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A better night for Democrats than predicted in Arizona
It’s getting later in the evening more votes are coming in. It now appears as though the Republican majority in the House will be roughly 20 seats, not the kinds of numbers that many people had been projected. We still don’t know what’s going to happen in the Senate. Although Arizona is now coming in. And to the surprise of most people, the polls are wrong. And it looks like the Democrats will win both the governorship and the Senate seat in Arizona. As a result, it looks like we’re going to have probably a 50-50 Senate, just like we have now with Vice President Harris casting the tie breaking vote. Looking at what’s happening is that a lot of the candidates that President Trump’s selected and the primary voters ratified based on his recommendation, have turned out to be poor choices. More moderate candidates were likely to win and instead, in places like Arizona and New Hampshire, those candidates are going down to defeat. We’ll see how the rest of the night plays out. But right now it is not a good night for Donald Trump or the people that he endorsed. This is Larry Lindsey for straight arrow News.
Why Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy is such a remarkable leader
In 2022, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy garnered a standing ovation when he addressed the U.S. Congress, invoking a quotation from Franklin D. Roosevelt. In that same year, he made a Grammys appearance from a bunker in Kyiv, urging unity in the fight against Russia. Since Russia initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Zelenskyy’s prowess as
How Chinese media covered Biden-Xi meeting
U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping recently met in San Francisco, marking their first in-person meeting in more than a year. After years of rising U.S.-China tensions, expectations for the meeting were understandably low. Straight Arrow News contributor Larry Lindsey examined Chinese domestic media coverage of the meeting to identify the hopes,
Rising support for Hamas among students highlights ignorance
Tensions are rising on college campuses as pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students clash, increasing calls for heightened security measures and even the resignation of top administrators. Some universities have taken the step of banning pro-Palestinian groups, accusing them of supporting Hamas and openly endorsing the Oct. 7 attack on Israel. Straight Arrow News contributor Larry Lindsey
Chinese disappearances are no mere coincidence
Xi Jinping has greatly expanded his power and authority within China since rising to the presidency in 2013. In similarly authoritarian systems, political disappearances, assassinations, and abductions frequently rise. Throughout 2023, observers have noticed these events playing out in China. Even the most powerful and high-profile Chinese politicians have fallen victim to secretive disappearances and
US debt interest is cause for concern
Economist Paul Krugman recently said that interest payments on U.S. debt won’t be a major concern in the years ahead. The U.S. national debt is almost at $33 trillion, and the interest payments alone on that debt are approaching $500 billion per year. Straight Arrow News contributor Larry Lindsey disagrees with Krugman and instead urges
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UPenn loses $100 million donation after antisemitism hearing
13 sources | 15% from the left
Post-Roe, nearly 1 in 5 people seeking an abortion traveled out of state, analysis finds
10 sources | 0% from the right
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