She can win the nomination. She might not. But don’t for a minute think she can’t.

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I’ve posted a couple of Hillary Clinton news items recently in the “Political Links” section, which appears near the end of each edition of the newsletter. My editorial slant on those items is that Mrs. Clinton is setting up a run for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination.

A handful of…

I sent this note out to subscribers this morning. It may solve your holiday “gifting issues!”

Dear News Items reader,

Time is running out! The supply chain is snarled. Hundreds of popular gift items are in containers on ships anchored near the Port of Los Angeles. It’s a gift-giver’s nightmare.

A couple of subscribers (to News Items) have asked what I think will happen in Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia.

Answer: I think Glenn Youngkin, the Republican, will win in Virginia. I think New Jersey’s incumbent Democratic Governor, Phil Murphy, will be re-elected.

Obviously, I don’t know

What follows is a quick note about a political story that is more significant than it might seem. Jonathan Martin of The New York Times last night reported the following:

Calling former President Donald J. Trump “a cancer for the country,” Representative Anthony Gonzalez, Republican of Ohio, said in an…

A number of subscribers have asked about the gubernatorial recall referendum in California. Following are the basics:

(1) Election Day is 14 September, 2021.

(2) All “active” registered voters in California are eligible to vote. Every one of them has already received a ballot in the mail. All mail-in ballots…

Illusion #1: Biden is not too old.

People who have been around American politics for a long time know Joe Biden well. The eldest among them have known Joe Biden for nearly five decades. What they will tell you is that he didn’t seem to age during his two terms…

John Ellis

Founder and Editor, News Items. Political analyst. Founder of and contributing editor to Bird News Items. Former columnist for The Boston Globe.

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