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Why Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Order Is a Winner


Daniel DePetris, The National InterestWhen the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the nationwide stay against President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order last month, it was a defeat for the White House on policy grounds and an international embarrassment for a young administration that looked as if it didn’t know what it was doing. The circuit court judges all stated that Trump’s national-security basis for stopping travel to…

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Meet the New Travel Ban, Same as the Old Travel Ban


Daniel Benjamin, PoliticoThe revised executive order on “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States” resembles its January 27 predecessor much as President Donald Trump’s address to Congress last week tracked his Inaugural Address: Both of the more recent presentations have been shorn of the most appalling, eye-catching defects, yet still preserve the hard core of xenophobia and absurdity from the originals….

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Can Trump Bring Andrew Breitbart’s Dream to Life?


Andrew Klavan, PJ MediaMarch first marked the fifth anniversary of the death of my friend Andrew Breitbart. A Triple-A personality, he jump-started a media revolution then burned out at the absurdly young age of 43. I think of him often. I suspect we all do — all of us mostly west coast conservative communicators who had nowhere to communicate our politics until he created the space. Ben Shapiro, Bill Whittle,…

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11 Times Barack Obama Compared Slaves to Immigrants


Bre Payton, The FederalistWhile speaking to a group of employees at his department on Monday, Carson said: “There were other immigrants who came in the bottom of slave ships, who worked even longer, even harder, for less, but they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”…

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The Women’s Strike and the Messy Space of Change


Jia Tolentino, The New YorkerTomorrow is the Women’s Strike, the fourth of ten actions that have been called for by the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington. The strike was planned to coincide with International Women’s Day, and the march organizers, in tandem with a team organizing protests in forty countries around the world, have asked women to take whatever form of action their lives allow for. Take the…

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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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