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Trump and Senator Ted Cruz battling for the Republican nomination, two powerful factions of their party are now clashing over the question: Which man is more dangerous? President Obama’s Interview With Jeffrey Goldberg on Syria and Foreign Policy. Friday, August 30, 2013, the day the feckless Barack Obama brought to a premature end America’s reign as the world’s sole indispensable superpower—or, alternatively, the day the sagacious Barack Obama peered into the Middle Eastern abyss and stepped back from the consuming void—began with a thundering speech given on Obama’s behalf by his secretary of state, John Kerry, in Washington, D.C.
The subject of Kerry’s uncharacteristically Churchillian remarks, delivered in the Treaty Room at the State Department, was the gassing of civilians by the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad. Obama, in whose Cabinet Kerry serves faithfully, but with some exasperation, is himself given to vaulting oratory, but not usually of the martial sort associated with Churchill. Obama believes that the Manichaeanism, and eloquently rendered bellicosity, commonly associated with Churchill were justified by Hitler’s rise, and were at times defensible in the struggle against the Soviet Union. “Free riders? Log In. In fact, a contested convention would not only be democratic enough, it would be more democratic than what we have now.
A modest number of reforms might make them more common (though not regular). Proportional representation and a shorter primary calendar would lead to contested conventions when no candidate can win a majority. Donald Trump or Ted Cruz? Republicans Argue Over Who Is Greater Threat. In order to increase competition in U.S. House races, states should look to extra-legislative bodies to redraw congressional boundaries. Politicians and pundits alike regularly bemoan the lack of electoral competition in congressional races as incumbent reelection rates frequently soar to over 90 percent.
Redistricting and gerrymandering are often blamed as a way to lock members into their seats for at least a decade. Jamie L.