Ira Stoll



May 21, 2019
Let Ortega campaign alongside Sanders, de Blasio, and Biden in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Let the 2020 Democrats compete for the Bolshevik comandante’s endorsement.


May 14, 2019
Biden’s path to victory requires being different enough from Trump to win the Democratic nomination while simultaneously being similar enough to Trump to win a general election.


May 6, 2019
Where’s the Democratic critique of President Trump’s foreign policy?


Apr 30, 2019
The presidency is decided on the basis of the electoral vote, not a nationwide popular vote. Trump lost the popular vote in 2016 and won the presidency anyway, because of the way his votes were distributed in the various states. It'd be risky for Trump to count on a repeat.


Apr 22, 2019
U.S. politics aren’t the only factor affecting stock prices. Monetary policy and global trends matter, too. Long-term savers think about periods longer than a presidential term. If Trump is re-elected, the tax plans of Sanders and Warren will be irrelevant.


Apr 15, 2019
The whole situation is an opportunity for Trump to display some presidential leadership. He could do this by exercising his constitutional authority over the Justice Department and encouraging them to use their prosecutorial discretion to decline to prosecute this one.


Apr 8, 2019
Early though it is, though, it’s not too early to say that having Buttigieg in the presidential race urging "talk about freedom more" has the potential to be a positive development not just for the Democrats but for the country.


Apr 1, 2019
Voters, in both cases, may view their choices not as passing moral judgment on the character of the politicians, from whom no one expects purity. Instead they may see themselves as assessing the results achieved on the politician’s watch.

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