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The Democrats’ delegate-selection system has a primary flaw that’s leading them to a stalemate

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After spending last week following the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, I started thinking of their nominating convention.No, not the one the Democrats are having this summer in Milwaukee. The one they had in 1932 in Chicago.Like their Chicago convention of 1968, it was bitterly contested, not in the streets but in the hall.No candidate had the delegates to win on the first ballot. The voting went through the evening and into the next afternoon before Franklin Roosevelt had dispatched of his eight opponents. Here’s how the great H.L. Mencken summed it up:“The great combat is e…

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Trump can’t think past his own ego and can’t see the ‘utter disaster’ American has become

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Presidents become known for their words. Particular phrases seep into public memory and create the signposts of their legacy. George H. W. Bush was marked, for example, by the phrase "read my lips: no new taxes," perhaps more for the wonky way he said it than for the fact that he didn't deliver. Richard Nixon famously liked to repeat "let me make one thing perfectly clear," a phrase that hangs heavily given the irony of its source.

Sometimes these phrases are ominous. Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy is haunted by the time he uttered "we still seek no wider war," shortly before escalating the conflict in Vietnam. George W. Bush's administration left us with many disturbing phrases, including "extraordinary rendition," which Salman Rushdie described as an "ugly phrase that conceals an uglier truth."

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RNC spokesperson denounces ‘all people are created equal’ on Fox News

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Republican National Committee spokesperson Liz Harrington on Sunday denounced the idea that "all people are created equal."

During an appearance on Fox News, Harrington blasted an op-ed in which presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden declared "all people are created equal and should be treated equally throughout their lives."

Harrington claimed that the idea is an assault on the Declaration of Independence, which says that all "men" are created equal.

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Trump’s ‘chaos’ campaign is floundering and he has nowhere else to go: conservative

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In her column for the Washington Post, 'Never-Trumper" conservative Jennifer Rubin said that Donald Trump's attempt to rile up voters with racist rhetoric and threats of "anarchists" destroying what the founders built is falling on deaf ears as his poll numbers continue to slide.

Worse yet for the president is that it is not sustainable and, with a cratering economy and pandemic tearing through the country on his watch, there is nothing left for his campaign to run on.

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