The Campaign Spot

Is Rasmussen Seeing a Trend No Other Pollster Is?

The Gallup poll showing McCain at 18 percent, only four points behind Thompson is interesting, but the poll that I’m keeping an eye on, somewhat in disbelief, is Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll, which has had Thompson up big for quite a few days in a row now.

Yesterday it was Fred 28 percent, Rudy 19 percent, Mitt 12 percent, and McCain 14 percent. Fred’s lead has been in the neighborhood of 7 to 10 percent since the 11th. More on this in a bit…

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Education

An Idea for Student Loans: Get Rid of Them

Here is a three-part plan for something practical the federal government could do to relieve college-loan debt. Step 1: The federal government should stop making college loans itself and cease guaranteeing any such loans. Step 2: It should prohibit educational lending by federally regulated financial institutions ... Read More
White House

The Problem with the Mueller Report

So much for collusion. The media conversation has now officially moved on from the obsession of the last two years to obstruction of justice. That’s because the first volume of the voluminous Mueller report, the half devoted to what was supposed to be the underlying crime of a Trump conspiracy with Russia, ... Read More
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MoveOn.GOP?

Some of you will be familiar with a lefty, partisan Democratic organization called MoveOn, formerly MoveOn.Org. It was founded during an investigation into President Bill Clinton’s shenanigans (which were not, Democratic mythology notwithstanding, strictly sexual in nature) and argued that it was time for the ... Read More