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March 10, 2020

Idaho Presidential Primary

Complete Coverage

Secretary of state race close; backhoe issue grabs attention

A former state senator swept to a surprise victory in the GOP primary for Oregon’s lone Republican congressional seat. But the most curious election issue involved a backhoe.

Idaho voting participation is up 350% after party switches to primary

Idaho Democrats saw a 351% increase in voter participation statewide in the presidential primary Tuesday, as the party switched from doing a caucus to a primary.

Former Vice President Joe Biden wins Idaho

Joe Biden won the Idaho Primary Tuesday night, continuing his Super Tuesday surge.

Few presidential candidates have Idaho primary plans, but party leaders expect record participation

As Idaho’s primary inches closer, the state’s voters will have to choose a party and one of more than a dozen candidates who will be on the state’s presidential primary ballots.

Marc A. Thiessen: Warren would sink booming economy

The central message of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign is that the economy is working for the very wealthy but it is not working for ordinary Americans. Unfortunately for her, ordinary Americans disagree.

Michael Gerson: O’Rourke’s proposal would hand victory to Trump

Beto O’Rourke, innovative for interpreting a failed Senate campaign as a steppingstone to the presidency, is now famous for (1) his use of profanity on the campaign trail, (2) his pledge that “hell, yes” he wants to confiscate AR-15s and (3) his proposal to tax religious institutions that don’t approve of gay marriage. This is not the normal substance of presidential ambitions. Few young people nursing political dreams say: “When I grow up, I want to be a foul-mouthed, overreaching, anti-religious culmination of every exaggerated liberal stereotype and the embodiment of every fevered conservative nightmare.” Perhaps O’Rourke was just precocious in that way. It is more likely, however, that he was led in this direction by the increasingly desperate pursuit of a spotlight that fell on him once, and briefly.

Paul Waldman: Supreme Court must be part of Democrats’ debate

The failure to focus on the issue of the Supreme Court is an atrocious oversight on the part of the networks that have aired and moderated the Democratic presidential candidate debates.

Marc A. Thiessen: Impeach Kavanaugh? Bring it on, Democrats!

The latest smear on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a disaster for Democrats, and everyone seems to know it except the party’s presidential candidates.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Arguments over electability are an annoying diversion

For the love of heaven, people, please stop saying “electability.”

Kathleen Parker: Democrats’ debate had one clear winner: Trump

Watching the Democratic presidential debate Thursday night left one clear impression: Donald Trump won.

Michael Gerson: Trump has done nothing to win back the voters who left him in the midterms

The outcome of the 2016 presidential election reinforced a certain lesson. No, not that the universe is a cold, empty, meaningless void, and that hope and justice are pretty lies told by self-deceived fools.

Marianne Williamson: U.S. needs Department of Peace

America does not just have a gun crisis; it has a cultural crisis. America will not stop experiencing the effects of gun violence until we’re ready to face the many ways that our culture is riddled with violence.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘Normal’ is what got us here

For all his earnestness, the former vice president, I think, misreads the needs of the nation at this juncture. Joe Biden seems to think that what America needs now is to be soothed.

Dana Milbank: Joe Biden is the Lamborghini of gaffes

There is no surer way to convince people you are going nuts than to stand in front of a crowd and announce that you are not going nuts. “I want to be clear: I’m not going nuts,” Joe Biden declared at a campaign stop Friday as he struggled to identify the location of a speech he had just given.

Robert J. Samuelson: Is the economy turning against Trump?

There is growing evidence of a possible recession. If one materializes, President Trump could lose his most powerful argument for reelection: a strong economy.

Kathleen Parker: The shaming of America

One of the everlasting social forces in directing human behavior – shame – has become part of the 2020 presidential race.

Marc A. Thiessen: That was a left vs. far left brawl

Forget moderates vs. radicals. The Democratic debate was a left vs. far left brawl.

Carl Hiaasen: It’s much too early to pay attention to the race for president

Some of those who deliberately didn’t watch the debates have been made to feel slack in their patriotic duty. Don’t feel guilty. It’s too much, too soon.

Kathleen Parker: Democrats tread on sensitive ground

The Democratic Party’s presidential primary season seems to be veering toward a racially charged contest.

Robert J. Samuelson: The Democrats’ fairy-tale campaigns

The lessons of the past do not seem to have been absorbed or analyzed with significant rigor. Anyone who has paid the slightest bit of attention knows that government has expanded substantially over the past half century.