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In honor of Presidents Day, we discuss our favorite Republican presidents and policies throughout American history.   More

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Every once in a while, some Republican gets enough guts to stick it to the Democrats. Here’s one: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/13/gop-rep-unveils-crumbs-act-to-make-bonuses-tax-free-in-swipe-at-pelosi.html More

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Guys, it’s time we face facts. Liberals? They’re just smarter. They have more college degrees, they’re more thoughtful, compassionate, and control the culture so they must be right. More

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Washington, DC, is a complicated town full of competing interests vying to control the federal government. Michael Franc, director of the Hoover Institution’s research and initiatives program in the nation’s capital and a former congressional aide, takes us through the past year’s drama, saying why the town hasn’t adjusted to the Trump presidency and offering […]

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It’s the DIY “How to Survive The Coming Tax-Cut Apocalypse” edition of the podcast, with special guests Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren. This is Armageddon, folks! Media liberals have discovered that while they were whining, Donald Trump was winning More

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America at its worst divide since the Civil War? Not exactly, says Hoover senior fellow Morris Fiorina, the author of Unstable Majorities: Polarization, Party Sorting, and Political Stalemate. Fiorina contends that voters haven’t abandoned the center but that the two major parties have, the result being continued experimentation with the political order in Washington. Will […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s decision to flip to the Republican Party, giving the GOP control of the governor’s office in 35 states. They also wade through the implications of Special Counsel Robert Mueller creating a grand jury for his investigation into Russian […]

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Tomorrow Donald J. Trump will take his place in U.S. history as our nation’s 45th President. The moment of transition of power from the former president to the new president is one of awe and privilege. There are no purple fingers to hold up. Each citizen voted of their own free will for the candidate […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. James Piereson – Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order

 

One need not look further than Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the top of the GOP candidate heap to know that Americans have become disillusioned with the political establishment. James Piereson takes a look at previous political ‘revolutions’ that have already taken place in this country. Piereson tells us that another is on its way. His latest book, Shattered Consensus, is a masterwork of historical and political analysis and should not be missed. On a positive note, Piereson is not another crying out from the wilderness that America will fall. On the contrary, he believes that any current political turmoil is a precursor to another period of growth for the nation.

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How can Trump win? By losing! The trick? Faithless electors. Here’s one right here: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/electoral-college-trump-clinton-229406 More

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This week in a lengthy statement posted on Facebook, Senator Ted Cruz (in the charming locution used by Laura Ingraham at the Republican National Convention) put on his big boy pants and endorsed the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, for President. Cruz thereby undermined the remnants of the #NeverTrump movement whose adherents continue to oppose Donald Trump and argue that they are supporting conservative principles while doing so.

Cruz avowed that his reasons for endorsing Trump were twofold. The first reason was that he had made a pledge which he felt obliged to keep. That’s all well and good.

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In today’s news, the Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman will be replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill… More

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Meet an Americus Trumpus in a New Children’s Book

 

a-childs-first-book-of-trump-9781481488006_lgSome of us grew up with Where the Wild Things Are. But today’s kids get something more terrifying and nightmare-inducing when a children’s book, inspired by the Republican front runner Donald Trump, hits the shelves this summer.

No, really! It’s called A Child’s First Book of Trump by comedian Michael Ian Black and it comes out just in time for the Republican presidential convention. The parody book that’s intended for adults tries to figure out what to do when an “Americus Trumpus” enters the race for president.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Comedian Bill Maher Says He’ll Take Cruz Over Trump, It’s a No-Brainer

 

Maher-CruzWhen given the choice between a President Donald Trump and President Ted Cruz, Comedian Bill Maher says the choice is easy — he would pick Cruz. On the HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” he first took a dig at the current Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton. He said she is not a sure thing because “You need a fall back between suicide and Canada.”

He told the audience he feels for Republicans who had a field of 17 candidates and are now left with a choice between “Mussolini and Joe McCarthy.” The comedian went on to point out the subtle differences between the two but said in the end better to choose Ted than dead.

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In 2016 when other presidential candidates seemed to be just getting their footing in social media no one has taken over Twitter like Republican presidential front runner Donald J. Trump. It’s hard to see how Trump’s aggressive, compulsive, distracting, and at times attacking tweeting nature hasn’t changed the way political campaigns will be run forever. […]

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Can Kasich and Rubio instruct their delegates on the first ballot? In other words, are the delegates pledged to them compelled to vote for whomever Rubio and Kasich designate? Or, on the first ballot, do they have to vote for the man they were elected to represent? More

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I have been thinking on political violence today; this is the 155th anniversary of the Inaugural Address by which Lincoln tried to prevent the worst kind of political violence, civil war. I will say a few words on prudence in politics as I believe it needs to be learned again, as a concerned foreigner & […]

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Just in case we need to make a hasty exit On March 16th, we should start thinking of a new party name now. We don’t want to get caught up in the naming process and lose precious time that has to be spent on petitions and fundraising efforts. (No doubt Ricochet readers will be among […]

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