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Democrats’ Gambling Their 2020 Prospects On Lurching Leftward

Immediately following the 2016 elections liberals coalesced around two competing positions about how to survive and thrive in a Trump-led Washington. Some argued that the path to power was to “reject the siren calls of the left” and move back to the center. As Mark Penn and Andrew Stein argued in the New York Times,…
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America’s Cities Need Republicans and Republicans Need America’s Cities

In many respects, the Republican Party has never been in a better position. Republicans hold a majority in the Senate and House of Representatives. We hold the White House. We hold majorities in 67 of the country’s 98 legislative bodies. And we hold 35 of the nation’s governorships. All told, Democrats hold fewer elected offices…
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Democrats Going to Desperate Measures to Distract from GOP Successes

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, or at least, copy ‘em. That seems to be Democrats latest strategy to stopping Republicans’ winning policy winning streak. President Trump has thrived in Washington by using the “shiny object” strategy, i.e. distracting the Left and their media friends by saying and doing provocative things while the real…
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Democrats Have Little to Show for Their #Resistance

While President Trump and Congressional Republicans celebrate the closing of a successful 2017, Democrats have little to show for their #resistance. True, they’ve successfully managed to present a unified front of opposition to Republicans at every turn. But it’s come at the expense of anything resembling a positive, forward-looking agenda. Rather than commit to actual…
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Tax Reform Caps Off A Productive Year for Republicans

As we approach the end of President Trump’s first year in office it’s worthwhile to remember just how low pundit’s expectations of his time in office were: “Trump is headed for a do-nothing presidency…I see him making Carter look dynamic and accomplished by comparison.” wrote Josh Barro in Business Insider. “This is what always happens…
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Workers Already Reaping a Tax Reform Windfall

President Trump made a bold promise in November, one that few outside of Congressional Republicans believed could be done. “We’re working to give the American people a giant tax cut for Christmas,” President Trump said at the White House. “We are giving them a big, beautiful Christmas present in the form of a tremendous tax…
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Democrats Will Rue Their Decision Not to Negotiate on Tax Reform

Republicans accomplished what once seemed impossible, passing the largest federal tax reform package in decades. The landmark legislative victory put sizable tax cuts in the stockings of the middle class and larger wages under the tree of workers. But to hear Democrats tell it, they were the recipients of a Christmas miracle. In their minds,…
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Trump’s National Security Strategy: The Path to Principled Realism

Every administration is required to submit an outline of its national security strategy. The requirement is baked into the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986, and the subsequent periodic strategy blueprints have been almost as mundane as the initial bill that required them. Traditionally, they have been boilerplate-filled exercises in box checking. Administrations…
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Despite Democrat Doom and Gloom, GOP Tax Reform is Already Putting More Money in Americans’ Pockets

“I have said that this was stiff competition by some of the other things they have put forth, is the worst bill in the history of the United States Congress,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said of the Republicans tax proposal. Never mind the fact that Congress once passed the Alien & Sedition Acts (allowed…
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The Left is Wrapping It’s Political Correctness In a Veil of Constitutionality. Don’t Let Them.

There is a classic horror movie trope in which a baby sitter gets a phone call asking if she’s checked on the kids. In a panic the sitter calls the police who trace the call and tell her that it came from inside the house. The scenario works by turning the idea that you are…
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