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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

October 6, 2020

How China is the Quad's rocket fuel

Meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday, the so-called "Quad" foreign ministers pledged to continue working for a "free and open Indo-Pacific [region]." While Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is more forward-leaning than his counterparts here, China's own actions will ensure the Quad grows in confidence and size.

Formed by Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, the Quad represents the key democratic powers of the Indo-Pacific region. New Zealand should be a part of the grouping but prefers appeasing Beijing to the responsibilities of maintaining the liberal international order. That said, the Quad is not a unitary defensive bloc a la NATO. Japan exemplifies as much.

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Pat Buchanan

October 6, 2020

Ten Days That Shook the Presidency

Trump has four weeks to turn it around. And his task, while easy to describe, is not so easy to accomplish. He needs to persuade undecided and soft Biden voters that Joe is simply not up to the job of president.

What a difference a week can make.

Saturday, Sept. 26, was among the best days of the Trump presidency, or so some of us thought watching the president introduce in the Rose Garden his sterling candidate for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court.

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Eleanor Clift

October 4, 2020

Donald Trump Might Lose, but His Judges Will Keep Wrecking America for Years to Come

It's not just the Supremes. There are people like Ran Nelson and Neomi Rao. If you don't know who they are, you should.

Even if Donald Trump gets voted out of office in November (and actually leaves), Trump-appointed judges with lifetime seats on the federal bench have already dramatically changed the face of our courts in Donald Trump’s image on a whole range of issues.

The effects of the relentless push by Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to pack the courts with Trump’s picks is being directly felt in rulings to restrict voting rights and curtail immigration. Even if Joe Biden wins the presidency, his policies and legislative remedies will face legal challenges that before Trump took over the courts would have been tossed out.

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Clarence Page

October 6, 2020

COVID-19 patient Donald Trump’s sunny outlook casts gloomy shadows

Three days after he quietly slipped away to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment of his COVID-19 infection, President Trump returned home with his sunny side up.

“We’re going back to work. We’re going to be out front,” Mr. Trump said in a video shot immediately after his return and then posted online. “As your leader, I had to do that. I knew there’s danger to it, but I had to do it. I stood out front. I led. Nobody that’s a leader would not do what I did. And I know there’s a risk, there’s a danger, but that’s OK. And now I’m better and maybe I’m immune, I don’t know. But don’t let it dominate your lives.”

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