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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 19, 2020

Alexander Lukashenko gives Russia the green light to save him and steal Belarus

Facing popular protests across Belarus in response to his Aug. 9 election theft, Belorussian President Alexander Lukashenko has invited Russia to save him and steal his nation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin views the incorporation of Belarus into Russia as a top priority. And with Lukashenko now requesting security assistance, Putin has new leverage to extract his own concessions from the dictator. Senior leaders and operations officers from the Russian Federal Security Service landed in Minsk, Belarus, on Tuesday evening, and Russia is moving military assets toward its Belorussian border. The Russians sense opportunity, here, in the absence of warnings from the Trump administration and the European Union against their interference.

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Pat Buchanan

August 17, 2020

The Progressive Racism of the Ivy League

Is it praiseworthy to advance Hispanic applicants over Asian applicants with far higher test scores and academic achievements? Why? What did these Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Vietnamese high school seniors do to deserve discrimination in the country to which their parents came where, supposedly, “All men are created equal”?

If the definition of racism is deliberate discrimination based on race, color or national origin, Yale University appears to be a textbook case of “systemic racism.”

And, so, the Department of Justice contends.

Last week, Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband charged, “Yale discriminates based on race… in its undergraduate admissions process and race is the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year.

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Eleanor Clift

August 17, 2020

The GOP Smeared the First Female Veep Choice. Will History Repeat Itself?

“Reagan’s Cowboys,” as they called themselves, uncovered some mob history in Geraldine Ferraro’s family (with Roy Cohn’s help!). What are Trump’s cowboys up to?

Thirty-six years after Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman named to a major party ticket, we have a chance as a country to get it right, not just the outcome but the process itself. California Senator Kamala Harris is not a surprise out-of-the-box pick like Ferraro, a congresswoman from Queens. And there’s no expectation that it’s all on her—the way it was for Ferraro—to shake up the campaign and bring Joe Biden across the finish line.

The former vice president is doing fine in the polls, thank you. Harris is an added benefit, not the Hail Mary pass Ferraro was when another former vice president, Walter Mondale, made her his running mate at a time when he trailed Ronald Reagan badly. 

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Clarence Page

August 18, 2020

Column: The DNC’s TV party: More democratic, less conventional

If necessity is the mother of invention, as the old saying goes, Democrats turned the necessity of convening a presidential nomination during a pandemic into the mother of socially distanced party conventions.

Instead of trying to produce the world’s biggest — and clunkiest — Zoom call, as many observers feared, Democrats dropped all pretense of producing anything but what party conventions actually have been for more than a half-century: a TV show.

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