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Voters don't want the American Health Care Act

Trump-2 Health care bill

“In sum, the AHCA is a plan voters and Republican governors think is going to make things worse,” writes Jennifer Rubin. “There is no popular outcry in favor of the bill.”


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Hispanics show a diversity of opinion — including on Trump's border wall

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“There are a lot of people out there who can't imagine Hispanics being successful capitalists who prioritize their own self-interests over ethnic solidarity,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.


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Trump is running the government like a business — a failing business

Trump US Germany-5 Merkel

“No competent business executive would operate a company the way Trump has operated his administration,” writes Steve Chapman.


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When you're the president, there's no such thing as "just a tweet"

Trump Russia Comey

“Every administration gets knocked off its game early on by something,” writes Rich Lowry. “What makes the furor over President Trump's wiretapping claims so remarkable is how unnecessary it is.”


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Put down your device and try talking with someone

Pokemon No Go

“I quit Twitter and Facebook last year and highly recommend it for anyone questioning the value of such ‘social’ engagement in their lives,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.


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Slashing the arts and medical research? It's all for you, Detroit single moms!

Trump Budget Mulvaney

Trump wants to help single moms in Detroit – by cutting public television, building a wall on the border with Mexico and increasing military spending by $54 billion. “If you’re having trouble connecting the dots, welcome to the fracas,” writes Kathleen Parker.


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How the GOP crackup happens

Budget Health Care Ryan

If the Republican replacement for Obamacare falters, writes Rich Lowry, it could poison President Trump’s relationship with Congress.


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"Trump" doesn't translate into Dutch

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“Still, hold the Champagne. It's troubling that someone as extreme as Wilders (imagine a more malicious version of Trump) would get as many votes as he did,” writes E.J. Dionne.


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Opioid deaths — another drug war failure

Fatal overdose

Jeff Sessions says marijuana is “only slightly less awful” than heroin. Tell it to the 32,000 Americans who died of heroin and opioid overdoses in 2015, writes Steve Chapman.


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Meals on Wheels isn't "showing any results" — if you ignore all these results

Trump Budget-5 Mulvaney

Trump’s budget chief says Meals on Wheels doesn’t work. He’s wrong, writes Christopher Ingram.


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