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What Macron’s Victory Could Teach the American Left

Liz | 06/21 at 07:04 AM

The French election was not a referendum on populism, or on Donald Trump, as the liberal media has claimed. It was instead a resounding rejection of Socialism. Emmanuel Macron, running outside the country’s established parties, captured an astonishing 308 seats in parliament; he and ally Modem will command 350 deputies in all, the most ever in the history of the Fifth Republic. Who lost seats? The Socialists, who ended up with a mere 45, down 283 from the prior session. That is a serious clobbering.

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If Demographics Is Destiny, 80 Million Millennials Will Decide America’s Future

Liz | 06/14 at 10:08 AM

It wasn’t James Comey that torpedoed Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. It wasn’t Jeremy Corbyn who upset Teresa May. It wasn’t fed-up workers who gave the National Front their best-ever showing in recent French elections. It was the children, or, more respectfully, Millennials and Gen Z. Young people who are suddenly deciding elections around the world, and upsetting the applecart.

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Can Merkel Win Reelection With Her Anti-Trump Platform?

Liz | 06/07 at 04:20 PM

Angela Merkel has been crowned the new leader of the free world by a media giddy over her criticisms of Donald Trump. He is a convenient foil, allowing her to boost her approval ratings and avoid debating issues rightly raised by our president. The German Chancellor has blasted Trump for telling NATO members to up their military spending and for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement. She scorns his executive order placing a temporary halt on “unvetted” refugees entering the U.S.

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The Anti-Trump Drumbeat Gets Louder As the Media Sets Its Sights on Kushner

Liz | 05/31 at 05:24 AM

The savage reporting on Jared Kushner’s attempt to establish “backchannel” relations with Moscow is so vitriolic that any remaining credibility in the media is melting away like a popsicle in July. For Americans who spent Memorial Day Weekend honoring our fallen heroes and who may be confused by the torrent of speculation and innuendo again raining down upon the Trump White House, this is the latest chapter in the sorrowful End of Days for our once-proud news organizations.

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How Trump Really Could Make a Difference in the Middle East

Liz | 05/24 at 05:36 AM

Two presidents, two trips to the Middle East in their first year in office. That is where the similarities end.

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Here’s Why Elon Musk Holds the Secret to Productivity Gains

Liz | 05/17 at 08:09 AM

To those Americans who envy China’s grandiose multi-trillion-dollar Silk Road ambitions, console yourselves: we have Elon Musk. China may have a bigger checkbook, the U.S. may be sinking under red tape and political inertia, but we still have innovators who dazzle us by leaping ahead. Musk is one of those, and thank heavens he’s one of ours.

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The Biggest Barrier to Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure Is Red Tape

Liz | 05/10 at 08:54 AM

President Trump promised a $1 trillion infrastructure program; he has yet to deliver. That’s a good thing. We don’t need billions of taxpayer dollars tossed at politically appetizing projects, as with President Obama’s $800 billion Stimulus boondoggle. What we need is thoughtful reform of the process through which we repair and replace our bridges and airports and an innovative approach to financing such efforts.

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Democrats, Now the Party of No, Stonewall Trump at Their Peril

Liz | 05/03 at 05:22 AM

Why won’t the White House publish its visitor logs? Because any Democrat or business executive who meets with President Trump will be attacked on social media for “collaborating” with the enemy. (Disney CEO Bob Iger, who was blasted for participating in a Trump advisory council, is a great example.) As a result, Team Trump has chosen to grant some guests privacy.

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These Expensive Giveaways to Illegal Immigrants Will Backfire on Liberals

Liz | 04/26 at 11:40 AM

It looks like the dispute over “The Wall” will not, after all, shut down the federal government. In the past few days, White House officials and President Trump have shifted from demanding budget funding for the wall to asking for money to increase “border security.” That request should not be controversial; the lights will stay on.

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Here’s Why Trump Should Forget the Wall and Push for E-Verify

Liz | 04/19 at 07:01 AM

Trump has put a conservative on the Supreme Court and has started to roll back excessive regulations, but he has not yet been able to keep some promises – like immediately dumping Obamacare, for instance.  Nonetheless, polls show that “the 45th president’s electoral coalition remains intact,” as The Washington Post reported recently. 

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