The Transition So Far: Splendid!

Beginning with the joint appointment of Reince Priebus as chief of staff and Steve Bannon as chief “strategist,” the Trump administration has been signaling two things: 1) He’s not going to abandon the outsiders who voted him into office, no matter how much stuff the media makes up about them, and 2) it’s going to include establishment full-spectrum conservatives (especially those who value the life issue). Today’s announcement of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as Attorney General is another great indicator. The media had tried to portray this as a race between pro-choice Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie (whose record on religious

Who Should Trump Choose for VP? Our Writers Weigh In . . .

Of the candidates on Donald Trump’s reported VP shortlist, who would be his most advisable choice? Ralph Benko Mike Pence is just being Hoosier-in-Chief. The official state drink of Indiana is… water. Only in Indiana. Milk too controversial apparently. That’s just how polite those Hoosiers are. Not squishy. Polite! Sweet Home Alabama! Their official state drink: Conecuh Ridge Alabama Fine Whiskey! Hello, Sen. Sessions? Deal W. Hudson Trump’s VP pick should accomplish three things: first, assuage concerns about Trump’s lack of political experience; second, add a “steady hand” at the tiller in directing our nation through turbulent times; and, third,

Trump’s Leading VP Candidates Are Not Strong on Common Core and Fed Ed

Donald Trump is set to announce his vice-presidential choice sometime this week, before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland begins on Monday. Despite occasional stumbles, such as identifying education as one of the core functions of the federal government and his dizzying policy switches, Trump has been relatively stable in opposing Common Core and claiming he wants to “make education local.” Although he has no record in public-education policy, he would be more likely than Hillary “It Takes a Village” Clinton to decrease the federal role in education. But some of the major contenders for the VP slot do have public

Who Will Be Trump’s VP? Here Are His Five Most Likely Choices

With the GOP convention less than two weeks away, the media is buzzing with news and rumors about who Donald Trump may pick to be his running mate. Dozens of names have been mentioned, from sitting governors and members of Congress to retired politicians and even political outsiders. Cutting through some of the speculation, however, here are Trump’s five most likely options. Newt Gingrich Gingrich, who served as Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999, is well-known in conservative circles for his nearly encyclopedic knowledge of political history. Though he has, at times, been criticized as too ambitious, Gingrich is