Author: Dave Spencer

Practically Political with Bill Galston

Bill Galston is a Senior Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program and the Co-Chair of The New Center project. He writes the Politics & Ideas column for the Wall Street Journal and was the Deputy Assistant to President Clinton for Domestic Policy from 1993 to 1995.

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Flip Sides of the 2020 Coin

As the Democratic primary process continues to slog along with its surfeit of candidates, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the 2020 election is less than a year away. The bad news is that the 2020 election is still a year away.

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A Cruise Over Troubled Waters

The impeachment inquiry has left port and now, the turbulent voyage towards a constitutional crisis begins. Over the past two and half years, the question over impeaching Donald Trump has gradually transformed from “Could it possibly happen?” into “How does it actually work?”

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Mitching Inaction: An Indelible Stain

Over the past three years, I’ve spent an extensive amount of time and energy detailing why I disrespect and distrust Donald Trump and how I’m continually dismayed by his divisive words and dysfunctional deeds.

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GOP Will Not Weather This Storm

When it comes to discussing the facts about climate change, you would think that this administration is literally living on another planet. We all know President Trump is capable of lies and mistruths on a daily basis, but even by those standards, he continues to display an astounding level of ignorance about the realities of global warming and changing weather patterns.

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Don’t Bet on Trump in 2020

Looking ahead to the 2020 election, here’s a bold prediction. Donald Trump has no chance of winning a second term. Why am I willing to go out on this limb, given the unwavering loyalty of his base and with the economy doing so well? It’s very simple: I believe he will choose not to run again. What! you say. With his ego? Let me explain.

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Practically Political with Paul Gilbert

As part of a regular feature where pragmatists talk politics, Dave Spencer sits down with Practically Political Executive Producer, Paul Gilbert. Their conversation focuses on the political and legal challenges facing the White House and the future of the Republican Party.

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A Message from Founder Dave Spencer


As a fifth-generation Rockefeller, my family has a long history of public service. But I’m not running for office. I’m simply a concerned citizen who loves his country and has a passion for politics. My goal is to connect reasonable, rational Americans who, regardless of their traditional political affiliations, will vote the candidates, the issues and their consciences. Whether we like each other or not, we must each put country over party.

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