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RealClearPolitics (RCP) is a conservative political news site and polling data aggregator formed in 2000 by former options trader John McIntyre and former advertising agency account executive Tom Bevan. The site features selected political news stories and op-eds from various news publications in addition to commentary from its own contributors.Source
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Paul Krugman Wants You to Stay Home Until January | RealClearPolitics

Paul Krugman Wants You to Stay Home Until January | RealClearPolitics

, Washington Examiner May 25, 2020Pulitzer-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wants you to stay at home until January. At least, that's the only logical way his tweet on Saturday can be deciphered.Related Topics:Comment©2020 RealClearPolitics |

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Escape From New York | RealClearPolitics

Escape From New York | RealClearPolitics

(AP Photo/John Minchillo File)XStory Streamrecent articlesIn 1981, director John Carpenter released a movie that put New York City in a bad light, literally. Gotham was portrayed as a depopulated, dark prison where federal authorities dumped violent criminals to fend for themselves. Any attempt to “Escape from York” resulted in execution.Today in real life, the pandemic has devastated New York City, bringing fear and grief to its eight and a half million residents. Even before the contagion, folks were getting out. According to the Census Bureau, 181 thousand people left New York state last...

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Trump Must Name Special Counsel on Obamagate | RealClearPolitics

Trump Must Name Special Counsel on Obamagate | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARYAP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisXStory Streamrecent articlesThe unravelling of the Obama administration’s Russia Hoax sped up exponentially in the last two weeks, as the case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn collapsed and the acting director of national intelligence declassified Obama-era documents that revealed a concerted effort to undermine the incoming Trump administration.But despite substantial evidence of malfeasance by not just President Obama, but also by then-FBI Director James Comey and Susan Rice (Flynn’s predecessor as national security adviser), among...

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Paying Illegal Immigrants Puts America Last | RealClearPolitics

Paying Illegal Immigrants Puts America Last | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARY(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)XStory Streamrecent articles“Put your own mask on before assisting others.” Flight attendants repeat this wise instruction before every airline flight because, in an emergency situation, an incapacitated passenger cannot help anyone else and, in fact, becomes another person in need. In the current economic and health emergency, Democrats ignore this mandate and instead seek to exploit the crisis as an opportunity to fulfill long-held leftist policy aims like diminishing citizenship and destroying the efficacy of borders. By leveraging a...

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The Media's Democratic Ties

The Media's Democratic Ties

By December 15, 2017This past week, the Washington Post ran a pretty incredible story about the Democrat opposition research group, Fusion GPS. The organization has never fully been vetted by journalists because it has spoon fed so many stories to so many reporters. The reporters have been protecting their source. In fact, even the Washington Post did not dive too deeply into the company's ties to Russians and elsewhere.What the Washington Post did confirm, though, is that Fusion GPS has a lot of former journalists on its payroll as employees and also works with a lot of reports to help...

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Miscalculating Risk: Confusing Scary With Dangerous | RealClearPolitics

Miscalculating Risk: Confusing Scary With Dangerous | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARY(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)XStory Streamrecent articlesThe coronavirus kills, everyone knows it. But this isn’t the first deadly virus the world has seen, so what happened? Why did we react the way we did? One answer is that this is the first social media pandemic. News and narratives travel in real-time right into our hands.This spreads fear in a way we have never experienced. Drastic and historically unprecedented lockdowns of the economy happened and seemed to be accepted with little question.We think the world is confusing “scary” with “dangerous.” They are not...

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Susan Rice Makes New Claim; Media Rolls Over | RealClearPolitics

Susan Rice Makes New Claim; Media Rolls Over | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARYAP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, FileXStory Streamrecent articlesEarlier this week, White House press secretary that the media won’t “take [President Trump] at his word.” The guffaws inside the Beltway reached decibel levels that would make Metallica band members cover their ears.This same week, former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice, a Democrat notorious for her lack of credibility, was back in the news. Unsurprisingly, the media are all too happy to take Rice at her word regarding new information about her role in the controversial prosecution of...

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How Fear, Groupthink Drove Unnecessary Global Lockdowns | RealClearPolitics

How Fear, Groupthink Drove Unnecessary Global Lockdowns | RealClearPolitics

XStory Streamrecent articlesReliance on Faulty ModelsIn the face of a novel virus threat, China clamped down on its citizens. Academics used faulty information to build faulty models. Leaders relied on these faulty models. Dissenting views were suppressed. The media flamed fears and the world panicked.That is the story of what may eventually be known as one of the biggest medical and economic blunders of all time. The collective failure of every Western nation, except one, to question groupthink will surely be studied by economists, doctors, and psychologists for decades to come.To put...

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Will We Investigate Tara Reade's Claim? Survivors Are Watching | RealClearPolitics

Will We Investigate Tara Reade's Claim? Survivors Are Watching | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARY(AP Photo/Donald Thompson)XStory Streamrecent articlesOn April 9, 2020, Tara Reade reported an incident of sexual assault to the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department. The alleged assault took place in 1993, but there is no statute of limitations on her claim. It was 23 days later when Joe Biden, the man she accused, addressed the allegations in an interview on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.” Yet, this discussion should be far from over. If someone files a police report alleging a crime as serious as sexual assault, there should be an investigation. If we want to...

