Over one hundred thousand Americans are set to travel from across the country to our nation’s capital for this year’s March for Life, the largest annual pro-life demonstration in the world. This year’s theme, “Unique from Day One: Pro-life is Pro-science” focuses on how scientific advancements reveal the humanity of the unborn child from the moment of conception.

Our friend Elaine Donnelly, founder and president of the Center for Military Readiness, gave us the heads-up that Marine Corps Commandant General Robert B. Neller quietly announced on a Friday afternoon that for the first time in history, a platoon of fifty enlisted female recruits would be housed and trained alongside five male platoons.

No amount of excuses RINOs like John Kasich or liberal Democrats make will change the facts on the border -- or anything else of consequence in today’s America. Republican and conservative policies work if they’re tried, something not possible with the DC swamp mentality.

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports confirms the damage done by the Obama-era abuses by the FBI and other intelligence agencies and gives further evidence that Americans are on the side of investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson and others who are trying to rip the veil of secrecy off Obama’s domestic spying operations.

The elephant in the room – and the motivation for liberals fighting so hard against including the citizenship question on the census – is that it will re-open the debate over whether electoral seats should be apportioned according to the population of citizens rather than the total population.

The current impasse between congressional Democrats and President Trump was years in the making, primarily because GOP leaders of the recent past didn’t act to resolve it when they had the chance. If Trump gives in now we should only expect the cycle to repeat over and over again.

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Over one hundred thousand Americans are set to travel from across the country to our nation’s capital for this year’s March for Life, the largest annual pro-life demonstration in the world. This year’s theme, “Unique from Day One: Pro-life is Pro-science” focuses on how scientific advancements reveal the humanity of the unborn child from the moment of conception.

Our friend Elaine Donnelly, founder and president of the Center for Military Readiness, gave us the heads-up that Marine Corps Commandant General Robert B. Neller quietly announced on a Friday afternoon that for the first time in history, a platoon of fifty enlisted female recruits would be housed and trained alongside five male platoons.

No amount of excuses RINOs like John Kasich or liberal Democrats make will change the facts on the border -- or anything else of consequence in today’s America. Republican and conservative policies work if they’re tried, something not possible with the DC swamp mentality.

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports confirms the damage done by the Obama-era abuses by the FBI and other intelligence agencies and gives further evidence that Americans are on the side of investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson and others who are trying to rip the veil of secrecy off Obama’s domestic spying operations.

The elephant in the room – and the motivation for liberals fighting so hard against including the citizenship question on the census – is that it will re-open the debate over whether electoral seats should be apportioned according to the population of citizens rather than the total population.

The current impasse between congressional Democrats and President Trump was years in the making, primarily because GOP leaders of the recent past didn’t act to resolve it when they had the chance. If Trump gives in now we should only expect the cycle to repeat over and over again.

The partial government shutdown has highlighted that we have a border crisis and a spending and debt crisis that are the creation of politicians of both parties in Congress who are living in imaginary worlds where neither a spending crisis, nor a border crisis exist.

The Supreme Court’s infamous Dred Scott decision authored by Democrat Chief Justice Roger B. Taney was the ultimate expression of the long-held Democrat Party belief that state officials elected as Democrats have the right to impose their will and their laws on the residents of other states.

Democrat leaders are increasingly being held hostage by the open borders/anti-law enforcement kook fringe of their party. Unlike with President Trump’s position on the government shutdown, there are no good political options for them. The longer it draws out, the more they stand to lose.

The only way the Green New Deal could be accomplished would be through the forced relocation of millions of workers and their families in a massive societal restructuring akin to the forced collectivization of Russian agriculture after the Soviet Revolution of 1917 or Chairman Mao’s Great Leap Forward economic restructuring of Communist China.

According to the notice in the Federal Register, the Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the ATF to clarify that bump-stock-type devices - meaning “bump fire” stocks, slide-fire devices, etc. - are “machineguns” as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968. Gun owners have responded by filing a federal lawsuit in the Western District of Michigan.

Democrats don’t care about law enforcement because if it’s done properly, they’d have no reason for being. Whether it’s enacting unnecessary gun purchasing restrictions or refusing to vote to secure the border, Democrats’ platform tramples on what many Americans hold sacred.

Front Page Headlines

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    The shutdown should be about much more than the wall and border security. Serious as they may be, they are what the shrinks call the "presenting complaint." The real issue is the function of government itself -- what's important and what's not. A shutdown can serve as a living laboratory for examining the question of what is actually worthwhile that is missing because of that event. I daresay that most outside the Beltway would be hard pressed to find anything.

  • Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

    In only a few more days of the already "longest government shutdown in history" (26 days and counting, as of today), a heretofore obscure threshold will be reached, enabling permanent layoffs of bureaucrats furloughed 30 days or more. Don't believe me that federal bureaucrats can be laid off?  Well, in bureaucratese, a layoff is called a RIF – a Reduction in Force – and of course, it comes with a slew of civil service protections.  But, if the guidelines are followed, bureaucrats can be laid off – as in no more job.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California says a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border would be "immoral." Instead, she favors something she calls a "technological wall." The problem is, a smart wall would not actually wall off intrusions. Indeed, the main feature of a smart wall — in past debates, it was often referred to as a virtual fence — is that it will not stop anyone from crossing the border into the United States. It can detect illegal crossers and alert authorities to their presence. But it does nothing to keep them from entering the country.

