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Why Women Shouldn’t Strike


Carrie Lukas, National ReviewThroughout American history, strikes have been used as a powerful negotiating tactic, forcing employers to recognize workers’ value and building public awareness of harsh working conditions. Organizers of the post-inauguration Women’s March want women to strike tomorrow, on International Women’s Day. They’ve called on women to take the day off from labor, paid and unpaid, and to shop only at women- and minority-owned businesses. …

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Obamacare Tests Trump’s Deal-Making Prowess


Dawsey & Bade, PoliticoHouse Republicans on Monday evening rolled out their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare with little fanfare. On Tuesday morning, there was a stark absence of White House surrogates on the morning shows to advocate for the plan. And throughout the day, the administration raised eyebrows with a less-than-full-throated endorsement, as Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price called the bill a “work in progress.”…

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The Trouble With Washington’s Russia Hysteria


Mollie Hemingway, The FederalistThe fifth season of “The Americans,” the FX series about two Soviet spies posing as an American couple living near Washington DC in the 1980s, began airing this week. The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus tweeted: So excited to be watching The Americans, throwback to a simpler time when everyone considered Russia the enemy. Even the president….

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The More Trump Wins, the Angrier They Get


Conrad Black, New York SunThe frenzy of the Never Trump movement becomes more demented every week. This last weekend, former national-intelligence director James Clapper (no friend of Donald Trump) said that there had been no evidence of any collusion between Trump people and any Russians when, after months of investigating, he left office with the old administration 45 days ago. …

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Republicans’ Health Plan Embraces Scrooge Image


Michael Cohen, Boston GlobeSince the 1930s, the Republican Party has been largely seen as a party focused on the interests of big business and the wealthy at the expense of working-class Americans. While Republicans have occasionally been able to neutralize that image by playing on the racial fears of white working-class voters or portraying Democrats as out-of-touch elitists, it’s a stereotype that’s long stuck….

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Our Health Care Plan for America


Rep. Paul Ryan, USA TodayWhen I took the speaker’s gavel, I told my colleagues that it’s no longer good enough to just say what we’re against. We had to show what we’re for. That’s why last year we released a complete policy agenda — tracking closely with ideas from our presidential nominee, Donald Trump — to tackle all of the big challenges facing this country. The truth is, we have…

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Trump’s Unhinged Tirade Shouldn’t Distract From the Real Story


Jen Psaki, CNNThe honeymoon is over. That isn’t a reference to the relationship between my former boss, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. The warmth of that relationship at any point has been overplayed. When he met with Trump, then the President-elect, Obama was doing what every President should do — which is to conduct an orderly and peaceful transition. And only one person in this relationship is lobbing attacks at…

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The Biggest News in Washington: Deregulation


Betsy McCaughey, New York PostIf you want to start a business, the World Bank says you’d do better to move to Canada than setting up shop here in the U.S., where mind-numbing government regulations smother entrepreneurs. That was true, anyway, before Donald Trump became president. In his address to Congress last week, Trump announced that “a historic effort to massively reduce job-crushing regulations” is under way. In a mere six…

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