Peter Funt is a writer and speaker. His book, “Cautiously Optimistic,” is available at Amazon.com and CandidCamera.com. Contact him at Peter@CandidCamera.com.

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Funt: I’d trade 23 candidates for one sure winner

Is the bulging field of Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination a sign of strength? Or is it a troubling indication that wresting the presidency from Donald Trump won’t be as easy as it ought to be.

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Funt: Franklin D. Roosevelt in 2020

Modern politics can be summed up this way: Republicans frequently refer to Ronald Reagan, while Democrats prefer to conjure memories of Franklin Roosevelt.

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Funt: I’m seeking plenty of sanctuary

I wrote a column recently about lawmakers in East Tennessee voting to make Blount County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” They established a haven for gun owners seeking asylum from bothersome restrictions on firearms.

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Funt: We’re all seeking sanctuary

Lawmakers in this rural corner of Tennessee near Knoxville passed an interesting resolution the other night, making Blount County a sanctuary.

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Funt: Cable hosts get ‘the memo’

Bill O’Reilly, once the most powerful voice on cable-TV, has been largely absent from public view for two years following revelations that he paid some $50 million to settle sexual harassment lawsuits.

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Funt: Cable hosts get the memo

Bill O’Reilly, once the most powerful voice on cable-TV, has been largely absent from public view for two years following revelations that he paid some $50 million to settle sexual harassment lawsuits.

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Funt: Are Democrats eating their own?

With a luxury of riches in the crowded presidential field, Democrats find themselves in a quandary: How far should they go in probing differences among the candidates without damaging their overarching goal of winning in 2020?

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Funt: Critics tax Sanders unfairly

Of all the important issues in the 2020 campaign, how much money each of the Democrats has should not be on any list.

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Funt: Nancy Pelosi remains the model Democrat

Nancy Pelosi, the only Democrat Donald Trump seems to truly fear, is a branch of reason in our thickly overgrown political forest.

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Funt: Democrats must focus on 2020

Every step of the way, Donald Trump has played voters and media with catch phrases of the type favored by Madison Avenue and reality TV, starting with “Make America Great Again” - as if such a task should be left to a New York realtor with a checkered past.

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