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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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8 Years of a Fawning Press Have Made the Left Reckless


Victor Davis Hanson, NROThe classical idea of a divine Nemesis (reckoning or downfall) that brings unforeseen retribution for hubris (insolence and arrogance) was a recognition that there are certain laws of the universe that operated independently of human concerns.Call Nemesis a goddess. But it was also simply an empirical observation about collective and predictable human behavior: Excess invites unexpected correction. Something like hubris incurring Nemesis is now following the frenzied…

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Two Speeches, Very Different Tone–Both All Trump


Fred Barnes, Weekly StandardPresident Trump can go both ways. On February 24, he delivered a wild-and-woolly speech brimming with populist anger to the Conservative Political Action Conference. Four days later, he addressed a joint session of Congress in statesmanlike fashion and called for national unity and bipartisanship.The conventional wisdom in Washington is that Trump is politically bipolar. He shows very different sides of his political thinking depending on which adviser…

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Trump’s Many Shades of Contempt


Roger Cohen, New York TimesThis is a column about contempt. Let’s start with the utter contempt that President Trump has shown for the State Department since taking office six weeks ago. Some 70,000 American patriots across the globe, dedicated to the American idea as a force for good in the world, have been cast adrift….

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