President Trump

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    Trump’s rhetorical impact

    Yuval Levin writes for Commentary about a critical element of Donald Trump’s approach to the presidency. If you were prone to understatement, you might describe Donald Trump as a very unusual president. He came to the job from a career that mostly involved selling himself. Unlike every prior…
    Mitch Kokai, November 23, 2020
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    Trump’s next move uncertain

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner ponders the path that awaits Donald Trump after Inauguration Day. President Trump isn’t going away after Jan. 20 even if all his election challenges fail and Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president. That’s the conclusion of Republican operatives, who…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2020
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    Trump’s lawsuits could have long-term impact

    Aaron Poynton argues in a Federalist column that President Trump’s election-related lawsuits could produce long-term benefits for the electoral system. President Donald Trump is being labeled a bitter loser. After a close and divided election, lawsuits have been filed in Pennsylvania overextended deadlines and observers, Michigan over lack…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2020
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    Make appliances great again (and keep them that way)!

    At the Reason blog, Sam Rutzick reports: In October, Trump’s Department of Energy finalized a rule establishing a new product class for residential dishwashers that will have a normal cycle time of up to one hour and that can use five gallons of water per cycle. Those…
    Jon Guze, November 13, 2020
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    Trump as tragic hero

    Victor Davis Hanson asks at National Review Online whether President Trump is likely to ride off into the sunset after leaving the White House. I once wrote that whenever Donald Trump exits office, he will likely leave as a “tragic hero.” Over two millennia ago, the Athenian tragedian…
    Mitch Kokai, November 13, 2020
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    NC Election Outcomes: Tight Races and Divided Government

    This year’s election had record voter turnout. With more people casting ballots than in any other year in recent memory, more North Carolinians voiced their opinions at the ballot box. North Carolina is a unique state, being much more comfortable with divided government than other states. As reporters Martha Quillin…
    Brenee Goforth, November 13, 2020
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    Trump’s plan for battles ahead

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist offers President Trump ideas for how to proceed in the days ahead. A savvy embattled leader will prepare for all possible outcomes, and make war on all fronts possible. Democrat leadership doesn’t only do that because they have evil ideology and character. They…
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2020
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    Trump’s vote-count lawsuits explored

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online looks into the president’s latest legal challenge. To call this an uphill battle understates the matter. At the moment, presumptive President-elect Biden is computed to be ahead in the electoral vote, 290 to 214. Three states have not yet been “called” …:…
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2020