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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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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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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The Debate Over Tax Reform’s “Winners and Losers” Masks Its Real Value

Sometimes it’s not about picking your battles, it’s about picking your battlefields. Democrats exercised this principle to perfection in the debate over tax reform. What should have been a debate on the Republican-friendly territory of economic growth instead got turned by Democrats and complicit media into a zero-sum discussion about winners and losers. “Winners and…
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Russians Sought to Use Our Political Polarization Against Us

In his farewell address George Washington expressed his hopes for the new nation, one of which was the wish that factions would not rip apart what so much blood and treasure was spent to establish. “That party disputes among all the friends and lovers of their country may subside, or, as the wisdom of Providence…
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A Tax Reform Plan Purpose-Built for Economic Growth

House Republicans have unveiled their long-anticipated tax reform and reduction bill, and it was worth the wait. The bill is stuffed with commonsense changes designed to lower income tax rates by sweeping out economy-distorting deductions, credits and loopholes that has slowly eroded the tax code over the last decades. Overall, the 429-page bill, dubbed the…
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Asymmetric Polarization? No. Try, Democrat Extremism

There is a comforting story that liberals like to tell themselves in order to reinforce their own perceptions of moral superiority. They pretend as if they are a force of reason and sensibility in otherwise insane political times, the anchor that is barely keeping Washington grounded to the concerns of average Americans. And worse, they…
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