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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Justice Gorsuch Caps a Prolific, Powerful First Term on Supreme Court

“Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is a brilliant, witty, handsome, eloquent, perfectly pedigreed judge. He is, to put it another way, an extraordinarily difficult jurist for Democrats to oppose.” – Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern on Jan. 31, 2017 “Gorsuch is the worst kind of justice. He is a reactionary who dresses up his…
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Democrats Grow a Spine, Lose Their Minds on Gorsuch

The liberal base seems to be elated that Democrats have finally “grown a spine,” to wage an all out war against President Donald Trump. The problem appears to be that they’ve lost their brains in the process. It comes as little surprise that Democrats would quickly morph into the new “Party of No,” after all,…
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Chuck Schumer’s Playing a Losing Hand in Gorsuch Filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is playing a losing brand of poker in promising to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Sen. Schumer knows he has a losing hand, he knows he’s all-in on his bluff, and he knows that to come away a winner Republicans are going to have to fold.…
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Democrats’ Gorsuch Filibuster Puts Them on the Wrong Side of History

When New York Sen. Chuck Schumer announced his intention to filibuster Obamacare, it didn’t come as much of a surprise. After all, he’d long ago telegraphed that his decision on President Trump’s nominees would be based in politics, not qualifications. “If they don’t appoint someone who’s really good, we’re gonna oppose him tooth and nail,”…
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Chuck Schumer’s Filibuster Folly

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed today that Democrats would filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This is foolhardy on any number of levels. By any measure Judge Gorsuch is an imminently qualified judge with a sterling track record and a deep respect from his peers. Even President Obama’s solicitor…
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Democrats Aren’t Just Attacking Gorsuch, They’re Attacking the Rule of Law

Judge Neil Gorsuch deserves better than the treatment he received at the hands of Democrats in this week’s confirmation hearings. More importantly, the rule of law—a principle so dear to this country—deserves better. Democrats, who are now coalescing under the mantle of The Resistance, are doing their level best to ignite their base by opposing…
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Memo to Democrats: If Everything is an Outrage, Nothing Is

Congressional Democrats are stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, as Seattle Mayor Ed Murray told Politico, the party is attempting to understand “how far left their base has careened in just the past few weeks.” But on the other hand, they’re attempting to save the 10 Senate Democrats running…
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With Gorsuch, Trump Delivered on His Biggest Campaign Promise

There were a lot of reasons that Democrats were playing on an uneven playing field from the moment that Hillary Clinton won the Democrat primary. After all, their candidate was a scandal-prone Washington insider with ties to big banks at a time when voters were demanding something new, something revolutionary. But the Supreme Court pick…
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Trump’s Supreme Court Pick is a Perfect Scalia Successor

“The Constitution,” according to President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, “isn’t some inkblot on which litigants may project their hopes and dreams … but a carefully drafted text judges are charged with applying according to its original public meaning.” It’s a philosophy befitting the replacement of Justice Antonin Scalia, the ardent, colorful…
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