LaBerge: Donald Trump: Pragmatist


President Barack Obama recently observed that Donald Trump is not ideological, but pragmatic. I agree. Donald Trump is a pragmatist who values the “deal” above all else. Pragmatists are often morally flexible and their decision making is based on “what gets the job done” (as opposed to being guided by...

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Medved: Democrat Delusions and Their Dire Prospects

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As Democrats try to regroup from their disastrous performance in recent elections, they delude themselves on two crucial points: •    First, they blame their losses on a uniquely unpopular presidential candidate, despite the fact that Hillary Clinton is hardly alone among recent Democratic nominees in her inability to connect with...

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Mohler: A Chance For Choice

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There is no issue more laden with worldview significance than the issue of education—and the recent announcement of President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos to be the new Secretary of Education brings this to light. On one side of the aisle, the New York Times bemoans the appointment, implying...

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Mexico: Wall is Bad for the Environment

A U.S. worker builds a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, November 9, 2016. Picture taken from the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

When all your excuses fail, go environmental.  But even with this nifty new objection, they struggled to stay on message.  From the story: “We fear that there is going to be consequences regarding environmental issues,” Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S., said in an interview with the Arizona...

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Proft: Make the 10th Amendment Great Again


As President-elect Trump sorts through his priorities for his first 100 days he should deliberately set out to make the 10th Amendment great again. Good governance requires a framework rooted in first principles. To both counter allegations that he has authoritarian impulses and to unleash the populace’s creative energies lying...

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