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Understanding the President’s Leadership Style

Good fortune grew me up in Maine, sent me lawyering in Seattle, New York and Washington. Public service bounced me about the three branches, and military. Here is what I learned: Leadership styles differ markedly. Different is not bad. Different is just different, hard to recognize for those to whom it is unfamiliar. When I

Rhetoric and reality

Cal Thomas, President Donald Trump’s inaugural address may not have risen to the rhetorical level of John F. Kennedy (“The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans” and “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”), or Ronald Reagan’s critique of government (“Government

Seventeen ways to improve your life in 2017

Dr. Keith Ablow, Last year, as 2016 debuted, I published, “16 ways to improve your life.” The year before that, I published “15 ways to improve your life.” You get the idea. The tradition continues this year, with the addition of number 17. I’ve also added bits and pieces to some of the 16 items

Trump’s Selective Intransigence

Robert Charles, President-elect Trump appears inclined to use the principle of “selective intransigence,” an element of game theory and powerful tool in diplomacy and war. Some use it consciously, others by instinct. Either way, the outcome is the same. It works, more often than not – if well-grounded, oriented, and deftly applied. In American history,

Donald Trump really needs to get a dog

Lauren Wright, Election Day 2016 brought surprises and firsts. Donald Trump will be the only president in U.S. history with no military or political experience and the oldest and richest president ever sworn into office. Melania Trump might be the first of all the first ladies to telecommute. But one first has seldom been mentioned:

Priority: Rebuilding Our US Navy

Robert Charles, Let’s talk national security, since that conversation is coming, with a vengeance. One issue on which all Republican candidates were united, on which room exists for swift agreement between the Trump Administration and Congress, and on which Democrats may agree – is a tightening focus on US Navy capabilities, procurement processes, strategic priorities

Judge Napolitano: Why I will always defend the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense

Most of the mass killings by gun in the United States in recent years — Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, San Bernardino and now Orlando — took place in venues where local or state law prohibited carrying guns, even by those lawfully licensed to do so. The government cheerfully calls these venues “gun-free zones.”

Phyllis Schlafly: Failed Republicans Want to Rewrite the Constitution

Did you ever wonder why unsuccessful candidates merely “suspend” their campaigns after losing a key primary instead of terminating them? Surely all those candidates know that it’s impossible to restart a presidential campaign once it’s been suspended. In the famous words of Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice Longworth, “You can’t make a souffle rise twice.” The

Divided GOP Faces a Bull-Moose Trampling #VoteTrump

Jon Conradi, Trump, Cruz must learn from 1912 and unite post-convention if either is to win. History has already taught us what happens when an elitist liberal, a populist, a constitutionalist and a socialist all run for president in a general election at the same time: The liberal wins. The 1912 presidential election offers a snapshot,

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Beware a Beneficent Government

 The president is an ardent progressive. This dastardly philosophy of government was brought into the American mainstream 100 years ago by a Republican, Theodore Roosevelt, and a Democrat, Woodrow Wilson. Its guiding principle is the belief that government — not individuals — is the chief engine of human progress. If that means government tearing down