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What’s Wrong With Congress? What Should the President Do?

Every American needs to understand what, exactly, is wrong with Congress and how it can be saved. The Presidency must play a vital role in restoring constitutional government, and we must explore the best options available if we are to make American great again.

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Michael Anton on “Fox & Friends” 12.11.18

Anton on the border wall funding controversy and why Democrats won’t get behind a tougher border plan.

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Post-Midterms: The Democratic Party’s Radicalized Foreign Policy

Thanks to the methodical takeover of its party institutions and non-profits by an energized philanthropic project beginning after John Kerry’s loss in the 2004 presidential election, the Democratic Party has undergone what can only be described as a radicalization process. After the donor class moved leftward, a new, woke generation—concerned with microaggressions, social justice, and…

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The Question of the Day

The Democrats and the entire, united ruling class threw the kitchen sink at Trump to try overturning the verdict of 2016, and failed spectacularly. The Republicans can thank the Democrats for the horror show they put on at the Kavanaugh hearings because that, with the rest of their threatening behavior, neutralized the enormous human and…

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Both Sides Failed

The results of the 2018 midterm elections can be considered a draw. For the Democratic Party, their hopes of a Big Blue Wave representing a repudiation of President Trump failed to materialize. Instead, they performed well within the norm for the opposing party in the midterm elections of a new president. For the Republicans, facing a favorable…

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Time For a Governing Strategy

There was no blue wave. The election was at most a swell, with nary a whitecap to be seen. It was certainly not a shellacking. This means that President Trump continues to be a plus for Republicans. However, it’s no secret that Trump plays differently in different parts of the country, and with different groups…

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The Midterms Steepen the Learning Curve

From a region of my mind known as the top of my head: If Trumpistas think they can govern without RINOs or suburban women, they are mistaken. The president will learn more about the complexities of governing in the next two years than he has in the his preceding 70. Whether this will help or…

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The High Stakes of the Midterm Elections

Claremont President Ryan Williams and Lincoln Fellow Raheem Kassam on the Buck Sexton Show.

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After Trump: The Political and Moral Legitimacy of American Government

Claremont Institute Senior Fellow John Marini is one of the few experts on American Government who understood the rise of Trump from the beginning of the 2016 election cycle. Now he looks to the fundamental question that Trump's presidency raises: is the legitimacy of our political system based on the authority of the American people and the American nation-state, or the authority of experts and their technical knowledge in the service of "progress"?

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Our Revolution’s Logic

In 2010, Claremont Institute Senior Fellow Angelo Codevilla reintroduced the notion of "the ruling class" back into American popular discourse. In 2017, he described contemporary American politics as a "cold civil war." Now he applies the "logic of revolution" to our current political scene.