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Ramesh Ponnuru: Repealing Obamacare mandate makes sense

Ramesh Ponnuru: Repealing Obamacare mandate makes sense

They may not have succeeded in repealing and replacing Obamacare, but Republicans are close to undoing the law's least popular feature. The Senate has passed a tax bill to abolish Obamacare's fines on people who go without health insurance -- the so-called individual mandate. House Republicans are very likely to agree on that provision.

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Eli Lake: President’s move frees Palestinians to focus on peace

Eli Lake: President’s move frees Palestinians to focus on peace

A year ago, when members of Donald Trump's transition team first said they intended to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, I was skeptical. Like most of the foreign policy establishment, not to mention America's Arab and European allies, I thought such a move was too risky.

Doyle McManus: GOP tax bill full of broken promises

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Doyle McManus

As the Senate's tax cut bill careened toward passage last week, it should have reminded its Republican authors of all the malpractice they complained about when Democrats were in charge: A big, complex bill unveiled at the last minute. Hasty committee hearings that left important details unwritten. Closed-door negotiations in the middle of the night.

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Ed Rogers: Can Trump’s tweets and policy development coexist?

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Ed Rogers

The Trump presidency is bifurcated. It is coming apart, but not in the way most people think. There is a stark divide between the governing aspect of the Trump presidency and the tabloid aspect. Assuming tax reform passes in the Senate, these two worlds will have been proven capable of coexisting -- at least so far.

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Leonard Pitts: American journalism coming under siege

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Leonard Pitts

Go ahead and laugh. It is funny, after all. Indeed, it recalls one of those old Warner Brothers cartoons where Wile E. Coyote gets blown up by the very same Acme dynamite he bought to blast the Road Runner with. Only this time, it's James O'Keefe and his so-called Project Veritas who wind up mutilated and powder burned, holding up a little placard that says, "Ouch."