Dick Morris from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:09:52 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dick Morris from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/dick-morris-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris 6d19db0eeb9b4c43e936de753a2ab2ce Hillary Accepted Dirt From Ukraine to Beat Trump for 06/18/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/19/hillary-accepted-dirt-from-ukraine-to-beat-trump Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Give me a break from all the Democratic congressional posturing over President Donald Trump's hypothetical answer to George Stephanopoulos' query about what he would do if a foreign power offered to give him derogatory information about his opponent in a U.S. political campaign. Some particularly crazy Democrats are using the president's answer &#8212; that he would look at it and might, or might not, notify the FBI &#8212; to build a case for impeachment.</p> <p>But Hillary Clinton did exactly what Trump speculated that he might do when her campaign got a heads-up from Ukraine about what turned out to be corrupt payments from their former president Viktor Yanukovych's administration. In March of 2019, Ukraine's top prosecutor told Hill TV that "he has opened an investigation into whether her country's law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 US presidential election about then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in an effort to swing the election in favor of Hillary Clinton."</p> <p>The investigation was prompted by the release of a tape quoting a top Ukrainian law enforcement official as saying that he leaked the Manafort records to help Clinton win.<p>Updated: Tue Jun 18, 2019</p> f0fd80e0be715e4687261b388e702e88 Biden Wounded, Perhaps Mortally for 06/13/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/19/biden-wounded-perhaps-mortally Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Last week, I said that Joe Biden had committed suicide with his restated support for the Hyde Amendment that bans Medicaid coverage for abortion. Apparently, Biden agreed, for the next day, he recanted and swore fealty to the liberal agenda by flip-flopping to oppose Hyde.</p> <p>While he did avert political death by his switch, he inflicted a serious wound on his candidacy from which it may not recover.<p>Updated: Thu Jun 13, 2019</p> 34d61a4c35fa1da91b9cd793c75b41ee Liberals Will Self-Destruct Over Immigration for 06/06/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/19/liberals-will-self-destruct-over-immigration Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It is one of the constants of American history that progressive liberal presidents and their administrations are initially elected to pursue their reformist domestic agenda, only to be led astray by foreign involvements and wars. Now, is the same pattern repeating itself in the willingness of the left to stake its public popularity on the immigration issue? Is the same liberal humanitarian impulse that attracted voters in the first place and helped them win the House now squandering itself over the refugee and immigration issues?</p> <p>The history of this trend is palpable.<p>Updated: Thu Jun 06, 2019</p> 6966815c8f947037ed67c6b3f41cbcd3 Dem Candidates Trail in Home States for 05/23/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/05/19/dem-candidates-trail-in-home-states Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke and Elizabeth Warren better watch out ... They are headed for a fall!</p> <p>Current polling shows each one losing his or her home state to Biden and Sanders in the upcoming Democratic primary. Nothing derails a candidate like a loss at home. <span class="column--highlighted-text">When the voters who, presumably, know a candidate the best vote against him, the rest of the country cannot help but notice.</span> <p>Updated: Thu May 23, 2019</p> 9f81892a9347c9b411fe665abee48c64 What Does Biden's Surge Mean? for 05/16/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/05/19/what-does-bidens-surge-mean Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When Joe Biden announced his bid for the presidency, he started in first place, about 7 to 10 points ahead of Bernie Sanders. But since his declaration of candidacy, he has soared to a lead of more than 20 points in many polls.</p> <p>Some commentators have jumped to the conclusion that the Democratic primary voters are reacting against the leftist trend of the other contenders for the party's nomination. But we should not discount the advantage familiarity brings to the former vice president's candidacy.<p>Updated: Thu May 16, 2019</p> 883239c6f1ece9dcd8f3d2778f1b8e20 Vintage Trump! Squeezing China for 05/09/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/05/19/vintage-trump-squeezing-china Thu, 09 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump must have read his own book, "The Art of the Deal." He is skillfully applying its lessons in the closing months of his trade negotiation with China.</p> <p>Just as the talks enter what Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin calls the "final laps," Trump ups the pressure to be sure there is no talk of giving away potential concessions by renegotiation.