David Frum

David Frum warned Americans to "be ready for more" if Trump wins the 2020 election.
“What will happen in July is entirely Trump’s fault,” David Frum argued.
The president's "desperate gamble to save himself by sacrificing others" is all about the 2020 election, David Frum argued.
David Frum thinks Trump's widely criticized handling of the pandemic could not only cost him his job but also flip the Republican-controlled Senate too.
It involves the upcoming State of the Union address and a potential "live meltdown on national TV."
Eric and Donald Trump Jr. seem to be lobbing at Hunter Biden from a glass house, and don't even know it.
America is about aspiring to be better. Trump is clawing that aspiration out of the nation's soul.
"All this information was cunningly concealed by being put in books," David Frum tweets.
For those 60 million of us who are very concerned about Trump's world view, beliefs, and lack of qualifications for the world's
2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgBefore "deplorables" and pneumonia, Shrum & Frum discuss who gained and learned the most from the NBC Forum (seen by 14 million) before the first Debate in two weeks (70 million). Agreement: Trump is nearly "unfactcheckable" given his niagara of lies while Clinton has to get off defensive and tell swing Rs that he's too dangerous.
2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgTrue, all pundits mis-overestimated the Republican base. But as the General Election de facto now begins, Shrum & Frum discuss Trump's cumulative "Joseph Welch" moment due to four re-enforcing events: Clinton's pounding, Trump U fraud of average people, attack on a "Mexican" judge, and media shift from complicit to critical. Then: We analyze trends and odds for anticipating Nov 8. And is an implosion more likely than a comeback?
The bad rap that political correctness gets is because those who attack it really want to say anything they want to say, wherever they want to say it, no matter whom they offend and, in many cases, no matter how rude they are.
Politicians love news stories about their luring big out-of-area companies, even as they camouflage the associated tax breaks. But rarely do these arrivals bring as many jobs as promised, and they sometimes kill existing local ones.
Responses to the flag controversy, and the new constitutional right to same-sex marriage and upholding Obamacare are dividing the GOP family.
But according to census data, that steady migration began to taper off during the 1990s -- precisely the time that Frum views
History offers D.H. Lawrence's warning that influential people shouldn't stimulate others' "personal, superficial, temporary desires" but "tell us of our own deeper desires." The powers that conservatives champion have been doing the former, with increasing velocity.
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Two leading authors and media mavens predict a) an Iranian nuc deal that Obama enforces without Congress and b) the Court will not overthrow Obamacare on a technicality. But they clash on Billary's money and emails: Frum thinks voters should care while Bob predicts they won't and shouldn't.

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Frum-Alter disagree on two big topics: is Obama's ISIS strategy of "containment" capable of driving the group back? Can Republicans come back by developing economic solutions for anxious middle-class boomers and by being culturally tolerant? How do either when right-wing media dumbs base down?

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"Is 'dither' the Republican word for 'think'?", asks Lawrence O'Donnell. So our duo discuss both sides: the-tan-man-has-no-plan-"yet" vs. he's a deliberate president trying to get the substance and coalition right. In his Wednesday address to the Nation, will he say -- their boots, our bombs? Then: Putin in Ukraine, Rick Perry in court, the ALS in America.