History is being made on Capitol Hill this week. No, I’m not talking about the presidential impeachment trial; that’s been done before. I’m talking about President Trump’s decision to become the first U.S. president to speak in person at the March for Life.

It’s hard to overstate how important this development is. No president has ever attended the March for Life – not Ronald Reagan, not George H.W. Bush, not my old boss, George W. Bush. They all addressed the marchers remotely, via telephone or satellite link. The arrangement always seemed absurd. The marchers were on the Mall, literally in sight of the White House. Why not go out and join them? But despite the best of efforts of many inside previous administrations, none did.

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