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  • Combative, but not cruel, Mr. President

    What does it mean to “win” in Washington, or anywhere else in the country? I've long described “progress” as the ongoing, incremental expansion of liberty and literacy in stable regimes in or aligned with the West. By that definition, much of President Trump's administration is “winning.” Still, I worry that…

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  • Trump’s ‘Divisive’ Tweets — More Left-Wing Hypocrisy

    Critics hammered President Donald Trump for his “sexist” tweet in which he made fun of MSNBC's “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski. Trump tweeted: “I heard poorly rated MorningJoe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3…

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  • Double Standards in the War between White House and Media

    Double Standards in the War between White House and Media

    For all his vast power, the President of the United States—any president—is always at a structural disadvantage in a “war” with the media. The First Amendment protects press rights to criticize the government, and everyone expects such criticism. But if government—or the president, as head of government—strikes back by assailing…

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  • Infatuation With Obama; Rage Against Trump

    President Trump and his supporters are absolutely right that there's a glaring contrast between the way media treat this president and way the press handled his predecessor, Barack Obama. With Obama, potentially devastating scandals—Benghazi, the IRS, Fast and Furious, the VA—never gained momentum; the press never blamed Obama personally when…

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  • Medveds take Town Hall

    Medveds take Town Hall

    I was pleased to team with my husband Michael a few days ago for a joint appearance, at Seattle's Town Hall, moderated by National Review's Jay Nordlinger and sponsored by the Discovery Institute. Billed as a wide-ranging exploration centered around each of our new books, we weren't sure where the…

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  • Public Opinion and Obamacare

    Public Opinion and Obamacare

    In 2010, the health insurance legislation known as “Obamacare” was overwhelmingly unpopular. But Democrats in the White House and Congress pushed it through anyway, and then paid a severe price in the next elections. Today, the health care package known as “Trumpcare” is similarly unpopular, but the Republicans seem determined…

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