2020 Elections
The 2020 Presidential Election will be the polar opposite of 2016. In 2020 we will see north of 20 Democrats candidates as we saw the same flood of Republican candidates in 2016. Donald Trump 'should' be the Republican nominee as the incumbent President, but may get a primary challenge or two, given the 'never Trumper' crowd in the Republican party. The first is William Weld. Below we will list the growth of the 2020 Democrat field, as it develops. Howard Schultz, a Democrat, has announced his candidacy, but has problems with the leftward lean of the Democrat party & they with him. He may end up as an Independent candidate. Declared & accepted Democrat candidates to date: John Delaney, Andrew Yang, Tulis Gabbard, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Julian Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Marianne Williamson, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Jay Inslee, John Hickenlooper, Beto O'Rourke, Tim Ryan, Michael Bennet, Wayne Messam, Seth Moulton, Joe Biden, Steve Bullock, Bill DeBlasio, Tom Steyer ... Those exiting include: Eric Swalwell (7/8) ...

The Race Card Has Gone Bust

7/17/19
By Jason L. Riley,
from The Wall Street Journal,
7/16/19:

America has never been fairer or more integrated, yet politicians obsess over wiping out discrimination.

In William Julius Wilson’s 1978 book, “The Declining Significance of Race,” the sociologist argued that racial discrimination was no longer the biggest barrier to black economic advancement. His fellow liberals were outraged. Forty-one years later, Mr. Wilson is still right and the political left is still in denial. Mr. Wilson’s observations about discrimination and black progress four decades ago weren’t novel—conservative scholars like Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell already had been making similar points—but they were striking coming from a liberal academic. Mr. Wilson did not deny the roles that slavery and Jim Crow played in perpetuating disparities. Nevertheless, he wrote, “they do not provide a meaningful explanation of the life chances of black Americans today.” Mayor Pete has been wrong for longer than he’s been alive.

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