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Do Presidential Debates Impact Election Outcomes?

The presidential debates are generally considered the last big opportunity to move voters before the election. They offer rare moments for Americans to do some head-to-head comparison shopping between two candidates on the same stage discussing the issues. And yet, according to the numbers, the debates have done little to change the fundamental structure of

Hillary, Donald and the Birther Demise

Emmett Tyrrell, Did you see the interview over the weekend of a listless and, apparently, exhausted Hillary Clinton? Supposedly she has recovered from last week’s bout with pneumonia, but she could have fooled me. Call me a hypochondriac, but in my opinion her recovery is not going very well. From the back of her airplane,

The Medical Cover-Up Surrounding Hillary Clinton

Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media The media are returning to their protective mode regarding Hillary Clinton, after pretending to raise questions about her health. But very few questions have been answered. Here are some that still linger: Clinton and her media entourage have claimed in the past that her coughing fits were caused by

Is 2016 Redrawing the Political Map?

Michael Barone, Is the political map, so familiar that even non-pundits offhandedly refer to red, blue and purple states, changing before our eyes? Yes, at least to a limited extent — and it’s probably about time. The political map has been pretty static for almost two decades, the longest since the 1880s. In the last

How Donald Trump could defeat Hillary Clinton #AmericaFirst

It’s a given among the tired, the poor and the voters tossed in the tempest of the presidential campaign that the noisy masses, yearning to breathe free of the smoke of battle, must resign themselves to the latest inevitability of Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump can’t beat her, neither can Ted Cruz, and John Kasich is

The Vaunted ‘Competence’ Of Barack Obama

Jeff Jacoby  As a candidate for president in 1988, Michael Dukakis famously proclaimed: “This election is not about ideology; it’s about competence.” It wasn’t a winning argument. Dukakis had run as the architect of the so-called “Massachusetts Miracle,” the state’s mid-1980s economic boom. But the miracle was turning into a fiscal meltdown, and as it