The Congressional Baseball Shooting Must Unite Us, Not Further Divide Us

Democrats won Thursday night’s Congressional Baseball Game decisively, beating the Republicans by a final score of 11-2. But the score didn’t matter in the least. What mattered was gather to honor Republicans’ missing second baseman, Rep. Steve Scalise, who was still in critical condition after being wounded by a gunman at practice in Alexandria, Va.…
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Democrats Are On a Witch Hunt, Not a Search for the Truth

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday and reaffirmed what was already coming into focus: That there is absolutely no evidence that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to alter the 2016 election. “Let me state this clearly: I have never met with or had any conversations with any Russians…
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Comey’s Testimony Reveals That Loretta Lynch’s Behavior is the True Scandal

Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony laid waste to the conspiracy theory of President Trump’s involvement with Russia to influence the election. Indeed, it may have confirmed the opposite – that Democrats were misusing their levers of power to protect the reputation of their favored candidate—Hillary Clinton—during the presidential race. Director Comey testified that former…
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Democrats’ Witch Hunt Fizzles After Comey Testimoney

Journalists, commentators, pundits and politicos assured us that former FBI Director Jim Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee would be on par with Watergate. Finally, they thought, we would get the juicy inside scoop about President Trump’s collusion with Russia to alter the election, or at the very least a whiff of obstruction of…
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The Truth About the Safety Net

President Donald Trump’s budget, like all presidential budgets before it, arrived just in time to attend its own funeral. The power of the purse rests with the House, so the president’s budget is best understood as a statement of priorities, a powerful message that sets the tone for the coming negotiations. President Trump’s budget is…
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Governing Shouldn’t Be Easy, But Deep State is Making it Impossible

Politics ain’t beanbag. That expression has long been used to describe the roughs-and-tumble nature of politics, which has long been dominated by partisan gamesmanship, procedural maneuvering, and tricksy campaigning, anything to gain an electoral edge. Politics is often ugly, messy and contrary to the values of our republic, but that’s also nothing new. For better…
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Donald Trump’s Taxpayer First Budget

Presidential budgets are political statements. A few are designed to set out a negotiating position, to pull members of both parties closer to the White House’s view of how the government should be spending the taxpayers money. Most are simply statements of political priorities, attempts at making policy points that the president feels are important…
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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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Even By the Flawed “100 Days” Rubric, Trump is a Success

In case you’ve missed the million or so stories on the topic, Donald Trump has been president for 100 days. This, we are told by historians and political analysts, is a critical benchmark by which we can judge President Trump’s performance against his predecessors. In reality, it’s a dumb conceit that tells us little other…
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There Are No Losers in Corporate Tax Reform

Health care reform is incredibly challenging because there will always be winners and losers from any change. Tax reform is similarly difficult because inevitably some will pay more and others will pay less with any given plan. “Fairness” simply lies in the eyes of the beholder when constructing these types of reforms. But when it…
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