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    Trump Doesn't Deserve Credit for Good Economic News


    Larry Summers, Wash PostBut such a message needs to be accompanied by clear signals that the United States will strive to be a reliable and predictable partner, that it understands its interest in strong effective global institutions and that it...

    Larry Summers, Wash Post
    But such a message needs to be accompanied by clear signals that the United States will strive to be a reliable and predictable partner, that it understands its interest in strong effective global institutions and that it recognizes that even self-interested nations can benefit from thoughtful diplomacy. If this combination of messages comes out of Davos, a nervous world may become a bit less nervous, which would be a very good thing for those gathered in Davos — and everyone else as well.

    Mythologies of Illegal Immigration


    Victor Davis Hanson, American GreatnessThe illegal immigration debate has come to a head once again. Congress remains at an impasse over a temporary spending bill that Senate Democrats refuse to support unless it includes a provision that would allow...

    Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
    The illegal immigration debate has come to a head once again. Congress remains at an impasse over a temporary spending bill that Senate Democrats refuse to support unless it includes a provision that would allow several hundred thousand illegal aliens to remain in the

    How the GOP Can Prepare for a Democratic Wave


    David Byler, Weekly StandardIf you've read any election coverage in the last 12 months, you probably know that college-educated voters don't like President Trump. In the 2016 election, Trump made significant gains with non-college-educated white voters...

    David Byler, Weekly Standard
    If you've read any election coverage in the last 12 months, you probably know that college-educated voters don't like President Trump. In the 2016 election, Trump made significant gains with non-college-educated white voters but lost a significant number of traditionally Republican, affluent, college-educated voters. In 2017, special and off-year election results have suggested that voters in this latter group are continuing to turn out and register their dissatisfaction with Trump by voting for Democrats. And if Democrats manage to retake the House in 2018 (an event that has, in my view,...
    Is Anti-Trump Message Enough to Carry Dems in 2018?

    Is Anti-Trump Message Enough to Carry Dems in 2018?


    Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCPDemocrats have given substantial credit to the president for outsized turnout in last year's special and off-year elections and for grassroots mobilization and fundraising hauls. And while many in the party, especially those...

    Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP
    Democrats have given substantial credit to the president for outsized turnout in last year's special and off-year elections and for grassroots mobilization and fundraising hauls. And while many in the party, especially those outside of Washington, argue that Democrats will need more than an anti-Trump message to sustain them going forward, campaigning against the president in midterm races across the country could be effective.
    Shutdown Will End, But the Divisions Will Remain

    Shutdown Will End, But the Divisions Will Remain


    Paul Waldman, American ProspectAs I write this column, the federal government is shut down, which may or may not still be the case by the time you read it. If we set aside the trivial question of which party will get political advantage from this ugly...

    Paul Waldman, American Prospect
    As I write this column, the federal government is shut down, which may or may not still be the case by the time you read it. If we set aside the trivial question of which party will get political advantage from this ugly confrontation, there are actually some important issues that will remain even after the dispute is resolved and government services are restored. This budget fight has exacerbated the divisions between the two parties on immigration, one of the most profound and emotionally fraught issues we have to deal with. And if the agreement that ends the crisis doesn't resolve some of...
    James O'Keefe Brings Back the Practice of Journalism

    James O'Keefe Brings Back the Practice of Journalism


    Michael Goodwin, NY PostGrading President Trump’s first year in office is all the media rage. But let’s look at the other side of the story — and grade the media. F for effort, F for result and F for the lack of honesty. That’s not a blanket...

    Michael Goodwin, NY Post
    Grading President Trump’s first year in office is all the media rage. But let’s look at the other side of the story — and grade the media. F for effort, F for result and F for the lack of honesty. That’s not a blanket condemnation of every journalist at every news organization. There are many hardworking professionals who try to get the facts right and keep their opinions to themselves.
    They Were Bad. Trump May Be Worse.

    They Were Bad. Trump May Be Worse.


    Sean Wilentz, New York TimesThe best way to evaluate President Trump's first year in office is to compare him not with the great presidents but with the...

    Sean Wilentz, New York Times
    The best way to evaluate President Trump's first year in office is to compare him not with the great presidents but with the worst.
    Obama Mocked Trump, Now Trump Is Undoing His Legacy

    Obama Mocked Trump, Now Trump Is Undoing His Legacy


    Peter Hasson, Daily CallerAs president, Barack Obama repeatedly mocked Donald Trump's political ambitions, laughing at the idea of Trump ever winning the presidency. Obama mocked Trump at the 2011 White House...

