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Crime is becoming a leading issue for voters in midterms
The big surprise in the midterm elections has been the dramatic rise of crime as an issue that is changing elections almost everywhere. In New York, the governor’s inability to understand why New Yorkers are worried about crime, and her saying in a debate to Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate, you know, why does it matter so much?
At a time when people have been killed in the subways, people have been shot randomly, carjackings are way up, the murder rate is way up. I think the average New Yorker sounded like the governor was just out of touch with reality.
In Chicago, there’s now suddenly a much closer race, because the Democrats decided that they would pass a no-bail bill which puts criminals back on the street, even though virtually every district attorney in the state, every sheriff and every police chief was opposed to it and said it’s going to increase the crime rate. So suddenly, Governor Pritzker is in a much tougher race than people thought he would be.
In Pennsylvania, Philadelphians now say overwhelmingly that crime is their number one issue, even higher than the cost of living, even higher than the cost of food or gasoline. And something like 70% of Philadelphians now say that crime is the number one issue that’s affecting them.
So you go state by state, when you realize, for example, that in Atlanta, the actual crime rate per capita is about the same as Chicago. So it’s much smaller towns, so it doesn’t get quite the publicity they get for Chicago. But this is happening across the country.
And crime is rapidly becoming the number two issue after the cost of living in the economy. And I think it’s come as a huge shock, particularly to Democrats. The news media doesn’t know what to do about it. And of course, every local station, every local newspaper that covers the daily crime, is building the momentum for what’s going to happen on November 8.
And I think what’s going to happen is a repudiation of liberal anti-police, pro-criminal policies.
It’s something people had not projected back in January, and it has really kind of exploded in the last 45 days.
Shocking election of Argentina’s Javier Milei an indictment of the Left
Argentina will be transitioning to a new far-right presidency when Javier Milei takes office on Dec. 10. The 53-year-old libertarian prevailed in a run-off election in November by advocating for radical changes to address the country’s economic challenges, marked by high inflation and a volatile currency. But Milei has only a limited number of congressional
Despite the joy they brought, the pandas are back in China
China recently recalled all panda bears from U.S. zoos, following years of rising tensions between the two nations. The panda bear is an iconic symbol of China and Chinese culture. Straight Arrow News contributor Newt Gingrich observes that this is devastating to all Americans who find panda bears cute, cuddly and adorable. The only upside,
In face of conflict, be thankful for what you have this Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving falls during a time of war and political strife this year. While the holiday is typically a time for families to come together and count their blessings, this year’s gatherings could come with an extra portion of discord. In fact, a recent poll reveals a majority of families have agreed to leave political talk
GOP must reframe abortion debate after Nov. 7 losses
The Nov. 7 elections brought sweeping gains and victories for Democrats nationwide, especially in battleground states like Virginia and Ohio. While Republicans did earn some victories, their strict positions on abortion cost them at the polls. Straight Arrow News contributor Newt Gingrich observes that Democrats won most in the states where they focused on pro-choice
Democrats are conspiring to keep RFK Jr. off the ballot
Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. initially launched his presidential bid as a Democrat, setting up a potential rivalry with President Joe Biden. If he manages to secure a spot on the presidential ballot as a third-party candidate, both Republicans and Democrats are worried that RFK Jr. could siphon votes from their own candidates. Straight
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