Paul Krugman in the NYT:”But if you’re trying to assess the candidates’ economic claims, you should know that Trump’s predictions of a Biden bust lack credibility, not just because Trump lies about everything, but because Republicans always predict disaster from progressive policy, and have never yet been right.
“And you should also know that Biden’s assertions that his plan would give the economy a significant boost are well grounded in mainstream economics and supported by independent, nonpartisan analyses.
“So Biden’s economic claims are, in fact, credible; Trump’s aren’t.”
The former vice president?s tax and spending claims are credible; Trump?s aren?t.
A new video ad appearing on social media features Donald Trump Jr. urging volunteers to join an "army" and secure the election from "the left."
His belligerent debate performance revealed the president has lost the confidence he had four years ago, and it will cost him.
Basically, demographic changes are making it impossible for the Republicans to win majorities at the ballot box so they’re doing everything they can to hold back the tide and resist majority rule. But sooner or later, the young’uns won’t put up with it.
A Republican vote to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the next presidential inauguration could deepen the pressure on majority rule that is already threatening to engulf all elements of America's political system.
A 51% majority in a poll of six swing states said Trump is mentally unfit to be president, while 52% said the same of Biden.
Democrats want as many people to vote as possible; Republicans want as few people to vote as possible. Unfortunately, Republicans are better than than the Democrats at this game. The Republicans are inspired by the Spirit of Lee Atwater, the Democrats by, well, no spirit.
About a month ago, we laid out five ways that Republicans are making it harder to vote and more generally undermining the electoral process in 2020. We focused ?
“Rather than look for campaign ammunition in the former vice president’s long track record of politically vulnerable votes and policy proposals, Trump has instead chosen to describe Biden as a godless Marxist bent on destroying the country with a radical agenda that would make Che Guevara blanch.
“The caricature is one that neither Biden’s critics nor supporters recognize — but it’s one Trump continues to promote.”
The president has concocted a profile of the presumptive Democratic nominee at odds with much of Biden’s personal and professional life.
The Senate will incorporate the annual intelligence policy legislation into the National Defense Authorization Act -- but only after stripping language from the intelligence bill that would have required presidential campaigns to report offers of foreign election help.
The president?s increasingly amped-up rhetoric surrounding the integrity of the November elections has many wondering how he might respond to a defeat.