Posts Tagged ‘opinion’

EU top court adviser issues opinion on police use of phone location data

An opinion issued by a senior adviser to the European Union’s top court could have far-reaching consequences for criminal investigations going forward after he said that data-retention practices used by Irish police in a high-profile murder case contravened EU law. In 2015, Graham Dwyer was convicted of the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara three […]

Opinion | Joe Biden’s Empty Inflation Toolbox

If that’s not enough to unsettle the White House and its allies, consider this: Presidents have almost no power to ease the pain of inflation, and the voting public cuts presidents no slack at all because of that impotence. Look into the toolbox of our country’s chief executive and you’ll find it empty of effective […]

Opinion | What Democrats are Getting Wrong About Cities and Suburbs

What analysts tend to get wrong is what those voters actually want. It’s a diverse cohort, and increasingly multiethnic. Former President Donald Trump turned some of them off in 2020, and that’s a big part of why he lost. But none of that means they’re ripe for progressive ideas, or looking for radical changes from […]

‘NYT’ piece on ‘unraveling of Zionism’ is good news in battle for ‘Jewish opinion’

It is good news that the New York Times Magazine printed a long article titled “The Unraveling of American Zionism,” by Marc Tracy, about a letter signed by 93 rabbinical students last May during the Israeli onslaught on Gaza. That letter said Israel maintains “apartheid” in the occupied territories and called on American Jews who have taken on […]

Opinion | It’s Getting Dire in Afghanistan. Biden Can’t Walk Away.

President Joe Biden may wish to forget about Afghanistan, but there’s never been a more urgent need for the U.S. to stay involved. A military withdrawal should not mean diplomatic disengagement, no matter how politically embarrassing the episode was for the White House. The crises that are consuming Afghanistan threaten to exacerbate the very problems […]

Opinion | Why Election Night 2021 Was Bad for Donald Trump

Fundamentally, though, Youngkin did it his own way, not Trump’s, and still turned out Trump voters in droves, while eroding Terry McAuliffe’s margins in areas where the Democratic advantage once seemed insurmountable. Youngkin’s path to victory was one that Trump himself or any of his epigones would have been incapable of, and Republican officials will […]

Opinion | Terry McAuliffe Bet on Voters Hating Trump. Turns Out They Dislike Democrats More.

Sane Republicans are heading for the exits, even as assaults on democratic norms have become a litmus test of loyalty. So, now, Democrats need to ask themselves this rather urgent question: Why can’t we beat these guys? Tuesday night, Democrats lost the governorship of Virginia — a state Joe Biden won by 10 points — […]

Opinion | One Lesson of Virginia? The Culture War Still Works.

And that suggests the real lesson for Republicans on Tuesday. One of their most powerful political assets is alive and well: the power of cultural issues over policies. In the broadest sense, “cultural” matters have been challenging and bedeviling Democrats for well over half a century. The backlash to civil rights pulled the South away […]

Opinion | Virginia Buries an Enduring Political Myth

O’Neill himself explained his approach this way: “You can’t assume anything in politics. That’s why every Saturday I walk around my district. I talk to the longshoremen in Charlestown. I listen to the people in East Boston and their concern on the airport noise. I walk down to the Star Market in Porter Square, and […]

Opinion | What It Means if Glenn Youngkin Wins

Former President Barack Obama gives a fist bump to Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, during a rally in Richmond, Va. on Saturday. | Steve Helber/AP Photo A Youngkin victory, though, would be significant. It wouldn’t just send tremors of fear through Democrats nationally, presumably making the party’s agenda that much more difficult […]

Opinion | What if Trump’s Grip on the GOP Isn’t as Strong as It Seems?

Trump’s rallies are still remarkably well-attended — part political events, part Grateful Dead concerts, part Andrew Dice Clay sets. The recent one in Alabama may well have been the largest political rally in state history, with roughly 50,000 people on hand. Trump is making progress in his project of hunting down and killing the careers […]

Opinion | The Perils of Political Foot-In-Mouth Disease

Indeed, the Trumpists may have returned the “own goal” favor by staging a raucous rally this week with Steve Bannon and other election fraud conspiracy theorists, and featuring a flag flown at the Jan. 6th rally that preceded the storming of the Capitol. In case the memories weren’t raw enough, Trump himself phoned into the […]

Democrats Clarify That Men Are Allowed To Have Opinion On Abortion As Long As They’re For It

Democrats Clarify That Men Are Allowed To Have Opinion On Abortion As Long As They’re For It WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a press conference to protest the Texas abortion ban, Democrat leaders called on men across the country to stand up for the right of women to kill their sons and daughters through all 9 months of pregnancy.  […]

Opinion | Don’t Believe Democrats When They Say a $3.5T Bill Costs Nothing

At a Wednesday news conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeated this argument with great confidence. “It’s not about a dollar amount,” she told reporters. “The dollar amount, as the president said, is zero. This bill will be paid for.” White House chief of staff Ron Klain previewed this line at the SALT conference in New […]

Opinion | The Roots of Democratic Disarray

In shaping their sweeping social spending legislation, with a putative price tag of $3.5 trillion, President Joe Biden and the Democratic congressional leaders have argued that this is what the voters chose last November. And polls do show broad support for universal pre-K, lower prescription drug prices and expanded health care, paid for by higher […]

