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Matt Mackowiak

    Thu, January 04, 2018

    Inheriting a Mess

    You can blame Donald Trump for a lot of things, but the North Korean dilemma is not one of them.

    The Obama team gift-wrapped a highly complex and urgent foreign ...

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    Thu, December 21, 2017

    Take Conservative Path to Aid Dreamers

    Despite protests across the country by left-wing activists, it appears that an extension of President Obama’s extra-constitutional Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program will not happen ...

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    Mon, December 18, 2017

    The Coming Trump-Bannon Divorce

    Steve Bannon has achieved what no one thought possible. He delivered a Senate seat in Alabama to the Democrats �" a more meaningful accomplishment than half of the Democrats in the Senate will ...

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    Thu, December 07, 2017

    On Jerusalem: No Wrong Time to do Right Thing

    President Trump did a truly provocative thing Wednesday: He declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel.

    Now let me remind you of two things: Congress first ...

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    Thu, November 30, 2017

    Why Dems Fear Tax Reform

    Washington is more partisan than ever, and the examples are too numerous to count.

    The current political fight over tax reform legislation provides only the latest ...

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    Thu, November 16, 2017

    GOP Working for Good Tax Policy

    It is more likely than not that we are heading into a virtuous cycle for the Trump administration and Republicans on Capitol Hill �" if they seize the moment.

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    Thu, November 02, 2017

    Virginia Governor Race Sneak Preview

    When the Virginians pick a new governor next Tuesday, we may, perhaps for the first time since President Trump was elected, glean some valuable intelligence at the midpoint before the pivotal midterm ...

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    Thu, October 26, 2017

    GOP Must Get Past Personal Feuds to Score Policy Wins

    This week’s shiny object of distraction is two Republican senators, Bob Corker of Tennessee and Jeff Flake of Arizona, expressing sharp and personal criticism of President Trump. Their attacks come ...

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    Thu, October 12, 2017

    Bannon Out to Undermine GOP in 2018 Elections

    Steve Bannon is on the warpath.

    The goal? He appears to want to destroy the Republican Party.

    The onetime White House aide, ...

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    Thu, October 05, 2017

    No Easy Solution to Preventing Mass Shooting

    Millions of Americans woke up Monday morning to the worst mass shooting in our nation’s history.

    It was shocking. The stories of both sheer horror and stunning ...

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    Thu, September 28, 2017

    After Health Care Failure GOP Targets Taxes

    It would be difficult to overstate the importance of passing tax reform for both the Trump White House and congressional Republicans.

    With the unified framework now ...

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    Thu, September 21, 2017

    Trump Pushes Top Agenda Items


    What a difference a few weeks makes.

    After a very difficult month of August, President Trump has turned a ...

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    Thu, September 07, 2017

    Trump's DACA Move Puts Dems on Spot

    Democrats are now in a tough spot.

    Their policy of saying “No!” to President Trump has reached its limit.
    The political reality of Mr. Trump announcing he ...

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    Mon, August 28, 2017

    Trump Must Focus on Agenda

    Within a mere 24 hours, America witnessed two different presidents.

    On Monday night, President Trump announced his decision on the way forward in Afghanistan, the ...

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