Category: Political

Obama Won: GOP Health-Care Bill Proves It

You’re not being honest with yourself if you don’t believe that the fundamental transformation of America has occurred and there may be nothing President Trump can do to bring her back from the abyss, short of going from populist to conservative overnight. Nationally syndicated radio host Mark Levin said it best years ago: “We’re living…

House Republican Health Care Bill Misses the Mark

Mar 7th, 2017 4 min read COMMENTARY BY Edmund F. Haislmaier Senior Research Fellow Ed is an expert in health care policy and frequently is asked to help lawmakers design and draft reforms to the health systems. The House Republican leadership released its health care bill on Monday, March 6, which has received criticism from…

Divided Government is Good Government

Divided government is good government. A government in lockstep with itself cannot be in lockstep with its people. A couple of weeks ago, we saw President Trump nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court, and Democrats vow to do…

‘Justice’ Neil Gorsuch? Some Cause for Concern

By Lawrence Pratt and William J. Olson | January 31, 2017 | 10:31 AM EST In recent days, news outlets have been reporting that 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch has now risen to the top of President Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees.  He apparently replaces Judge William Pryor, who was widely reported as…

Yes, Trump can make Mexico pay for the border wall. Here’s how.

By Marc A. Thiessen Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto told an assembly of top diplomats last week that “Mexico of course will not pay” for Donald Trump’s wall. His predecessor, former president Vicente Fox, put it more bluntly in a tweet storm last week, declaring: “TRUMP, when will you understand that I am not paying…

Trump Owns Both Parties Now

Barring Trump’s untimely demise, a populist libertarian taking significant votes away from the soon-to-be president in 2020, a meteor strike, Jesus’ return, or Trump voluntarily relinquishing the White House to Vice President-elect Mike Pence in four years, I believe Trump will easily win re-election, even if he doesn’t build a wall. Two months ago, you…

3 Reasons Trump Should Choose Ted Cruz for SCOTUS

3 reasons to put Ted Cruz on Supreme Court President-elect Trump would be wise to nominate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to the Supreme Court for three reasons: Republican leaders are salivating at the chance to get Cruz out of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s hair. Trump wants to avoid a primary challenge from a…

2 Trump Picks Minorities Should Love

Have you heard of the acronym H.I.R.E? I’m sure most of you haven’t unless you’ve heard me on radio or read old columns of mine. H.I.R.E is an acronym I created to describe four political topics that could potentially pose an existential threat to America from within. H.I.R.E stands for health care, immigration, regulation and…