Donald Trump

The Trump Transition Is Transcendent, but the Economy Needs Attention Now

Larry Kudlow, National Review

Replacing Obamacare is hugely important, both to improve our health-care system and remove the economic drag of its taxing, spending, and regulating. But business tax reform — with low marginal corporate rates for large and small companies, easy repatriation, and immediate expensing for new investment — will have an enormously positive impact on the weakest part of our economy, namely business investment.

Pro-life groups expect quick action from Trump

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

Anti-abortion groups are hoping President-elect Donald Trump will start changing federal abortion policy on his first day in office. Those actions include removing ObamaCare's requirements for religious organizations to cover contraception in their insurance plans, easing the Obama administration rules that make it harder to cut funding from Planned Parenthood, and preventing foreign aid dollars from being used for abortions.

With some policy corrections, the economy can become prosperous again

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

So, no Mr. Trump isn’t inheriting a wonderful economy from Mr. Obama. It’s a financial house of cards built on years of debt and cheap money. Americans get that and this is why they voted for a change of leadership. Which brings me to the real reason for holiday cheer: with some swift policy course corrections — on taxes, regulation, health care, and energy — the economy can become genuinely prosperous again in a hurry.

Trump to inherit more than 100 court vacancies, plans to reshape judiciary

Phillip Rucker and Robert Barnes, Washington Post

Donald Trump is set to inherit an uncommon number of vacancies in the federal courts in addition to the open Supreme Court seat, giving the president-elect a monumental opportunity to reshape the judiciary after taking office. The estimated 103 judicial vacancies that President Obama is expected to hand over to Trump in the Jan. 20 transition of power is nearly double the 54 openings Obama found eight years ago following George W. Bush’s presidency.

Trump Should Quickly Rescind Obama’s Drilling Ban

Andrew C. McCarthy, PJ Media

President Trump ought to announce that he will not continue Obama’s ban and will entertain bids. If the green crowd challenges any new leases in court, Trump should instruct the Justice Department not to defend the Obama administration’s specious theory that Congress, in a single, fleeting sentence that does not mention permanent withdrawals of land, empowered presidents unilaterally to impose perpetual drilling bans.

Trump team working right up to Christmas break

Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner

Reporters covering President Obama the week before Christmas have sent their dispatches from sunny Hawaii, but those covering President-elect Trump have spent their days recording the comings and goings of corporate executives, Pentagon brass and soon-to-be West Wing staffers as Trump conducts transition meetings from his Palm Beach estate heading into the holidays.  It's just the latest sign that Trump plans to do things differently than his predecessor.

Trump corrects Gingrich: We'll always be trying to drain the swamp

Nolan D. McCaskill, Politico

“I wanna report that I made a big boo-boo,” Gingrich said in a 47-second video accompanying his tweet. “I talked this morning with President-elect Donald Trump, and he reminded me that he likes draining the swamp. I mischaracterized it the other day. He intends to drain the swamp.”

Bill O’Reilly Was Right

To the Soros-funded Far-Left “white” does not mean a person of the Caucasian race. “White” in radical construction means anyone of any race, creed, nationality, color, sex, or sexual preference who embraces the beliefs, such as capitalism and American exceptionalism, which to the radical Left are irredeemably evil and anyone who aligns with them is “white” in spirit and thus guilty of “white crimes.”

Trump's corporate tax plan will make America competitive again

Gayle Trotter, Washington Examiner

Lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent will help, not only to keep businesses here, but also bring jobs and innovation back home by reducing wacky incentives for United States companies to migrate offshore in tax-driven "inversion" deals.

Michelle's Trump Despair

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

The American system made Donald Trump spend more time than most of us will in some of the most dispirited places in white, black and brown America. I won’t go so far as to say Donald Trump will become Saul on the road to Damascus. But those in despair or grim doubt over the 45th president should not underestimate the effects an American presidential campaign had on his understanding of what hope means now in the United States.

Robert Reich Plots to Help Trump

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

The Democrats have become a political party run by and for elites. The cries from liberals to abolish the Electoral College are nothing more than an admission that they want the country to be run by elites in New York and California and screw the rest of the country — the rest of the country being the basket in which all those “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” deplorables reside.

Trump Needs to Drain the Swamp at the Obama Pentagon

The neo-con counter to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” seems to be shaping up to be “Make Russia Evil Again.” If President-elect Trump wants to drain the swamp in DC, and formulate a new national security policy focused on winning cyberwarfare battles and eradicating ISIS and militant Islam, he should start by draining Obama’s Pentagon.

Conservatism in the Era of Trump

Tim Alberta, National Review

If congressional Republicans are as deferential to Donald Trump as they were to George W. Bush, conservatives shouldn’t be concerned about the 45th president straying from the party’s core principles. They should worry that he’ll redefine those principles altogether.

Trump outlasted every 'last chance' from the media

Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner

At various points in 2016, the press predicted that it was either Trump's "last chance" to save himself, or it was his opponents' "last chance" to stop him. But each time, he overcame those pitfalls and prompted reports of yet another "last chance" for the unconventional candidate.

The Animal Cunning and Instinct of Donald Trump

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Lost amid the left-wing hatred of Trump and the conservative Never Trump condescension is that so far he has shattered American political precedents by displaying much more political cunning and prescience than have his political opponents and most observers.