House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has cancelled the president’s state of the union address until the government is re-opened. After rejecting invitations earlier in the week from the White House to negotiate on funding for border...
When Chinese President Xi Jinping’s autocracy asks Western companies to jump, the response is usually, ‘How high?’ What should Western companies do when threatened by the People’s Republic of China (PRC)? Should...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have left themselves no fallback position. And that's why they will lose.  Compromise. It’s a word President Trump used several times yesterday. He is open to compromise....
The Democrats' theme for the evening was 'facts, not fear.' Many major media also adopted the same theme. A humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border must be addressed, President Donald Trump told the country last night in his first Oval Office...
The question of whether the situation at the border is an emergency is probably more of a political issue for the first two branches of government than a legal issue for the third branch. Recently, the New York Times treated...
The blanket opposition to any 'wall' has a number of logical and political inconsistencies. “A wall, in my view, is immorality. It’s the least effective way to protect the border and the most costly. I can’t think of any reason...
Last night the Washington Post reported that the infamous “Russia dossier” was partly funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The dossier’s inflammatory and unsubstantiated claims about Donald Trump provided the framework for mainstream media treatment of the president...
This morning President Donald J. Trump tweeted: He’s referring to yesterday’s news that, as CNN headlined its story on the matter, “Fusion GPS partners plead Fifth before House Intel.” Fusion GPS is the firm that paid for and disseminated the discredited dossier that former...
Say what you will about Donald Trump — and there’s plenty to say  — he may be the first president in memory to actively limit his own branch’s power. Though far from perfect, on immigration, on funding issues, on international agreements, and...
While trying to advocate his tax-reform proposal, President Trump insisted: “It’s not good for me. Believe me.” He shouldn’t have said that. His statement offered an easy target for the plan’s opponents, who promptly howled that his nine-page framework is...
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