President Bush Calls for Rebuilding America’s Democratic Institutions

Former President George W. Bush delivered an impassioned speech in which he warned of the threats to democracy and civility. It was a powerful message from someone who has lived through the trials and travails of sitting behind the Resolute desk, but also experienced, from his unique perspective, the erosion of the moral, civil and…
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Democrats’ Making All the Same Mistakes in Virginia Governor’s Race

Although most of the attention was focused on Donald Trump’s stunning Election Night victory, the real story of Republican resurgence has happened at the state level. In November, Democrats lost control of state legislatures in Iowa, Minnesota and Kentucky. The state senate in deep-blue Connecticut was split down the middle. And Republicans ousted Democrat governors…
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Republicans Making Steady Gains in Places You’d Least Expect

“The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally.” That keen insight from a little-known Pittsburgh-based reporter named Salena Zito became the defining observation of the 2016 election cycle. While the rest of the media, mostly located in enormous urban jungles like Washington and New York, uniformly downplayed…
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GOP’s Tax Framework An Across-the-Board Win for America

President Trump and Republican Congressional leaders have released their plan for the most sweeping tax reform in decades. “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity,” President Trump said in a speech after the tax reform framework was released. “I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. We’re going to cut taxes for the middle class, make…
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President Trump Delivers Hard Truths to UN Assembly

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump dispensed with convention and instead spoke plainly. It couldn’t have come a moment too soon. For the last eight years President Obama’s words promised peace and prosperity, that the world would be remade not through force but through the power of dialogue.…
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President Trump’s Bipartisan Gesture Met With #Resistance

President Donald Trump reached across the aisle with two hands last week to form a short-term fiscal deal with Democrats. Pundits promptly went crazy. Somehow, the decision to postpone the coming fight over spending and debt until the new year, a shift of just a few months, became a sign that the two-party system was…
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Trump’s Critics Get it Backwards on DACA

If the Trump Administration’s announcement about the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has taught us anything it’s that neither Democrats nor the media has any idea what to make of Donald Trump. On Tuesday, the Trump Administration announced its intention to phase out the DACA program, which allowed certain illegal immigrants who entered…
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Democrats Have No Path to a House Majority Except Through Trump Country

In each of the last two elections Democrats have convinced themselves that they had a shot at recapturing the House of Representatives. Quite simply they didn’t. President Obama was too divisive, the economy was too sluggish, and Obamacare was too unpopular for voters to consider a GOP majority as anything but a necessary check on…
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While the Media Spun Its Wheels, the Economy Gained Traction in Q2

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld once joked that it’s amazing that every day the world’s news always fits the exact dimensions of a newspaper. It seems quaint now. Newspapers are a shrinking business, replaced instead by the 24-hour cable news cycle and the boundless content of the internet. Even though the size of the vehicles delivering the…
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Democrats’ Self-Sabotage is Undermining Senate Hopes

“Today, I will tell you, with lots of prayers and lots of thinking, I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor,” West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said at a rally with President Donald Trump in Huntington. “So tomorrow, I will be changing my registration to Republican.” Gov. Justice’s abandonment of the Democratic Party, just…
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