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Donald Trump Announces James 'Mad Dog' Mattis As Secretary Of Defense

quoting Kori Schakevia The Guardian
Friday, December 2, 2016

The retired marine general, known for his blunt approach toward the US military and Middle East conflicts, raises establishment hopes that he can rein in Trump.

Analysis and Commentary

General Mattis Is A Great Man — And A Good One

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Friday, December 2, 2016

Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of defense is not only a brilliantly accomplished man, but a modest and kind one as well.

Analysis and Commentary

To Fight The Scourge Of 'Superbugs', We Need A New Regulatory Pathway

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, December 2, 2016

It was not until the years just after World War II when streptomycin, the first truly broad-spectrum antibacterial agent, came onto the market, and penicillin began to be widely available that the Golden Age of antibiotic therapy really began. Before that, even seemingly trivial infections of the skin, lungs or other organs could lead to sepsis and death.

In the News

6 Reasons Donald Trump’s Presidency Could Be Great For Parents

mentioning Richard A. Epsteinvia The Federalist
Thursday, December 1, 2016

“It’s unfair what has happened to the people in our country, and we’re going to change it. Simple as that,” declared President-elect Donald Trump to Leslie Stahl of “60 Minutes” recently. As a mother of four kids and the author of the new book “No Child Left Alone: Getting the government out of parenting” (Encounter Books, 2016), I couldn’t agree more.

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California’s Brewing Battles With Trump Get A New Face

quoting Bill Whalenvia Politico
Thursday, December 1, 2016

With his nomination to become California’s first Latino attorney general, Rep. Xavier Becerra is now primed to be the public face of the Democratic resistance to Donald Trump on issues like climate change, health care and, most visibly, immigration.

In the News

Trump Picks Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis For Secretary Of Defense

featuring General Jim Mattisvia The Washington Post
Thursday, December 1, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, who has said that responding to “political Islam” is the major security issue facing the United States, to be secretary of defense.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Next RNC Chair? Sounds Like A Con(way) Job

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, December 1, 2016

As the Trump transition starts to wind down, I’m curious as to the fate of one high-profile insider. It’s not Rudy Giuliani, one of four reported finalists for Secretary of State (watching America’s Mayor languish in this process – will it be Rudy, or Mitt, or a surprise pick? – is like watching a quarterback prospect slide in the first round of the NFL draft).


Ralph Peters: What Our Nation Would Get With Gen. Mattis As Defense Secretary

by Ralph Petersvia Fox News
Thursday, December 1, 2016

"What would the nation get with General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense? Integrity. Deep knowledge. Courage, both moral and physical. Humility. Decency. Vision. A steely sense of duty. Fiscal responsibility. A natural leader of men. In short, character." - Hoover Military History Working Group Member Ralph Peters on Jim Mattis

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A Question Of Prerogative

by Michael McConnellvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, December 1, 2016

The UK’s Supreme Court wrestles with Brexit, politics, and the British Constitution.

Analysis and Commentary

Good News On Repealing Obamacare: The Woodwork Effect

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Many people worry that if Obamacare were replaced in one fell swoop, almost all the people who enrolled in Medicaid due to the law would lose their health insurance. This worry is understandable. Nevertheless, it turns out to be unjustified. Many of the people who were enrolled in Medicaid as a result of Obamacare would lose their insurance.