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Trump on track to become the next Nixon?

Well, the former reality show host shows no interest in following ethics norms, so while it could just blow over, we would not be surprised if this does not turn out well: Let’s be honest. Conflicts of interest are boring. The president knows this. In fact, he’s banking on it. Instead of addressing his conflicts [...]

Predicting Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court

PREDICTION, wrote Karl Popper, a philosopher, is “one of the oldest dreams of mankind—the dream of prophecy, the idea that we can know what the future has in store for us, and that we can profit from such knowledge by adjusting our policy to it.” It is a dream from which Donald Trump provided a shock awakening.

Chaffetz On Clinton: ‘The Investigation Continues’

The 2016 election is over. Hillary Clinton is not president. Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States. But Rep. Jason Chaffetz...


SMUG PROGRESSIVE TRANSPLANTS HELP TO EXPLAIN TRUMP’S VICTORY IN RURAL WISCONSIN: The piece opens with the dismay of Andrea Myklebust, a left-leaning sculptor who moved to Pepin county from the twin cities because she liked the look of it: Here, the urban elite isn’t a faceless, […]

SEN. MIKE LEE: How Congress And Trump Can Reform Taxes To Put America First. A number of economis…

SEN. MIKE LEE: How Congress And Trump Can Reform Taxes To Put America First. A number of economists on the Right and Left recognize the advantages of cutting corporate taxes and raising shareholder taxes. Although there are some important differences, this general approach is similar to a 2014 plan by Eric Toder of the Urban […]

How Madonna Gave Trump Ammo With a Cry for Peace

Her mention of “blowing up the White House” at the Women’s March was a classic moment for her—and for the new president’s team.

Trump Strikes at Abortion With a Revived Foreign-Aid Rule

The president has reinstated a contentious policy that blocks funding to international family-planning organizations unless they agree not to promote abortion.

The Latest: Trump orders hiring freeze for some fed workers

Trump orders hiring freeze for some fed workers President Donald Trump is signing a memorandum that freezes hiring for some federal government workers as a way to reduce payrolls and rein in the size of the federal workforce. The new...Show More Summary

Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 1.23.17

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

Yep, We Elected A God-Dang BABY To Be Leader Of Free World

Make some room on Mt. Rushmore, because this administration's gonna be SO GREAT.

Trump Signs Trade Deal Order

Withdrawing from the TPP is one of the many actions Trump promised to take on first day of his term of office. The post Trump Signs Trade Deal Order appeared first on RedState.

Trump freezes federal hiring

President Trump issued an executive order Monday freezing federal hiring. The hiring freeze excludes national security employees. A hiring freeze was included in the Trump presidential campaign’s “Contract with the American Voter.” It was the second of six measures “to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, D.C.” and part of his […]

Aaaand Marco Rubio Caves On Tillerson Nomination--Voting Yes

The only thing I can say in Rex Tillerson's defense is, he got his lawyers to follow the law and yes, common decency when it comes to financial disclosure and ethics. Yes. Tillerson did the whole blind trust divestiture thing to theShow More Summary

High-Risk Pools as Fallback for High-Cost Patients Require New Rules

Drew Altman: Past experience shows that any strategy to split the health law's risk pool into the healthier and the sick and set up state high-risk pools as the fallback for high-cost patients will require new rules that protect people...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal From Texas on Voter ID Case

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. issued an unusual statement explaining that the court remains free to consider the case after further proceedings in the lower courts.

Do Democrats Really Want Their Own Tea Party? Be Careful What You Wish For

There has been, as Jim notes, a fair amount of talk on the Democratic side – especially after Saturday’s rallies – about imitating the grassroots-driven protest energy that the Tea Party brought to the Republican Party in 2009-10. Democrats...Show More Summary

No, Of Course You Can't Punch Nazis In the Face

The New York Times asks: Is it O.K. to punch a Nazi? That is not a brainteaser or a hypothetical question posed by a magazine on Twitter. It is an actual question bouncing around the internet after an attack on a well-known far-right activist, Richard B. Show More Summary

Monstrous and Special

In his new announcement about cutting federal regulations, President Trump today said that when a company wants to "do something monstrous and special, you're going to have your approvals really fast."

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