The Maryland Democratic Party on Tuesday argued that Gov. Larry Hogan’s claim of being a Reagan-style Republican, as he continues to position himself as a moderate alternative to President Trump in 2020, instead signaled that he is a “dog whistle white nationalist.”
Lost amid the current fuss over presidential impeachment is one strong resemblance Donald Trump bears to two predecessors who landed in impeachment proceedings, Andrew Johnson and Richard Nixon. Anger and grievance fueled the politics of all three.
Many Democrats are embracing socialist positions and these radicals are prepared for “war” to take control of the Democratic Party. Why does this matter to conservatives, or Americans at large? Because the “war” anticipated within their own party won’t stop at its borders.
This past Tuesday I sat myself in my usual spot on the sofa recliner, and with drink and snack within reach, steeled myself to watch the President give the annual State of the Union address. Boy was I disappointed.
George H.W. Bush was the consummate statesman, even though he was not eloquent or brilliant when he spoke in public. Still, he entered the White House with a set of experiences that no other U.S. president could match.
If current HIV diagnoses persist, approximately 1 in 2 black men who have sex with men will be diagnosed with HIV. The rate is 1 in 4 for Latino men who have sex with men and 1 in 11 for white men who have sex with men. Why the discrepancy? Structural inequalities. The question is: W
There was once a time when a leitmotif of humor ran through our national politics. But not today. A somber mood envelops the White House and Capitol Hill. There is certainly plenty to be somber about, but in the old days, even in times of peril, there was room for an uplifting wisecrack.
Members of Congress with the worst reputations often have the least talented and least experienced staffers. The same is true of American presidents; their history sags with the weight of instructive and cautionary tales on this subject.
Unless the Republican Party separates itself from the Trump Party we will see no relief until January 2019, when the Democrats take over one or both houses of Congress. I dread the damage done in the interim.
Through his early retirement, Paul Ryan benignly confirmed that the Republican Party is now the Trump Party, and that he was finally uncomfortable being a copilot in the destruction of many of the GOP's traditional values.
Americans should celebrate the tax reform promised by President Donald Trump and Republicans — one that has the potential to rival tax reform under conservative President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, and one which has the potential to unleash the American economy in ways unseen in years.
Government bureaucracy can be slow and unresponsive, and we should be open to ideas from the private sector. But we also need to be careful we don’t lose the Chesapeake Bay in the smoke and mirrors of pollution trading.
President Donald Trump issued an executive order freezing federal hiring last week because he said the federal workforce had grown too big. The facts, however, do not support Trump's statement. In fact, the number of federal civilian employees has decreased over the past several decades.
There are countless areas — entitlements, civil rights, immigration, etc. — where serious conservative reforms will spark controversy, horrible headlines and negative coverage on "the shows" the president-elect watches obsessively. Will Mr. Trump impetuously use Twitter to triangulate against his own troops?
The Democratic candidate for president has won the most votes in four of the last five elections, but won only two of those races. Since Reagan, the Democrats have won the most votes an unprecedented six out of seven times, but stand today as the minority party at almost every level of government. Although there are many factors for this, a large part of the explanation rests in constitutional compromises that were made by the small, agrarian states in 1789, which do not comport with the facts
While opinions vary on which of our 44 presidents told the most or biggest lies, LBJ and Richard Nixon — from the Vietnam war to Watergate — usually rank pretty high. In more recent history, Bill Clinton, (no "sexual relations with that woman") and Ronald Reagan (Iran-Contra) also rate right up there. But nothing matches the current presidential campaign for its lies. And ironically, it is the candidate who has called others liars with abandon who amounts to the biggest liar of all:
While opinions vary on which of our 44 presidents told the most or biggest lies, LBJ and Richard Nixon usually rank pretty high. In more recent history, Bill Clinton, (no "sexual relations with that woman") and Ronald Reagan (Iran-Contra) also rate right up there. But nothing matches the current presidential campaign for its lies. And ironically, it is the candidate who has called others liars with abandon who amounts to the biggest liar of all: Donald Trump.