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Socialist Party (PSOE) Secretary General Pedro Sanchez (R) greets next to regional presidential candidate Ximo Puig as he arrives at an electoral meeting at the bull ring in Valencia, Spain, May 16, 2015. Reuters

Economic troubles and corruption have led to the end of Spain’s stable two-party system.

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New Jersey Governor and probably 2016 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 17, 2015. Reuters

Sometime between now and the Republican nomination, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will enjoy a rally in the polls — nationally, and maybe in New Hampshire.


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Discussion on the Supreme Court hearing on Obamacare. The GOP could take the blame if the law is overturned and citizens lose their healthcare.

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On Memorial Day, we honor the lives of military men and women who died in the service of their country. We can also pause to consider the sacrifices of those who serve today in the military, which is the institution Americans hold in the highest esteem.

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British soldiers getting artillery in position at night during World War 1. Artillery was often moved to new positions under the cover of darkness.

Memorial Day is a time to remember and thank the fallen — and to be grateful that there are so many fewer of them than there were one hundred years ago.

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The latest analysis on Hillary Clinton’s interview with the press, the continued spread of ISIS in Iraq, and Carly Fiorina’s latest poll numbers.

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A discussion of trends in voter turnout of the past decade complicate a common narrative of Democratic voter growth and reveal possible difficulties for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign.

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Under Hillary’s plan, every candidate is free to launder six-figure checks from Russian banks through his or her personal bank account. It’s another example of something often seen in the business world. Regulation often serves to protect insiders from competition.

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It’s not hard to imagine that many Democrat-inclined voters will vote for Clinton despite the deleted emails, the six-figure speech fees, the contributions from foreign governments. It’s harder to imagine these voters generating the enthusiasm that drove up Democratic turnout in 2008 and reversing the trend that is apparent to anyone who looks at the numbers.

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Gage Skidmore (Flickr) (CC-BY-2.0)

How should Jeb Bush respond when asked why voters should trust Republicans — let alone another Bush — to deal with the economy after what happened last time? He should start with something like this:

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