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Trump Wields Presidential Power to Threaten Twitter Over Fact-Check Labelling

When Twitter labelled a tweet by President Trump and linked to fact-checking sites, the president reacted by threatening to strongly regulate or shut down platforms that squelch free speech. Since then, he signed an executive order making such platforms liable to lawsuits the same as publishers when they exercise editorial decisions, rather than merely allow […]

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Make America Classical Again: Executive Order to Mandate Federal Architecture Style

A draft executive order, influenced by a small traditionalist group, would mandate a classical architectural style for major federal buildings in Washington D.C. and across the nation, emulating the ancient Greeks and Romans. It’s a reaction against what they see as the utter failure of brutalism and deconstructivism to conjure our national ideals in public […]

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Conservative Conundrum: Judge Blocks Trump from Forcing Drug Makers to Reveal Prices

Federal Circuit judge blocks President Trump from forcing drug makers to reveal prices in their advertising. But D.C. Circuit Judge Amit Mehta did so by saying a regulatory agency doesn’t have authority to require this: Congress must pass a law. How can conservatives grapple with two objects of their desire in conflict — the end of Obamacare, and a commitment to Constitutional separation of powers.

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TrumpCare Revolution: President Orders Doctors to Reveal Secret Pricing Up Front

President Trump signs an executive order designed to let patients see pricing information up front — before receiving health care services. Doctors, hospitals, and other providers would not only reveal their pricing in advance, but the now-secret amounts insurance companies pay them for those services. Could this TrumpCare transparency revolution trigger the reform that Republicans have been promising for years, or will it — as critics claim — create a “race to the top” sparking higher prices to consumers?

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RIGHT ANGLE: COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER

Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigrants from seven countries was by no means a “Muslim ban,” but could the rollout have been handled better?