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Last June, Attorney General Loretta Lynch met on an airport tarmac with former President Bill Clinton. Republicans had a conniption fit because the two might have talked about an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices. Now we discover that the new attorney general, Jeff Sessions,...
President Donald J. Trump rose to the occasion Tuesday night with an address to a joint session of Congress that delighted supporters, reassured some critics and signaled economic policies that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average up more than 300 points the next day to close over 21,000 for the...
Shortly after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, the incident that triggered America’s first war in the Middle East, the U.N. Security Council approved a resolution allowing Western naval forces operating in the Persian Gulf to enforce an economic embargo against the Iraqi strongman, in the hope a...
Our nation’s institutions of higher learning are supposed to be repositories of knowledge, enriched by the free flow of information and competition of ideas, but they are increasingly failing in this mission. Sadly, college campuses, which tend to embrace liberal ideologies, including tolerance...
President Donald Trump has once again gone too far. This time it is with his attack on major news media as “the enemy of the American people.” But that doesn’t mean the attack is 100 percent wrong. Trump’s declaration, in a tweet, was inappropriate mostly because he is the president. The dignity...
Reducing harmful regulations and bringing back blue-collar jobs were major themes of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Now he is following through on those pledges. President Trump signed legislation repealing an Interior Department rule finalized in the waning days of the Obama...
President Donald Trump and his team have had to do a good deal of explaining in court about his now-suspended 120-day ban on refugee entries. On top of overstepping his authority, Trump also ignores that, for refugees arriving in America, starting anew is an ordeal that involves massive upheaval....
Ann Ravel, a Democratic member of the Federal Election Commission who resigned Sunday, has given President Donald Trump a golden opportunity to prove he meant what he said on the campaign trail about the corrosive influence of big-money donors on elections. Trump jumped the field in the...
Complaints about judicial overreach are typical when politicians disagree with a court’s decision. But having a president who publicly attacks judges over rulings is a worrisome development. It’s not just President Donald Trump taking aim at the judicial branch of government. Florida is among...
To hear President Donald Trump describe it, his new policy on immigration enforcement is aimed at kicking out only “bad hombres,” the serious criminals who Trump says are endangering American lives. If that were the case, we’d have no argument. President Barack Obama enforced the same policy....

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