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Real Clear Politics · 1h ago

In Defense of New Hampshire

At first blush, 2016 was a disaster for the New Hampshire primary. No result in the event’s storied 100-year history challenged the foundations of its mythology quite like Donald Trump’s vic...
Real Clear Politics · 1h ago

The Un-Free Speech Movement at Berkeley

There are few prospects in life more appealing than the silence of Ann Coulter. She brings to mind what novelist Mary McCarthy said about playwright and Stalinist Lillian Hellman: "Every wor...
Real Clear Politics · 1h ago

Taking Trump Seriously and Literally

WASHINGTON -- Journalist Selena Zito famously summed up President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign when she wrote, "The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters ...
Real Clear Politics · 15h ago

Trump Says He Will Release Tax Reform Package Next Week

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. In an interview with The A...
Real Clear Politics · 15h ago

Trump Tells 'Dreamers' to Rest Easy, Targets Criminals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump says, telling the "dreamers" they will not be tar...
Real Clear Politics · 1d ago

Moderation Is in Short Supply -- and Much Needed

Moderation—the tendency to avoid the extremes and strike sensible balances—does not appear to be President Trump’s strong suit. That so much of the opposition to him is bereft of this much-d...
Real Clear Politics · 1d ago

Is the First Amendment Dead?

On Wednesday, officials of the University of California Berkeley announced that they were canceling a speech to be given by conservative writer Ann Coulter scheduled for April 27. Then on Th...
Real Clear Politics · 1d ago

Juggling Act; Budget Deal Obstacles; Hillary, Go Home; Muir's Wondrous Eye

Good morning, it’s Friday, April 21, 2017. On this date 179 years ago, a boy was born in the coastal Scottish city of Dunbar. His name was John Muir, and from the beginning he loved the coun...
Real Clear Politics · 2d ago

Dems, Tell Hillary to Go Back to the Woods

Before Hillary Clinton puts more miles on her comeback tour, Democrats should let her know she’s done enough damage and it’s time to pack it in. That won’t stop her, since even after losing ...
Real Clear Politics · 2d ago

Trump Juggles Global Hot Spots, Pressures at Home

President Trump was a study in contrasts Thursday: cheered to commend China for working to thwart North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, but concerned that Tehran is violating the “spirit” of the ...