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Davenport: Congress Needs to Step Up Its Game

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While everyone was evaluating Donald Trump at 100 days, we also should have been grading Congress.  With significantly lower approval ratings than the president, Congress has done very little. With the same political party controlling the White House and Congress, how can that be?  The answer is that Republicans in...

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Michael Medved: Contrasting Views On Wealth And Poverty

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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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Michael Medved: Dem’s Gloom May Seal Their Doom

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The Democrats used to bill themselves as the party of unshakable optimism with jaunty, confident presidents like FDR or JFK, or the “Man from Hope” himself, Bill Clinton. But a new Pew Research study shows the party of “Happy Days Are Here Again” and “High Hopes” is now the party...

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Lanhee Chen: Tax Reform Is Long Overdue

Senate, tax reform, deliver, America leads,

President Trump introduced a significant tax reform proposal that will dramatically lower the business tax rate, simplify the individual tax code, and cut tax rates for many American taxpayers. While there are still many details to be filled in, the basic contours of and principles underlying Trump’s reform plan are...

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Lanhee Chen: Time To Deliver

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It can be tempting to try to draw far-reaching conclusions about the 2018 midterm elections from the special election results in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, where Democrat Jon Ossoff came close to winning the 50 percent of the vote he needed to capture the longtime conservative seat. But those midterms...

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DNC Pouring More Money into Ossoff

The story notes “Republicans got more votes yesterday in GA-06 than Democrats and unaffiliateds combined — even after the air-dropping of $8.3 million into Jon Ossoff’s campaign. Perez and the DNC had a huge organizational advantage and the normal opportunities afforded in special elections, and still couldn’t pull off the...

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Michael Medved: No Quick Fix On Health Care

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President Trump and Speaker Ryan failed to notch a GOP victory by repealing and replacing Obamacare, but the defeat did highlight an important conservative principle. Conservatism has always emphasized incremental, pragmatic change, based on the will of a majority; it’s progressives who favor sweeping, radical, top-down decrees that ignore the...

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