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Trump and the Gender Gap

nationalreview.com — For several decades, women have been more likely to vote for Democrats than men. A voter's sex is not particularly predictive of a vote: Race, religion, and marital status matter more. But a gender gap exists across many subgroups. A majority of married women voted for Mitt Romney in 2012, but an even larger majority of married men did.

Judd Gregg's Judgments

nationalreview.com — Former Republican governor and senator (and Obama Cabinet nominee) Judd Gregg says he could never vote for Senator Cruz (disclosure) because he is someone of "little character." But he can vote for a guy who brags about his adulteries, tries to kick widows out of their homes, makes fun of disabled people for being disabled, etc.

Trump and the "Social Conservative Veto"

nationalreview.com — David Frum has written a smart article for The Atlantic on Trump and his Republican enemies. You should read it. But I think he is wrong about this: Yet here's something that traditional ideological conservatives will want to consider: Trump rose by shoving them aside. Trump's rise exposed the weakness of social conservatives in particular.

Smugness and Liberalism

nationalreview.com — Emmett Rensin had some friendly advice for liberals in a recent essay for Vox: Lose the smugness. I comment on the essay at Bloomberg View, concluding that it misidentifies liberalism's weakness.

RAMESH PONNURU: Democrats pay high price for liberal smugness

heralddemocrat.com — Emmett Rensin wants his fellow liberals to stop being so condescending. In an essay for Vox, he dissects what he calls "the smug style in American liberalism." It is a strain of liberalism that attributes disagreement with its tenets to stupidity and ignorance, and responds to that disagreement with mockery.

Misunderstanding Obamacare and Work

nationalreview.com — Andrew Ross Sorkin writes in the New York Times: In 2014, the Congressional Budget Office released a report estimating that the Affordable Care Act would "reduce the total number of hours worked, on net, by about 1.5 percent to 2.0 percent during the period from 2017 to 2024" - a seemingly disastrous outcome for the economy.

Democrats Pay High Price for Liberal Smugness

bloombergview.com — Emmett Rensin wants his fellow liberals to stop being so condescending. In an for Vox, he dissects what he calls "the smug style in American liberalism." It is a strain of liberalism that attributes disagreement with its tenets to stupidity and ignorance, and responds to that disagreement with mockery.

Trump's Terrible Foreign-Policy Speech

nationalreview.com — Trump's speech, which I read rather than watched, seemed like a mass of contradictions and empty boasts. We're going to start trade wars, make freeloading countries pay their own way, and have better relations with our allies than before. Other candidates are too eager for war in the Middle East, and we should have intervened to protect Christians there.

Spinning a Trump Defeat

nationalreview.com — Sean Trende has been arguing for some time against the idea that Republicans who oppose Trump should mount a third-party run if he's the Republican nominee. The other day he suggested that this course of action would destroy the Republican party.

A Third-Party Run by General Mattis?

nationalreview.com — I've read about a half-dozen articles about whether retired Marine General James Mattis should run for president as an independent if Trump wins the nomination. (These three articles, for example.) This is an argument among conservative Trump opponents.
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Apr 29, 2016

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Apr 29, 2016

And now I'm being tweeted at by an egg about my "open borders ideology." Been advocating lower immigration levels for 15 yrs, buddy.And now I'm being tweeted at by an egg about my "open borders ideology." Been advocating lower immigration levels for 15 yrs, buddy.

Apr 29, 2016

RT @jimantle: @RameshPonnuru I think the bigger risk is that Trump has same effect on Hispanic vote that Goldwater did on black vote, without the benefits

Apr 29, 2016

fifth and last, though of course more subjectively, Goldwater was an honorable representative of an honorable political tendency. / endfifth and last, though of course more subjectively, Goldwater was an honorable representative of an honorable political tendency. / end

Apr 29, 2016

third, Goldwater built on a pre-existing movement that kept going after he lost. so far, not happening with Trump.third, Goldwater built on a pre-existing movement that kept going after he lost. so far, not happening with Trump.

Apr 29, 2016

second, 1964 was probably not a winnable year for Republicans. 2016 certainly appears to be a winnable year.second, 1964 was probably not a winnable year for Republicans. 2016 certainly appears to be a winnable year.


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