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Biden faces a mutiny

July 21, 2022  •  The Washington Examiner

A shadow primary is developing among Democratic politicians concerned about President Joe Biden's prospects for winning a second term and interested in running for the top job themselves. This shadow primary is fueled by a wave of articles in the legacy media questioning Biden's leadership, age, and cognitive abilities. Recent stories in CNN and the Washington Post have blistered Biden on these fronts. And a recent poll revealed that a majority of people do not want Biden to run again.

But that wasn't the news. What was surprising was that a majority of Democrats do not want him to do so either, including a staggering 94% of Democratic respondents under the age of 30.

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30 Years Ago, Liberal Icon Barbara Jordan Denounced Political Correctness

July 13, 2022  •  Discourse

July 13 marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most important and, sadly, most forgotten political speeches in recent history. On this day in 1992, Barbara Jordan, pioneering feminist and liberal icon, ascended to the podium of the Democratic National Convention to deliver a keynote address in which she denounced political correctness as contrary to the ways of America.

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Are We Losing Our Democracy?

July 6, 2022  •  Moment

Are we losing our democracy?

No. Every generation faces challenges, and we certainly have our share of them. But this is the best system in the world. I wouldn't move to any other country, and people still look to America as a beacon of democracy. People are too quick to bemoan the end of civilization when it's not happening.

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Lessons for the Next Pandemic

Summer 2022  •  National Affairs

It might seem unthinkable today, but what would happen if another global pandemic occurred? After all, there's no guarantee that the Covid-19 outbreak will be the only such event in our lifetimes. So what have we learned? Will we be able to respond more effectively in the future?

The answers to these questions are not at all clear. In a time of deep division, most everyone agrees that the pandemic revealed a host of weaknesses in American society and in our public-health establishment's ability to handle deadly contagions. Yet the failures of 2020, 2021, and now 2022 provide some useful lessons.

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Watergate's Ghost

June 9, 2022  •  The Washington Examiner

"My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over." Gerald Ford delivered the famous line upon taking the oath of office after the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The "internal wounds of Watergate" were "more painful and more poisonous than those of foreign wars," Ford said. Now was a time to heal.

Whether or not the "nightmare" itself was over, the end of the Nixon presidency was only the beginning of the long-term effects of the scandal, which would change the institution of the presidency itself and intrude on nearly every successor. Fifty years later, the ghost of Watergate appears to be the White House's one permanent resident.

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