Were The Virginia And New Jersey Elections Referendums On The Trump Presidency?

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by Richard Cameron Donald Trumps presidential approval ratings are down nationally and have been trending downward since he took office. The elections on Tuesday – particularly in Virginia and New Jersey, were being viewed as a test of his potency in the mid-term elections in 2018.  What the results in those states revealed, has the Trump administration deeply concerned, even if Trump himself is attempting to dismiss them. In last night’s gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey, voters rejected Republican candidates for governor of those two states. In New…

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Federalism Trumps Nationalism In A Republic – States & Their Representatives Must Retain Sovereignty

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by Oletta Branstiter Conservatives have been assailing the trend of populism since Donald Trump entered the 2016 election. As the Trump administration continues to reveal more rings in its circus, those who respect the rule of law can’t help but lament that Nationalism  has been substituted for Federalism. This past week included increasingly troubling revelations about the number of previously undisclosed participants in a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer presumably representing the Putin regime. The spectacle of a President throwing cabinet members under the bus made headlines as well. In…

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