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Is Trump the Heir to Reagan?

Pat Buchanan, October 12, 2017: Three decades ago, as communications director in the White House, I set up an interview for Bill Rusher of National Review. Among his first questions to President Reagan was to ask him to assess the political importance of Barry Goldwater. Said Reagan, “I guess you could call him the John… Continue reading Is Trump the Heir to Reagan?

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Ronald Reagan, Working Class Hero: New Book Speaks Loudly to Donald Trump’s America

Ronald Reagan was no free market extremist, nor was he the staunchest social conservative. While driven by conservative ideology, Reagan remained a sensible, pragmatic voice who understood the dreams and desires of Middle America. And yet since the Reagan Presidency, the Republican party followed in a path that often worshipped a mythologized idea of Reagan,… Continue reading Ronald Reagan, Working Class Hero: New Book Speaks Loudly to Donald Trump’s America

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A Super-Power Presidency Is Unconstitutional

Incoming president Donald J. Trump inherits a presidential office more powerful than it has ever been. Sarah Burns writes: Now that the Electoral College has made Trump’s 2016 win final, this a good time to start thinking about what powers he will have when he comes into office in January. While the Constitution technically provides certain constraints… Continue reading A Super-Power Presidency Is Unconstitutional