The Trump Lesson That Bush and Clinton Should Heed
For those of us who predicted the inevitable, watching Donald Trump verbally wander into a field of face-whacking garden rakes like Sideshow Bob inspires a mixture of schadenfreude and affirmation. We knew it was coming, but it still feels good …
Jeb’s Already Going Wobbly on Iran
Congress will hold the first of several hearings on Obama’s Iran deal this Thursday, with some Democrats likely to join unified Republicans in opposing the disaster negotiated in Vienna. Getting the votes to send a disapproval to Obama’s …
Who Foresaw Uber as One of the Big Issues of 2016?
From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
Who Foresaw Uber as One of the Big, Defining Issues of 2016?
Coming from Hillary today:
In a speech Monday at the famously progressive New School in lower Manhattan, Clinton will lay out …
Work Hours and America’s Disconnected Youth
In light of the absurd misrepresentation of Jeb Bush’s remarks on work hours, which Ramesh discusses below, it’s worth thinking a bit more about the 6.8 million Americans who are working part-time despite the fact that they want full-time work. Rob …
I just received something in my inbox, mentioning a Congressman Frelinghuysen — which made me smile. I had sort of forgotten that one of them was currently in Congress.
This is a season for talking about political “dynasties” — because …
Bush and Cruz on Religious Liberty: Same Message, Radically Different Deliveries
On Friday, Jeb Bush gave a group of Christian conservatives what they wanted: A speech entirely focused on religious liberty.
“Today’s not gonna be a political speech,” Bush told the crowd assembled at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, …
On Foreign Policy, Bush Is Vague, Clinton Is Vaguer
American presidents have greater leeway on foreign policy than on domestic issues. Just see how President Obama is forging ahead to an agreement with Iran opposed by large majorities in Congress and among voters.
#ad#A president’s personal predilections …
Jeb Bush, Vanilla Conservative
Forrest Gump said that life is like a box of chocolates. Republican-nomination contests, however, tend to be a trip to Baskin-Robbins’ 31 flavors of ice cream. Most try to be accessible but different — the political versions of strawberry or chocolate. …
Jeb’s New Hampshire Rollout Is the Exact Opposite of Hillary’s: Open, Unguarded, and Unscripted
Two political dynasties took the field in a key battleground state this week. But in terms of style, press access, and transparency, the contrast between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush’s New Hampshire debuts couldn’t have been more pronounced.
I’ll be on NPR’s “On Point” today to talk about Jeb’s announcement and more.
Jeb Bush on Reining in the Federal Bureaucracy
In an address to be delivered later today in Tallahassee, Jeb Bush will offer an ambitious agenda for reining in the growth of the federal government. While Bush has said that he will eventually address the ins and outs of …
Over the past week, the second-quarter fundraising totals have trickled out from various campaigns and the super PACs supporting them. Aside from the fact that Jeb Bush raised an eye-popping amount of money, it’s hard to know what to make …
Jeb Bests Hillary in an American Worker Tweet Off
Jeb Bush is right and Hillary Clinton is wrong. You can probably say that about a lot of things. But in this case it’s about the need for more part-time American workers to work full-time in order to improve …
For background, read this.
Business Insider has an interesting article on the surprising support Bush’s remarks are getting. “If he is talking about the need for more full-time jobs than part-time jobs, that’s absolutely correct,” says . . . Bernie Sanders.
Meanwhile, I …
A New Super PAC Prepares to Demolish Jeb Bush’s Opponents
If Jeb Bush becomes the Republican nominee, it will be as much because of the political operatives toiling away at his super PAC, Right to Rise USA, as because of the work done by his formal campaign. That super PAC …
Jeb Is Right about 4 Percent Growth
‘There is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of 4 percent a year.” That’s what Jeb Bush said when he officially announced his presidential run in Miami last week. And right off the …
Jeb ‘Slow Jams the News’ with Jimmy Fallon, Earns Brownie Points from Audience on Immigration
In an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday, former newly announced presidential candidate Jeb Bush proved he’s all about winning the Millennial vote in 2016 and his immigration stance just might help him do it.
Like 2012 Republican nominee …
Jeb’s Focus on Fiscal Responsibility Plays Well in N.H., but Libertarians Remain Skeptical
Derry, N.H. — “I know you all agree with fiscal integrity up here,” Jeb Bush said to begin a town hall here today — his first official event as a presidential candidate. “That’s why I love New Hampshire.”
The Granite …
I agree with Mona. It was quite well done. It made a case for himself as an outsider and reformer; included notes pleasing to a general-election electorate without saying anything to alienate his own party; hit the president hard on …
Advice for Jeb: Tout Your Record, Answer Questions, and Outline Polices That Show You Care about All Americans
Jeb Bush was a highly effective conservative governor of Florida: cutting taxes, reducing the state work force, instituting school choice, and generally pulling the state’s politics to the right. (It may be a swing state, but it has elected …