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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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Republicans’ Appear Poised to Complete Tax Reform Promise

Congressional Republicans unveiled the most significant reforms of the nation’s tax code in more than three decades on Friday evening, putting them on a path to fulfill their goal of passing reform prior to Christmas. Nearly everyone will find a gift for themselves under this impressive Christmas tree. Families will enjoy across-the-board rate reductions, allowing…
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The Anti-Trumpers Responsible for Investigating Trump

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Or, as it is interpreted in English: Who watches the watchmen? Robert Mueller, a former Director of the FBI, was appointed to serve as a special counsel for the Department of Justice to investigate “any links and/or coordination between Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of Donald Trump.” The…
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The Best Christmas Gift for a Graduate? How About a Student Loan Payment

Wondering what to get the millennial in your life this holiday season? Simple. Pay one of their monthly student loan payments. They’ll love you for it. No, seriously. In a survey conducted by Student Loan Report, 69.3 percent of borrowers would rather receive a student loan payment instead of a gift this holiday season. And…
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How Democrats Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Shutdown

While most Americans are frantically trying to get their holiday decorations up, cookies baked and presents purchased, Congress is also feeling the squeeze. With just days before the Christmas recess Republicans are working hard to get their tax bill to President Donald Trump’s desk while also striking a deal with Democrats to keep the government’s…
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Media Isn’t “Facts First” They’re Anti-Trump First

CNN recently debuted a new advertising campaign called “Facts First.” The debut video shows an apple on a white background accompanied by captions arguing that many would try to mislead people into thinking it is a banana when it is, in fact, an apple. “This is an apple,” the captions read. “Some people might try…
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Tax Reform Used to Be a Bipartisan Endeavor. What Happened?

A lot has changed in the thirty one years since the last true tax reform bill was passed through Congress. Fueled by enormous advanced in technological innovation, almost everything, and everyone, is just a few finger taps away from being delivered to you in some form. These changes have pushed, and will continue to push,…
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November Jobs Report Crushes Expectations, Sets Stage for Strong Year-End Finish

The U.S. economy added 228,000 new jobs in November, substantially besting the 195,000 increase in jobs that economists predicted. The unemployment rate stayed at 4.1 percent, the lowest rate in seventeen years. Although this figure is unchanged, the labor force participation rate continues to increase, along with the size of the labor force generally, indicating…
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