The Democrats’ Prophets of Doom

Former proponents of an emerging Democratic majority now have doubts.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A  rising chorus of voices within the Democratic Party is beginning to warn in earnest that Democrats face a real risk of losing ground with crucial voters over the next several years. This goes beyond the usual concern of a presidential party about impending midterms or worries about the dysfunction of the Biden administration and the Democratic caucus.

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Joe Biden’s Court-Packing Commission Tries to Have It Both Ways

The commission kicked the can again — just as it was designed to.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J oe Biden’s Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States exists solely for reasons of cynical political strategy. During the heat of the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden promised that if elected, he would study proposals to pack the Supreme Court. He did so as a dodge: endorsing Court-packing would be radical, unpopular, and inconsistent with his own strongly stated prior positions.

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Actually, $3.5 Trillion Is a Lot of Money

And it’s not even the whole cost of congressional Democrats’ plans.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O n Wednesday, Eric Levitz of New York Magazine took a bold stance in defense of President Biden’s massive American Families Plan (AFP): “$3.5 Trillion Is Not a Lot of Money.”
$3.5 trillion comes out to $27,247.74 for every household in the United States. When you add to that $3.5 trillion the $550 billion in new infrastructure spending Democrats have also proposed and the $1.9 trillion they already spent on COVID relief in January, the per-household cost rises to $46,321.17.

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Actually, $3.5 Trillion Is a Lot of Money

And it’s not even the whole cost of congressional Democrats’ plans.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O n Wednesday, Eric Levitz of New York Magazine took a bold stance in defense of President Biden’s massive American Families Plan (AFP): “$3.5 Trillion Is Not a Lot of Money.”
$3.5 trillion comes out to $27,247.74 for every household in the United States. When you add to that $3.5 trillion the $550 billion in new infrastructure spending Democrats have also proposed and the $1.9 trillion they already spent on COVID relief in January, the per-household cost rises to $46,321.17.

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The Eastman Memo Is a Tragedy of Errors

Not all of the Trump legal adviser’s arguments challenging the election results are unserious, but all of them are wrong, several in multiple ways.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Republican Party and the conservative movement would both be best served by moving on from Donald Trump, the 2020 election controversies, and the January 6 Capitol riot. Unfortunately, Trump is not eager to go away, a faction of his hard-core supporters still care deeply about defending stolen-election theories, and some of them are agitated about the January 6 prosecutions.

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The Eastman Memo Is a Tragedy of Errors

Not all of the Trump legal adviser’s arguments challenging the election results are unserious, but all of them are wrong, several in multiple ways.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Republican Party and the conservative movement would both be best served by moving on from Donald Trump, the 2020 election controversies, and the January 6 Capitol riot. Unfortunately, Trump is not eager to go away, a faction of his hard-core supporters still care deeply about defending stolen-election theories, and some of them are agitated about the January 6 prosecutions.

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The Eastman Memo Is a Tragedy of Errors

Not all of the Trump legal adviser’s arguments challenging the election results are unserious, but all of them are wrong, several in multiple ways.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Republican Party and the conservative movement would both be best served by moving on from Donald Trump, the 2020 election controversies, and the January 6 Capitol riot. Unfortunately, Trump is not eager to go away, a faction of his hard-core supporters still care deeply about defending stolen-election theories, and some of them are agitated about the January 6 prosecutions.

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The Eastman Memo Is a Tragedy of Errors

Not all of the Trump legal adviser’s arguments challenging the election results are unserious, but all of them are wrong, several in multiple ways.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Republican Party and the conservative movement would both be best served by moving on from Donald Trump, the 2020 election controversies, and the January 6 Capitol riot. Unfortunately, Trump is not eager to go away, a faction of his hard-core supporters still care deeply about defending stolen-election theories, and some of them are agitated about the January 6 prosecutions.

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Manchin, Sinema and even the Squad might just stop the $3.5T monstrosity

Can Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema save America from ruin? All of Washington is watching as Monday’s deadline approaches for a House showdown over the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the Senate. Moderate and progressive Democrats are each trying to call the other’s bluff. The question is whether one side blinks or both cut a deal. If neither happens, that will be good news for fiscal sanity and bad news for President Biden’s agenda.
The immediate stakes are the same as they have been for months.

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Manchin, Sinema and even the Squad might just stop the $3.5T monstrosity

Can Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema save America from ruin? All of Washington is watching as Monday’s deadline approaches for a House showdown over the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the Senate. Moderate and progressive Democrats are each trying to call the other’s bluff. The question is whether one side blinks or both cut a deal. If neither happens, that will be good news for fiscal sanity and bad news for President Biden’s agenda.
The immediate stakes are the same as they have been for months.

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