Tag: Strategy

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After Virginia, Nancy Pelosi Becomes Key to Republican Victory in 2018

Republican losses in Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday have stressed the need for the party to develop a strong message for 2018. And without achievements in Congress to point to, the party only has one tried-and-tested plan: tie Democrats to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who remains deeply unpopular among Republican voters, and who has clung jealously to power despite leading her party to several historic defeats in recent years.

Trump Teaches Republicans How to Win a Government Shutdown

Republicans, fearful of a shutdown, are already trying to walk back his threat. They do not realize Trump has just taught them how to face down the media and the Democrats, and to fight for their core policy priorities and the wishes of their own voters — and win.

President Donald Trump speak to the media on August 10, 2017, at Trump's Bedminster National Golf Club in New Jersey before a security briefing.

Donald Trump Wins Round One with North Korea

The situation remains unstable, and could escalate. But Trump’s rhetoric is not, as former Obama adviser Susan Rice claims, the problem. In fact, it is part of the solution. It has, at the very least, restored some of our deterrence.

How Trump’s Tweets Actually Help His Agenda

The conventional wisdom in the media, and even among many conservatives, is that President Donald Trump’s tweets are frustrating his policy agenda. But the opposite is true: his most controversial tweets are helping him.

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What Trump Has Achieved Through the (Not) #MuslimBan

As the tumult continues over President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting travel from terror-prone nations — what the left is calling, incorrectly, the “Muslim ban” — few seem to have noticed that Trump has made several strategic gains.