Ron Elving

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Week in politics: Pa. results pending; Cawthorn loses in N.C.; all eyes on Ga.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

We take a look at primary results out of Pennsylvania and North Carolina, and look ahead to next week's races, with a focus on Georgia's primaries.

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Trump's MAGA is marching down a trail blazed by the Tea Party

Saturday, May 21, 2022

The populist energy within the Republican Party goes by the name the former president gave it: MAGA. And its influence on the 2022 midterms seems destined to track that of the Tea Party surge in 2010.

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Roe draft is a reminder that religion's role in politics is older than the republic

Saturday, May 14, 2022

The question arises: Since when did so much of our politics have to do with religion? And the answer is, since the beginning — and even before.

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The leaked abortion decision blew up overnight. In 1973, Roe had a longer fuse

Sunday, May 08, 2022

The reaction to Roe vs. Wade was immense, but not immediately so. It took months and years for the anti-abortion movement to fully form, to organize and gain political power.

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Week in politics: Congress scrambles to protect rights guaranteed in Roe v. Wade

Saturday, May 07, 2022

We look at what the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion means for midterm elections and what Congress can do to guard access to contraception and same-sex marriage from a similar fate.

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McCarthy embodies House GOP's post-Trump dilemma and post-Gingrich history

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Shakespeare observed that "uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." Something similar seems to apply to the title of Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Week in politics: Trump under investigation; Ukraine and COVID funds up in the air

Saturday, April 30, 2022

We'll take a look at two grand jury investigations into former President Donald Trump, as well as the fate of the Ukraine aid and COVID spending bills currently in Congress.

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A Civil War-era measure could keep Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off the ballot

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Liberal activists are hoping to use part of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution to keep Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off the ballot in Georgia. We look at the history of the provision.

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Speaking of genocide, Biden escalates the war of words over Ukraine

Monday, April 18, 2022

The concept and practice of the U.S. government deciding what to recognize as a genocide is profoundly political, both in contemporary and historical cases.

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Week in politics: U.S. sends more money to Ukraine; inflation up; midterms approach

Saturday, April 16, 2022

President Biden's support for Ukraine has not garnered enthusiasm from the U.S. public. Another inflation record. And the Republicans drop out of presidential debates.

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From Nuremberg to Darfur, history has seen some war criminals brought to trial

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Responsibility is difficult to prove conclusively in a war zone, and evidence might have to link such acts to national leaders far from the battlefield. But it has happened.

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Week in politics: Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed as justice; Russia sanctioned

Saturday, April 09, 2022

The Senate confirms the first Black woman as justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and also deals additional rebukes to Russia on trade.

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Week in politics: Jobs grow; Biden to release reserve oil; logs missing on Jan. 6

Saturday, April 02, 2022

The U.S. economy continues to create new jobs at a rapid pace. President Biden taps the strategic petroleum reserve to lower gas prices. Also, the seven-hour gap in White House logs on Jan. 6, 2021.

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Biden is the latest president to go off script on Russia

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Biden was far from the first U.S. president to say what he thought about Russia or its leaders — or to pay a price for it.

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Week in politics: Consequences for China; Zelenskyy asks for help; Court confirmation

Saturday, March 19, 2022

The U.S. continues its work to economically isolate Russia, and most lawmakers are on board. Also: a look ahead to Monday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

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Zelenskyy's plea to Congress recalls Churchill and others who fought for democracy

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Other addresses to Congress by foreign leaders have paled compared to Winston Churchill welding with his words the alliance that overcame Adolph Hitler, until Volodymyr Zelenskyy's this week.

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Surging gasoline prices bring back memories of past energy wars

Sunday, March 13, 2022

American gas stations displaying high prices this summer and fall will matter more than all the campaign billboards put together in affecting the November midterm elections.

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Week in politics: Biden is feeling the pressure to end the war in Ukraine

Saturday, March 12, 2022

We look at the Biden administration response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as the potential economic and political fallout of the U.S. cutting off Russian energy imports.

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Trump's attorney general sends a letter from No Man's Land

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

In One Damn Thing After Another, Bill Barr alternates between castigating and exonerating. He catalogs Trump's offenses yet casts him as the latest victim of dishonest media and "the radical Left."

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It's a cliché to call an election-year Congress do-nothing. The history doesn't match

Sunday, March 06, 2022

There's no law against making laws in an election year. There are special challenges, but the hurdles may loom larger in lore than in reality.

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