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If You Like Your Problem, You Can Keep Your Problem

 

The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showing Donald Trump with a falling job approval rating — 54 percent disapprove to 40 percent approve — has gotten wide print and broadcast coverage. But most of the coverage has been on how Trump’s numbers have been trending, down from February, and how he compares with previous […]

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A Challenge to Liberal Symone Sanders: Fund The King Center and Ben Carson Scholarships

 

The other day, my CNN colleague Symone Sanders and I were charged to discuss an interview in the Wall Street Journal with President Trump. The headline and sub-headline in the WSJ was this: Trump Threatens to Withhold Payments to Insurers to Press Democrats on Health Bill ‘Democrats will start calling me’ if turmoil hits insurance […]

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American Whiskey Trail Tour, Day 1

 

Where better to start a tour of the American Whiskey Trail than at Mount Vernon? George Washington often has been called the father of our grand nation — the prototype of this new man, the American. Appropriately, he owned a distillery that made whiskey. Washington got into the business at the end of his presidency. […]

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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo

 

Sunday evening, and it appears the “marcronie” — the non-left non-right political vehicle, formally named En Marche (Haul Ass), to support the presidential candidacy of Emmanuel Macron, won the most votes on Sunday, and the National Front won the second most votes. Under the rules, the two candidates of these tendencies will face off in […]

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America’s Campus: The Necessity of Violence

 

If you think that the mobbing of Charles Murray at Middlebury College in early March was the final stage of campus bullying, especially after denunciations came from conservatives and liberals alike, you missed the events at Claremont-McKenna College two weeks ago. People who came to hear Heather Mac Donald, who argues that the excessive scrutiny […]

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Trump Wins YUGE in a Government Shutdown

 

We’re looking at a possible government shutdown next Saturday, and that’s got some conservatives nervous. They shouldn’t be. Admittedly, past government shutdowns — or threats of shutdowns — have worked against conservatives. With Trump, however, it would likely be a different story. In the past, Republicans were portrayed as denying essential services to ordinary people, […]

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How Will Trump Deal With Iran?

 

For the next month, the media is going to busy itself with grading President Donald Trump’s performance by the meaningless standard of how much he accomplished in his first 100 days in office. The standard is made doubly meaningless by the fact that Mr. Trump is not anchored to any ideology against which progress can […]

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Why the GOP Is in No Rush to Repeal Obamacare

 

President Trump recently stated that he would like the House of Representatives to move forward on its revised Obamacare “repeal and replace” bill immediately after Congress returns from its spring recess. On Saturday, however, Speaker Paul Ryan announced that no vote was scheduled on the measure. The Trump administration would like to chalk up a […]

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Georgetown Gets It Right

 

You have to expect that any institution that is a couple centuries old will have a few incidents in its past it would like to forget. Georgetown University is a case in point. But to the credit of the administrators and the members of the Society of Jesus — better known as the Jesuits — […]

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Taking Trump Seriously and Literally

 

Washington Journalist Selena Zito famously summed up President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign when she wrote, “The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally.” In September 2016 when Zito’s apt assessment appeared in the Atlantic, Gallup reported its lowest approval rating ever — of the news media. […]

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