Opinion | Why Sane Republicans Are Purging Themselves

Last week, Gonzalez (Ohio), the 37-year-old former rising star, announced that he wouldn’t stay and fight his Trump-backed primary challenger, walking away from what had once been a safe seat in Congress. The decision was greeted with dismay among anti-Trumpers of both parties who saw Gonzalez’s survival as a test of whether Trump’s grip on […]

Opinion | The Stolen-Election Myth Has Become an Albatross for the GOP

To his credit, Elder graciously conceded on Tuesday night, but his talk of stolen elections was arguably his biggest misstep of the campaign. His landslide defeat is the latest evidence that the idea the 2020 presidential election was stolen is poison for Republicans. It’s not as though Elder, a talk-radio show host with no political […]

Opinion | Gavin Newsom and the Revenge of California’s ‘Anger’ Lobby

The specifics are almost perverse. But there’s a larger story to be told here, too, and one flush with irony. The recall was originally a progressive reform, part of a suite of tools given to the voters of California 110 years ago by a governor determined to wrench power out of the hands of wealthy […]

Opinion | The Real Biden Presidency Emerges

Biden was always fundamentally a default president, elected in opposition to Donald Trump and initially buoyed by the contrast to his outlandish predecessor, who ended his time in office in the worst manner possible. Now, he’s lost his foil in Trump, who is still issuing harsh and thunderous press releases, but isn’t driving every news […]

Opinion | The Dangerous Legal Illusion of ‘Parental Rights’

When it comes to society’s interest in protecting children, the legal precedent is unambiguous: The rights of their parents come second. Parents do have the freedom to direct the health care and education of their children, but these rights are not unlimited. As the Supreme Court said in Prince v. Massachusetts, parents are not free […]

Opinion | Don’t Be So Sure a Supreme Court Backlash Will Boost Democrats

There is plausibility to this notion. The consensus narrative goes something like this: After Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, it triggered passionate opposition from the pro-life constituency, while pro-choicers grew complacent as the years went by. Abortion foes consistently were more focused on the issue — and the allied issue of Supreme Court […]

Opinion | No, Afghanistan Is Not the End of American Power

What does it say that we couldn’t match that? “America’s great retreat,” Robin Wright writes in the New Yorker, “is at least as humiliating as the Soviet Union’s withdrawal in 1989, an event that contributed to the end of its empire and Communist rule.” She believes it may serve as “a bookend for the era […]

Opinion | The Hidden Message In Joe Biden’s Afghanistan Speech

We spent “$300 million a day for 20 years,” he said. “What have we lost as a consequence in terms of opportunities?” And while he talked of the heroism of our military, intelligence personnel and diplomats, Biden’s account of what veterans suffered was nothing less than searing: “A lot of our veterans and their families […]

Opinion | Will Afghanistan Take Biden Down? Not Likely.

For one thing, it’s rare that voters hold a president accountable for a foreign policy decision. It’s more than a truism that the economy drives elections: It’s a long-held finding in political science. Voters reward the party in power when the economy is growing and punish it during recessions. This isn’t to say foreign policy […]

Opinion | The Emptiness of Democrats’ Big Deal

The agreement has to be accorded some level of respect, since it keeps alive the possibility of victory for President Joe Biden’s agenda. But what it really shows, besides Pelosi’s deftness, is just how far Democrats are from a coherent governing force. Particularly with a huge trust deficit between the party’s factions, the struggle between […]

How Long Do the Vaccinated Have to Live? (Dr. Mylo Canderian is of the opinion that 95% of the world’s population are “Useless Eaters” who need to be euthanized as quickly as possible.)

Dr. Mylo Canderian is of the opinion that 95% of the world’s population are “Useless Eaters” who need to be euthanized as quickly as possible. The answer to the question: three to ten years Disclaimer- I don’t know if this is true but, in the past, Steven Fishman has provided credible insider information. I am […]

Man Forcibly Imprisoned in Mental Asylum For Different Opinion on COVID

The Premier of Victoria has asserted that authorities “won’t hesitate” to go “door-to-door” to carry out mandatory COVID tests on Australians. Daniel Andrews made the comments during a press conference as Australia continues to pursue a ludicrous ‘zero COVID’ policy that mandates draconian lockdowns in response to just a handful of new cases. “We’re not […]

Opinion | Who Trump Thinks Is Really to Blame for the Covid Surge

But for Trump, who famously launched his presidential campaign by warning about Mexican rapists, the focus on migrants was like playing his greatest hits all over again. Think of it as the 2021 version of the immigrant “caravans.” This is all taking place as public health officials are desperately trying to keep the focus on […]

Opinion | Why Are Democrats Celebrating Biden’s Evictions Power Grab?

Indeed, Biden’s handiwork is being celebrated as courageous and compassionate. What can he do as follow-up? Suspend habeas corpus? Quarter troops in people’s homes? Biden’s eviction moratorium is of a piece with similar executive power grabs by his predecessors, particularly Barack Obama’s DACA and Donald Trump’s repurposing of military funding to the border wall. That […]

New Poll Shows Gen Z Has Most Negative Opinion of Cancel Culture

According to a new survey of millennials, reading books, using cash and talking on the phone are some of the signs that you are “living in the dark ages.” Yes, really. They poll of 25-40 year olds was conducted by Energy retailer Love Energy Savings. Using cash was the top answer, with 28 per cent […]

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