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Will Trump Be as Great as Lincoln?

 

As Republican presidential candidates, Abraham Lincoln and Donald Trump shared a passion for big ideas, unconventional oratory, and an establishment that discounted their chances to win. Both were surprise victors who won the Electoral College without getting a majority of the popular vote. Both entered the White House with optimistic supporters but a disdainful and […]

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The NFL Goes Gaga Super Bowl-Wise

 

Now that we know it will be the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl, all that is left is to enjoy the game, right? Unfortunately not, as a full two weeks out from Super Bowl Sunday we already are getting clear signals that the enlightened plan is to use the […]

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Trump and High Drug Prices

 

President Donald Trump has put forward two ideas for lowering the cost of prescription drugs in the United States. At his press conference on January 11 he called for the drug companies to bid for the federal government’s business, while back in March of 2016 he suggested that the U.S. re-import drugs from other countries. […]

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Obama Caught on Tape Cracking Jokes in Front of CIA Memorial Wall

 

President Trump went to the CIA. He made a point of going there the day after his inauguration as one of the first acts of his presidency to assure the agency’s employees — now working for him — that he did indeed have great respect for them. As reported by Politico, the transcript of the Trump […]

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What I Learned at the Women’s March

 

By sheer coincidence, I found myself on the Washington Mall on Saturday morning and so came face to face with the thousands of marchers protesting Donald Trump’s election. As far as I could see, these were solemn and peaceful rallies. The women expressed heartfelt fear and opposition to the Trump policies. Just 24 hours earlier […]

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Women’s Marchers, Unite!

 

“The most important task,” said communist dictator Kim Il Sung in October 1971, in his address to the Democratic Women’s Union of North Korea, “is to revolutionize and working-classize all the women.” Kim hoisted the torch blazed by glorious female comrades such as Alexandra Kollontai (the Eleanor Roosevelt of the Bolshevik Revolution), Bella Dodd, Rosa […]

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There Will Be No Trump Pivot

 

They are Brian Johnson, they are Allison Reynolds , and, of course, they are John Bender. They are everything the late great John Hughes wrote about: the outcasts, the mocked, the scoffed, the shy, the talented and the scared, all wanting a voice, for more than just a Saturday. Many were a bit nervous, praying […]

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Turn-Around Time in America

 

Like him or not — and I can argue it both ways — established constitutional processes have hoisted Donald J. Trump atop the presidential plinth, where he stands now, getting ready to run things. Insofar as anybody runs anything anymore. The latter point — the semi-chaotic nature of 21st century social and political life — […]

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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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