Commentary: President Trump’s Tenure Didn’t Have to End This Way

In the end, almost everyone got what they deserved.

The president’s Achilles’ heel—relying on the wrong people to advance his political interests—led to his final ouster this week. Donald Trump ran out of runway and instead of preparing for a soft landing, he pumped the gas. It’s hard to blame him: His court challenges had been thwarted by the very judges he elevated to the federal bench, his hodgepodge legal team whirred in defeat, and Republican senators he helped elect quickly turned on him.

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Commentary: President Trump’s Unique Political Strengths

Perhaps because John Batchelor is more an objective observer than most radio hosts, as well as the author of Ain’t You Glad You Joined the Republicans?: A Short History of the GOP, he was, to my knowledge, the first publicly to note Donald Trump’s unique political strengths.

The first unique political strength is that President Trump is blessed with his enemies.

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Justices Rule 9-0: States Can Bind Presidential Electors’ Votes

In a decision flavored with references to “Hamilton” and “Veep,” the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College.

The ruling, in cases in Washington state and Colorado just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia that bind electors to vote for the popular-vote winner, as electors almost always do anyway.

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Commentary: Donald Trump Is an American Hero

Isn’t it nice to hear someone speak plain truth? It’s something fading from our world—the courage to speak common sense without qualification, without the expected self-flagellation ordained by effete fools who set the rules everyone is supposed to follow. It’s also what makes Donald Trump a hero to millions of Americans.

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Commentary: Liberal Media Members Dream of Nancy Pelosi Becoming President

Democrats have been plotting the impeachment of President Trump since the day after the 2016 election, but the idea of Christian conservative Mike Pence as President leaves many on the Left cold, so why not, as CNN opinion contributor Paul Callan put it, draw Vice President Pence into the impeachment maelstrom?

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