President Trump (page 9)

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    Trump as ‘dragon slayer’

    Frank Miele writes for Real Clear Politics about President Trump’s most significant accomplishments during the past four years. The legacy of President Donald Trump will be measured against the diminishment of his enemies. First — even before he was nominated — he broke the corrupt, elitist Republican Party.
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2020
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    GOP faces conundrum in fight against Biden

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner details a strategic problem for Republicans hoping to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s latest moves. Pray for President Trump, prepare for President-elect Joe Biden. That is the position many conservative activists find themselves in as Biden puts together his incoming administration and gets…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2020
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    Media elites’ poor grasp of reality

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist accuses media elites of engaging in projection when they criticize Trump supporters. With the end of Donald Trump’s presidency fast approaching, we’ve seen a surge of columns and posts asserting that Republicans and Trump supporters have lost touch with reality. After four…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2020
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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