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  • The Good Veto

    Posted on April 9, 2018

    The only good veto is a nonveto. That was the view of my former boss, Denny Hastert (R-Ill.), who served as Speaker of the House for six years of the...

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  • Straighten Up and Fly Right

    Posted on May 15, 2017

    “Straighten up and fly right.” “A buzzard took a monkey for a ride in the air/ The monkey thought that everything was on the square/ The buzzard tried to throw...

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  • Trump: Republicans’ FDR?

    Posted on April 24, 2017

    (Also published in The Hill) Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the first president to make a big deal about a new administration’s first hundred days. FDR was sworn in on March...

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  • Seven Things I Would Do If I Were In President Trump’s Shoes

    Posted on February 15, 2017

    It’s entirely predictable.  A new President comes in.  The press attacks.  The opposition forms.  The hands wring.  Panic sets in.  Somebody or sometimes, a whole bunch of somebodies gets fired....

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  • Man of Action Vs. The World’s Most Deliberative Body

    Posted on January 26, 2017

    Donald Trump is used to getting his way and getting it quickly.  He ran his far-flung operations like a small business.  He was nimble, willing to cut deals, and he...

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