  • Ed Feulner, Washington Times

    Fifty-five years ago this month, Barry Goldwater launched his quixotic campaign to be the Republican candidate for president. In the process, he turned American politics upside down. He won the nomination, but lost the general election — badly — capturing only six states, 52 electoral votes and 39 percent of the popular vote. It was the largest margin of defeat in a presidential race up until that time. And yet Mr. Goldwater affected American politics more than many winning candidates have. Not a bad legacy for a man who, in the words of George Will, “lost 44 states but won the future.”

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    The new, new anti-Semites do not see themselves as giving new life to an ancient pathological hatred; they’re only voicing claims of the victims themselves against their supposed oppressors. In our illiterate and historically ignorant era, the new, new hip anti-Semitism becomes a more challenging menace than that posed by prior buffoons in bedsheets or the clownish demagogues of the 1980s such as the once-rotund Al Sharpton in sweatpants. And how weird that a growing trademark of the new path-breaking identity politics is the old stereotypical dislike of Jews and hatred of Israel.

  • Conrad Black, American Greatness

    Palsied and pompous and generally over-stuffed with undeserved deference though the constitutional American system is (and blustery and sometimes inelegant though the president sometimes is), this is the showdown the nation needs. Let the Democrats stop creeping around in the dark, feeding malicious falsehoods to the jackal media. Let the president address the illegal immigration issue squarely. Let those who would try to undo the electoral verdict of 2016 with spurious legal casuistry and media manipulation come out from the dark and try to make their case.

  • George Neumayr, The American Spectator

    The gross and abusive politicization at the FBI is the obvious story here, yet the media portrays the probe with somber respect, as if it still reflects badly on Trump rather than an out-of-control FBI. Were official Washington not in the grip of obsessive Trump hatred, it would see the story as a stunning indictment of the FBI for squandering its objectivity in the pursuit of low and paranoid politics. In the past, the media chastised paranoid FBI agents for their “McCarthyism”; now they turn them into heroes, even as their suspicions prove embarrassingly hollow.

  • Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

    There’s a politically incorrect question hanging over Washington that it’s almost safe to ask: How much longer can Robert Mueller spin his client-for-life until even Nice People start asking questions? Mr. Mueller has been hacking away at what was once called the “Russian collusion investigation,” now in its third year, and all we’ve seen so far is more evidence that a lot of shady lawyers do well in Washington. The media has been searching for more than two years for the “big there” that would rid us of this president, but all we’ve got is a diet of vegetarian snacks that satisfies nobody’s hunger.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    While Trump has urged that the U.S. pull out of these Mideast wars, Pompeo has corrected him, "When America retreats, chaos often follows." Is Trump looking for a showdown with Iran, which could result in a war that might vault his approval rating, but be a disaster for the Middle East and world economy and do for him what Operation Iraqi Freedom did for George W. Bush? One thing may confidently be said of the rhetoric and actions of Bolton and Pompeo: This is not what brought out the new populists who made Donald Trump president, the people who still share his desire to "stop the endless wars."

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    Our hopes and prayers for her health aside – and many conservatives are offering them even as they would love her to retire – my money is still on a 2019 fight to replace her. While my heart belongs to Judge Don Willett (who swore me into the Texas Bar), my money is on Amy Coney Barrett. She’s got some huge assets that make her the likely pick, starting with the “her” part. Soon-to-be Justice Barrett will not just make a great jurist. She’ll help pave the way for Donald Trump’s re-election by reminding us just what kind of people the Democrats are.

  • Roger Kimball, PJ Media

    Asked recently by Fox News host Jeanine Pirro whether he is or has ever been working for Russia, Trump responded, “I think it’s the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked.” Quite right, too. For the rest of us, though, it’s more than insulting. It’s been going on so long that we are tempted to forget what this travesty really is. Familiarity has bred indifference. It is time that we woke up to the truth. What we have been witnessing is a blatant and nefarious effort to repeal the results of a lawful election and undermine the integrity of our democratic institutions.

  • Jason Hart, Washington Examiner

    After eight years with Kasich in the governor’s office and Republican supermajorities in both houses of the Ohio General Assembly, Ohio’s government spending is higher than it’s ever been. Kasich has moved a long way to the Left on other issues, too. After the Monday morning swearing-in of Republican Gov.-elect Mike DeWine, Kasich will be free to follow his presidential dreams wherever they lead him. DeWine is unlikely to fight for the reforms Kasich turned against, but Ohioans can at least hope he'll spend less time attacking the legislature from the Left.

  • John Fund, National Review

    Reagan himself was far too practical to believe that the job of reintroducing the study of self-government could be left to the schools. “All great change in America begins at the dinner table,” he said in his farewell address. “So, tomorrow night in the kitchen I hope the talking begins. And children, if your parents haven’t been teaching you what it means to be an American, let ’em know and nail ’em on it. That would be a very American thing to do.” It is also absolutely necessary if we are to have any success in our effort to “make America great again.”

  • Rep. Ralph Norman, Washington Examiner

    Congress has a real opportunity to come together and address the challenges at our border. We do this by implementing sound policies that discourage illegal immigration such as ending catch-and-release, ending chain migration, and building a wall. At what point do politicians agree that we need change and that we need it now? I am absolutely dismayed that the sovereignty of our nation has become the subject of political theater. This is a fight for our country, and this is a fight I am willing to keep up as long as I am in Washington.

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    As to the media and their propaganda campaign, the voters have Trump’s back on this. Illegal immigration is the issue that got him elected and he’ll win this fight over “the wall.” Given a choice between border security and pampered feds, the voters will choose the former over the latter every time. No amount of propaganda about the plight of “dedicated public servants” will change that reality. There are many good people in the government, but a number are overpaid and underworked.