Donald Trump won the presidency on a wave of popular sentiment against the ruling class. That sentiment, more than any individual, was the 2016 elections’ principal protagonist. His presidency’s fortunes depend on identification with that wave, and on enhancing it, quite as much as did his election.
Early in the Reagan administration, legal advisers from all the agencies were brought into a meeting at the White House. Copies of an executive order from the new president were circulated to each.
This bad: When senators from both parties gathered over the weekend to privately discuss how to end the government shutdown, they were forced to resort to using a “talking stick.” Hold the talking stick, only you can talk. Everyone else has to put on their listening hats.
We have all seen it — children, sitting together with smartphones, texting and otherwise communicating without use of voice or eye contact. Annoying perhaps, but not necessarily the threat to their healthy development or civilization that alarmists allege.
There were five seconds left in the playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints. The Saints had a two-point lead and a virtual lock on the victory. But in one of the strangest events in National Football, Case Keenum, the Vikings’ quarterback, threw a pass to Stefon Diggs in the flat. He jumped up and dashed to the end zone. What was a virtually assured Saints’ victory became a Vikings visit to the NFL championship game.
Adisputed derogatory remark about the poor state of African countries attributed to President Trump during a recent private Oval Office meeting between him and some members of the White House staff and Congress sparked a global political, diplomatic and media firestorm. Regardless of what may or may not have been said, the incident serves as a catalyst for inquisitive minds to put some much-needed sunlight on that continent’s many problems.
In several U.S. State Department statements, and interviews with senior administration officials the response to inquiries over U.S. policy in regard to our allies the Kurds and our declared enemy, Iran, we hear the same answer, that we must continue our focus on ISIS.
Throwing tantrums and shutting down the government is a bipartisan sport. Both Republicans and Democrats have now thrown this particular tantrum, like children fighting over a toy, and it’s great fun only for the tantrum-throwers. The rest of us, and that includes both Democrats and Republicans, are not much amused.
Even with the shutdown averted, Democrats continue to act as if they believe that no matter what they do, Republicans will get the blame, but reality is beginning to undermine their narrative.
It’s time for the Russia collusion investigation into President Donald Trump to come to a halt. It’s a sham; it’s a web of deceits. And the American people are just not that stupid that its continuance can be justified any longer.
With Congress back in session, what’s one of the more controversial items potentially on 2018’s legislative docket? Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says welfare reform is in the cards.
Animal activist groups are making obvious headway convincing meat eaters to put down the steak, according to a GlobalData analysis that estimates as many as 6 percent of U.S. consumers currently consider themselves vegans.
You can’t put a price on education, the saying goes, but if you did, it would be very high. And the cost falls on everyone.
Most Marylanders agree that Maryland income taxes are too high. In various rankings we almost always fall into the category of the 10 worst states. For example The Tax Foundation ranks Maryland 9th highest in individual income taxes per capita; and the 2018 business tax climate index ranks Maryland among the 10 worst of the 50 states.
To further capitalize on America’s energy renaissance, the Trump administration should reconsider and look to strengthen free trade — particularly with Canada and Mexico, our two largest energy trading partners.