Ramesh Ponnuru



Jan 16, 2019
During the general election, Trump benefited from having an alternative, Hillary Clinton, who was unacceptable to nearly all of the Republicans who objected to some of his behavior. Since then he has benefited from being the president and the leader of the Republican Party.


Jan 11, 2019
If progressives win big in the 2020 elections and go for tax increases thereafter, they may not take Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s comments as a guide. But they will certainly follow her example in targeting a tiny percentage in order to raise a small amount of revenue.


Jan 8, 2019
Trump stumbled into this situation because of a fear of losing supporters and an inability to devise a long-term strategy for placating them. Unfortunately for a lot of Americans, that same combination is going to make it hard for him to get out of the shutdown.


Jan 4, 2019
Like it or not, ambitious Republicans have good reasons to think that a primary campaign against Trump would end their political careers.


Dec 28, 2018
Nearly every day, President Donald Trump displays some of the traits that made most voters in 2016, including a substantial chunk of the people who voted for him, doubt he was qualified and temperamentally fit for his office.


Dec 19, 2018
Gen. Michael Flynn’s lawyer won’t say that the Federal Bureau of Investigation entrapped him, but that hasn’t stopped a lot of other people from saying it did. Gen. Flynn knew he had committed serious offenses, and he knew that prosecutors had him dead to rights.


Dec 14, 2018
In return for their support, they will be well-placed to make big requests of him. But the nation’s capital has been out of the habit of legislative horse-trading for so long that even this small deal will probably prove impossible.


Dec 12, 2018
What the president is trying to do is extort Congress into giving him a political victory on trade. Legislators need to stand up to Trump, even if his substitute trade deal is not a lot different from the original.

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