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Five Moves That Can Help Trump Win Big

Liz | 01/11 at 06:48 PM

Half the country is excited about President-elect Donald Trump; half is not. What can he do to win over more Americans? Simple; charge out of the gate on January 21 with a bevy of policies that voters will like.  Here are five things Trump should do on Day One:
1. Call for term limits in Congress.
2. Walk away from the TPP.
3. Call for a halt to admitting Syrian refugees until the authorities have the vetting process down cold.
4. Issue an executive order rescinding Congress’ exemption from Obamacare, an excellent idea proffered by Heather Higgins, President of the Independent Women’s Voice. As she suggests, there’s nothing like skin in the game to light a fire under legislators. Next, announce that Congress will repeal Obamacare to take effect December 2018. Meanwhile, allow insurers to immediately begin offering state-legal policies without the ACA’s expensive and unwieldy mandates.  Make it clear that no one will lose coverage.
5. Approve the Keystone Pipeline.

How Trump’s Blustery Optimism Helps Propel the Economy

Liz | 01/04 at 06:22 PM

Have Americans gone crazy? How can optimism be soaring when we’re told the future looks so bleak? The Conference Board reports that consumer confidence is higher than it was in 2007 – before the Great Recession.

Christmas spending rose at the fastest clip since 2011 – up 3.8 percent - and businesses are more upbeat too. A survey of purchasing managers noted the most buoyant investment in inventories since record-keeping began in 2007. Has everyone gone nuts?

Trump’s Golden Opportunity: Slashing 179,000 Pages of Federal Regulations

Liz | 12/21 at 12:10 PM

To the dismay and puzzlement of disgruntled liberals, the Dow Jones Index has soared nearly 9 percent since Donald Trump was elected president on November 8. The Russell 2000 Index of small-cap stocks has jumped 15 percent. That was not expected.

The day before the election – the day FBI Director Comey again cleared Hillary Clinton—the market turned around a nine-day losing streak and jumped 400 points. CNN explained, “Monday’s dramatic rally was the clearest evidence yet that Wall Street feels more comfortable with the idea of Clinton winning than Trump.” In October, Politico summed up expectations with this headline: “Economists: A Trump win would tank the markets.” Oops.

How the Focus on ‘Fake News’ Could Lead to Censorship

Liz | 12/14 at 09:51 PM

Americans should indeed be concerned about “fake news” but not for the reason you think.

Defeated Democrats have increasingly whipped up fears of made-up media stories since the election. Bruised and battered, they hint that Donald Trump was not elected by a country fed up with stagnant wages and liberal baloney but rather because voters swallowed a lot of lies and belched up Republican votes.

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Like LBJ, Trump Is Loving the Role of America’s Dealmaker

Liz | 12/07 at 09:58 PM

Think Donald Trump is a one-off? Not quite—in many ways, he appears a successor to LBJ.

Following the unprecedented election of Donald J. Trump, many continue to look for precedents. The real estate magnate’s intervention with Carrier reminded columnist Peggy Noonan of JFK’s engagement with the steel industry. Others have likened Trump’s unlikely campaign to that of another celebrity who upset the established order – Ronald Reagan.

Donald Trump’s Guerilla War Against the Liberal Media

Liz | 11/30 at 09:32 AM

Donald Trump has declared war on the liberal media and there’s nothing they can do about it. To the delight of millions of Americans, he has scolded them for their bias and mocked their hypocrisy. Best of all, he is showing just how unimportant they will be to his presidency.

Obama’s Real Legacy: Creating a Divided America

Liz | 11/23 at 07:02 PM

Finally, we know President Obama’s true legacy – a sore loser who wants to prolong his successful eight-year run of dividing Americans.

Notwithstanding that voters just handed the president a convincing rebuke, The New York Times reports that Obama wants to join the many leftist organizations organizing to fight Donald Trump. He told a group of activists with Organizing for Action that he would join their efforts quite soon—once he again becomes a private citizen. In a recent interview with The New Yorker, he said he felt “some responsibility to at least offer my counsel” to Democrats working to resist Trump.

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Want to Know Why Democrats Voted for Trump? Ask Mrs. P

Liz | 11/16 at 07:04 PM

As they navel-gaze, wondering why one of the biggest election machines in the country’s history lost to an under-funded, untutored, political outsider who was continually slammed by the media, Democrats should focus on—Mrs. Perleman.

After Shocking the World, President Elect Trump Must Prove He’s Up to the Job

Liz | 11/09 at 09:17 PM

Against all odds, in defiance of the pundits, with little help from his own party, with the media stacked against him, and Hillary Clinton casting him as incompetent and worse, Donald Trump has surprised the world by becoming the president-elect in one of the foulest elections in U.S. history.

Trump challenged convention from the start, vanquishing 16 GOP primary rivals with insults and bullying, paying little heed to party niceties or normal campaign dogma, counting on his celebrity and message to stir the country. And stir it he did, even as the Clinton camp threw everything at him and out-raised Trump by hundreds of millions of dollars.

How Obama & Co Has Made Americans Lose Faith in the Justice System

Liz | 11/02 at 05:53 PM

Who is undermining the rule of law in our country? Democrats say it is FBI Director James Comey, but they’re wrong. It is President Obama who has repeatedly and inappropriately stepped on Department of Justice investigations and his Attorneys General who have allowed it to happen.

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