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Ryancare

If you thought that winning both chambers of Congress, the White House, and the most state-level offices in almost 100 years had put the Republican civil...
comey

There may be no one with whom partisans on both sides of the political divide have a more conflicted relationship with than FBI Director James...
Term limits

For a document that amounts to little more than a positioning statement, President Donald Trump’s proposed budget has inspired an inordinate amount of passion. The...
Trump budget

In unveiling President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget, Mick Mulvaney, head of the Office of Management and Budget said: “It is not a soft-power budget....
cbo

Washington is all atwitter (a word coined in 1833, but with new meaning in the 21st century) over the Congressional Budget Office scoring of the...
new york city

The New York State Board of Regents, which supervises public education, has decided it will no longer be necessary for would-be teachers to pass an Academic Literacy Skills Test....
donald trump

The Trump administration is endlessly contradictory. The president's instincts are to indulge corporate cronyism and to lean on the public sector to remedy society’s ills. These...
voter fraud

President Donald Trump is fortunate insofar as his adversaries on the left and in the press have short attention spans. In their thinly veiled, manic...
ObamaCare

It is hard to begrudge Democrats a little self-satisfaction as they watch Republicans struggle to overhaul the American health-insurance model. Facing passionate denunciations from constituents...
identity

Perhaps it was inevitable that the right would embrace ethnic and gender identity politics as have their liberal opponents. It is a useful political tool,...
obamacare

Republican are furious, and they are directing their rage at their favorite target: other Republicans. Amid a furor over some typically savage presidential tweets, House Republicans...
Donald Trump

“Imagine how much closer to normal this administration would be in the absence of Twitter,” I pondered, also on Twitter, following a weekend consumed by...