    Peter Hasson, Daily Caller
    As president, Barack Obama repeatedly mocked Donald Trump's political ambitions, laughing at the idea of Trump ever winning the presidency. Obama mocked Trump at the 2011 White House Correspondents
    Trump's America Is Caving, as Autocrats Rise

    Trump's America Is Caving, as Autocrats Rise


    Frida Ghitis, CNNAs Donald Trump enters the second year of his presidency, two new reports warn that even as the US has retreated from its role in defending democracy, the world's nations, as a whole, are becoming more autocratic, more dictatorial, less...

    Frida Ghitis, CNN
    As Donald Trump enters the second year of his presidency, two new reports warn that even as the US has retreated from its role in defending democracy, the world's nations, as a whole, are becoming more autocratic, more dictatorial, less open, and more repressive, writes Frida Ghitis..
    Was Lynch Coordinating With Comey in Clinton Probe?

    Was Lynch Coordinating With Comey in Clinton Probe?


    Sharyl Attkisson, The HillNew text messages exchanged between FBI officials suggest that the FBI and Department of Justice were collaborating to let Hillary Clinton off the...

    Sharyl Attkisson, The Hill
    New text messages exchanged between FBI officials suggest that the FBI and Department of Justice were collaborating to let Hillary Clinton off the hook.
    Are Democrats Becoming More Like Republicans?

    Are Democrats Becoming More Like Republicans?


    Ezra Klein, VoxAmerica was in the midst of a weeks-long government shutdown, a fiasco triggered by the Republican Party’s demand to defund the Affordable Care Act in exchange for funding the government, and Obama’s remarks from that moment are worth...

    Ezra Klein, Vox
    America was in the midst of a weeks-long government shutdown, a fiasco triggered by the Republican Party’s demand to defund the Affordable Care Act in exchange for funding the government, and Obama’s remarks from that moment are worth reading today. They show how much the Democratic Party has changed — and how much it hasn’t:
    Dems Will Regret Launching Shutdown Over Immigration Policy

    Dems Will Regret Launching Shutdown Over Immigration Policy


    John Fund, NRONo one knows when the government shutdown will be ended, but it's increasingly likely that Democrats will rue the day they launched it. I'm concerned that we don't have an exit strategy, one Democratic aide for a liberal senator told NBC...

    John Fund, NRO
    No one knows when the government shutdown will be ended, but it's increasingly likely that Democrats will rue the day they launched it. I'm concerned that we don't have an exit strategy, one Democratic aide for a liberal senator told NBC News on Sunday. He went on to say: This is a question of who's going to flinch first ...
    Trump's Uncertainty Complicates Immigration Impasse

    Trump's Uncertainty Complicates Immigration Impasse


    Davis & Haberman, NY TimesDemocrats struggle with a president who says he wants to compromise but then is reined in by his own staff, while Republican leaders are loath to guess at his...

    Davis & Haberman, NY Times
    Democrats struggle with a president who says he wants to compromise but then is reined in by his own staff, while Republican leaders are loath to guess at his intentions.
    California Turns Law Enforcement Upside Down

    California Turns Law Enforcement Upside Down


    Steve Cortes, RealClearPoliticsThe line works on two levels. The first is that Keitel was playing a corrupt NYPD detective. Second, it was ahead of its time: Two decades later, California itself resembles that description, as new state laws and a recent...

    Steve Cortes, RealClearPolitics
    The line works on two levels. The first is that Keitel was playing a corrupt NYPD detective. Second, it was ahead of its time: Two decades later, California itself resembles that description, as new state laws and a recent warning from Attorney General Xavier Becerra make clear. State authorities are vowing not only to protect and promote the interests of illegal immigrants, but also to actually prosecute legal citizens of America who assist federal agents in enforcing immigration law. When a state official threatens to punish honest citizens for cooperating with the Immigration and Custom...
    No Ordinary Joe

    No Ordinary Joe


    Emily Esfahani Smith, Dartmouth Alumni MagazinePulitzer winner Joe Rago '05, a quintessential Dartmouth man, is gone too...

