Month: November 2019

The Candidate Dividing Iowa Progressives

Politically speaking, Marie Herring, a 49-year-old supporter of Elizabeth Warren, and John Thomas Grindle, a 36-year-old Bernie Sanders fan, have a lot in common.

Both Iowans want Medicare for All, student-debt cancellation, and a government that taxes the heck out of billionaires. Neither harbors ill will toward the other lefty firebrand in the race. But the two voters feel very differently about one 2020 Democrat: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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Editorial: What should California do with all its convicted cops?

Who knew California had so many criminal police officers? Thanks to the reporting of a number of news outlets, we now know that around 80 active officers, and perhaps many more, were arrested, charged and convicted of crimes like domestic violence and drunk driving — but remain on the job, wearing badges, carrying weapons and enforcing laws, perhaps similar to the ones that they themselves broke.

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Republicans, the Real Chickens of Kiev

WASHINGTON — When he was running in 2016, Donald Trump told me that he reminded himself of another presidential candidate — someone, Trump said, who was also tremendously good-looking, a former entertainer and a Democrat-turned-Republican.

The vainglorious Trump felt he was the second coming of Ronald Reagan.

It is true that, like Reagan, Trump has reshaped his party in his own image, fully inhabiting it.

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