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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 24, 2020

On nuclear weapons, Vladimir Putin will prefer Biden to Trump

As with their respective energy policies, when it comes to nuclear weapons, Vladimir Putin would prefer Joe Biden's policy to that of Donald Trump.

This is not to say that Putin wants Biden to defeat Trump in November. The opposite may well be true. That said, Moscow views the status and development of U.S. nuclear forces as a high priority concern. But where Trump has modernized U.S. nuclear capabilities and strategy, Biden opposes the U.S. reservation to employ nuclear weapons preemptively, rejects the deployment of low-yield warheads, and believes the U.S. nuclear forces budget can be cut.

As I say, nuclear weapons are a top concern of the Russian leader.

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Pat Buchanan

August 24, 2020

A Most Consequential Presidency

Trump has also changed the character and composition of the GOP, making it more of a working- and middle-class party. Where George H.W. Bush sought to build a “New World Order” with America as global hegemon and George W. Bush preached a global crusade for democracy “to end tyranny in our world,” Trump is all-in on “America first.” Bush transnationalism belongs to yesterday.

As Donald Trump is about to be nominated for a second term, how his presidency has already altered the orientation of his party is on display.

Under Trump, the GOP ceased to be a party of small government whose yardstick of success was how close it came to a balanced budget.

Trump signed on this spring to $3 trillion in deficit spending to rescue the economy from a depression into which the government had shoved it to control the spread of the coronavirus. He is prepared to spend a trillion dollars more.

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Eleanor Clift

August 22, 2020

Even if Biden Wins Big, Trump Has 77 Days to Wreck America

What Trump might do is no joke and could have serious ramifications on his successor’s ability to govern.

If Joe Biden wins big in November, no one should breathe easily until he takes the oath of office on Jan. 20. The period from Election Day until Inauguration Day will be ugly, according to a range of experts from both political parties who anticipate President Trump’s refusal to accept defeat could destroy any semblance of a peaceable transfer of power.

There is a body of law governing the transition between administrations, but it is built on the assumption that the parties involved will cooperate. There is occasional mischief, like when the Clinton people supposedly removed the “W’s” from some computer keyboards to irritate the incoming George W Bush administration.

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Clarence Page

August 25, 2020

Column: Missing from both party conventions: Making jobs great again

A week after the Democrats convened under a platform that could best be summarized as “We’re not Donald Trump’s party,” Republicans approved a platform that essentially said, “We’re all-Trump, all the time.”

And that describes the opening night of their convention, along with its side theme: Whatever frightens Grandma.

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