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The Exhausted Racism Charge

The first opportunity for a successful end of the Second Civil War, between President Trump and the incumbent political class, has been squandered by the Democrats. Nothing could be done until Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan accepted that they could no …

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Was It for This?

Was this what you bargained for? Donald Trump is softening on NAFTA. His advisers are trying to talk him down from any substantial trade conflict with China. He agrees, absentmindedly, with Dianne Feinstein on immigration legislation, betraying that he has no clue what his own …

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Enforcement, without Apology

Democrats and Republicans want different things when it comes to federal spending and when it comes to immigration reform. Those two disagreements are interacting in a fairly unpredictable way: Democrats, who are the minority party in Congress, are threatening to force a government shutdown (not …

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Trump’s Sh**storm

The world fell on Donald Trump’s head — yet again — when he said in a White House meeting that we should be trying to get immigrants from Norway rather than s***hole countries in the Third World. The media has treated Trump’s remarks, made in …

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Big Brother on America’s Fishing Boats

Salt water. Seagulls. Striped bass. My fondest childhood memories come from fishing with my dad on the creaky piers and slick jetties of the Jersey shore. The Atlantic Ocean is in my blood. So when fishing families in New England reached out to me for …

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A dangerous and marvelous love, etc.

One of the most interesting and affecting stories of the recent period has appeared from the Associated Press out of Burma, here. It is a Romeo-and-Juliet story, more dangerous than most. She comes from the Rakhine people, he comes from the Rohingya. They are married. …

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Infamous Trump Meeting: Small Example of a Larger Trend

Pretty much everything Rich writes below is reasonable. And I think his concluding paragraph is entirely fair: Anyway, I believe the simplest explanation for most Trump controversies is that he’s being crude and thoughtless, and that applies here. The sh**house controversy has been longer-lasting than …

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‘Democracy in Crisis’

Later today, a conference on “Democracy in Crisis” will be held by the American Enterprise Institute jointly with Freedom House and the Center for American Progress at which Senator Ben Sasse will deliver the keynote address. It’s an unusual case of cooperation between the moderate …

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Cory Booker Melts Down, Yells at DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over Trump Comments

At a Senate hearing this morning, New Jersey senator Cory Booker erupted at Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, over President Trump’s recent controversial comments. According to several people present at an immigration-reform meeting at the White House last week, the president …

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There’s No Point In Berating Secretary Nielsen for Trump’s Comment

If Fire and Fury is to be believed – an open question – Donald Trump came to Washington and contemplated making his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, his first chief of staff and he thought about nominating 73–year-old Rudy Giuliani to the Supreme Court. We know Trump …

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