Liz Peek

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Firing Sessions Would Only Re-Stoke the Flames of a Cooling ‘Russiagate’ Probe

Liz | 07/26 at 03:27 PM

President Trump should not fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, for this reason: the investigation into all things Russian may have reached a tipping point. Jared Kushner’s credible denial of any wrongdoing on Monday before the Senate Intelligence Committee all but squashed fevered speculation that Trump’s son-in-law had colluded with Russian agents.

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Two Republican Senators Just Guaranteed Runaway Spending on Medicaid

Liz | 07/19 at 08:47 AM

The latest scuttling of the Senate health care bill comes at the hands of Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Kansas’ Jerry Moran. Lee, of course, has made a name for himself battling the GOP establishment. In this latest disruption, he lacked the political bravery to go it alone – to be The Guy that torpedoed the long-awaited repeal and replace effort – and so he apparently enlisted milquetoast Moran, a former McConnell ally, to share the spotlight.

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Five Ways Republicans Can Regain their Mojo on Health Care

Liz | 07/12 at 08:21 AM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed the start of the August recess for two weeks, giving his colleagues some extra days to come together on a healthcare bill. Good for him – our elected representatives need a firm boot in the rear to remind them they have a job to do.

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Trump’s Response to North Korea’s Provocation - Try It and You’ll Lose Big

Liz | 07/05 at 08:34 AM

Unburdened by the self-imposed constraints faced by his predecessor, President Trump appears ready to face down North Korea – even if doing so requires confronting China more directly and powerfully than ever before. As he said recently in an interview, “If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.” 

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Here’s Why Democrats Can’t Win the White House in 2020

Liz | 06/28 at 06:18 AM

As things stand, Democrats don’t have a prayer of retaking the White House in 2020. Unless they make a sharp course correction, they will continue to be defeated by the Electoral College, the bane of coastal elites. Voters in pesky swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania will rule, and they aren’t buying what Democrats are selling.

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What Macron’s Victory Could Teach the American Left

Liz | 06/21 at 07:04 AM

The French election was not a referendum on populism, or on Donald Trump, as the liberal media has claimed. It was instead a resounding rejection of Socialism. Emmanuel Macron, running outside the country’s established parties, captured an astonishing 308 seats in parliament; he and ally Modem will command 350 deputies in all, the most ever in the history of the Fifth Republic. Who lost seats? The Socialists, who ended up with a mere 45, down 283 from the prior session. That is a serious clobbering.

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If Demographics Is Destiny, 80 Million Millennials Will Decide America’s Future

Liz | 06/14 at 10:08 AM

It wasn’t James Comey that torpedoed Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. It wasn’t Jeremy Corbyn who upset Teresa May. It wasn’t fed-up workers who gave the National Front their best-ever showing in recent French elections. It was the children, or, more respectfully, Millennials and Gen Z. Young people who are suddenly deciding elections around the world, and upsetting the applecart.

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Can Merkel Win Reelection With Her Anti-Trump Platform?

Liz | 06/07 at 04:20 PM

Angela Merkel has been crowned the new leader of the free world by a media giddy over her criticisms of Donald Trump. He is a convenient foil, allowing her to boost her approval ratings and avoid debating issues rightly raised by our president. The German Chancellor has blasted Trump for telling NATO members to up their military spending and for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement. She scorns his executive order placing a temporary halt on “unvetted” refugees entering the U.S.

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The Anti-Trump Drumbeat Gets Louder As the Media Sets Its Sights on Kushner

Liz | 05/31 at 05:24 AM

The savage reporting on Jared Kushner’s attempt to establish “backchannel” relations with Moscow is so vitriolic that any remaining credibility in the media is melting away like a popsicle in July. For Americans who spent Memorial Day Weekend honoring our fallen heroes and who may be confused by the torrent of speculation and innuendo again raining down upon the Trump White House, this is the latest chapter in the sorrowful End of Days for our once-proud news organizations.

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How Trump Really Could Make a Difference in the Middle East

Liz | 05/24 at 05:36 AM

Two presidents, two trips to the Middle East in their first year in office. That is where the similarities end.

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