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John L. Micek

What did Trump think he was getting into?

What did he think he was signing up for?
In a surreal interview with Reuters at the end of last week, President Donald Trump admitted that he missed driving and conceded that being the Leader of the Free World is much, much harder than he thought it would be.
“I loved my previous life,” he told the wire service. “I had so many things going on. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”
He added, later: “I do miss my old life. This — I like to work. But this is actually more work.”

John L. Micek

100 days in, who’s winning?

Who’s winning?
During last year’s campaign, Donald Trump promised cheering throngs that they’d eventually be so tired of winning that they’d beg for a respite from all those victories.
But as President Trump’s 100th day in office closes in this week, the Republican is woefully short of major legislative victories and time is running short.
And as a possible (if entirely avoidable) government shutdown looms, the White House is frantically pressing for wins on some of its key campaign promises.

A remarkable 100 days of regulatory reform

President Trump was elected to reverse the massive regulatory power grabs of the Obama administration and, in the words of chief strategist Steve Bannon, to deconstruct the administrative state.
Success would mark the reversal of a century-long trend of Americans being stripped of the authority to make our own decisions about how to take care of ourselves, our families, our homes, and our businesses at the whim of self-styled experts – the technocrats, bureaucrats, university professors, and other elites.

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