Robert Wasinger

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Wasinger: Trumpist Populism Key to Tax Reform Victory

With the health care debacle in the rear view mirror for the time being, the consensus is that the administration badly needs a victory this year on tax reform if the president is to regain the political momentum he lost by following the lead of the hapless GOP congressional leadership who sold him on Obamacare repeal as an early, easy win.

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Wasinger: Kick the Freedom (a.k.a. ‘Koch’) Caucus to the Curb

One of the most perplexing stories of this young administration is the surprising influence of a faction of the Republican Party that was dead-set against the nomination of Donald Trump, conspired behind the scenes to defeat him in the general election, and oppose almost every major aspect of the policy agenda he was elected to implement.

Wasinger: ‘A Better Way’ for Trump

Some of us are old enough to remember what it was like before November 8, 2016, the days when Republican nominee Donald Trump was widely—and sometimes quite openly—despised by a GOP Congressional establishment wary of his nationalist agenda and convinced that he would be resoundingly defeated.