    Emily Esfahani Smith, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
    Pulitzer winner Joe Rago '05, a quintessential Dartmouth man, is gone too soon.
    The Disturbing Part About Amazon's HQ2 Competition

    The Disturbing Part About Amazon's HQ2 Competition


    Richard Florida, CNNPitting city against city in a bidding war for tax and other incentives - -things Jeff Bezos' company doesn't need -- is wasteful, writes Richard Florida, and elected leaders of these cities should ensure that tax payers and citizens...

    Richard Florida, CNN
    Pitting city against city in a bidding war for tax and other incentives - -things Jeff Bezos' company doesn't need -- is wasteful, writes Richard Florida, and elected leaders of these cities should ensure that tax payers and citizens are not footing the bill.
    'American Pravda': Why the Veritas Journalist Exists

    'American Pravda': Why the Veritas Journalist Exists


    James O'Keefe, RCInvestigationsI list these successes to show what journalism, as activity, can accomplish. The best way for us to address the concern that our results are transitory is to produce more videos, produce them more frequently, and to...

    James O'Keefe, RCInvestigations
    I list these successes to show what journalism, as activity, can accomplish. The best way for us to address the concern that our results are transitory is to produce more videos, produce them more frequently, and to encourage other citizen journalists to do the same. In the viper pit that is politics, corruption will regenerate like a snakeskin. That does not take away from the fact that our videos help facilitate the legislative and judicial process. As the Washington Post likes to tell itself, democracy dies in darkness. We agree.
    Jared Kushner Is China's Trump Card

    Jared Kushner Is China's Trump Card


    Entous & Osnos, The New YorkerIn early 2017, shortly after Jared Kushner moved into his new office in the West Wing of the White House, he began receiving guests. One visitor who came more than once was Cui Tiankai, the Chinese Ambassador to the United...

    Entous & Osnos, The New Yorker
    In early 2017, shortly after Jared Kushner moved into his new office in the West Wing of the White House, he began receiving guests. One visitor who came more than once was Cui Tiankai, the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, a veteran diplomat with a postgraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. When, during previous Administrations, Cui had visited the White House, his hosts received him with a retinue of China specialists and note-takers. Kushner, President Trump’s thirty-seven-year-old son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, preferred smaller gatherings.
    The Man Who Put Andrew Jackson in Trump's Oval Office

    The Man Who Put Andrew Jackson in Trump's Oval Office


    Susan Glasser, PoliticoHistorian Walter Russell Mead has become the favorite Trump whisperer for everyone from Steve Bannon to Tom...

    Susan Glasser, Politico
    Historian Walter Russell Mead has become the favorite Trump whisperer for everyone from Steve Bannon to Tom Cotton.
    Never Trump Fails to Learn From Trump's Successes

    Never Trump Fails to Learn From Trump's Successes


    Daniel McCarthy, Law & LibertyIf there were a Cult of Trump, his supporters wouldn't criticize him. They do--oftener and in more serious ways than George W. Bush's fans criticized...

    Daniel McCarthy, Law & Liberty
    If there were a Cult of Trump, his supporters wouldn't criticize him. They do--oftener and in more serious ways than George W. Bush's fans criticized him.
    The Thin Blue Wave

    The Thin Blue Wave


    Jeff Greenfield, PoliticoAs we argue over who's to blame for the government shutdown, it's worth questioning the conventional wisdom of a Democratic triumph in...

    Jeff Greenfield, Politico
    As we argue over who's to blame for the government shutdown, it's worth questioning the conventional wisdom of a Democratic triumph in November.
    Why Do Republicans Hate America?

    Why Do Republicans Hate America?


    Carol Anderson, HuffPostTheir efforts to hollow out the American economy reveal a deep, unrelenting disdain for this...

    Carol Anderson, HuffPost
    Their efforts to hollow out the American economy reveal a deep, unrelenting disdain for this nation.
    FBI 'Failed to Preserve' Months of Anti-Trump Agents' Texts

    FBI 'Failed to Preserve' Months of Anti-Trump Agents' Texts


    Chuck Ross, Daily CallerThe FBI “failed to preserve” five months worth of text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the two FBI employees who made pro-Clinton and anti-Trump comments while working on the Clinton email and the Russia...