<p>Updated: Thu May 09, 2019</p> e3d5bc0890c2dc745a336d976fac5701 Biden Is Making Himself Into a Big Target for 05/02/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/05/19/biden-is-making-himself-into-a-big-target Thu, 02 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In today's toxic political environment, if they can see you, they will kill you. The feeding frenzy that engulfs front-runners is much like a nuclear reactor. The chain reaction it catalyzes gets more and more intense until it explodes in a bomb blast and destroys the front-runner. To win, a candidate must advance in stealth, avoiding the searing intensity to which any front-runner is exposed.</p> <p>Now it's coming to be Biden's turn in the spotlight. Following his announcement of candidacy, he has surged in the CNN poll by 11 points (up to 39%) and in the Morning Consult survey by 6 points (up to 36%) &#8212; both double digits ahead of Sanders.<p>Updated: Thu May 02, 2019</p> 537792fb61be61d891a3e53f48d5bf04 Trump Takes the Gloves Off Against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua for 04/23/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/04/19/trump-takes-the-gloves-off-against-cuba-venezuela-and-nicaragua Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>National security adviser John Bolton announced yesterday strong measures against the three dictatorships that are exporting terror, starvation and socialism in our hemisphere. The new axis of evil begins in Havana and spreads out to Caracas and Managua.</p> <p>Among the measures Bolton announced:<p>Updated: Tue Apr 23, 2019</p> 44197a2e9aa5aa4c189f405159c3b1e3 Finally! At Last! Protection Against EMP! for 04/09/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/04/19/finally-at-last-protection-against-emp Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For years now, we have been warned that rogue states &#8212; particularly North Korea &#8212; could turn our country into a living hell by exploding a nuclear bomb in the atmosphere over America. The electro magnetic pulse (EMP) from such a blast would fry our electrical circuits and transistors and put much of our grid out of operation. A Caracas-style blackout would descend on our nation and last, potentially, for weeks or even months.</p> <p>Hospitals would not be able to function. Food could not be delivered to urban areas. The water supply would be disrupted. Mass death and starvation would ensue.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 09, 2019</p> 4e9d8ddbca4200088db3e721309a4583 Electoral College in Jeopardy for 04/01/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/04/19/electoral-college-in-jeopardy Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Democrats, impelled by losing the elections of 2000 and 2016 despite winning the popular vote, are seeking to eliminate the Electoral College. But they are not going about it the normal way (amending the Constitution).</p> <p>Instead, they are seeking to circumvent the Electoral College via what they call the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Under the plan, states will vote to instruct their electors to back the winner of the national popular vote regardless of who carried their particular state. The compact would take effect when and if states that cast a majority of the Electoral College &#8212; 270 votes &#8212; ratify the compact. With these states marching in lockstep, the Electoral College would become irrelevant.<p>Updated: Mon Apr 01, 2019</p> 3aec4abf234e18fe214da7af6f90d5ba Kamala Harris Got Her Start Through Her Affair With Willie Brown for 03/26/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/03/19/kamala-harris-got-her-start-through-her-affair-with-willie-brown Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>We now have the prospect of electing a woman president of the United States whose political career was powered at its launch by a sexual affair with a top political boss.</p> <p>Would Sen. Kamala Harris have made it in politics without the patronage of her lover former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown? It's a question her sudden rise to prominence begs us to ask.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 26, 2019</p> 170ce268c8ecb49682ad4c1cce0aa458 The Dirty Dozen: The GOP Senators Who Opposed Trump's Emergency Declaration for 03/14/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/03/19/the-dirty-dozen-the-gop-senators-who-opposed-trumps-emergency-declaration Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Twelve Republican senators did not think the massive flow of more than 65,000 illegal immigrants over our southern border each month was enough of a problem to declare a national emergency! They put their focus on maintaining the power of the Senate ahead of our interest in keeping our jobs and controlling our borders.</p> <p>Remember the names. When they come to us for support or for our votes, remember how they treated our priorities and needs when they were on the line and the stakes were high.