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Before November, America Must Know More About Trump-Russia Probe | RealClearPolitics

Before November, America Must Know More About Trump-Russia Probe | RealClearPolitics

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, FileXStory Streamrecent articlesA recent headline in The New York Times -- a paper of record for the anti-Trump Resistance -- was adamant:"Barr Dismisses Trump's Claim That Russia Inquiry Was an Obama Plot."Reading that, you might come away believing that Attorney General William Barr had just brushed off President Donald Trump's much-tweeted Obamagate theory. Trump insists the now-discredited Russia collusion probe against him was an Obama scheme.Only one problem with the headline: Barr didn't dismiss it. Barr did not say there was no plot.He did not say...

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The COVID 'Spike' in Reopened Texas: CNN Gets It Wrong | RealClearPolitics

The COVID 'Spike' in Reopened Texas: CNN Gets It Wrong | RealClearPolitics

ANALYSISANALYSIS(AP Photo/Eric Gay)XStory Streamrecent articlesOn Sunday CNN ran a segment on the spread of COVID-19 in Texas. The news channel promoted it with the jarring tweet “Texas is seeing the highest number of new coronavirus cases and deaths just two weeks after it officially reopened.” The segment spotlighted 1,448 new cases and 58 new deaths, and noted the increased movement of people in the state according to cellphone data, illustrating that the public was increasingly out and about.While technically true, this information is horribly misleading, and to the extent CNN is trying...

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The Costly Failure to Update Sky-Is-Falling Predictions | RealClearPolitics

The Costly Failure to Update Sky-Is-Falling Predictions | RealClearPolitics

ANALYSISANALYSIS(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)XStory Streamrecent articlesOn March 6, Liz Specht, Ph.D., that immediately went viral.  As of this writing, it has received over 100,000 likes and almost 41,000 retweets, and was republished at .  It purported to “talk math” and reflected the views of “.” It insisted it was “” and that, while the predictions it contained might be wrong, they would not be “.” It was also catastrophically incorrect.The crux of Dr. Specht’s 35-tweet thread was that the rapid doubling of COVID-19 cases would lead to about 1 million cases by May 5, 4 million by May 11, and...

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Two Americas: Lockdown Left vs. Re-open Right | RealClearPolitics

Two Americas: Lockdown Left vs. Re-open Right | RealClearPolitics

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)XStory Streamrecent articlesThe novel coronavirus currently working its way through America isn’t political, we’ve been told repeatedly, and doesn’t discriminate between Democrats or Republicans. This much is true. But after two months of social distancing and government mandated stay-at-home orders, Americans are increasingly viewing the pandemic, and our leaders’ response to it, through a partisan lens. The political divide among the public is stark. According to a released Thursday, 88% of Democrats believe the top priority of America is to “stay home, slow virus...

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Tesla and Elon Musk Belong in Texas | RealClearPolitics

Tesla and Elon Musk Belong in Texas | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARY(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)XStory Streamrecent articlesThe land of nuts and flakes doesn’t love Musk like we Texans already do, with California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D) tweeting, “F*ck Elon Musk.” He tweeted back: “Message received.” Musk should tell the Californians what Davy Crockett told Tennesseans before him: “You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas.” Why do the haters hate on Elon? Because Musk wants to build his cars and rockets with the same “git ’er done” attitude common to so many Texans. Barred by an unelected bureaucrat – California’s main...

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Why Did Obama Tell the FBI to Hide Its Activities? | RealClearPolitics

Why Did Obama Tell the FBI to Hide Its Activities? | RealClearPolitics

, The Federalist May 11, 2020AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, PoolEven after Barack Obama had left office and James Comey had a new commander-in-chief to report to, Comey obeyed Obama by withholding intel from Trump.Related Topics:Comment©2020 RealClearPolitics |

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Forget Pelosi's Boondoggle Bill -- Take Taxes to Zero Instead | RealClearPolitics

Forget Pelosi's Boondoggle Bill -- Take Taxes to Zero Instead | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARY(Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)XStory Streamrecent articlesAfter spending most of the pandemic crisis on vacation, an ice cream-fortified Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi finally emerged from her magnificent kitchen to propose a behemoth mess of a spending bill to allegedly save America’s faltering economy. Her 1,815-page proposal forms the “War and Peace” of legislative monstrosities. In fact, the endless big-government wish list contains generous payments for illegal immigrants, tax credits for wealthy residents of high-tax states, massive grants to fiscally irresponsible...

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DNI Richard Grenell Deserves the Nation's Gratitude | RealClearPolitics

DNI Richard Grenell Deserves the Nation's Gratitude | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARY(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)XStory Streamrecent articlesBefore he was appointed U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell was a foreign policy expert and a media commentator, recognized for his insight and independent analysis. Now that he’s the acting Director of National Intelligence, Grenell is after one thing on behalf of the American people: the truth. In his role as the DNI, Grenell has used his power responsibly, thoughtfully, and constitutionally to find the facts about what happened across the intelligence agencies serving the American people and how they were...

