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Updated: May 8, 2020

Join us each week as we share the latest thought provoking articles from The Group here on "The Group's View".

Timely and always to the point, "The Group's View" Blog includes Tom Rogan, Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift and Clarence Page plus an on-going array of recent guests and thought leaders discussing the hottest issues concerning our nation and world today.

Tom Rogan - May 6, 2020

Destroying press freedom, Rodrigo Duterte echoes Caligula

The words from the final poem of Filipino national hero José Rizal seem increasingly apt today: "Farewell, my adored Land, region of the sun caressed, Pearl of the Orient Sea, our Eden lost."

This week, in another striking act of authoritarian idiocy, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shut down the nation's largest media broadcaster, ABS-CBN. It's further proof that Duterte seeks a legacy of shame similar to that of his personal hero, the corrupt 1960s-1980s era president, Ferdinand Marcos. Read More

Pat Buchanan - May 4, 2020

How Long Can Biden Stay in His Basement?

The worry is that he is suffering from mental decline and could be destroyed by Trump in a presidential debate. Biden forgets, mumbles, misspeaks, loses his train of thought and appears, at times, confused.

Where Barack Obama achieved notoriety for “leading from behind,” Joe Biden, these last two months, has been leading from the basement.

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Eleanor Clift - May 2, 2020

Susan Collins Took Credit for That Shady Loan Program. Now She’s Going to Pay.

The Maine Republican senator in a tough race thought she had a winner three weeks ago. Then “small businesses” like the L.A. Lakers started getting the dosh.

Republican Senator Susan Collins got a boost in the polls when she took credit for helping write the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses. But now she’s back in the doldrums, her job approval at 37 percent, as she faces increasingly steep odds to win re-election. 

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Clarence Page - May 4, 2020

Column: ‘Quarantine fatigue’ — or why my family jumped at the chance to go for a drive

On the seventh weekend of my family’s self-isolation in the coronavirus pandemic, my true love said to me, “When are you picking up dinner?”

This Sunday was a special day, our wedding anniversary. Although the virus put a crimp in our usual plans for celebration over dinner at a fancy restaurant, our eatery of choice fortunately offered an ingenious product of American enterprise in the face of a crisis: “no contact” food pickup, ordered online.

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