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Kelly SloanKelly SloanJune 29, 20186min295

President Trump’s approach to foreign affairs has been blunt, to say the least, and certainly has not conformed with what has come to be accepted as de rigueur diplomatic behavior. But, while bearing the president's distinct mark, the approach is not entirely unprecedented, and has even spawned some considerable successes, mostly centered around reversing mistakes of the previous administration and reasserting American strength. But the mutual temper tantrums displayed by the playboys-in chief of the U.S. and Canada at the end of the G-7 meeting in Quebec – on the eve of the North Korea summit – might indicate an unwillingness on Trump’s part to keep his eye on the important ball.


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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirMarch 8, 20182min598

 

Free market-minded Millennial Policy Center’s offers its own quickie course on tariffs and trade — the upshot being that the two don’t mix — and pitches the point through its latest effort in video spoofery.

“ScamWow: The Tariff Towel!” — a play on the old “ShamWow” late-night infomercial — mocks the superficial allure of tariffs by hawking it as a wash rag. Along the way, the “commercial” scores points and lands blows about how tariffs actually backfire by starting trade wars, limiting markets for U.S.-made goods, and by driving up the price of imports.

The schtick as well as the polemic are right up the alley of Millennial and its youthful president/impresario Jimmy Sengenberger. The next-gen policy shop/advocacy group aims to advance classical conservative thought among Sengenberger’s Millennial demographic — even if it means jousting with a Republican president.

As Millennial points out in a press release this week, the video is being released, “at a tenuous time for U.S. trade relations on the global stage, as the Trump Administration has staked out a more protectionist position on NAFTA’s reauthorization, including threats to undo the agreement, as well as support for tariffs and other barriers to entry.”


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Jeff WasdenJeff WasdenJanuary 5, 20187min1274

The start of a new year brings new resolutions and an optimistic hope for a better year to come. 2017 certainly brought several changes and whether you believe we are headed in the right direction or have front row seats on the Titanic, there are some areas where Republicans would be wise to take note.  This is a great time for Republicans to exert leadership and ownership of solutions that can actually move our country forward and usher back an era of bipartisanship, decency, goodness, virtue and grace.