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Principles over Personalities

Terry Paulson, George Will’s column, “Feeble president is good for nation,” makes some striking assertions. “Trump is something the nation did not know it needed—a feeble president whose manner can cure the nation’s excessive fixation with the presidency.” Both Presidents Bush and Obama stretched the power of the presidency. George Will explains, “After 2001, ‘The

John Kelly replaces Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff

President Trump late Friday replaced his embattled chief of staff Reince Priebus with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, the decorated retired general who had been leading his administration’s charge on immigration enforcement. The seismic shake-up capped another rollercoaster week in the West Wing, rocked by the public clash between Priebus and new White House Communications

Does Being Presidential Matter Anymore?

Ben Shapiro, It’s tempting to view President Trump as the end of the American presidential tradition. It’s difficult to imagine George Washington pondering a future president of the United States tweeting out memes of himself clotheslining a CNN-logoed enemy. It would certainly confuse Abraham Lincoln to see the president jabbering about media enemies’ bloody face-lifts