Tagged with "Donald Trump"
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    Donald Trump's loud European vacation

    In continental Europe it really isn't the done thing to start telling it like it is. So when Donald Trump lectured Europeans about defence expenditure and refugees and trade he offended a lot of people merely by telling the truth. Good on Donald Trump!

    by Tim Hedges - 29 May 2017
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    Trump off to a better start than commonly believed

    Donald Trump's first 100 days have not been the foreign policy disaster, or even the major break with long standing US goals, that many feared. There's a long way to go, and he really needs to stay off Twitter, but he could hardly be worse than his predecessor. Give Trump a chance?

    by Taylor Dibbert -  1 May 2017
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    Why Trump's good tax plan is not serious enough

    Slashing the corporate tax rate is a great idea, and Trump's heart is in the right place on tax generally. But if he really wanted a big tax cut, he would have a comprehensive plan to restrain the growth of government spending. He doesn’t. He needs to get more serious

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 27 April 2017
  • Swamp

    Will Trump drain the swamp or wallow in it?

    Corruption in Washington is a huge issue that people do not take seriously enough. President Trump's supporters demand that he make good on his promise to drain the swamp. But what if he just wallows in it and gargles the muck instead?

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 22 February 2017
  • Donald_trump

    People aren’t even giving Trump a chance

    We need a more nuanced less hsyterical approach to the Trump presidency. A number of his moves are not sensible. But he has made some excellent appointments and nominations, not least to the Supreme Court. Context also helps. Obama's presidency was one of unbridled arrogance and ideological straightjackets

    by Taylor Dibbert - 12 February 2017
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    Why Trump supporters should oppose immigration ban

    Trump's ban on entrants from 7 majority Muslim countries is foolish. We should be following the Israelis and profiling people. This is the opposite idea. It makes counter-terrorism much harder, and aids terrorists by helping them get under the radar. Trump should beware of emulating Obama's early stance of just doing things that his predecessor would never have done so as to please his base

    by the commentator - 30 January 2017
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    The Theresa and Donald show

    The Trump-May meeting brings back memories of Thatcher and Reagan. Of course, the world is very different. But a Brexiting Britain and Trump's America may find that the special relationship is now more special than it has been for many years

    by John Redwood MP - 27 January 2017
  • Trump_latest

    All we are saying is give Trump a chance

    It used to be said that American leaders campaign in poetry and govern in prose. If Donald Trump was campaigning in poetry the prose is going to be a blast. In some areas the pointers are good: Brexit and Israel, for example. On others, let's just give Trump a chance

    by the commentator - 20 January 2017
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    Obama's dismal but forgettable legacy

    Obama's legacy is dismal. What he did wrong was mainly unoriginal; what he did right was trivial. He was a president consumed with himself. His legacy is entirely forgettable

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 17 January 2017
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    The Russia question: Of Barack, Donald, and Vladimir

    There is a sense in which it is worrying that Trump seems warm towards Putin. But Obama, as in so many spheres, never had a serious policy towards Russia. One thing is clear, Washington and Moscow have an overwhelming interest in working together on a range of vital issues

    by Michael Curtis -  4 January 2017
  • Aleppo

    Trump has a chance for a new MidEast policy shift

    After the wasted and fruitless presisdency of Barack Obama, Donald Trump should seize the moment for a totally new approach to the MidEast, and Britain should do likewise

    by John Redwood MP - 27 December 2016
  • Donald_trump

    Donald Trump Is doing just fine

    Despite the hysteria, Trump is hitting the ground running in his preparations for the presidency. His top choices for defense and secretary of state are masterful. This is gping to be a very different cabinet from Obama's. Just what America needed

    by Taylor Dibbert - 15 December 2016
  • Anti-trump

    Reconsidering the Left’s anti-Trump hysteria

    Even if you weren't a Trump supporter, the Left’s post-election anti-Trump hysteria is anti-democratic and will ultimately prove counterproductive. Obama has been a disaster. Let's see if Trump can do better

    by Taylor Dibbert - 28 November 2016
  • Trump_and_le_pen

    Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen

    Globalization feeds a sense of injustice, and loss of cultural identity. But there is no going back to pre-globalization. Trump and France's Le Pen are not the same, but their supporters are driven by many similar concerns, some legitimate. Elites need to take them seriously, or populism could get uglier still. What happens next in France will be instructive

    by Michael Curtis - 25 November 2016
  • Trump_golf

    The next steps for a successful Donald Trump

    Those who would like for the bedrock of the Republican Party to be built upon white nationalism and identity politics are morally and politically misguided. Donald Trump needs to build a broad coalition, unite the nation, and sideline the dangerous mavericks. If he does that, we should wish him success

    by Taylor Dibbert - 23 November 2016