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Stiehm: Odd duck sings Senate swan song

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was speaking on the Senate floor, so I rushed into the chamber, gobsmacked. The Arizona Democrat's voice was nothing special — pedestrian — but new to us regulars. She never spoke on the floor or to reporters. Her usual silence was a contrast to her ...

Buchanan: By the numbers, a failing president

If the left believed that draping the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021, around the neck of former President Donald Trump and the party that refused to repudiate him would sink the GOP, it appears to have miscalculated. For, as the left painted the Capitol riot as an "armed insurrection," "domestic ...

Lowry: Could DeSantis beat Trump?

It was only a matter of time before Ron DeSantis' rising star ran into the unmovable object of Donald Trump's will to continue to dominate the GOP. A spate of recent news stories has focused on the proto-feud between the past president with future ambitions and the protégé who rode his ...

Franks: The woes of Biden, caused by Biden

President Joe Biden has taken the Democrat Party to new lows. The Dems have lost fourteen points in 12 months in a recent Gallop poll on who the American people want to run the country. Biden's and Vice President Kamala Harris' polling numbers are at historic lows for this time in their ...

Buchanan: Biden says Bull Connor’s GOP imperils democracy

"The next few days ... will mark a turning point in this nation's history," said President Joe Biden in his Atlanta speech to reframe the debate in Congress on voting rights legislation and the filibuster. He went on: "Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light over shadows, justice over ...

Witcover: Republican Party tries to kill presidential debate commission

WASHINGTON — A highlight of American politics faces extinction in the Republican National Committee's threat to boycott the quadrennial presidential debates conducted by a bipartisan independent commission. Ronna McDaniel, the RNC chairwoman, has written Frank Fahrenkopf, the Republican ...

Lowry: Biden disgraces himself

Well, it looks like we're headed for autocracy, then. In his wisdom, Joe Biden decided to declare in his Georgia voting speech that there's a crisis in our democracy that can only be fixed if the Senate filibuster is eliminated to rapidly pass two sweeping Democratic voting bills on narrow ...

Charen: Are Democrats trying to lose elections?

Would you have predicted that the first big political blunder of 2022 would be committed by the freshly inaugurated mayor of New York? Would you have thought that Eric Adams, the African American former cop, political moderate and skilled campaigner who represented a better path for Democrats, ...

Franks: Biden’s Jim Crow 2.0 remarks are the worst hyperbole to date

President Joe Biden's claim that being against the Democrats' version of voting rights in 2022 is equivalent to being for Jim Crow 2.0 gives hyperbole a bad name. In the 19th century, most Southern states had a majority or near-majority Black population because of slavery. To prevent this ...