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Trump’s Obamacare Order Is Bigger Than You Think

 

On his first day in office, President Trump signed an executive order that directs “the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the heads of all other executive departments” to slow walk further implementation of Obamacare until he and Congress can repeal it. Because it was legally passed and signed into law, he couldn’t simply […]

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Trump Should Demand Palestinians Choose Peace or Terror

 

Addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) back in March, President Trump said he wants to “move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem” to “send a clear signal that there is no daylight between America and our most reliable ally, the state of Israel.” When asked this week […]

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Presidential Post-Voting Pyromania: How to Stop It

 

The 73 days between the Nov. 8 election and President Trump’s inauguration saw Democrats adopt a “scorched earth” policy: seeking recounts in Rustbelt states; openly calling on electors to switch (which ultimately backfired, as Hillary lost 5 EVs to Trump’s 2); and finally, challenging the legitimacy of the vote by asserting that purported Russian hacks […]

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Trump’s Inaugural SGO — Turkey, Syria, Norks and More

 

Now that our national nightmare — the perennial presidential horse-race — is interrupted, we have entered the two-year period in our four-year election cycle when we can actually deal with the realities beyond the media’s nose. There’s a lot of SGO for President Trump to deal with and think about. Most of it is already […]

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The Hate That Hates ‘Hate’

 

Friday night in Seattle, a man was shot during a riotous protest outside an event at the University of Washington featuring pro-Trump speaker Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor for Breitbart.com. Police say the incident is still under investigation, but a report by the Seattle Times indicates the gunman was part of the anti-Trump mob and that […]

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The Best Economic News You Haven’t Heard

 

This past Friday, some little-noticed good news came from the infant Trump administration: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) director Michelle Lee will be staying on under the new president. It was a move that, similarly to President Trump’s decision to appoint Obama appointee David Shulkin as his new Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs, shows a […]

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Questions, Questions: Why Such Fear and Loathing of Trump?

 

Forty-two years ago, I met a woman agent from Hollywood. She was a sweet, diminutive woman originally from Boston. She was a militant leftist, and teased me good naturedly but sometimes bitterly about my work for Nixon. We worked together for decades. She retired and moved to San Diego but I still talked to her […]

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Inauguration Washington: A Meditation on Nazis and Gas Chambers

 

A few years ago I put a “I don’t trust the liberal media” bumper sticker on my car, a thirteen-year-old Jeep Cherokee. Some folks on the road were offended. They tailgated me, made rude hand gestures, and even tried to run me off the road. In one case, an African American woman in a shiny […]

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President Trump Made JFK and Reagan Stand Up and Cheer

 

President Trump’s magnificent inauguration speech should stand the test of time, as will his presidency. Short, sweet, and to the point, President Trump made it about the people who elected him — as well as the people who did not. Standing on the steps of the Capitol, he spoke to the rafters. And when you […]

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Live Blog: Oh Happy Inauguration Day!

 

Good morning, Spectators! Today we’ll be watching another peaceful transfer of power today. Goodbye, President Obama! This will be live (new developments first, scroll down for history, keep refreshing the page): Full text of President Trump’s speech: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, […]

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