In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Seven Things Trump is Doing Right on the Coronavirus

This is my latest freelance opinion piece for NBC News. In it, I acknowledge some of the stumbles he has committed, but then go on to list many important ways, generally ignored by the MSM, that he is getting it right. From the piece: Trump deserves credit that few seem ready to give him for his current approach to COVID-19. Some of the fault for

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Trump’s Enemies Only Make Him Stronger

From a piece I have running currently on the NBC News website: They think they are thrusting another dagger into Caesar, saving the republic with a blow that will hasten his political demise. But Trump’s fiercest enemies, Republican and Democratic, do nothing but make him stronger. Every attempted slaying represents exactly what caused the conservative GOP base to propel Trump to victory in 2016. Continuing

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Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a great evening! Thank you for reading White House Dossier in 2019 — and thanks to many of you for reading for many years before that. Next year, with the Senate trial and the presidential campaign, promises to be one of the most fascinating political years ever. But with President Trump, they are all pretty fascinating. That, I think, everyone agrees

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Trump Just Using Impeachment Hearings as a Warm-Up Act for Reelection

President Trump is playing the Democrats quite nicely, and the result is that the hearings have only solidified his support. Democrats have moved the needle not one bit, and things are only going to get worse for them. From an opinion piece I have running today on the NBC News website: The public phase of the House impeachment proceedings, which President Donald Trump’s critics predicted would

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Lucky Trump: He Has the Most Perfectly Awful Group of Opponents He Could Ask For

From a piece I have running on the “Think” section of the NBC News website: Among the most enviable and least recognized qualities of a presidential candidate is something they share with lottery winners and bowling champions: a talent for dumb luck. And for those politicians blessed with this wholly undeserved and unearned gift, the most valuable form of it, the lucky break coveted over all others, is

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The Trump Doctrine: Pick up the Cans Clinton, Bush, and Obama Kicked Down the Road

I have an op-ed about President Trump’s foreign policy running on the NBC News website today. Here’s a taste of the piece: That clattering noise you’ve been hearing for years is the sound of previous U.S. presidents, from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush to Barack Obama, kicking cans down the road for someone else to pick up. Now, a heavyset older man with orange

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Media, Dems Waste Little Time Using Bush’s Death to Smack Trump

From a piece I have running today in the Washington Examiner: Wasting little time to score political and rhetorical points, Democrats and members of the mainstream media are using the death of George H.W. Bush to assail a president they despise and who also happens to be Bush’s temperamental opposite, President Trump. Already, the comparisons, in which Trump is found deeply wanting, are roaring in.

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Trump is the antidote to a virulent October outbreak of political correctness

From an article I have running today in the Washington Examiner: Political correctness is on the march this October. President Trump, whose name is figuratively on every ballot next week, is defiantly resisting it, and he might just prevail. The very crudeness and unwillingness to apologize that even many Republicans abhor in Trump has value in that it gives them armor against the Left’s politically

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I Was Wrong About Who Sent the Suspicious Packages

I admit it. I was wrong about the who sent the suspicious packages to a variety of Democrats. I speculated that it was more likely than not a leftist, possibly someone from Antifa, sending out pipe bombs or facsimiles thereof. I thought it seemed well-planned, given the number sent out, and that someone putting this much thought into it would want to help their cause.

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Growing Democratic Radicalism Could Well Ensure Trump’s Reelection

From a piece I have running today on the NBC News website’s “Think” Section: With the midterms mere weeks away, Democrats are already preparing to invoke the era of Richard M. Nixon and Watergate. Anticipating a “blue wave” that will retake the House in November, they have started laying out plans for impeachment proceedings — or at least serious investigations with that goal in mind.

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White House Dossier Will Not Publish on Yom Kippur

I will be observing the Jewish Day of Atonement from Tuesday evening until Wednesday evening, and so I will not be publishing during that time. I hope you all have a great day. To those of you observing the holiday, Shana Tova, and may you have an easy – but meaningful – fast.

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White House Dossier Will Not Publish Monday in Honor of Rosh Hashanah

On Rosh Hashanah, Jews are not supposed to be engaged in their businesses. And so, I will not be publishing White House Dossier until sundown Monday. I will instead spend the Jewish new year in synagogue, trying to convince God that for some reason He should again deem me worthy of His blessings. It’s worth a shot, I’ve fooled Him before. I hope everyone has

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