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Real Clear Politics · 3h ago

Why Philanthropy Is Worth Defending in the Tax Code

Reduced charitable giving by middle-class families—on a scale of tens of billions of dollars—could be an unintended consequence of a Republican tax reform plan that reduces itemizing of dedu...
Real Clear Politics · 3h ago

A CNN Smear

Did you happen to catch CNN's latest smear? Anderson Cooper's show recently featured a "two-part exclusive" that claims Donald Trump's EPA director had conspired with the CEO of a mining com...
Real Clear Politics · 3h ago

How Might Trump's Asian Hosts Sketch His Personality Profile?

WASHINGTON -- As President Trump prepares to head to Asia next month for his most important overseas trip yet, foreign intelligence services are undoubtedly trying to assemble personality pr...
Real Clear Politics · 3h ago

Trump Must Mirror Reagan's Leadership on Taxes

By making tax reform one of the policy pillars of his first year in office, President Trump has made at least one move that aligns himself with the standard-bearer of conservatism, Ronald Re...
Real Clear Politics · 3h ago

The End of an Era in California Politics?

California's 2018 calendar includes milestones glorious and tragic – 60 years since the Dodgers and Giants arrived on the West Coast; 50 years since Bobby Kennedy’s promise was cut short by ...
Real Clear Politics · 3h ago

Free at Last!

Free at last! Free at last! That's the message for millions who don't get health coverage at work and, until now, faced two dismal options: going without insurance or paying Obamacare's soar...
Real Clear Politics · 3h ago

Beware the Rape Allegation Bandwagon

"#MeToo" is the social media meme of the moment. In a 24-hour period, the phrase was tweeted nearly a half million times and posted on Facebook 12 million times. Spearheaded by actress Alyss...
Real Clear Politics · 17h ago

Weinstein's Alleged Sexual Abuse Is Appalling -- Both Now and Then.

WASHINGTON -- Confronted with allegations of serial sexual abuse and rape, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's instinct was to lie: "I came of age in the '60s and '70s, when all the rules abo...
Real Clear Politics · 17h ago

The Religious Right Has Become a Tribe of Sycophants

WASHINGTON -- At the Family Research Council's recent Values Voter Summit, the religious right effectively declared its conversion to Trumpism. The president was received as a hero. Steve Ba...
Real Clear Politics · 17h ago

Is War With Iran Now Inevitable?

With his declaration Friday that the Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest, President Donald Trump may have put us on the road to war with Iran. Indeed, it is easier to see the c...