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Democrats Score A Hollow And Hypocritical Victory On The Border Wall

Immigration: By threatening to shut down the government, Democrats got President Trump to back off his demand for money to start building the border wall this year. But so what? Illegal crossings are already way down thanks to Trump’s other actions. And Democrats came off …

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Trump's Corporate Tax Cut: A Supply-Side Shot In The Arm

Taxes: If White House rumors are correct, President Trump is about to make slashing the corporate tax rate to 15% the centerpiece of his tax-reform plan. It’s a smart move. Not only will it kick start the economy and job growth, but it’s likely he’ll …

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Never Mind Macron And Le Pen — Can Anyone Make France Great Again?

French Elections: Markets like predictability. That’s why they soared following the results of the French presidential election, which showed that centrist political upstart Emmanuel Macron is strongly positioned to defeat rightist candidate Marine Le Pen in a runoff on May 7. The first-round presidential election …

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Inconvenient Truths The Earth Day 'March for Science' Protesters Ignore

Environmentalism: This Earth Day, protests around the country will focus on “science.” What they won’t focus on is facts, because the facts show that the U.S. has made huge strides in cleaning up the environment. Given the trends in air quality, water quality, toxics and, …

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No H-1B Scapegoats, Please

Immigration: President Trump’s executive order to limit American companies’ use of foreign high-tech professionals sounds great. But it won’t lead to a hiring boom for American computer workers. And it may do more economic harm than good. It’s true that if you limit the flow …

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This Do-Nothing Congress Is A Travesty

Agenda: Shortly after Donald Trump won the election, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Republicans had to “go big, go bold, and do things.” So far, the GOP has not delivered. “They have the House, they have the Senate, they have the presidency — and nothing’s …

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Media Do Their Best To Turn Trump's 100-Day 'Honeymoon' Into Hell

Media Bias: By now, it should be no surprise at all that the big media lean left and, at times, behave as if they were an arm of the Democratic Party, not a fair dispenser of news and commentary. But a new report shows that, …

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'Resist Trump' Is An Expensive Flop In Georgia — Will Dems Drop Another $8 Million On Ossoff?

Politics: The special election held in Georgia on Tuesday was supposed to a blockbuster event showcasing the anti-Trump wave sweeping the nation. Instead, it was an overhyped dud. So sure that Georgians shared their loathing of Donald Trump, Democrats from around the country poured more …

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Maggie Thatcher, Part II? Britain's May Calls Snap Election To Keep Far Left From Sabotaging Brexit

Brexit: Surprising her political foes and —delighting her supporters, British Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to call a snap election for June 8. It’s a big risk, but one that’s worth taking. May will use the six weeks before the surprise election — calling a …

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Trump's Tax Returns Have Nothing To Do With Tax Reform

Taxes: Democrats say they won’t work with President Trump on tax reform unless he first releases his tax returns. This has to be the lamest excuse for not fixing the tax code we’ve ever heard. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said this week that “if …

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