President Trump (page 8)

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    Snapshot of the Day

    From Real Clear Politics comes a fascinating chart that shows a comparison of job approval rating averages between President Barack Obama in December 2011, and President Donald Trump today. The raw percentages are listed below the chart on the RCP page.  …
    Donna Martinez, December 3, 2019
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    Columnist identifies a Trump ‘superpower’

    Scott Jennings writes for USA Today about a unique factor favoring the incumbent president. In 2016, Donald Trump’s message of busting political correctness won him the White House. Rejecting the Democratic Party’s identity politics run amok was a sneaky good strategy, working like a charm among working-class voters…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2019
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    A ‘check-the-box’ impeachment panned

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online pans the process used to proceed with presidential impeachment. Nancy Pelosi said she undertook impeachment “prayerfully,” and apparently what she was praying was that she could get it over with as soon as possible. The House is preparing to send a flagrantly…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019
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    Failing to learn from impeachment history

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist argues Democrats seem to have ignored valuable lessons from past presidential impeachment probes. The history of impeachment proceedings in the modern era, from Nixon to Clinton to Trump, shows that a successful impeachment needs three things: it must be bipartisan, it must…
    Mitch Kokai, November 26, 2019
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    Liberal legal lion sides with Trump again

    Dominick Mastrangelo reports for the Washington Examiner on one well-known liberal legal scholar‘s response to the Trump impeachment inquiry. Constitutional scholar Alan Dershowitz claimed Democrats are running an illegitimate impeachment process and that President Trump does not deserve to be removed from office. “I’m a liberal Democrat,” Dershowitz…
    Mitch Kokai, November 25, 2019
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    Barone labels the impeachment inquiry a ‘pseudo-event’

    Michael Barone writes at Real Clear Politics that U.S. House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is much less consequential than other events in today’s world. “The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America” is the title of a 1960s book by historian and librarian of Congress Daniel Boorstin. Pseudo-events, he…
    Mitch Kokai, November 25, 2019
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    The impeachment Rorschach test

    Dov Fischer writes for the American Spectator about contrasting responses to the U.S. House’s presidential impeachment inquiry. In the classic Rorschach test, the psychoanalyst shows a patient a bunch of inkblots and asks what each looks like. The responses are supposed to help guide the psychoanalysis by offering…
    Mitch Kokai, November 25, 2019
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    Hanson decries misplaced patriotism

    Victor Davis Hanson writes at National Review Online about what he labels the “misplaced patriotism” of federal government officials seeking to thwart President Trump. For most of the last three years, Donald Trump’s critics have scoffed at supposed “conspiracy theories” that claimed a “deep state” of bureaucrats were…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2019