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Mark Kelly Silent on Firm's Windfall From Chinese Tech Giant | RealClearPolitics

Mark Kelly Silent on Firm's Windfall From Chinese Tech Giant | RealClearPolitics

(Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)XStory Streamrecent articlesMark Kelly, the former NASA astronaut who commanded the second-to-last space shuttle mission and spent 25 years in the Navy, readily acknowledges the myriad threats China poses to the U.S. Earlier this month, he told an Arizona TV station that U.S. intelligence has repeatedly shown China suppressed information about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak before COVID-19 spread to become a global pandemic.The interview was part of Kelly’s new mission: trying to oust GOP Sen. Martha McSally, herself an aerospace pioneer as the...

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Grading the Governors on Economic Response to COVID-19 | RealClearPolitics

Grading the Governors on Economic Response to COVID-19 | RealClearPolitics

XStory Streamrecent articlesThe U.S. economy is at last moving into the recovery stage from the coronavirus, at least in most states.One definite pattern has emerged: Republican states are reopening much more swiftly than Democratic states. A most notable case in point is the revival strategies of the four largest states. California and New York are closed for weeks to come; Florida and Texas are getting back in business now.Unfortunately, most blue-state governors, with a few notable exceptions, are imperiling their states' recoveries and the very survival of their businesses by remaining...

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Republican Garcia Has Early Lead in CA25 House Election | RealClearPolitics

Republican Garcia Has Early Lead in CA25 House Election | RealClearPolitics

(Cynthia Smalley/Mike Garcia For Congress via AP)XStory Streamrecent articlesIt had been a long time coming for former California Gov. Pete Wilson, and Tuesday night his words carried a mix of nostalgia, gratitude and delight.“I’ve worked for many candidates, but never with greater enthusiasm than I’ve worked for this one,” the 86-year-old former GOP governor said on a celebratory conference call Tuesday night.Less than two years ago, California Republicans were written off as a permanent minority party in the state after losing seven congressional seats in traditionally conservative...

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Limbaugh: Next Four Months Will Be War Like You've Never Seen, Dems Will Try To Keep Economy Shut Down

Limbaugh: Next Four Months Will Be War Like You've Never Seen, Dems Will Try To Keep Economy Shut Down

|Posted ByOn Date May 12, 2020Rush Limbaugh said these next four months are going to be a "veritable war" like we have not seen between Democrats and President Trump. On the Tuesday broadcast of his nationally-syndicated radio program, Limbaugh said Democrats will do their best to keep the economy shut down, expand that shutdown, and to blow up their own country's jobs to ensure a Trump loss in November.RUSH LIMBAUGH: I’ll tell you something else that’s starting to send red flags up. You probably have already noticed this. All these blue state governors that want to keep their states locked...

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Trump's Methodical Destruction of Obama's Legacy | RealClearPolitics

Trump's Methodical Destruction of Obama's Legacy | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARYAP Photo/Evan Vucci, FileXStory Streamrecent articlesWe’ve all seen footage of those carefully timed explosions that bring down antiquated buildings and clear the ground for new ones. A horn sounds, the detonations begin, the building shakes, suspended for a frozen moment, and then collapses in a vast cloud of dust. That, metaphorically, is what is happening to the Obama administration’s legacy.The presidential edifice has come down in two episodes, and the dust has not yet settled from either one. The first wrecked President Obama’s most consequential policies: the...

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Stress Pandemic Rx: Open Economy as Fast as Practical | RealClearPolitics

Stress Pandemic Rx: Open Economy as Fast as Practical | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARYXStory Streamrecent articlesThe all-out war on COVID-19 was a full-fledged frontal attack. Close down the economy, something that has never in history been done before. The result: . While the so-called curve of COVID-19 is flattening, which our leading care experts assured us was essential, there has been no flattening in the curve of the shutdown-created stress.Little was known about this new coronavirus when it began its worldwide blitzkrieg. It was quickly thought to be serious. Quickly labelled a pandemic. The early projection of its potential damage; i.e.,...

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Congress Must Stand Up to China | RealClearPolitics

Congress Must Stand Up to China | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARY(Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP)XStory Streamrecent articlesThe American people are waking up to the reality that China’s communist government cannot be trusted. The coronavirus pandemic has made this clear in a way that nothing else has for decades. From the moment the virus first emerged, the communist regime in Beijing acted in a way that made a global pandemic possible and then inevitable, plunging America and the world into an unprecedented crisis. The question now is what will Congress do to hold China accountable for its dangerous and deadly actions? Every day, our nation...

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McEnany Has the Right Stuff to Rebuff Media Buffoons | RealClearPolitics

McEnany Has the Right Stuff to Rebuff Media Buffoons | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARY(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)XStory Streamrecent articlesBack in 2016, after the stunning victory of Donald Trump, I daydreamed about working in the White House press office, telling myself that I would be on the front lines of history. It would be the equivalent of the New Frontier, I thought, imagining a phalanx of Trump-inspired conservatives arriving in Washington to support the MAGA revolution just as eager Democrats had flocked to Washington to serve John Kennedy when he reinvigorated the American spirit.Of course, none of that happened. Instead of being greeted as a...

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