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How Democrat Governors Continue To Keep States Locked Down Is Mind-Boggling – Politics Article

The original purpose of the lockdown was to flatten the curve so that hospitals wouldn’t be overrun with patients. We have done that and found various ways to treat patients that we didn’t know before. These Democrats want to keep the economy on life support until the election because they think it will help them; it will backfire. The death rate continues to go down as physicians figure out how to treat this. If you are healthy and under the…

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Going After Dr. Anthony Fauci Is a Loser’s Game – Politics Article

U.S. President Donald Trump and NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci listen during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2020. (Al Drago/Reuters) One of the stranger things the Trump White House and certain of its media allies have been doing lately is a campaign against Dr. Anthony Fauci, complete with a Peter Navarro op-ed so reckless that Trump himself had to publicly disavow it. What’s…

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Omar Doesn’t Care About Her Congressional Oath – Politics Article

Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is a success for her family (they own Minneapolis). She is an outsider who got elected. She will also be a leader in the demise of the USA and our Constitution. Omar is a monument to the paralyzed and passive GOP. That she has not been censored or charged with violating any immigration or campaign finance laws tells you how weak and powerless they are. OMAR IS CARRYING ON THE DEMS SAD AGENDA The problem with…

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…but how come no one saw it coming? – Politics Article

The likely sharp uptick in support for Sinn Féin and the possible decline in support for both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael should pose a few questions for Irish political scientists, not least… Why did no one see the Sinn Féin rise come? The bad answer is that we’re not in the business of prediction. The get-out-of-jail-free answer is that neither did Sinn Féin, who seem to have failed to field enough candidates. The self-serving (but not unreasonable) answer is…

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The Transfers Game in Election 2020: How critical were lower preferences in determining the result? – Politics Article

Election 2020 has resulted in seismic shifts in the Irish political landscape. The outgoing minority government has seen significant losses, and Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have achieved their lowest combined share of votes and seats ever. Sinn Fein has surged and is now the most popular party in the state, while the Greens have scored their best result ever, and the Social Democrats have advanced. At the same time, Independents, so long a ubiquitous feature of the Irish system,…

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TDs, Parties, and the 33rd Dáil – Politics Article

By Ken Carty University of British Columbia In a recent post I suggested that the evolution of the party system, and the dynamics of local constituency competition, had deprived Irish voters of any realistic capacity to choose their governments. Recent Dála have been full of politically insecure TDs, many at electoral odds with fellow partisans in their own constituencies. The party system has been slowly disintegrating as party loyalties eroded and the shocks of the last two general elections broke old…

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Taking the Temperature of the 11th Congressional District Runoff – Politics Article

By Chris Cooper  Just when you thought it was safe to turn your attention to the General Election, it turns out there are still two North Carolina primaries left to decide. The first, in Columbus County remains undecided because some voters received the wrong ballot on election day. As a result, The State Board of Elections called for a new Republican primary to take place on June 23 for the Columbus County District 2 Commission race. The second undecided primary…

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Early 2020 election predictions | Irish Politics Forum – Politics Article

Election 2020 has been called for February 8th. It’s a winter election, and called to preempt what would have been a likely government defeat in a confidence motion on minister for health, Simon Harris. The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, hardly wanted to do his ‘Let’s take our case to the country!’ speech in the aftermath of a debate on health, which might have also set the agenda for the first few days of the campaign. They hope to concentrate on Brexit,…

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How the Senate’s Structure Upholds White Male Dominance – Politics Article

In last week’s midterm elections, Democratic and progressive political candidates flipped red House districts, key state legislative bodies, governors’ offices, and even Senate seats in Nevada and Arizona. We’ve elected one of the most diverse Congressional classes in history, with historic numbers of women and LGBTQ representatives, including the first Muslim and Native American women representatives. Yet, despite many positive returns from the midterms, we were also forced to see how our government remains fundamentally structured around protecting and maintaining…

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Bookies shorten odds on Labour majority as three polls show surge – Politics Article

Three straight polls have shown a Labour surge. Hopes that Labour can form a government have been boosted by three polls which show them narrowing the Conservatives’ poll lead. Two UK-wide polls suggest that support for Labour has risen over the last week. Westminster voting intention: CON: 43% (-2)LAB: 32% (+5)LDEM: 14% (-2)GRN: 4% (+1)BREX: 3% (+1) via @KantarPublic, 21 – 25 NovChgs. w/ 18 Nov — Britain Elects (@britainelects) November 26, 2019 A poll from Wales also suggests that,…

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The 2019 European election in Ireland: not so second-order after all? – Politics Article

Guest post by Dr Rory Costello, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick. There is a natural tendency to interpret European election results in terms of national politics. This is not an unreasonable thing to do; after all, European elections in Ireland, as in many other countries, are to a considerable extent seen by parties and voters as a dress-rehearsal for the next general election. Issues such as how the government has performed, how the various opposition parties…

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Will Johnson Snatch Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory? – Politics Article

Boris Johnson is not Theresa May. Boris Johnson is not even nearly Theresa May. For the majority of May’s rudderless two years in power, there was a constant perception that the majority of her party were publicly supporting her while sharpening their knives in private. She lacked confidence, leadership, charm, and charisma. Aside from the fact that they’ve held identical jobs, one imagines that Johnson and May have very little in common at all. Because of that, Johnson’s decision to…

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