President Trump (page 10)

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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
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    The maddening nature of a successful presidency

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online weighs the accomplishments and deficits of Donald Trump’s presidency. For those who supported the president’s reelection (including me), the result is hard to swallow. It was not, however, hard to see coming. In 2016, Trump barely won a close election against a…
    Mitch Kokai, November 10, 2020
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    Republicans backing Trump in battle over votes

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner gauges Republican interest in supporting President Trump’s potential legal fight over ballots. President Trump vowed to fight on as contested battleground states were declared for Democratic challenger Joe Biden, and many Republicans were ready to man the barricades with him as long…
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2020
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    Trump’s critics face same questions now as four years ago

    Emily Jashinsky of the Federalist explores responses to this week’s election returns. It’s both amusing and infuriating to ingest this second round of soul searches given that Democrats and the corporate media spent four years breathlessly chasing the conspiracy of Russian collusion, pursuing a thin impeachment case, bizarrely…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2020