Everyone Will Misread the Results of This Special Election

By: Selena Zito BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. — Since Democrats started bleeding moderates in 2009, the best course correction they’ve made was stepping aside and letting western Pennsylvania Democrats pick Conor Lamb as their nominee for the 18th Congressional District. Lamb is not a full-throated progressive. And a deep-blue progressive would not be within striking distance of…

Rise of the Rust-Belt Democrats

By: Selena Zito If the buzz surrounding a possible challenger for the White House can be measured by the number of times that person is invited to another state, then there’s a lot of buzz around Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan. Interest goes up even higher when the states they’re invited to hold early caucus and…

Red-State Democrats Gamble

By: Selina Zito Months from now, as the pressures of midterm elections bear down on a handful of incumbent Democratic U.S. senators in states President Trump won in 2016, pundits may start to recall a meeting held at the White House on a cold January afternoon and wonder whether they missed something important. Immediately after…

Let’s Liberate Blacks From Left-Wing Politics

By: Star Parker A new Quinnipiac University poll shows yet another perspective on the deep racial division in our country. According to the poll, 86 percent of blacks compared to 50 percent of whites say that President Trump does not “respect people of color as much as he respects white people.” However the partisan divide…

For Once, the Joke Is on Al Franken

By: Selena Zito There is a strong argument to be made that Sen. Al Franken’s central reason for resigning is he knew he would be reduced to being shunned by his peers and the press if he were to continue representing Minnesota in the congressional upper chamber. In short, he would have become a joke,…

Erie Tells an Ominous Sign for Democrats

By: Selena Zito ERIE, Pa. — The outcome of the race for county executive in this northwestern Pennsylvania corner didn’t get much national scrutiny or post-election analysis because the incumbent Democrat, Kathy Dahlkemper, ultimately won. But it should have. Why? Because it is worth at least diving into what is happening to this once-reliable stronghold…