Trump’s Anti-Terror Speech Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time

President Donald Trump sent two concordant messages to the Middle East this week. First, for only the second time in the history of the Syrian civil war, Trump ordered American warplanes to intentionally attack Iranian proxies working to foment continued unrest. Second, Trump gave a well-received speech in Saudi Arabia, using support for Muslim governments…
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There Are No Shades of Gray in Today’s Progressive Movement

Liberals have a tendency to eat their own. In their inexorable march leftward, progressives seem to forget that they’re leaving devotees behind, people who support their ideas, but only to a rational degree. Nowhere is that more clear than the so-called women’s movement. This tendency toward political self-immolation isn’t limited to any given issue. Indeed,…
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Trump Re-Draws Obama’s Red Line in Syria

This past week brought gruesome images of children convulsing and dying in the streets of a rebel-held province in Syria, the result of a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. But this wasn’t the first time. Almost five years ago then-President Barack Obama became concerned that the Assad regime was…
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Trump’s Speech Highlights Democrats’ Conundrum

Democrats just don’t know what to do about Donald Trump. They desperately desire to despise him, but his views are so anomalistic, and his delivery so unorthodox that their partisan punches never land. Democrats’ dismay was evident in their response to President Trump’s address to Congress. It was, in many ways, an apolitical speech, filled…
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School Choice Week Highlights Opportunity for GOP Reforms

Just days before leaving office President Obama’s Education Secretary Arne Duncan called his $7 billion attempt to turn around failing schools “arguably the biggest bet” made by the administration. Duncan was confident in the bet. He felt that the money, given to schools through School Improvement Grants, would make a tremendous dent in the number…
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Trump Promises to Return Power to the People in Inaugural Address

President Obama concluded his first inaugural address by recalling a quote from a Thomas Paine pamphlet that George Washington ordered read to his troops when it looked like the revolution was about to be crushed. “Let it be told to the future world…that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could…
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So Long 2016 and Buh-Bye Clintonism

So long 2016. It’s been awful knowing you. You gave us Syria, Zika, Nice, and Brussels. And you took Bowie, Prince, Ali and Cohen. That is quite possibly the worst deal since President Obama gave Iran billions in cash and the green light to enrich uranium in return for…the ability to ask nicely for permission…
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Trump’s “Team of Rivals” Is Better Than Obama’s “Yes Men”

Barack Obama’s cult of personality was evident from his campaign’s earliest days. Even Democratic dogmatist Paul Krugman could see it: I won’t try for fake evenhandedness here: most of the venom I see is coming from supporters of Mr. Obama, who want their hero or nobody. I’m not the first to point out that the…
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Trump Ready to Follow Through On Obama’s Promise to Roll Back Regulations

Republicans made it a clean sweep this election season. Against all odds, Republicans maintained their Congressional majorities, won the White House, and presumably ensured that a conservative justice will be appointed to the Supreme Court. And yet, the biggest win, at least in terms of the impact it will have on the lives of average…
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The “Emerging Democratic Majority” Theory Goes Bust

Yogi Berra once said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Berra, as only he can, put an inadvertently absurdist twist to a fundamental truth. Predictions are hard because the future is malleable. Nowhere is this more true than the world of politics, where parties, prognosticators and pundits all love to predict the…
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