s independent bid makes sense, even if he doesn’t

At a campaign rally in Philadelphia for 2024 independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Oct. 9. REUTERS/Mark Makela (Mark...

12.10.2023 5

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The Biden Presidency Faces a World in Crisis

10.10.2023 2

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Refreeze Those Iranian Funds!

This past weekend, a lot of Biden administration defenders pretended that they couldn’t understand the concept of money being fungible – that if...

09.10.2023 3

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Biden Disappears from the Public Eye When Crises Hit

At 11:52 a.m. Eastern, today’s pool reporter for the president, USA Today White House correspondent Francesca Chambers, reported “the White House...

09.10.2023 4

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Driving a Stake Through the Heart of the Iowa Democratic Caucus

I would prefer if the order of the states in the presidential primary rotated around from cycle to cycle, so every American could have a chance to...

06.10.2023 2

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The Premature Declaration That the Ukrainian Counteroffensive Failed

You don’t have to look too hard to find commentators outside of Ukraine declaring that the Ukrainian counteroffensive has failed or is failing....

05.10.2023 1

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Populist passions, not Trump, rule the GOP

Former president Donald Trump listens during his civil fraud trial in New York on Wednesday. (Jeenah Moon/AP) Listen 4 min ...

04.10.2023 2

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Campaign: A Big Announcement Is Coming Monday

The campaign of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. released a statement that the candidate will “make a historic announcement on Oct. 9 in Philadelphia, where...

04.10.2023 2

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Gallup Finds Republicans with a Big Edge on Economy, National Security

Man, Republicans would have to be a bunch of idiots to botch an opportunity in a political environment like this. Gallup reports this morning: ...

03.10.2023 10

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Residency in a State Matters… Unless It’s Your Preferred Candidate

California governor Gavin Newsom is appointing Laphonza Butler, the head of EMILY’s List, a pro-abortion fundraising outfit, to serve out the...

02.10.2023 2

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Hey, Did You Notice It’s Still Costing a Ton to Fill Up Your Tank?

It’s October. The summer driving season, traditionally defined as between Memorial Day and Labor Day, is well behind us. Demand for gasoline is...

02.10.2023 6

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Report: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Plans to Run as an Independent

Diana Falzone of Mediaite reports, “2024 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. plans to announce he will run as an independent on October 9...

29.09.2023 2

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It’s Time to Have That Serious Discussion about Elderly Elected Officials

Senator Dianne Feinstein, rest in peace. Whatever you think of her and her 31 years in the Senate, she was loved by a lot of people, and those people...

29.09.2023 20

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‘It sucks:’ Conservatives discuss the GOP primary after the latest debate

Former President Donald Trump at the Capitol Hilton on Sept. 15 in Washington, DC. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Opinion ‘It...

29.09.2023 7

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