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Real Clear Politics · 10h ago

For Lack of a Third Option

Imagine that you were a big corporate employer. Let’s also suppose you had an important job to fill in your company. It’s the top job: The new hire is going to be president and CEO of the co...
Real Clear Politics · 10h ago

Did Democrats Skip Embassy Opening to Snub Trump?

WASHINGTON -- In June 2017, the Senate reaffirmed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which called on Washington to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, by a 90-0 vote. With no...
Real Clear Politics · 10h ago

Can Trump's Populist-Conservative Coalition Hold?

Conservatives—indeed, all Americans—should take heart: The constitutional order is showing its resilience. Whether because of or despite President Trump’s numerous executive orders reducing ...
Real Clear Politics · 1d ago

Trump Thrusts Abortion Fight Into Crucial Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, energizing its conservative political base ahead of...
Real Clear Politics · 1d ago

Trump Is Fomenting a Trans-Atlantic Rift

BRUSSELS -- President Trump's dismissive treatment of Europe is beginning to erode the trans-Atlantic alliance, which for many decades has been the central pillar of U.S. national-security p...
Real Clear Politics · 1d ago

Media Coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian Clash Is Built on a Myth

No matter how often Hamas tells us that rioters on the Israel-Gaza border are armed, the media keeps referring to them as "protesters" and "demonstrators." No matter how often Hamas concedes...
Real Clear Politics · 2d ago

Congratulations, America, Indeed

Congratulations, America, indeed. President Trump was being sarcastic when he tweeted, at 7:28 Thursday morning, “Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Wit...
Real Clear Politics · 2d ago

Democrats Have It Too Good to Shoot Themselves In the Foot

If political power were won by hand-wringing and anguished introspection, the Democratic Party would rule the galaxy. The hum of obsessive and counterproductive worry is rising: President Tr...
Real Clear Politics · 2d ago

Foreign Policy and Millennials; T-Mobil-Sprint Merger; What's in a Name?

Good morning, it’s Friday, May 18, 2018. On this date 150 years ago, on a patch of Colorado prairie, fully one-fourth of Denver’s population showed up for a ground-breaking ceremony. There w...
Real Clear Politics · 2d ago

Democrats Are Hopeful About a Perennial Target: Arizona

SUN LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — Shortly before the raffle for a handgun, top Arizona Republicans gave a warning to the crowd gathered at a conservative group’s meeting in a retirement community at t...