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

August 11, 2020

Kamala Harris pick gives Joe Biden foreign policy flexibility

Selecting Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, Joe Biden would appear to have given himself flexibility to shape his foreign policy vision without major influence from his No. 2.

Unlike his prospective choice of Susan Rice, Harris lacks foreign policy credentials and comprehensively developed positions.

The foreign policy section of Harris's campaign website is rather fluffy and generalized. Still, we do have some evidence for her positions. Biden's former challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination is in favor of defense spending cuts and was one of only 10 senators to vote against the 2018-2019 defense bill. Expect the Trump campaign to use Harris as a new pivot to present the Biden campaign as weak on defense.

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Pat Buchanan

August 11, 2020

The Real World Reasserts Itself

If black lives matter, where is Black Lives Matter? Rarely in these stories of shootings and killings does one read that the dead were the victims of rogue cops or white supremacists.

Since the death of George Floyd beneath the knee of a cop in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, the nation has been instructed by its cultural elites that this is the daily reality that a racist America has too long ignored

Our nation, it was shouted in our faces, is a place where white cops harass, brutalize, assault and kill Black Americans regularly and with impunity.

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Eleanor Clift

July 29, 2020

North Carolina Deluge of Absentee-Ballot Requests Shows Why Trump’s Terrified of Mail-In Voting

Republican absentee-ballot requests are up around 40 percent, while Democrats have shot up almost 600 percent.

We are in the midst of a massive transition to mail-in voting, one that was accelerated by the coronavirus. In the bellwether state of North Carolina, where Republicans will hold part of this year’s pandemic-disrupted convention, requests for absentee ballots have soared among registered Democrats from 6,868 in 2016 to 46,856 in 2020 while registered Republicans are seeing a modest jump from 6,736 in 2016 to 9,229 in 2020.

Unaffiliated voters, who don’t align with either major political party, have also requested an unprecedented number of absentee ballots, leaping from 4,546 in 2016 to 30,912 in 2020. So from roughly even starting numbers in 2016, Democratic and Unaffiliated voters’ requests are both up about 580 percent, while Republicans are up just 37 percent.

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Clarence Page

August 11, 2020

Column: Protesters? Sorry, they look like thieves to me.

As shopkeepers and volunteers were sweeping up Monday after an overnight looting rampage through downtown Chicago’s ritziest addresses, I already was hearing from taunting emailers like this passive-aggressive troll:

“Can’t wait to see how you spin the blame for this on Trump, the police or white privilege,” wrote a gentleman from Kansasville, Wisconsin. “Unless you choose to conveniently ignore it as you are wont to do with the ongoing, self-induced carnage in Chicago’s Black communities.”

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