policy

Trying to take Trump seriously

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

2016 turned out to be a year in which it was wise to take Donald Trump as a political candidate seriously but not literally, in the inspired phrase of the Washington Examiner's Pittsburgh-based columnist Salena Zito. As 2017 is on the point of vanishing, it’s worth asking whether it’s time to take Trump seriously, if not literally, as a public policy maker.

Trump must prove that he can do the job

Larry Kudlow, Daily Caller

Trump can win by showing a consistent seriousness of purpose and demeanor, pro-growth economic policies, and a more realistic national-security strategy. He knows, as Reagan did, that success at home leads to success abroad.

RSC Feuds with Heritage Action

Tim Alberta, National Journal

The Republican Study Committee will no longer allow Heritage staffers in meetings. Here’s why.