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Jennifer Harper

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President Trump's campaign is receiving an unprecedented number of donations, particularly from those offering under $200. (Associated Press)

Democrats mired in the misery narrative

At the top of the Democratic Party's to-do list should be this item: "Develop a new narrative." The party's big summer meeting is coming up next week, so there's still time. Maybe. Published August 15, 2019

"Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency" by Andrew McCarthy meticulously proves that President Trump has faced some unprecedented partisan hostility. (Encounter Books) (Encounter Books)

Russia 'collusion:' Andy McCarthy explains all

A timely new book has just landed: "Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency" by Andrew McCarth meticulously proves that President Trump has faced some unprecedented partisan hostility. The author parses the "collusion fable" and revisits details almost too numerous to mention. Published August 13, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Des Moines Register Soapbox during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Joe Biden and the flamethrower

The spectacle of 2020 presidential politics continues, punctuated by melodrama, unintentionally comedic moments and gaffes. Now-and-then Democratic front-runner Joseph R. Biden had a moment in that realm during a campaign appearance at a "gun safety" forum in Iowa — when he declared that flamethrowers were illegal. Published August 12, 2019

A majority of Americans aren't looking forward to any future Democratic debates, a new poll says. This includes a surprising 33% of Democrats. (Associated Press)

Fatigue: 60% of Americans NOT looking forward to future Democratic debates

Public patience with the 24 Democratic presidential hopefuls and the electoral process appears to be wearing thin very early in the election game. Let us consider the fact that 6-out-of-10 Americans say they are not looking forward to any future Democratic debates. So says a new Economist/YouGov poll. Published August 11, 2019

Pollster Frank Luntz warns journalists that their credibility with the public is dropping due to hostile reporting against President Trump. (Associated Press)

Backfire: Anti-Trump media irks the public

The news media was hostile to President Trump the moment he declared his intention to run for the White House in 2015. The tradition continues. Ongoing analysis of broadcast coverage by the conservative Media Research Center, in fact, has documented the fact that 90% of the news accounts have been negative toward Mr. Trump since he took his oath of office. Published August 8, 2019

The New York Times has had a bad week, complete with a subscriber revolt and a decline in revenue according to sources. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Weakening: The woes of The New York Times

A leading progressive publication has a warning for the zealous liberals and Democrats who attacked The New York Times for running a headline that was actually fair-minded toward President Trump, noting that he was urging "national unity" over racism during a difficult week amid a contentious campaign. Published August 7, 2019

The Nation warns progressives that The New York Times 'won't save us from Trump'

A leading progressive news organization has a warning for zealous liberals and Democrats who punished the New York Times for running a headline that was actually fair-minded towards President Trump - noting that he was urging national unity over racism during a difficult week, and amid a contentious campaign. Published August 7, 2019

Hello, Main Street. Amid an avalanche of alarmist coverage of the economy comes good news about small business from Gallup. (Associated Press)

Hello Main Street: Small business thriving despite alarmist predictions

Hello, Main Street. Amid an avalanche of alarmist coverage of the economy and the stock market comes this happy news. Gallup reveals noteworthy sentiments among the nation's U.S. small business owners: 58% say their revenues have increased in the past year, 64% say they expect further increases in the future, while 79% now say they are optimistic about the future in general. All of these percentages are up since the second quarter of the year, the pollster says. Published August 6, 2019

Mourners bring flowers to a makeshift memorial for the slain in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Dayton. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Bloomberg-funded advocates organize 'Urgent Gun Safety Presidential Forum'

Three advocacy groups funded by Michael Bloomberg have organized an instant "Urgent Gun Safety Presidential Forum," set for Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The event has already attracted a half dozen Democratic hopefuls who include Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. Published August 6, 2019

The National Rifle Association has vowed not to politicize two mass shootings. (NRA logo)

National Rifle Association refuses to politicize mass shootings

The National Rifle Association has refused to politicize the two mass shootings that occurred within 24 hours of one another in Texas and Ohio. The events rocked the nation and prompted many Democratic presidential hopefuls -- as well as activists and operatives -- to use the tragic events for political gain. Published August 5, 2019