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Common Sense Uncommon in Washington

Cal Thomas, “Sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence.” — Dictionary.com’s definition of common sense. Sometimes what used to be called “common sense” can seem radical in Washington, which is used to practicing senseless policies and funding programs that don’t work. Immigration is a perfect example.

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

Shut Up and Govern

Linda Chavez, The comparisons between the investigation into Russia’s nefarious involvement in the 2016 presidential election and Watergate aren’t perfect, but there are important lessons Republicans can learn from the latter. We don’t yet know whether anyone in the Trump campaign, knowingly or unknowingly, assisted the Russians in their effort to disrupt the democratic process,

The Only Fight That Matters

Derek Hunter, I don’t expect much from Republicans, which leads to rarely being disappointed. And not delivering much is something at which the GOP excels, unfortunately. But there is one area in which the president and the Senate must act, or anything they happen to achieve or have already been achieved could easily be rendered moot: the

Aetna to Completely Pull Out of ObamaCare Exchanges by 2018

Brittany De Lea, Health insurance company Aetna (NYSE:AET) announced Wednesday it will completely withdraw from the ObamaCare marketplace in 2018, a decision Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price perceived as a sign of continued instability in the health care sector under the Affordable Care Act. “Aetna’s decision to completely withdraw from the ObamaCare exchanges

A Test for the Trump Coalition

Armstrong Williams, Last week’s wispy vote in the House of Representatives and subsequent haranguing from national party Democrats on the fate of their political opponents create many inflection points for pundits and policy watchers alike. There’s no question both sides will use the vote as a watershed moment for the 2018 election cycle. And while