    Chuck Ross, Daily Caller
    The FBI “failed to preserve” five months worth of text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the two FBI employees who made pro-Clinton and anti-Trump comments while working on the Clinton email and the Russia collusion investigations.
    Science Is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost

    Science Is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost


    Emma Green, The AtlanticThe first time Ashley McGuire had a baby, she and her husband had to wait 20 weeks to learn its sex. By her third, they found out at 10 weeks with a blood test. Technology has defined her pregnancies, she told me, from the apps...

    Emma Green, The Atlantic
    The first time Ashley McGuire had a baby, she and her husband had to wait 20 weeks to learn its sex. By her third, they found out at 10 weeks with a blood test. Technology has defined her pregnancies, she told me, from the apps that track weekly development to the ultrasounds that show the growing child. “My generation has grown up under an entirely different world of science and technology than the Roe generation,” she said. “We’re in a culture that is science-obsessed.”
    Women's March--Group Therapy for Trump Haters?

    Women's March--Group Therapy for Trump Haters?


    Jen Kerns, FOX NewsOne year ago this weekend, liberal women flowed into our nation's capital and other cities across America for a march to protest the inauguration of President...

    Jen Kerns, FOX News
    One year ago this weekend, liberal women flowed into our nation's capital and other cities across America for a march to protest the inauguration of President Trump.
    On Abortion, It's Time to Start Trusting Women

    On Abortion, It's Time to Start Trusting Women


    Amanda Marcotte, SalonBefore he was murdered by an anti-abortion terrorist in 2009, Kansas physician Dr. George Tiller had a simple but profound motto: Trust women. "I'm a woman-educated physician," Dr. Tiller explained in an interview for the 2001...

    Amanda Marcotte, Salon
    Before he was murdered by an anti-abortion terrorist in 2009, Kansas physician Dr. George Tiller had a simple but profound motto: Trust women. "I'm a woman-educated physician," Dr. Tiller explained in an interview for the 2001 documentary "Voices of Choice." "Abortion is about women's hopes and dreams and potential for the rest of their lives. Abortion is a matter of survival for women."
    Democrats Have All the Leverage in the Shutdown Standoff

    Democrats Have All the Leverage in the Shutdown Standoff


    David Faris, The WeekWell good morning, America! I hope you aren't planning any visits to national parks today (or if you are, it would be best if you don't need to use the restroom). Because the suicidal Republican Congress couldn't pass a short-term...

    David Faris, The Week
    Well good morning, America! I hope you aren't planning any visits to national parks today (or if you are, it would be best if you don't need to use the restroom). Because the suicidal Republican Congress couldn't pass a short-term spending deal or deliver a broader compromise to their clueless president, the government has shut down for the first time since 2013. And if Democrats can stand their ground during what is likely to be a noisy, confusing, high-stakes, and potentially lengthy standoff, they might just be able to force Republicans to slink back to the negotiating table and accept...
    Trump's Merit-Based Immigration System

    Trump's Merit-Based Immigration System


    Jeff Sessions, Washington TimesFor decades, the American people have been begging and pleading with our elected officials for an immigration system that is lawful and that serves our national interest. That’s not just because immigration is an economic...

    Jeff Sessions, Washington Times
    For decades, the American people have been begging and pleading with our elected officials for an immigration system that is lawful and that serves our national interest. That’s not just because immigration is an economic issue. It’s also because it’s a matter of public safety and national security. If we can’t control — or even know — who enters this country, it’s much harder to keep people safe.
    Shutdown, Showdown, Sure Thing

    Shutdown, Showdown, Sure Thing


    Charles Blow, New York TimesDonald Trump proved himself woefully inept at making tough...

    Charles Blow, New York Times
    Donald Trump proved himself woefully inept at making tough deals.
    On Shutdown, Democrats Have a Lot of Explaining to Do

    On Shutdown, Democrats Have a Lot of Explaining to Do


    Alice Stewart, CNNWhen is a spending deal not a spending deal? When it's a DACA deal.It's pretty simple: funding bills should be about appropriations, not immigration. Unfortunately, Democrats let politics take priority over policy, thus paralyzing any...

    Alice Stewart, CNN
    When is a spending deal not a spending deal? When it's a DACA deal.It's pretty simple: funding bills should be about appropriations, not immigration. Unfortunately, Democrats let politics take priority over policy, thus paralyzing any compromise, ultimately shutting down the government.