Friday’s Opinions: Trump budgets for a dumber, dirtier America

Sponsored by SEIU | How Republicans plan to hurt American families; War in space is becoming a real threat; Trump prepares to pass the world leadership baton to China; Trump has picked a deeply disturbing hero; The real world of Obamacare repeal; How to save the GOP health-care plan; The real story in the Netherlands? The implosion of the center-left.; Democrats should offer solutions, not silence, on health care; Trump’s budget is utterly unrealistic; Headscarf bans at home and abroad only separate and penalize; Rex Tillerson is becoming Secretary Silent; ‘Somebody Else’s Babies’ are a real menace; Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why; Happy Hour Roundup; How Democrats can capitalize on Trump’s betrayal of his base; IJ Review scoop! Hawaii judge ruling against Trump comes days after ‘surprise’ visit by Obama; Trump needs to apply the Huntsman Rule and quickly fill his administration
 
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Trump budgets for a dumber, dirtier America
The president’s plan wouldn’t save much money, but it would punish his enemies.
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How Republicans plan to hurt American families
The GOP health-care plan and Trump’s budget would slash funding that helps the poor.
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War in space is becoming a real threat
Keeping space systems safe is crucial for the planet, but protection is dispersed among overlapping and conflicting authorities.
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Trump prepares to pass the world leadership baton to China
A smarter strategy would be to think beyond a tank-for-tank approach.
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Trump has picked a deeply disturbing hero
The president’s embrace of Andrew Jackson says a lot about his own conception of liberty.
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The real world of Obamacare repeal
Republicans are learning that entitlements are hard to take away.
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How to save the GOP health-care plan
All it will take is humility from Republicans and the president’s famous dealmaking skills.
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The real story in the Netherlands? The implosion of the center-left.
It’s easy to see the rest of the world through populist-colored glasses.
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Democrats should offer solutions, not silence, on health care
Simply letting the Republicans fall on their face won’t help struggling Americans.
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John McCain tangles with Trump in a morass of wires, ropes and plot threads Trump’s budget cuts what makes us civilized
To be continued. Trump’s budget plan cuts funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting while giving a bit increase to military spending.
 
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The Post’s View
Trump’s budget is utterly unrealistic
Yes, we should cut wasteful programs. But Trump’s plan ignores the big — and difficult — issues.
 
Headscarf bans at home and abroad only separate and penalize
A student in Maryland and a receptionist in Belgium both suffered from this foolishness.
 
Rex Tillerson is becoming Secretary Silent
The secretary of state must be a voice for American policies and values around the world.
 
 
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‘Somebody Else’s Babies’ are a real menace
It’s not what it sounds like.
 
Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why
It is the best budget ever.
 
Happy Hour Roundup
Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.
 
How Democrats can capitalize on Trump’s betrayal of his base
He has revealed he’s no populist.
 
IJ Review scoop! Hawaii judge ruling against Trump comes days after ‘surprise’ visit by Obama
Piecing together a travelogue, with no attempt to promote any conspiracy theories at all. Absolutely none — and an editor’s note says so.
 
Trump needs to apply the Huntsman Rule and quickly fill his administration
The most productive period for any president is the first two years in office. The Trump administration needs to apply the Huntsman Rule going forward and accelerate the appointment of more qualified officials.
 
 
     
 
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