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 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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Donald Trump Working to Restore America’s Foreign Policy Credibility

President Trump did not intend to spend his first 100 days focusing on foreign policy, but world events rarely cater to the political desires or policy agendas of America’s presidents. Instead, President Trump played the hand he was dealt. And contrary to his Democrat critics, he played it expertly. To be clear, Trump was dealt…
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On Voters’ Top Issues the US is Heading Backwards

Republican or Democrat, young or old it makes no difference – the most important issues in the upcoming election are the economy and terrorism. Sadly, there is real reason to be concerned. Simply put, ISIS is growing and the economy is not. And that creates a huge problem for a candidate like Hillary Clinton who…
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Republicans Deliver the Foreign Policy Plan That Obama Never Could

In his 2006 memoir, The Audacity of Hope, President Obama wrote about how America would regain its respect from the world. “Without a well-articulated strategy that the public supports and the world understands, America will lack the legitimacy and ultimately the power it needs to make the world safer than it is today,” Obama wrote.…
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The Top Six Political Storylines of 2015

By any measure, 2015 was an incredible year filled with storylines whose effects will likely reverberate for the foreseeable future. To be clear, it wasn’t a good year. Many of the top themes focus on death and violence and turmoil. But, in many ways, it was a hopeful year marked by economic improvement,  a growing…
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The Debate Democrats Can’t Have

It’s an odd state of affairs when a party desperately doesn’t want you to watch their debates. After all, there are significant political advantages to highly publicized, highly watched debates; namely, it helps to get the candidates’ messages out to a lot of voters. But Democrats have clearly made a different calculation. Rather than have…
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Has the White House Been Doctoring Intelligence to Diminish the ISIS Threat?

President Obama is getting hit hard from across the political spectrum for his lackadaisical response to the ISIS threat. A year ago he compared them to a “jayvee team,” just before the attacks on Paris he said they were “contained,” and last weekend he called them “a bunch of killers with good social media.” It’s…
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Foreign Policy is Scrambling an Already Confusing Presidential Race

By an rational account Hillary Clinton has had a terrible, no good, very bad year. Her family’s foundation was linked to possible quid pro quo arrangements with foreign regimes. Her email server scandal, and her inability to come up with reasonable explanations for it, has been a constant thorn in her side. And she’s proven…
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