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August 19, 2018

How can a president as successful as Donald Trump be so unpopular?

Fueled by his historic tax reform and an unprecedented regulatory rollback, the economy grew by 4.1 percent in the second quarter. The unemployment rate is just 3.9 percent — near the lowest it has been in nearly two decades…

MarcThiessen

August 18, 2018

When the courts rule against laws our legislature has passed, which they often do, it never seems to enter lawmakers’ minds that those rulings are because of their own wrongheaded notions.

Nope. Republican leadership is convinced those rulings are the result of too many Democratic judges. The…

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August 17, 2018

It's hard to take Omarosa Manigault Newman's word for anything. But Lordy she has tapes, and they offer vivid proof that Donald Trump's White House is part clown show, part nest of vipers.

Omarosa achieved single-name fame as a contestant on Trump's show "The Apprentice," where she performed with…

Eugene Robinson

August 16, 2018

In Washington in the 1990s, it was a sure bet that whenever conservative journalists and activists got together, the conversation turned to the Clintons, Kenneth Starr and the Whitewater investigation. There was a good bit of what one editor memorably called "hush-hush and heavy breathing" when…

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August 15, 2018

Twelve Chicagoans were shot dead and 62 others were shot and wounded Aug. 3-5, the Chicago Tribune reported (https://tinyurl.com/yde7jb83). Before last week's mayhem, 1,718 Chicagoans had been shot since the beginning of the year, and 306 had been murdered.

Adding to this tragedy is the fact that…

Walter Williams

August 14, 2018

If you haven't been to the DMV lately, prepare to be unpleasantly surprised. Everyone's favorite state agency has upped its game and now offers an even more hellish experience.

I'm currently writing this column while sitting cross-legged on the floor at a DMV office. State leaders have been urging…

Colin Campbell

August 12, 2018

Republicans seem to have held on, barely, to a U.S. House seat near Columbus, Ohio, that they have occupied continuously since 1983. That outcome doesn't tell us much new, but it reinforces some conclusions we already had reasons to reach.

First: Democrats are enthusiastic about voting. There…

PONNURU

August 11, 2018

What we are currently witnessing in state government feels like watching the movie “Groundhog Day.” Our legislature passes a bill, the governor vetoes it, lawmakers override the veto, then the issue goes to court. These political games of “gotcha” are a lousy way to run a…

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August 10, 2018

Everything you need to know about today's Republican Party is summed up by a photo from President Trump's political rally in Ohio on Saturday. Two men in the crowd look defiantly at the camera, proudly displaying the slogan on their matching T-shirts: "I'd Rather Be A Russian Than A Democrat."

The…

Eugene Robinson

August 09, 2018

President Trump is in self-destructive mode, and he is succeeding, tweeting comments that can be used against him and raging against the media for what he sees as unfair coverage. He’s not helping himself with his increasingly unhinged and erratic behavior.

With Vice President Pence waiting…

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