7:04 AM, Nov 23, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
The Washington Examiner's Jim Antle has written a comprehensive piece about the Democrats' war on youth. Antle notes that politicians and pundits on the right have been pointing out ways in which Democrats' policies hurt young people.
Jeb Bush, for example, told the Washington Examiner on the campaign trail in New Hampshire that leaders need to "make sure the next generation isn't saddled with all of our contingent liabilities on their backs."
Marco Rubio, meanwhile, has talked about the need for generational change. "The world is different than it was five years ago, not to mention 50 or 60 years ago," when programs such as Medicare and Social Security were designed, he said in Iowa.
Antle also notes the ages of leaders of each parties, and that Republican leaders from Rubio to Speaker Paul Ryan are substantially younger than their Democratic counterparts.
Furthermore, Democrats' advantage with youth vote seems to be slipping, and their advantage might be attributable to factors other than age.
Yet already there's been noticeable slippage. Obama's margin among the millennials shrank in 2012. An April poll by the Harvard Institute of Politics found that 55 percent of 18-29-year-olds (five points fewer than in 2012) want a Democrat to win the White House in 2016, compared to 40 percent who prefer Republicans.
Some of the generation gap appears attributable to factors other than age. The Harvard poll found that 87 percent of young African-Americans and 68 percent of young Hispanics wanted a Democratic president, while whites in this age group picked a Republican by 53-31 percent, though it's worth noting that younger voter are also less likely to be white. Obama carried young white voters 54-44 percent in 2008 and lost them 44-51 percent in 2012.
Antle breaks down how different issues, including entitlements, Obamacare, and Democrats' economic policies, adversely effect young people, and how these issues poll with young people.
Read the whole thing here.
Practice what you preach?7:27 AM, Nov 9, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
Every Democrat in the 2016 field has complained about ridesharing services like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar. But their campaigns pay for plenty of Uber rides.
Nov 16, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 10 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
Last week was one of those quiet Election Days where, on the surface, nothing much happened. But the “nothing much” might actually be something. We may have seen voters begin to pump the brakes on runaway liberalism.
Zombie helps Louisiana Democrats find new life.Nov 16, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 10 • By QUIN HILLYER
A year ago, the Louisiana Democratic party seemed as dead as its allegedly habitual voters from New Orleans cemeteries. Yet with a governor’s race quickening to its November 21 conclusion, Republican senator David Vitter is proving the Democrats’ greatest necromancer.
Nov 2, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 08 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
‘Republicans in Turmoil!” “Chaos Confounds GOP Congressmen!!” “Catastrophic Conservative Crack-Up Imminent!!!” “Trump Likely GOP Nominee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Nov 2, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 08 • By LEE SMITH
Last week, Senate and House Democrats threw a party to celebrate the adoption day of Obama’s Iran deal. Ninety days after the White House signed the deal in Vienna, Obama directed the United States government to lift sanctions on Iran, the Democrats listened to a string ensemble in Washington, and all present pretended it was a joyous occasion.
Oct 26, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 07 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Anderson Cooper’s final question in the Democratic presidential debate on October 13 led to an interesting and revealing moment. He asked:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” You’ve all made a few people upset over your political careers. Which enemy are you most proud of?
Oct 26, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 07 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
One of the most memorable moments from the first Democratic presidential debate was an unexpected one. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic-socialist senator from Vermont who is leading the polls in New Hampshire, took a question about the email scandal that has badly complicated Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Rather than use it as a truncheon to hurt his primary opponent, Sanders took the occasion to defend her.
8:29 PM, Oct 12, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden will be at the White House tomorrow, the day of the first Democratic primary debate. The debate will be held across the country in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Biden has only two things on his public schedule for tomorrow: the daily briefing in the Oval Office and meetings.
The vice president's White House schedule reads:
DAILY GUIDANCE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
In the morning, the Vice President will attend the President’s Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.
7:19 AM, Oct 8, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Last month, CNN hosted a Republican presidential primary debate. The main event was a 3-hour affair.
Next week, the same network will host a Democratic presidential primary debate. But this time, the debate will be one hour shorter -- it'll span only 2 hours.
Of course there's a big difference in the number of candidates in each of the debates. The Republican debate featured 11 candidates. The Democratic debate will probably be made up of 5 candidates.
The Democrats have only 6 debates planned. Republicans have twice the number on the schedule.
The party hasn’t decided yet.Oct 5, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 04 • By JAY COST
By most accounts, Joe Biden is very close to running for president. His entry would shake up the Democratic race. But could he possibly defeat Hillary Clinton?
3:29 PM, Sep 17, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
Martin O'Malley has continued to be a thorn in the side of the Democratic National Committee. Over the past few weeks, he's publicly criticized the DNC and its chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for limiting debates in order to help Hillary Clinton. Schultz hasn't taken it lightly.
2:18 PM, Sep 11, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
Today, Jon Favreau, the former director of speechwriting for President Obama, tweeted that Vice President Joe Biden should run for president.
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:10 PM, Sep 8, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on Hillary Clinton's bad weekend and the Iran deal.