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Election 2016: The Powerlessness of an Independent President

Defying all expectations (including my own), Donald Trump remains the Republican frontrunner as we enter the final stretch to the early primary polls. The smart money still bets he’ll lose in the end, as the weaker candidates are winnowed away and voters in the “undecided” column make their decisions. It is expected that these erstwhile supporters of fallen candidates and so-far undecided voters will break disproportionately against Trump and toward a safer and more conventional candidate.

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Election 2016: Assessing the Democrats’ Debate Performances

A lot can change in one night. The first democratic debate has certainly shaken out the field of the candidates. Here’s how the debate will alter each campaigns: Jim Webb – Sore Loser Out Jim Webb gave what was undoubtedly the weakest performance of the evening, relying on biography and …