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Trump Wastes Another Weekend

February 22, 2018 |
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President Trump has shown he has a finger on the nation’s pulse. But he often fails to read it correctly, missing obvious opportunities to advance his cause.

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February 15, 2018 |
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If you think American politics is confrontational and ugly today, here’s some context. Feb. 15 is the 220th anniversary of the first brawl in the House. ...
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February 08, 2018 |
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The only certainty about the 2018 House elections is that Republicans will lose seats. This will not be the rare election like 2002, when Republicans gained eight seats, or 1998, when Democrats picked up five.  ...
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February 01, 2018 |
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The mainstream reviews of President Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday are begrudgingly glowing. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie said “it was optimistic; it was bright; it was conciliatory.” ...
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January 25, 2018 |
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The swiftness with which events erupt in Washington and then disappear is enough to raise doubts about Einstein’s theory that nothing moves faster than the speed of light.  ...
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January 18, 2018 |
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In a Wall Street Journal interview last week, President Trump said if he were to “terminate” the North American Free Trade Agreement, it “would be frankly a positive for our country.” ...
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January 11, 2018 |
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Long before the presidential election, the populist candidate’s mental state was under attack. The New York Times ran a series over several days suggesting he was unfit for office. ...
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January 04, 2018 |
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Batting .633 in baseball is terrific, but merely adequate in the forecasting game. On Jan. 4 of last year, I made 30 predictions for 2017. Nineteen were correct. A gimme: President Trump tweeted often (more than 2,300 times).  ...
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December 28, 2017 |
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As the year’s remaining days dwindle away, let us remember some who left this life in 2017. Michael Novak was a kind, brilliant Catholic philosopher whose majestic 1982 book, “The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism,” made a powerful case that free men and...

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