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The Biggest Disappointment in Trump’s Presidency

Jeff Crouere, In this first 300 days, President Trump has faced intense opposition from a variety of enemies. Of course, Democrats and the media have been opposed to everything he has proposed. The “deep state” bureaucrats have proven to be a formidable adversary as well. Unfortunately, “Never Trump” conservatives and establishment Republicans have also been

Supreme Court Begins First Sitting of Trump Presidency

Ken Klukowski, WASHINGTON—Tuesday, the Supreme Court will begin its first sitting in which the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will reflect the views and priorities of President Donald Trump, inaugurating a new direction in American law. The Supreme Court hears roughly 80 cases per year, divided into seven monthly sittings. The annual term begins with

Trump is doing what he said he would do

Rich Galen, In the week-plus since Donald J. Trump was inaugurated the highly touted – if, oversold – “peaceful transfer of power” has been anything but. The President has flooded the zone by signing Executive Orders and Memoranda by the score, increased his rhetoric demonizing the media, demanded the National Park Service back him up

In the Age of Trump? Five essential lessons for Republicans

Curt Anderson, How should we behave in the age of Donald Trump? Many politicians, clients, political operatives and staffers have asked me variations of this question over the past month. Being in somewhat uncharted territory, this is a legitimately challenging query. What should we do when our president says something that we find offensive? What

What no one wants to tell anti-Trump celebrities (but should)

Steve Siebold, In the latest bid to derail a Trump Presidency, a group of celebrities have created a video asking anti-Trump supporters to sign a petition to be sent to members of Congress to stand up to Donald Trump. The video was created by the social media campaign Humanity for Progress, formerly known as the

The Intellectual Argument for the Trump Presidency

Suzanne Fields, Everyone’s wondering just what kind of president Donald Trump will make. Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, and Tories and Whigs (there must still be a few of them tucked away somewhere) who are still talking to one another have embraced timid and tentative expectations. This did not include the haters, the Never

Election Hacking? Sorry, Nothing to See Here #RussianHack

D.W. Wilber, As has been anticipated for a while now, to quote Texas Senator and erstwhile Republican candidate for President Ted Cruz, the “Washington Cartel” has reared its ugly head once again over the allegations that the Russians somehow exerted influence to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. News flash folks, the Russians,

Trump Presidency an Opportunity to Sell Liberals on Federalism

Jonah Goldberg, There’s a wonderful exchange in “A Man for All Seasons” in which Thomas More debates young idealist William Roper about the need for laws and giving the accused the benefit of the doubt. For space considerations, let’s jump to the end: Roper: So now you’d give the Devil benefit of law! More: Yes.