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Immigration: Americans Agree, Politicians Don’t

By Charles Wheelan | January 19, 2018

Once again members of Congress are discussing a compromise immigration bill. The details on the table appear to be similar to the deal that fell apart last week after a bipartisan group of legislators met ...


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Is the President’s BMI BS?

By Jay Olshansky | January 19, 2018 

Last week, President Trump had his official physical. The results, by every reported measure, were outstanding. His doctor even went so far as to say that if Trump ate healthily, he could live to 200. ...

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Trump's Wonderwoman

Maggie Haberman has spent countless hours covering the Trump White House. Here’s what she’s learned in the last year: Katie Couric (podcast).

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Computers for Congress

By Adam Chiara | January 18, 2018

Need to draw congressional districts? There’s an app for that. Or at least there should be.

In 2020, states will have to redistrict congressional maps again. And whether it’s Democrats or Republicans doing the carving, ...


America the Irrelevant

America has long been the standard-bearer for democracy. Now, it’s Europe’s turn: Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View.


Greg Orman: Independent Trailblazer

Greg Orman is a businessman and entrepreneur from Kansas, where he is now exploring running for governor as an Independent. In 2014, he ran for senator as an Independent, losing narrowly in his effort to go to Washington and hold both ...


Some Practical Advice: Don’t Say Shithole

By Joe Watkins | January 16, 2018

What we say about the people who come to the United States from other countries matters. How we talk about immigrants impacts how people look at America and how Americans look at other people. Our ...

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Trump isn't the Problem

Many Democrats think Donald Trump is responsible for America’s ills. David Frum, the former speechwriter for George Bush, says it’s actually the Republican Party who’s to blame for the government’s dysfunction: Sean Illing, Vox.

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By Michael Smerconish | January 15, 2018

Saturday on CNN, I had the opportunity to interview Michael Wolff, the author of Fire and Fury, the hottest book in the nation, if not the world. Where that interview became the subject of great ...

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Abortion and Antagonism

Most social issues, including gay marriage, are now settled. But abortion debates continue to roil the country: W. James Antle III, The Washington Examiner.

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Who is Lying About “Shithole”?

By Todd Graham | January 15, 2018

It was recently reported that President Trump referred to some immigrants from Africa as arriving from “shithole” countries. The backlash was swift, severe, and global.

Then came the denials from both Trump ...