China is Targeting Average Americans in Trade War

The hope in Beijing is to avoid a full-blown trade war and reward China’s friends in the United States with targeted tariffs. The tactic is new, interesting and unproven. It shows that the Chinese have a sophisticated knowledge of American politics and how they work.

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Surprise Democrats are winning by Acting like Republicans

Lamb’s victory is the product of a new Democratic strategy that we’re likely to see all over the country this year. The strategy is hardly original, but it is effective and proven.

There is no compromise; no moderation, and no shades of grey, just all-out war on the other guys. Republicans have been following this strategy for decades, taking hardline positions on issues like gun control and abortion and winning loyalty from large segments of the populace.

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