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Matthew Mackowiak


    Thu, November 16, 2017

    GOP Working for Good Tax Policy


    It is more likely than not that we are heading into a virtuous cycle for the Trump administration and Republicans on Capitol Hill â€" if they seize the moment.

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    Thu, November 02, 2017

    Virginia Governor Race Sneak Preview


    When the Virginians pick a new governor next Tuesday, we may, perhaps for the first time since President Trump was elected, glean some valuable intelligence at the midpoint before the pivotal midterm ...

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    Thu, October 26, 2017

    GOP Must Get Past Personal Feuds to Score Policy Wins


    This week’s shiny object of distraction is two Republican senators, Bob Corker of Tennessee and Jeff Flake of Arizona, expressing sharp and personal criticism of President Trump. Their attacks come ...

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    Thu, October 12, 2017

    Bannon Out to Undermine GOP in 2018 Elections



    Steve Bannon is on the warpath.

    The goal? He appears to want to destroy the Republican Party.

    The onetime White House aide, ...

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    Thu, October 05, 2017

    No Easy Solution to Preventing Mass Shooting


    Millions of Americans woke up Monday morning to the worst mass shooting in our nation’s history.

    It was shocking. The stories of both sheer horror and stunning ...

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    Thu, September 28, 2017

    After Health Care Failure GOP Targets Taxes


    It would be difficult to overstate the importance of passing tax reform for both the Trump White House and congressional Republicans.

    With the unified framework now ...

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    Thu, September 21, 2017

    Trump Pushes Top Agenda Items


    ANALYSIS/OPINION:

    What a difference a few weeks makes.

    After a very difficult month of August, President Trump has turned a ...

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    Thu, September 07, 2017

    Trump's DACA Move Puts Dems on Spot


    Democrats are now in a tough spot.

    Their policy of saying “No!” to President Trump has reached its limit.
    The political reality of Mr. Trump announcing he ...

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    Mon, August 28, 2017

    Trump Must Focus on Agenda


    Within a mere 24 hours, America witnessed two different presidents.

    On Monday night, President Trump announced his decision on the way forward in Afghanistan, the ...

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    Thu, August 17, 2017

    Evaluating Damage from Trump's Ambivalence


    The last five days have been terrible for this country.

    And the sad reality is that President Trump has not only failed to make those days better, he has ...

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    Fri, August 11, 2017

    Trump Faces First Foreign Crisis


    It is generally believed that foreign adversaries deliberately try to test a new U.S. president early in the first term. Just past the 200-day mark for President Trump, we had not yet seen a major ...

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    Thu, August 03, 2017

    Trump Endorsed Immigration Plan Has Merit


    There may be no policy issue on which President Trump is more clearly defined than immigration.

    Throughout the campaign, his hardline views on ending sanctuary ...

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    Mon, July 24, 2017

    Health Care Reform Not Dead Yet


    There is no doubt that the pathway to repealing and replacing Obamacare has been rockier than expected.

    Yes, it is complicated.

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    Thu, July 13, 2017

    A PR Lesson for Donald Trump


    (This article first appeared in the Washington Times.

    I served as press secretary to Montana Sen. Conrad Burns in 2006, a particularly rough year for Republicans that ultimately ...

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