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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

July 14, 2020

Democrats ignore intelligence threat and demand funding for Peace Corps China operation

Some Democrats are adopting a harsher tone and more aggressive policy approach toward China. But based on their new State Department funding bill, House Democrats don't appear to support this effort.

Consider the bill's requirement that "none of the funds made available by this Act or prior Acts under this heading may be used to permanently close the United States-China Friendship Volunteer Program." This refers to the Peace Corps's China mission, which "from its main office at the Sichuan University, Peace Corps works closely with provincial departments of education and the counterpart universities to assign and support qualified and well-trained volunteers."

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Pat Buchanan

July 14, 2020

Can Trump Pull a Truman?

A medical crisis, an economic crisis, and a cultural and social crisis, have hit us all at once, raising some fundamental questions.

On July 22, 1988, after the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, the party nominee, Gov. Michael Dukakis, enjoyed a 17-point lead over Vice President George W. Bush.

Five weeks later, on Labor Day, Dukakis was down eight points, the same margin by which he would lose the election. He had lost 25 points in one month.

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Eleanor Clift

July 15, 2020

Trump’s Re-Election Plan: Replace Clarence Thomas With a Woman

Retirement rumors are swirling around Justices Thomas and Alito, with 48-year-old Amy Coney Barrett reportedly on the top of Trump’s list as a prospective replacement.

After 28 years, some conservatives think it’s time for Clarence Thomas to retire. He’s the longest-serving Supreme Court justice, and at age 72 remains young enough to enjoy what he loves to do, which is traveling the country anonymously in his RV with his wife, Virginia, and their two dogs.

A year ago, when rumors first surfaced that Thomas might be mulling retirement, he gave a very general Shermanesque statement to shut down the speculation. This time, crickets. That’s because this time it’s about more than Thomas and wanting to lock in another younger acolyte on the right.

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Clarence Page

July 14, 2020

Washington’s slur is an easy call, but ‘Blackhawks’ has value

Now that Washington’s NFL team has announced its “retirement” of the racial slur that has been its brand name since 1933, I am tempted to gloat a little.

I feel as if I have earned it. But I didn’t have much chance to do so before new and thornier questions rose up: What about the Chicago Blackhawks?

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