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Past articles by David:

New poll provides the map to beating AOC in a primary

The new poll out from Siena College of New York's 14th Congressional District shows that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is personally popular back home, sporting a 52% favorability rating. → Read More

Amy Klobuchar can abuse her staff, so ... she'll abuse Putin?

If there's one thing outsiders need to know about Washington, D.C. but don't, it is that employees are loyal. To a fault. → Read More

Another hoax? Staged hate crimes instill fear, divide communities, breed cynicism

Hoax hate crimes accomplish three main things, all of them bad. → Read More

Sorry, but farting cows are here to stay

I think by now we understand why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., distanced herself from the "Green New Deal." So many Democratic candidates for president endorsed it, sight unseen, only to discover afterward that it was being drafted by half-wits. → Read More

Republicans should propose a 'Green New Deal' bill and have CBO score it

We've just had our big roll-out of the Rainbows and Unicorns Resolution of 2019. It didn't go very well. Amused as I am by a proposal that promises "economic security for all who are ... unwilling to work," today's jokes often become tomorrow's legislation or even policy. It's important to push back against the cuckoo bird wing of the Democratic Party. → Read More

As Trump spoke, Republicans notched a win in Minnesota

Last night, as President Trump spoke, the votes were being tallied in a big Republican win in a special election in Minnesota. → Read More

Stand by your (klans)man: Half of Virginia Democrats still back Ralph Northam

If you saw the poll Morning Consult released yesterday, you probably noticed the 41-point swing against Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam in his net approval rating. That's not surprising, given both the revelation of the klansman-blackface photo on his yearbook page in medical school in 1984. → Read More

Good news: Illinois will be spared when the world ends

J.B. Pritzker, the new governor of Illinois, has begun his reign with the symbolic signing of his state back on to the Paris climate agreement. → Read More

Today in toxic wokeness: Sorry, but 'likability' is not a sexist concept

"The idea of examining a female candidate’s appeal based on whether people like her has become an almost comically sexist trope at this point," writes Huffington Post senior reporter Emily Peck. She goes on later: "Asking the question doesn’t make the reporter sexist, but believing a woman needs to be likable to win office is, if anything, an unconscious bias." → Read More

The time George H.W. Bush stuck it to Dan Rather on live television

Probably most people think of George H.W. Bush as the anti-Trump — genteel, reserved, and polite to a fault. And sometimes he was, but he also wasn't afraid to knife a journalist here or there when he felt it was deserved, or even just because it might distract from a potentially harmful story. → Read More

George H. W. Bush was not the greatest politician — and it's part of why we like him so much

Today, the late George H.W. Bush's presidency is remembered quite fondly. One reason, I believe, is that he was the last president to lose re-election. Most people would cite his own missteps as the reason for that. → Read More

Dear hypocrites and enablers: Please stop trying to rehabilitate the predator Al Franken

Al Franken's voice is not "important." He can and should be ignored. → Read More

Bruce Poliquin wants a federal judge to throw out Maine's instant-runoff vote. It's a long shot

Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, currently holds a narrow plurality lead in the race for his 2nd District seat, 46.2 to 45.5 percent over Democrat Jared Golden. But he's considered likely to lose anyway. That's because Maine voters narrowly adopted a "ranked-choice" voting system. Poliquin is now suing to try to prevent that system from being used. → Read More

Here's what to do today while you're waiting for election results

So, today is the big day. We're just hours away from knowing what we've waited to know all year. For some people, especially on the Left, you've perhaps been living the last two years of your life just waiting for today. → Read More

Joe Manchin will vote against West Virginia's pro-life ballot referendum

On Tuesday, West Virginians will vote on a proposed amendment to their state constitution that says simply this: → Read More

Don't blame black and Latino voters — it's the white hipsters who are pulling the Democrats leftward

America is changing, we've been told for the last 20 years, and that portends a more Democratic future. And some people wouldn't even stop there. The temptation, in fact, is to extend this theory to the Democratic Party's internal politics as well. Increasingly left-wing socialist candidates, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are being nominated in Democratic primaries to replace standard liberal… → Read More

Republicans maintain a narrow lead in Florida's early vote

Florida's two top-ballot races are among the most important in next Tuesday's election — the Senate contest between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson, and the gubernatorial contest between Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew… → Read More

Early Florida vote returns show slight Dem improvement over 2014, but no 'blue wave' yet

In a year filled with close and highly consequential elections, there may be no state where the stakes are higher than Florida. → Read More

'Stop your state from becoming Arizona,' Kyrsten Sinema warned a Texas crowd in 2011

With the exception of one outlier poll this week, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., has mostly enjoyed a small lead over her Republican opponent in the race for the seat of retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. And again, with the exception of that one poll, she seemed to be one of the few Democratic… → Read More

Randy Bryce the deadbeat dad – In case of emergency, break out the nasty oppo research

I take this ad, which is now running in Wisconsin's 1st District, as a sign that Republicans are still quite worried about the seat of retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan. It's paid for by the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Super PAC that is associated with Ryan himself. → Read More