President Donald Trump, who has declared the American press "the enemy of the people," invited some of them into the Oval Office last week to witness his meeting with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic congressional leaders. He soon had reason to regret the invitation.
George H.W. Bush will be remembered as the last moderate Republican, a man whose principles were fiscal responsibility, cooperation, and true patriotism. He will be remembered as a person defined by a lifetime of service to America, and the last president to serve in World War II.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was among those critical of President Trump's comments in Helsinki, and this has reignited a debate between some Republicans as to whether or not the governor should be supported (“Never Hogan”). But the debate misses many important points.
Some have lamented the fact that the Republican plans for tax reform seem to favor the rich over the everyman, with the biggest breaks going to the wealthiest people. But there is at least one change that should benefit the little guy if enacted by adding billions to Social Security and Medicare.
Like the day of reckoning described in the Bible, four proverbial horsemen are steering the GOP toward potential doom. But instead of pestilence, war, famine and death, the Republican apocalypse drivers are made up of presidential nominee Donald Trump and his three principal surrogates: Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani.
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has become the latest incumbent in Congress to announce he will skip his party's national convention this year to spend time campaigning for reelection, drawing a contrast with other state Republicans as well as his Democratic challenger.
It appears that Mitt Romney will widen his delegate lead after Tuesday's voting in Maryland, Washington and Wisconsin, bringing us close to the point when the general election debate will begin in earnest.