<p>Updated: Thu Mar 14, 2019</p> 8ffbfa390436e10a341982e119b2e513 Trump's NSA Ends Metadata Collection for 03/07/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/03/19/trumps-nsa-ends-metadata-collection Thu, 07 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The controversy that gripped Washington in the wake of Edward Snowden's 2013 revelation of the National Security Agency's policy of collecting metadata from tens of millions of private citizens has just ended, not with a bang but with a whimper. After dominating news coverage for more than a year, the administration of Donald Trump has turned away from the practice.</p> <p>Luke Murry, the national security adviser to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said that the Trump administration "hasn't actually been using it for the past six months," noting that he was "not certain that the administration will want to start that back up."<p>Updated: Thu Mar 07, 2019</p> a03e932aaf198325806da353be25fc50 The World Lost a Great Man in Pat Caddell for 02/21/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/02/19/the-world-lost-a-great-man-in-pat-caddell Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>My friend Don Skelly once said that in this age of cable television, chefs and political consultants have become famous. The pioneer of modern political polling and consulting, Pat Caddell, died on Saturday of a stroke at the age of 68.</p> <p>A great man is dead.<p>Updated: Thu Feb 21, 2019</p> a1a664662a882d93a8e1b66e0dd21913 Trump's Bump: Huge Gain After State of the Union Speech for 02/14/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/02/19/trumps-bump-huge-gain-after-state-of-the-union-speech Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Now that polls are filtering in after President Donald Trump's triumphal State of the Union speech, we can measure and admire the magnitude of what he has achieved. Four national polls &#8212; Rasmussen Reports, Gallup, Politico and The Hill &#8212; have been conducted since the speech. While they found Trump had an average 41 percent job approval before the speech, they now find him with a roughly 47 percent rating.</p> <p>As Trump flirts with the 50 percent threshold, we can only speculate how permanent his gains might be.<p>Updated: Thu Feb 14, 2019</p> 89249072b1debdac0a0f21ad2a5a13b2 Will 2020 Be a Repeat of 1972? for 02/11/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/02/19/will-2020-be-a-repeat-of-1972 Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As George Santayana wrote, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."</p> <p>While it is unfair to ask the new leftists of today to recall the events of 1972 (that happened 17 years before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born), they would do well to study its history.<p>Updated: Mon Feb 11, 2019</p> 4e172150a1804f9b9973ec43b971a386 How the Clintons Made Money From Huawei for 01/30/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/01/19/how-the-clintons-made-money-from-huawei Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>When Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 through an extradition warrant from the United States, American media described in detail how the company had apparently conspired to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran.</p> <p>Huawei has seemingly long been involved in helping terrorist states and seemingly seeking to thwart U.S. sanctions. Meng is the daughter of Huawei's founder, Ren Zhengfei.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 30, 2019</p> e4b9b52be5844c01d57897b83692571d President Trump Should Split the Difference on the Border Wall for 01/24/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/01/19/president-trump-should-split-the-difference-on-the-border-wall Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In Washington, something's got to give. An irresistible force cannot keep butting against an immovable object while 800,000 unpaid federal workers and their families look on in anguish.</p> <p>And a solution is easily in sight.<p>Updated: Thu Jan 24, 2019</p> 9afb266c2bbab612a938f0bac5ec05c9 Big Increase in Traffic Deaths Due to Pot Legalization for 01/15/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/01/19/big-increase-in-traffic-deaths-due-to-pot-legalization Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The recent legalization of recreational pot has led to tragic consequences on the highways.</p> <p>Studies in Colorado and Washington state, the first two states to legalize marijuana for recreational use, have found huge increases in motor vehicle deaths since pot was approved.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 15, 2019</p> d3527d510feb7924fcbcd3c733545ed7 The UK Must Get Tough on Brexit for 01/12/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/01/19/the-uk-must-get-tough-on-brexit Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The voters of the United Kingdom have decided that their nation must leave the European Union and it is up to the government to make it happen.</p> <p>Enough of Theresa May seeking to find a "middle way" &#8212; a euphemism for watering down the withdrawal and keeping the U.K. tied to the EU, effectively reversing the will of the people.<p>Updated: Sat Jan 12, 2019</p>