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George Will

March 24, 2017
GOP fix will resemble ObamaCare
“Mend it, don’t end it” was Bill Clinton’s rhetorical straddle regarding affirmative action. Republican efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) look increasingly like “mend it, don’t end it.”
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Jay Ambrose

March 24, 2017
Gorsuch impresses as qualified and mature
For a lesson in law and the Constitution and what judges are supposed to do, it would be hard to beat watching the recent TV appearances of the erudite, gentlemanly, down-to-earth Neil Gorsuch. He was on air not to give a collegiate lecture, although he has done that, but due to Senate hearings on his qualifications as a Supreme Court justice.
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Kathleen Parker

March 23, 2017
Judge Gorsuch steals the week
Watching the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, one might easily find oneself wishing he were president of the United States.
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Jay Ambrose

March 23, 2017
Ryan plan improves on ObamaCare
ObamaCare came at the American people as an endlessly complicated, incomprehensibly detailed, all-inclusive project turning medical care upside down in order to turn health right side up.
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Rich Lowry

March 22, 2017
Trump’s self-inflicted distraction
The Trump administration is in the throes of one of the greatest self-inflicted distractions of the modern presidency.
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Other Voices

March 22, 2017
James Comey and the art of the shiv
Late in Monday’s marathon hearing of the House Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey reminded the nation that he was something of a hostile witness, reluctantly summoned to talk about Russia, Donald Trump and the 2016 campaign.
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Other Voices

March 21, 2017
Selling the GOP on the environment
The presidency of Donald Trump is threatening to be a disaster for the environment. To limit the damage, environmentalists must learn how to talk to a group that they haven’t always courted: conservatives.
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Other Voices

March 21, 2017
Trump’s budget plan is nonsensical
Here’s one thing President Trump is right about: The federal bureaucracy is due for an overhaul.
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Robert Samuelson

March 20, 2017
Making Medicaid great: What it would take
It’s time to take control of Medicaid before it takes control of us. Unless we act, Medicaid increasingly becomes another mechanism by which government skews spending toward the old and away from the young. In the raging debate ObamaCare, it’s a subject neither Republicans nor Democrats dare touch.
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Other Voices

March 20, 2017
Few health laws have been enacted
History hints that the campaign to replace Obamacare with Trumpcare faces longer odds than we might otherwise think and not just for the current Republican proposal but for the whole repeal project.
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Other Voices

March 18, 2017
Other Voices
There’s a disconnect between the Republican Party leadership, President Trump, conservatives in the House, practical deal-makers in the Senate and those hard-core working-class voters who supported Trump’s election chiefly based on their hatred for President Obama.
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Rich Lowry

March 18, 2017
How the GOP crackup happens
Less than two weeks after the unveiling of the GOP ObamaCare replacement, the party is already staring into the abyss.
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Fareed Zakaria

March 18, 2017
Trump passes the baton to China
We do not yet have the official agenda for next month’s meeting at Mar-a-Lago between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. But after 75 years of American leadership on the world stage, we might be watching the beginning of a handover of power from the United States to China.
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