Tag Archives: Republicans

The Tax Bill Needs Follow-On Spending Cuts

Cancer Congress

Although a tax cut may have been a nice Christmas gift, it needs some follow-on spending cuts to work.  At best, Republicans have eaten their dessert first, waiting to eat their spending cut vegetables later; at worst, they will have increased the federal deficit by another trillion dollars or more.   By...

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Michael Medved: Hanukkah Affirms History Over Fantasy

Oprah

During the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, it’s worthwhile to connect the holiday to recent controversies surrounding Jerusalem. The joyous holiday celebrates the purification and re-dedication of Jerusalem’s Second Temple in 164 BC, but today the official Palestinian position denies that this Temple ever even existed. That absurd notion not only contradicts...

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Albert Mohler: The Truth About The American Bar Association

Handmaid’s Tale

The American Bar Association has recently tipped its hand, showing how very partisan it has become. Joe Palazzolo, writing at the Wall Street Journal, reports that “tensions between Senate Republicans and the bar association, the largest organization of lawyers in the nation, have escalated in recent weeks after the ABA...

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Michael Medved: Trump Deserves Credit For The Strong Economy

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Why do public opinion surveys show discontent with President Trump’s handling of the economy at a time of record highs in the stock market and record lows in unemployment? The new Gallup Poll gives Trump his highest ratings on the economy, but still shows a clear majority of voters disapproving...

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Jerry Bowyer: ‘ Trump Trade ’ Will Be Over Without Tax Cuts

Trump Trade

The stock market had a great run after the election of Donald J. Trump as president. This put egg on the face of many elite commentators who predicted that a Trump victory would be disastrous for the economy. Indicators of economic optimism also improved, and some business activity indicators improved...

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Albert Mohler: Thoughts And Prayers

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In the wake of tragedy, we are accustomed to hearing calls for “ thoughts and prayers.” We have heard them from prominent political figures, both Democrats and Republicans. But more recently, such calls have drawn harsh criticism from the Left. What does it mean when a political leader says that...

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Hugh Hewitt: No GOP Civil War

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There’s been a lot of chatter about it, but: there is no GOP civil war. The meme of such a conflict is currently off the front pages, but it will return. When it does, recall that it just isn’t true. Yes, there’s a loud, persistent group of Never Trump critics...

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Lanhee Chen: Congress Should Give Opportunity To The Laboratories Of Democracy

Tax Reform

A consensus is emerging on Capitol Hill about the need to fund Obamacare’s cost-sharing subsidies, which help working-class Americans buy health insurance. The question is what fundamental reforms conservatives should get in return. In my view, they should focus on giving states greater flexibility to design their own health reforms....

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Hugh Hewitt: Senate Republicans And The Logjam On Judicial Nominees

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President Trump recently decried the inability of Congress to approve his court nominees. “We have some of the most qualified people,” he said. “They’re waiting forever on line... it’s not fair.” More than anyone else, Sen. Charles E. Grassley, chair of the Judiciary Committee, methodically frustrates the...

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Lanhee Chen: A Step In The Right Direction On Health Care

Tax Reform

So far this year, Republicans in Washington have been unable to fulfill their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. It’s been a source of great frustration to those around the country who have suffered under the weight of higher health insurance premiums, and fewer health care choices. To help address...

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Jerry Bowyer: On Tax Reform: Businesses Take “Wait and See” Approach

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Republican leaders are now out with their proposal for tax reform. The good news is the plan is pro-growth. It really could get us out of the lurch, giving corporations a mechanism to bring almost 3 trillion dollars home from abroad, and to reinvest that money right here … in America....

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Lanhee Chen: One More Opportunity For Health Care Reform

Tax Reform

After several unsuccessful attempts this year, Republicans have one last chance to deliver on their seven-year old promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Legislation recently introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Dean Heller and Ron Johnson eliminates some of ObamaCare’s most unpopular provisions and enacts reforms that will help...

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Hugh Hewitt: Swing for the Fences

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan face a very difficult choice as they survey the smoking ruins of their “unified GOP government” after nearly six months in office. They could decide to pivot from health care to racking up small victories and awaiting reinforcements from the...

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Michael Medved: Contrasting Views On Wealth And Poverty

Oprah

A Pew Research study shows sharp contrasts between Republicans and Democrats in attitudes toward wealth and poverty. By more than three-to-one, Republicans say hard work, rather than a person’s advantages, explains why people are rich. Among Democrats, only 29 percent agree about the value of hard work, while 60 percent...

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