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  1. Donald Trump's Radical Honesty
    Frank Bruni, New York Times
    In his own wild way, this president is as truthful and transparent as they come.
  2. Team Obama Still Hasn't Learned the Lesson of 2016
    Matthew Continetti, Free Beacon
    "I've had a lot of bad ideas in my life," former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power tells Politico. "Though none as immortalized as that one."Wow. It's a major concession. And what might "that one" be?
  3. Building an Enduring Democratic Majority
    Paul Booth, The American Prospect
    Long before electoral organizers had the voter data and predictive models pinpointing which voters needed extra effort to persuade them to vote, and for whom, the standard nomenclature for campaign strategy identified two lanes—Base Vote and Swing Vote.
  4. The 'Trump Is a Despot' Crew Is the Real Threat to Democracy
    Rich Lowry, NY Post
    It hasn’t been easy recently to make an attack against President Trump that is over-the-top enough to stand out from the run-of-the-mill hysteria, but outgoing Republican Sen. Jeff Flake managed it.
  5. An Exit From Trumpocracy
    David Frum, The Atlantic
    Election 2016 looked on paper like the most sweeping Republican victory since the Jazz Age. Yet there was a hollowness to the Trump Republicans’ seeming ascendancy over the federal government and in so many of the states. The Republicans of the 1920s had drawn their strength from the country’s most economically and culturally dynamic places. In 1924, Calvin Coolidge won almost 56 percent of the vote in cosmopolitan New York State, 65 percent in mighty industrial Pennsylvania, 75 percent in Michigan, the hub of the new automotive economy.
  6. The March for Life Is the Real March for Women
    Alexandra DeSanctis, National Review
    Unlike the March for Women, the March for Life has a coherent pro-woman agenda ...
  7. Women Are America's Unstoppable Force
    Cecile Richards, CNN
    The Women's March sparked a movement, showing women as the most potent political force in this country, Cecile Richards says. They are changing our policies, our culture and our media -- and come November, they will change our representatives in office.
  8. The Truth About Trump's Successful First Year
    Allen Guelzo, Fox News
    Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as president â?? a day some of his critics thought might never come.
  9. Preparing Our Middle East Partners to Fight Their Own Battles
    David Ignatius, WP
    FORT POLK, La. -- In training exercises in a mock Afghan village constructed here on a base amid swampland, the U.S. Army is applying the military lesson of the war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq: Help your partners beat the enemy, but don't try to do the fighting yourself.
  10. The Trumpian Breakdown in Trust That Could Cause a Shutdown
    Steve Israel, NYT
    We've entered new territory. This isn't how negotiation works.
  11. Democrats Need to End Their Manufactured Crisis
    Marc Thiessen, Washington Post
    It’s been more than a week since word leaked of President’s Trump’s “shithole countries” comment, but instead of moving past it and returning to the negotiating table, Democrats continue to milk Trump’s comments — posturing for the cameras to condemn his “ignorance and bigotry,” while threating to shut down the government if Trump does not immediately codify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals as part of a short-term government funding bill.
  12. Democrats: The Out-of-Touch Party
    Adriana Cohen, Boston Herald
    Democrats are out of touch.They made that abundantly clear when every liberal lawmaker rejected the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and did everything possible to obstruct its historic passage. Instead of working in a bipartisan manner to help grow the U.S. economy and restore the American dream for all, liberal politicians -- including Democratic Party leadership -- told voters the GOP tax bill would be bad for them, bad for the economy and a gift to the rich.
  13. Time to Revisit Plans to Break Up the 9th Circuit
  14. Is Amazon Heading for the Swamp?
    Jonathan Fischer, Slate
    Prediction for 2018: Local reporter for the Washington Post will become a very awkward job.On Thursday, Amazon released the 20-city shortlist in its continental game show to name its second headquarters, and the picks largely consist of the major North American cities you’d expect to have a shot, thanks to their large, educated workforces and abundant infrastructure, including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Raleigh, Miami, Pittsburgh, and New York City. While some of the picks are pleasant surprises considering the economic gift Amazon and its anticipated 50,000 jobs...
  15. For GOP, No Trump Coattails in November
    A.B. Stoddard, RealClearPolitics
    Rick Saccone is a “special person” who is campaigning in a special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District to replace Rep. Tim Murphy, a pro-life Republican who resigned in disgrace after asking a mistress to have an abortion. Saccone got the “special” seal of approval from President Trump, who leans on the adjective when making a hard sell -- for anything from a candidate to the latest Obamacare repeal plan to Derek Jeter to women of the #MeToo movement.