Magazine December 17, 2018, Issue

The Populism Trump Needs

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Six ideas

Donald Trump has lost his Republican Congress and must now come up with an agenda that saves his presidency and preserves the Republican party from a potential disaster in 2020.

The danger for the Trump presidency, one that the president obviously senses and fears, is that the second half of his first term will become completely mired in legal fights, assertions of executive privilege, and rearguard actions against a Democratic House majority that is baying for blood. He may not be able to avoid that battle, but he can pick another, more propitious fight at the same time. Freed from

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Books, Arts & Manners


Gun Country

David French reviews First Freedom: A Ride through America’s Enduring History with the Gun, by David Harsanyi.




One reader praises Shawn Regan’s recent article, “Consider the Dusky Gopher Frog”; another praises Sen. Chuck Grassley.


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