The War for the Trump Presidency Just Escalated—Bigly

Oh, you thought Jeff Sessions was a big story, did you? So much for that. President Trump on Saturday morning dropped a bombshell—several, actually—in his Twitter feed. The president accused his predecessor of wiretapping Trump Tower ahead of last year’s election. Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just […]

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Conservatism: What is it Good For?

Paul Mirengoff of PowerLine has been kind enough to reply to my recent essay on the state of modern conservatism. To get the brown-nosing out of the way, I have been an avid reader of PowerLine for years. I thank Mirengoff for taking the time to comment on some of the problems I brought to […]

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Donald Trump Hasn’t Changed—And That’s a Good Thing

When President Donald J. Trump walked into the Capitol on Tuesday evening to give his first speech to a joint session of Congress after his first month in office, the mood among the political establishment was apprehensive. Before the speech, the news cycle churned with stories about how the president was set to moderate his […]

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Looking at Trump as a Turnaround Executive

The 2016 election outcome was an unexpectedly loud declaration by the American people about their dissatisfaction with the direction of the country. Further, the magnitude of the post-election polarization has ensured the historical habit of “happy talk” promoting the need for bipartisan initiatives that bring us together is absent and not going to happen. We […]

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Perez Points to Battle Between Administrative State and America

The battle over the administrative state is joined. In remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, presidential advisor Stephen Bannon called for the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” On Saturday, the Democratic National Committee elected as its chairman the very embodiment of the administrative state: former Obama Administration Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. […]

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Dismantling the Deep State

When I was just a boy, people said of federal employment that federal workers traded the higher salaries of the private sector for job security.  If that was true then, it’s certainly not true now. Although estimates vary, federal workers probably enjoy at least a 20 percent advantage in pay over their private sector counterparts, […]

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Trump’s Governing Agenda: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

The agents of the status quo are at it again. CNN host Fareed Zakaria’s recent op-ed in the Washington Post excoriates President Trump for his administration’s “lack of forward movement.” Zakaria took to the Post’s pages to compare Trump’s administration with the motion of  a rocking horse. Zakaria cautioned Trump’s supporters not to “confuse motion […]

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Is Silicon Valley Trying to be the Deep State’s Enforcer?

The Deep State is fomenting a coup. If it wasn’t apparent in the weeks leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration last month that the entrenched network of D.C. bureaucrats, intelligence officials, and establishment press were working to undermine the new administration, the truth has become obvious in the past week. #Resistance-sympathetic press outlets are continually […]

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