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Toxic Trump must leave political stage now

“I don’t believe in living in the past. Living in the past is for cowards. If you live in the past, you die in the past.” — Football legend Mike Ditka “The future is now.” — Football legend George Allen Former president Donald Trump appears ready and eager to announce another ...

Trump, Biden big losers, DeSantis big winner in 2022

One way to look at this election is as a repudiation of Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Democrats held 235 seats in the House in 2018 as Biden launched his campaign for president. To the surprise of prognosticators, they won just a bare majority, 222, on the day he was elected in 2020. As this is ...

Trump cares about Trump

If Republicans haven’t noticed it already, their underperformance in the midterms offers yet another opportunity to realize what matters most to Donald Trump. What goal of the GOP was advanced by having candidates devoted to Trump’s “Stop the Steal” gospel? How did it contribute to ...

‘Sure thing’ election that wasn’t

MIAMI — If Republicans could not score their “red wave” victories predicted by many pundits — and even some Democrats — in these midterm elections, what’s next for them? All the issues were on their side - inflation, high gas and food prices, an open border, underperforming schools. ...

Keep NDAs out of government

A recent document dive by Bridge Michigan showed Michigan’s Office of the Attorney General required Dana Nessel’s personal state security detail to sign non-disclosure agreements. Its subsequent revocation came as part of a union dispute about changing the terms of the contract — not as ...

Elon Musk mistook Twitter for the real world

here’s something tragically poetic about Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. There’s a whole subculture of lamentation about modern society that can be fairly well summed up in Peter Thiel’s roughly decade-old gripe that things like Twitter were distracting us from greatness: “We ...