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democrats

It is clear now that Democrats learned all the worst lessons from the conduct of their political opponents over the course of the Obama presidency....
nuclear option

The Senate Judiciary Committee cleared the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court today on a straight party-line vote, 11-9.The nomination now heads to...
unmasking

It should never be said that Donald Trump’s social-media missives do not carry immense weight. The president’s tweet from the morning of March 4 continues...
republican party

Entrusted by voters with total control of the levers of governmental power, the Republican Party is on the precipice of greatness. They’ve decided instead to...

On this second podcast of the week, we (Abe Greenwald, Noah Rothman, and I) try to suss out what it is the president is trying...
trump

The internet is nothing if not a source of instant gratification. What the news cycle delivers, it can unceremoniously take away. Opponents of President Donald...
ideology

Critics of Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity are swaggering a little more smugly than usual today. The source of their vindication is the decision...
establishment gop

The 2016 elections created an irreconcilable contradiction that now threatens to paralyze the GOP. The Republican Party in Congress is dominated by conservative lawmakers, many...
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....