Sen. Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and presidential aspirant Michael Bloomberg are attacking President Trump over the response to the coronavirus. The politicization of the response to the coronavirus by the Democrats is already well underway, if you don’t believe it, ask the Democrats if they are ready to clean up California’s vast homeless camps to help stymie the potential spread of the coronavirus.

The recent leaks from the intelligence briefing on Russian meddling in the 2020 presidential election are an indication that leaking has become untenable ever since Schiff took over as House Intelligence Committee chairman in January 2019. We urge President Trump to cut off Schiff's access to classified intelligence to end Schiff's use of secret intelligence as a political weapon.

It’s curious that in 2020, the establishment media doesn’t have to work hard to hype the upcoming election. Should the contest eventually boil down to Trump versus Sanders, there will be plenty of people participating who previously didn’t give a squat about politics. Who will come out ahead?

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South Carolinians vote on Saturday and then on Super Tuesday, March 3, 1,617 total delegates will be awarded in 14 state primaries. Democrat voters will determine the winners and losers of party debates, and if the past is any indication, Bernie Sanders offers the most of what they like to see. Is America watching?

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Sen. Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and presidential aspirant Michael Bloomberg are attacking President Trump over the response to the coronavirus. The politicization of the response to the coronavirus by the Democrats is already well underway, if you don’t believe it, ask the Democrats if they are ready to clean up California’s vast homeless camps to help stymie the potential spread of the coronavirus.

The recent leaks from the intelligence briefing on Russian meddling in the 2020 presidential election are an indication that leaking has become untenable ever since Schiff took over as House Intelligence Committee chairman in January 2019. We urge President Trump to cut off Schiff's access to classified intelligence to end Schiff's use of secret intelligence as a political weapon.

It’s curious that in 2020, the establishment media doesn’t have to work hard to hype the upcoming election. Should the contest eventually boil down to Trump versus Sanders, there will be plenty of people participating who previously didn’t give a squat about politics. Who will come out ahead?

Former Mayors Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg may have a point about Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders' lack of appeal to suburban middle-income voters. But here’s the problem – all the Democratic candidates are with Bernie or even to the Left of him on issue after issue.

Only very strict quarantine and safeguards can stop the spread of the coronavirus. We think if Democrats really care about protecting their fellow citizens from a coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic, then they will cooperate with the President and Secretary Azar in immediately closing our borders and funding an expansion of the research necessary to contain the disease. If they don’t then we all will know they are just playing politics with American lives.

South Carolinians vote on Saturday and then on Super Tuesday, March 3, 1,617 total delegates will be awarded in 14 state primaries. Democrat voters will determine the winners and losers of party debates, and if the past is any indication, Bernie Sanders offers the most of what they like to see. Is America watching?

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As the Democrat presidential race moves towards the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday on March 3, the non-Bernie Sanders candidates recognize they’re in a tight spot. Time is running out to alter the course of the contest, so expect another bash-on-Bernie fest in the Palmetto State debate tonight.

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The beneficiary of the Democrats’ nomination struggle is President Trump himself. It doesn’t take a genius to see Trump is drawing strength from the Democrats’ unfortunate situation and the coming months should be truly entertaining – and revealing. Pass the popcorn and soda; this is better than a matinee at the movie house.

Front Page Headlines

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    By the end of two raucous and unedifying hours, it appeared Biden might have done just enough to squeak by. The polls still show Biden in the lead in South Carolina, although by a much smaller margin than just a few weeks ago. Apart from an apparent outlier poll from the Democratic firm PPP that showed Biden with a 15 percentage point lead, other surveys have shown him with a 4-5 percentage point advantage. It's not much, but there are still moderate Democrats, both black and white, in South Carolina who find Biden a more acceptable choice than Sanders, who they view as an extremist, and Bloomberg, who they view as an unappealing billionaire who spent most of his career not being a Democrat.

