Ben Carson’s Response to PC Outrage Is Smarter than Trump’s
For the fourth time this week, Ben Carson finds himself embroiled in controversy. This time, he’s in trouble with the Left for declaring that, “the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished …
Donald Trump: ‘Eminent Domain Is Wonderful’
Donald Trump sees a simple reason why so many conservatives disagree with him on eminent domain, the controversial power by which the government seizes private land for development projects: They just don’t understand the issue as well as he …
Obama’s Weakness Fuels the Demand for Trump’s Strength
‘I never understood the appeal of Trump until I saw Kerry holding hands with Lavrov the day Putin started bombing secular rebels in Syria,” quipped former National Review news editor Dan Foster.
One of the less obvious assets of Donald …
On Taxes, Trump Is No Reagan
President Ronald Reagan is invoked incessantly by conservative commentators and politicians, but never more so than when the subject is taxes. And so it was when Donald Trump released his plan for tax reform. Several conservative commentators have done Trump …
Trump: It Feels So Empty Without Me!
He’s probably right — a Trump-less GOP presidential primary wouldn’t be nearly as exciting!
In a recent interview, Mr. Trump offered a vainglorious pre-obituary of sorts for his candidacy, should he ever end it (for which he insists he has …
Ponnuru: Trump Has No History of Conservatism
National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru appeared on today’s Morning Joe to discuss the magazine’s latest cover story, “Trump: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly”:
BRZEZINSKI: “The cover of National Review. ‘Trump, the Good, the Bad and Ugly,’ Ramesh you co-wrote …
Will Voters Buy Donald Trump’s New Attack on Rubio’s Voting Record?
Among the many turbulent moments that Donald Trump contributed to the September 16th Republican-primary debate, one in particular stood out. “I,” Trump griped after Marco Rubio delivered a particularly withering put-down, “am not sitting in the United States Senate with, …
Donald Trump’s Empire State Role Model
In November 1964 a crowd of 5,000 attended the opening of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, then the longest suspension bridge in the world. Presiding were New York mayor Robert Wagner, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and transportation-and-parks czar Robert Moses. Also in the crowd …
A Few Quick Thoughts on Trump’s Tax Plan
Donald Trump fancies himself a financial whiz and an original thinker, but his tax plan—characteristically vague though it is—runs up against the same problems faced by Jeb Bush and many other would-be tax-cutters and repeats their errors: It …
Trump: ‘Maybe Let Russia Do It. Let ‘Em Get Rid of ISIS.’
Last night on 60 Minutes, Donald Trump advocated… either letting ISIS defeat Bashir Assad’s regime in Syria and then fighting the victors, or outsourcing the whole fight against ISIS to Russia:
Donald Trump: I would end ISIS forcefully. I think ISIS, …
Donald Trump Gets Saddam Hussein — and the Mideast — Wrong
Speaking Tuesday night to Brett Baier, Donald Trump sounded more like Democrats Sheila Jackson Lee and Dennis Kucinich than like the Republican front-runner for president. Asked whether he stood behind his 2008 interview where he said it would have been a “…
Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s Campaign Predicated on ‘Believe Me’
Responding tonight to Bret Baier’s sitdown interview with Donald Trump, wherein the 2016 front-runner promised that as president “we’re going to do some great things … that will be so special,” Charles Krauthammer said, “That’s theme of his campaign: Believe me.”
Poll Shows Trump Trailing Carson in Iowa
A poll released Tuesday shows Donald Trump trailing neurosurgeon Ben Carson in Iowa by five points, 21 to 16. The poll, conducted by Basswood Research on behalf of the Club for Growth, which has been airing an ad knocking Trump across the …
‘Trump: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’
Ramesh and I wrote a cover story for the new issue analyzing Trump:
Trump is truly a different kind of political phenomenon. He is supposed to be an outrageous right-winger, but he draws support fairly evenly across all factions of …
It’s almost impossible to fathom what an unusual candidate Donald Trump is. Put aside his lack of political experience (except for his serial flirtations with running for president over the years). Never mind his violation of nearly every rule …
Donald Trump, Fashion Icon?
Yes, that is New York City mayor Bill de Blasio wearing a hat that says, “Make America Fair Again”:
God help us.
Donald Trump & Sarah Palin: the Oddest of Political Couples
‘Jerry, how much do you think Lorne Michaels would pay me if I were to run in 2016?” Sarah Palin asked Jerry Seinfeld in a skit that aired as part of Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special in February.
Trump Follows the GOP Crowd on Taxes
Since Donald Trump launched his theatrical campaign for the presidency three months ago, he has stood out from the rest of the field. So it came as a surprise on Monday when Trump released a tax plan that largely blends …
Under Trump, Certain Tax Forms Would Say, ‘I Win’
Behold, the most unusual aspect of Donald Trump’s newly-unveiled tax proposal:
If you are single and earn less than $25,000, or married and jointly earn less than $50,000, you will not owe any income tax. That removes nearly 75 million households – over 50% – from …
Why Bloomberg Won’t Run for President
The success of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate has to be getting under the skin of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“He led the largest city in the country as it prospered for a dozen years, and …