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    Fund focuses on Democrats’ disinterest in dealing with Trump

    John Fund of National Review Online addresses Democrats’ refusal to accept President Trump’s compromise proposal for ending the partial federal government shutdown. Lots of people are wondering just why Democrats rejected President Trump’s plan to reopen government agencies even before he announced the plan. House speaker Nancy Pelosi…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2019
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    Hanson likes Trump’s re-election prospects

    Victor Davis Hanson explains at National Review Online why President Trump’s re-election bid might fare “better than you think.” What are Donald Trump’s chances for reelection in 2020? If history is any guide, pretty good. In early 1994, Bill Clinton’s approval rating after two years in office hovered…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2019
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    FBI not meant to check, balance president

    Responding to David French’s latest column at National Review Online, editor Rich Lowry disputes the notion that the FBI should serve as a check and balance on presidential power. The proximate cause of the FBI investigation, if the Times reporting is correct, wasn’t any new information about…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2019
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    Trump and the ‘politics of snobbery’

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online addresses the recent hubbub involving President Trump and fast food. To the extent that the United States has a self-conscious proletariat, that proletariat is Republican. This manifests itself in funny ways. On Monday, President Trump welcomed the Clemson Tigers, this year’s college-football…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2019
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    French labels investigation of Trump ‘prudent and proper’

    David French of National Review Online bucks those on the political right who believe the FBI overstepped its authority by investigating President Trump. Let’s begin with a series of difficult questions. What should the FBI do when it possesses information that causes trained counterintelligence officials to fear that…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2019
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    National Review editor: FBI ‘tramples’ political order

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online takes aim at the nation’s leading law-enforcement agency. The FBI took it upon itself to determine whether the president of the United States is a threat to national security. No one had ever before thought that this was an appropriate role for…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2019
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    Federal judges’ war on Trump

    David French of National Review Online describes the ongoing conflict between “lawless” federal judges and the Trump administration. It’s déjà vu all over again. A federal judge has blocked a lawful Trump-administration policy, essentially enshrining the Obama administration’s policy choices in social-justice granite. The practical result is a…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2019
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    Gridlock is Good for the Economy

    Although legislative gridlock is a top concern of the American public, Investor’s Business Daily argues that gridlock saves the American tax payer a lot of money. Among other things, rates of spending are checked, and other potentially costly programs are held at bay by the lack of consensus. However,…
    Kory Swanson, January 15, 2019