  • Larry O'Connor, Townhall

    We are not obsessed with you. We resent your continued prominent position that you did not earn through accuracy or hard work. You continue to have a place at the table for one reason and one reason only: You satisfy the needs of left-leaning networks to further distort the center-right perspective in American politics and to give the false impression that the president faces serious opposition from fellow Republicans. We were right. You were wrong. We are still right. You are on the verge of voting for a Marxist. You aren't serious, yet you're taken seriously by the gate-keepers of American media. And you act like you earned that place. As if you deserve it. That sucks... and, yes, we resent it.

  • Julie Kelly, American Greatness

    Suddenly, the Left realized that not only are NeverTrumpers uninvited interlopers in the Democratic Party but they are outcasts in the GOP, too. NeverTrump, as all of us on the Right have noted since 2016, does not represent the views of the overwhelming majority of rank-and-file Republicans. The Jennifer Rubins and David Frenches and Max Boots of the world reflect a teeny tiny faction of disgruntled GOP voters, perhaps no more significant than the intraparty defection routinely faced by any president. It’s odd that now this is some sort of stunning revelation, as if NeverTrump’s bleating about Bernie suddenly made them out-of-touch and unrepresentative of the GOP when, in fact, they have been all along.

  • Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

    What sort of person -- Bernie Sanders -- thinks so little of the normals that they promote schemes that would destroy the nation’s economy while making Venezuela look like an appealing all-inclusive resort. This is at the heart of what drives socialism — the notion that people can’t be trusted, are dumb and therefore must be controlled at all cost. This retrograde attitude about the power and value of humanity doesn’t just manifest in politics — if you look closely enough, you see rancid elitism informing socialists and communists throughout history. Malignant elitists selling socialism as a cure for malignant elitism has got to be the most successful con game in the 20th and now 21st centuries.

  • George Neumayr, The American Spectator

    It is not just that the answers are so cheap and unconvincing. It is that the right questions are never raised. The moderators, hopelessly biased in favor of big government, never once ask the Democrats to justify their demands that the federal government do this or that function or make this or that expenditure. Fundamental questions of political philosophy go completely ignored as the candidates try to outbid each other. The result is debates that revolve almost completely around the least legitimate functions of the federal government while the essential ones go unmentioned. The only “solution” the Democrats ever offer is to throw money at problems rooted in moral and cultural decay.

  • Michael Goodwin, New York Post

    With the field shrinking, Sanders, the 78-year-socialist, would be a prohibitive favorite to win the nomination after just four states. Facing fewer contenders, his delegate haul would grow larger and faster in the crucial March primaries. Think about a man who hasn’t changed his position on such fundamental things as socialism, communism and capitalism for 40 or 50 years. Authenticity isn’t the only or best way to describe such a man. Arrested development is more accurate. Who thinks the way Sanders does? Who thinks such a closed, warped person would make a good president of the United States of America? That millions of people do is the really frightening part of what is happening among Democrats.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    Sanders represents “Medicare for All.” Abolition of private health insurance. War on Wall Street. The Green New Deal. Free college tuition. Forgiveness of all student debt. Open borders. Supreme Court justices committed to Roe v. Wade. Welfare for undocumented migrants. A doubling of the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Winston Churchill once observed: “Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is — the strong horse that pulls the whole cart.” Sanders sees free market capitalism as a fat goose that lays golden eggs and can be hectored, squeezed and beaten into producing lots more.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    Recently, the Intelligence Community made clear it will be a player in the 2020 presidential election. No one should be surprised. On Feb. 13, the House Intelligence Committee held a meeting at which intelligence officials briefed lawmakers on foreign efforts to influence U.S. elections. By several accounts, the officials told the committee that Russia is working to reelect President Trump. Later, just to make matters more difficult, there were leaks that Russia is also trying to help elect Bernie Sanders. The leak left many experts baffled, except to the extent that, with the Trump leak, it seemed to target the Intelligence Community's two least-favorite candidates. Trump was angry after the news broke.

  • Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

    It’s important to recognize the huge potential downside of a Sanders candidacy. As Glenn Reynolds said, “You can assume that Trump would crush Bernie, and you’re probably right. But any major-party nominee, however lame, has a nonzero chance of becoming President, and that’s bad when we’re talking about a commie.” The possibility that Sanders could actually win the White House may seem far-fetched, but we can’t forget that all the experts thought Trump could never win four years ago. America is a deeply divided country, and watching an avowed socialist score primary victories should inspire concern. Even if all Bernie does is lead Democrats to defeat, the omens for our nation’s future are disturbing.

  • David Harsanyi, National Review

    There’s little doubt that Bernie believes collectivism — the discarding of property rights, for starters — offers a more equitable and decent option than capitalism. Bernie’s career has never been propelled by policy, most of them untenable here, but rather by class warfare. And younger voters are, and often have been, more susceptible to the “ethics” of socialism. At this point in history, they’ve not seen the economic infeasibility of those ideas, many of the massive disasters spawned by them, or the coercion that’s inevitably required to make them “work.” Or, maybe they don’t care. No, Bernie isn't Stalin, but he is a socialist. He’s been a lifelong defender of authoritarians. We're debating his positions.

  • Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    You have heard how China is the “sick man” of the world? Well, Mr. Sanders is the “sick man” of the Democrat Party. Everybody is scrambling to get away from him. After three years of lectures about Russian meddling in U.S. elections and how President Trump is a Kremlin puppet, the Democrats’ solution is — literally to turn control of America over to a socialist who oozes sympathy and admiration for communist dictators who kill people the world over. Mr. Bloomberg needs to grow up, channel his inner adulthood, stick to zingers like and forget all the pandering about "stop and frisk". It’s all so childish, Mini Mike. Don’t be scared. Be a man. Stand tall. Or, at least, as “tall” as you can.

  • Stephen Moore, CNS News

    It's time to get smart about energy and climate change and throw asunder taxpayer subsidies doled out to all forms of energy production. Let the market, not politicians and environmental groups, choose the safest, cheapest and most reliable energy source. Everyone is making a big bet on battery-operated cars and trucks. But who's to say that trucks and buses fueled by natural gas won't be the wave of the future? No one knows what makes the most sense or where the future will lead us. Markets are shouting out for natural gas on a grander scale. Fifteen years ago, no one would have thought we would have a superabundance of this wonder-fuel today. But we do. No one is more surprised than politicians. Why do we let them keep betting the farm on the wrong horse?

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    Bernie Sanders' "army" of young voters won’t be there in the general election — they may not even know when or how to vote — unless they are the focus of a well-led, well-financed, technologically-savvy campaign operation unencumbered by internecine party warfare. In the 2020 election cycle only the Trump reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee come close to fitting that description. They have nearly unanimous GOP support and are signing up new recruits every day from the ranks of the very people the Democrats abandoned after 2008. While the Democrats squabble among themselves and slander the President, he is situating himself to win the electoral college and the popular vote in 2020.

  • John Fund, National Review

    The problem that establishment Democrats face in making the argument that Sanders would lose to Trump is simple. Bernie’s base of supporters simply can’t bring themselves to accept that their guy’s positions on issues could be less popular than those of Trump The Fascist. A lot of Americans think that Bernie Sanders has a personality problem, too. He comes across as an irritable, red-faced scold, waving his arms while he calls for revolution, sort of the crazy uncle of American politics. I welcome a matchup between Sanders and Trump because the campaign would be fought over an important issue: Should America move rapidly toward socialism? Perhaps the country would render a useful and definitive answer.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    After Nevada, Democrats are now one step closer to having an avowed socialist at the top of their ticket. At a time when unemployment is at a 50-year low, they’ll be running against a capitalist system that is responsible for spreading more freedom, ending more hunger, and lifting more people out of poverty than any other system in world history. If the time is ripe for Sanders’s socialist revolution, most American voters don’t know it yet. So great are the blessings of capitalism that it enabled Sanders (through writing a book) to join the ranks of the top 1% by having established himself as the country’s most famous socialist. Yet now, he wants to become president so he can tear that system down.