National Review

Can Only Trump Survive Trump?

The past two months of electoral losses for the Trump GOP feel very familiar. Newly elected president Barack Obama’s party lost off-year gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey and suffered a stunning upset in a Senate race it had no business losing, in Massachusetts. …

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Picking the Lock in Alabama

Turnout would be the key to which of the wildly conflicting polls would best presage the result of Alabama’s special Senate election, wrote Republican consultant Patrick Ruffini earlier this week. That proved correct. Statewide, turnout was down 37 percent from November 2016. It was down …

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Political Journalists Have Themselves to Blame for Sinking Credibility

‘Our record as journalists in covering this Trump story and the Russian story is pretty good,” legendary reporter Carl Bernstein recently claimed. Pretty good? If there’s a major news story over the past 70 years that the American media has botched more often because of …

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Optimistic Trump Stumps for Tax Cuts

President Donald J. Trump’s tormentors paint him as a brooding grinch who oozes pessimism. The New Republic last October decried “Trump’s dark portrayal of the country.” But Trump was Mr. Sunshine at the White House Wednesday as he promoted the Republican tax-cut plan, now in …

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Oberlin and the Bakery

Exactly a year ago today, Michelle Malkin wrote a piece for the home page describing how a small business, Gibson’s Bakery, had fallen foul of Oberlin’s (yes, Oberlin again) for allegedly racist behavior. The dispute rumbles on. CBS: Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed …

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Tax Reform Could Create Obstacles for Infrastructure Push

A recent Politico story suggests that the Trump administration may have some trouble convincing congressional Democrats to go along with an infrastructure plan. There are many reasons for this — some partisan, some policy. One of the major hang-ups could be the funding of this …

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‘Can Only Trump Survive Trump?’

In my Politico column today, I wrote about Alabama: Ed Gillespie ran away from Trump and lost in Virginia. Roy Moore ran toward Trump (with a lot of excess baggage) and lost in Alabama. One was a wonky establishment Republican careful to sand away any …

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Misplaced Trust in Antitrust

I was mystified to see Robert VerBruggen’s story in the latest issue calling for “gentle approaches” to solving what he regards as a monopoly problem in the current dominant positions of Google/Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon. My normally insightful colleague appears to have ignored the rich …

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Re: Misplaced Trust in Antitrust

I appreciate Iain Murray’s response to my article about the tech monopolies. I don’t have a ton to add — the question of when a monopoly becomes a problem worthy of government action is highly subjective, so it’s an agree-to-disagree type of situation. But I …

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Will Football Survive?

All the pat talk about the declining ratings of the National Football League glides past one fact: Football is one product with a stratospherically high floor. Even when sales dips for the NFL, business remains great. More than 9 million households watched the Pittsburgh Steelers …

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