Tag: Presidential Election of 2024

Donald Trump Shouldn’t Be Underestimated

Like most Democrats, I initially underestimated Donald Trump. In 2015, I founded a super PAC dedicated to electing Hillary Clinton. Through all the ups and downs of the campaign, I didn’t once imagine that Americans would vote Mr. Trump in. He was an obvious pig (see the “Access Hollywood” tapes), a fraud (multiple failed businesses […]

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Adam Schiff on Facebook, Fox News and the Trump Cult

Produced by ‘Sway’ It’s been nine months since the Capitol attack, and we still don’t have true accountability. Representative Adam Schiff and the rest of the Jan. 6 House select committee are issuing subpoenas to key witnesses, including Steve Bannon, Dan Scavino and two “Stop the Steal” rally organizers. “No one is off the table,” […]

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Elect Democrats in 2022, Write Miles Taylor and Christine Todd Whitman

After Donald Trump’s defeat, there was a measure of hope among Republicans who opposed him that control of the G.O.P. would be up for grabs, and that conservative pragmatists could take back the party. But it’s become obvious that political extremists maintain a viselike grip on the national G.O.P., the state parties and the process […]

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Trump May Run in 2024. So Might They. It’s Getting Awkward.

Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday. With all the subtlety of a bullhorn, former President Donald J. Trump has been hinting that he plans to run for office again in 2024. And Republicans are so far treating him with the deference they displayed while he was in […]

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The Once and Future Threat of Trump

In one of Gellman’s imagined scenarios, teams of efficient and well-prepared Republican lawyers fan out across the country, turning challenges to vote counts into “a culminating phase of legal combat.” In reality, a variety of conservative lawyers delivered laughable arguments to skeptical judges and were ultimately swatted down by some of the same jurists — […]

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New Trump Super PAC Formed in the Wake of Misconduct Accusations

Allies of former President Donald J. Trump formed a new super PAC days after Corey Lewandowski, Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager and the leader of one of the largest pro-Trump super PACs, was accused of sexual misconduct. The move, an attempt to isolate Mr. Lewandowski and deny him a role in Mr. Trump’s political operation, […]

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Jan. 6 Was Worse Than It Looked

The “failed” election provision should be restricted to natural disasters or terrorist attacks — and even then, it should be available only if there is no realistic way of conducting the election. Remember that the 2012 election was held just days after Hurricane Sandy lashed the East Coast, and yet all states were able to […]

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Do Democrats Have the Courage of Liz Cheney?

If the Democrats instead form a circular firing squad, and all three of these major bills get scattered to the winds and the Biden presidency goes into a tailspin — and the Trump Republicans retake the House and Senate and propel Trump back into the White House — there will be no chance later. Later […]

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We Underestimated Trump Before. It Didn’t Go Well.

In short, there was no way the slaveholding South could sustain itself on its own. There was also, for Republicans, the matter of sectional pride. In the past, threats of disunion were part of a Kabuki theater of negotiations. Here’s McClintock: “Southerners demanded political advantages, Northerners balked, Southerners threatened to secede, and Northern Democrats gave […]

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