Vice President Pence's remarks in Indonesia painted what is at best a misleading picture of the facts on the ground. Let’s hope that behind the scenes the Vice President and President Trump’s national security team know what’s really going on in the world’s most populous Muslim country.

Democrats are wrong again if they think there’s a huge anti-Trump wave looming for 2018. Plus, Chaffetz’s retirement sends shockwaves through the GOP, but does it really signal anything?, and, Would you rather go to the White House with Ted Nugent or Beyoncé?

There is no magic solution to the North Korea Problem. But military action should be a last resort, reserved for preempting a direct and imminent threat that doesn’t presently exist. Washington must avoid triggering the Second Korean War.

If President Trump and Secretary Tillerson don’t expose the truth about Obama’s secret side deals with Iran, Americans will remain in the dark, not only about what commitments to Iran Obama bound us to, but whether the Trump administration has been honest when they said Iran is complying with the deal and that there would be a break with Obama’s dangerous policy of appeasing the Islamist terrorist state.

When the White House announced John DeStefano’s appointment, CHQ Chairman Richard A Viguerie said, “Those who hoisted the pirate flag and joined the Trump team when he was at 2 percent in the polls . . . must wonder what the devil is going on,” and called the choice a “major impediment” to Trump’s goals. And it remains so by every indication one can detect from a recent article in The Washington Post.

Wars may not always be about money but there’s no doubt political fights seem to be. Plus, Soap opera-like media coverage of the Trump White House team created their celebrity status, and, Jeff Sessions wants action on the border wall, Democrats say it will cost too much.

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Vice President Pence's remarks in Indonesia painted what is at best a misleading picture of the facts on the ground. Let’s hope that behind the scenes the Vice President and President Trump’s national security team know what’s really going on in the world’s most populous Muslim country.

Democrats are wrong again if they think there’s a huge anti-Trump wave looming for 2018. Plus, Chaffetz’s retirement sends shockwaves through the GOP, but does it really signal anything?, and, Would you rather go to the White House with Ted Nugent or Beyoncé?

There is no magic solution to the North Korea Problem. But military action should be a last resort, reserved for preempting a direct and imminent threat that doesn’t presently exist. Washington must avoid triggering the Second Korean War.

If President Trump and Secretary Tillerson don’t expose the truth about Obama’s secret side deals with Iran, Americans will remain in the dark, not only about what commitments to Iran Obama bound us to, but whether the Trump administration has been honest when they said Iran is complying with the deal and that there would be a break with Obama’s dangerous policy of appeasing the Islamist terrorist state.

When the White House announced John DeStefano’s appointment, CHQ Chairman Richard A Viguerie said, “Those who hoisted the pirate flag and joined the Trump team when he was at 2 percent in the polls . . . must wonder what the devil is going on,” and called the choice a “major impediment” to Trump’s goals. And it remains so by every indication one can detect from a recent article in The Washington Post.

Wars may not always be about money but there’s no doubt political fights seem to be. Plus, Soap opera-like media coverage of the Trump White House team created their celebrity status, and, Jeff Sessions wants action on the border wall, Democrats say it will cost too much.

When one sifts through all of the evidence and clues as to why the President’s economic and domestic policy agenda remain not only unfulfilled, but unarticulated, one problem keeps coming to the fore: The appointment of former Goldman Sachs President and Chief Operating Officer Gary Cohn to head the President’s National Economic Council.

Conservative Josh Mandel booked two early endorsements from conservative powerhouses The Club for Growth PAC and The Senate Conservatives Fund, and now he’s picked-up a third; our friends at the Citizens United Political Victory Fund.

2010’s Tea Partiers versus today’s violent anarchist left – there’s truly no comparison. Plus, Should President Trump make a deal with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire?, and, Trump is succeeding in reversing disastrous Obama energy production crackdown.

Asking the right questions doesn’t mean that Justice Gorsuch will reach the right decisions in these or any future case before the Court.  However, conservatives can take encouragement that Justice Gorsuch is starting from the plain language of the Constitution and the statues Congress has passed, not the whims and fantasies of other judges.

Georgia suffered once before when carpetbaggers invaded the Peach State, and it will suffer again, should carpetbagging Democrat Jon Ossoff and his liberal Hollywood friends gain the victory in today’s Congressional District 6 special election.

Justice Neil Gorsuch is set to hear his first oral arguments and could be the key to important conservative issues. Plus, You can’t always define the establishment but you know ‘em when you see ‘em, and, Big shock: New poll says GOP is suffering under Trump.

Front Page Headlines

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    Democracy requires common ground on which all can stand, but that ground is sinking beneath our feet, and democracy may be going down the sinkhole with it. Where liberals see as an ever-more splendid diversity of colors, creeds, ethnicities, ideologies, beliefs and lifestyles, the right sees the disintegration of a country, a nation, a people, and its replacement with a Tower of Babel. Visions in conflict that democracy cannot reconcile.

  • George Neumayr, The American Spectator

    Was the CIA's John Brennan using Reid to put additional pressure on James Comey to accelerate his investigation into Trumpworld? What emerges from these fragments is a picture of far-flung and stunningly flaky political espionage — a game of Russian whispers played by partisans desperate to interpret the shoddiest “intelligence” in the most sinister light in order to help Hillary and hurt Trump.

  • L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham, Investor's Business Daily

    Women deserve a workplace where men don't harass them for sex. But that's what these sanctimonious liberal journalists care about. It just doesn't matter how brutal the alleged rape of Juanita Broaddrick was. What matters is that Bill O'Reilly had to go. Bill Clinton is laughing.

  • Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

    The new Fox will have its teeth pulled, and a set of not-so-sharp choppers put in place. This would be the dream come true for the elite media. Rupert Murdoch has built an empire of such size, wealth and power that it will take his sons, with a talent for spending Daddy’s money, a considerable period of time to cut it to the size of CNN or MSNBC, and irrelevance. While it lasted, Fox reduced the odds and made the media fight fair and almost even.

  • Michael Barone, Wall Street Journal

    The opposition party has certain inherent advantages in special elections. It can better adapt to local terrain and stress issues on which the government is locally unpopular. It can also ask voters to voice a protest that stops short of turning the whole government over to the other side. So far, the specials show that Trump-brand Republicanism is unpopular with high-education voters and has made zero inroads among Trump opponents. Since most high-education districts are already Democratic, that’s interesting, but not earth-shaking.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    Maybe this poll is just a bit screwy. Then again, maybe all those special election races with stronger-than usual Democratic turnout really are just artifacts of low special election turnout and the exceptional enthusiasm of angry liberals.

  • Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart

    Bill O’Reilly was not the most conservative host on Fox News, but that misses the more fundamental fact of O’Reilly’s centrism. It explains O’Reilly’s appeal — and also explains why he was often criticized by conservatives, and often scolded them in return. He was the elusive center. Of course, to acknowledge that would be to devalue the media’s scalp in this case — and to admit the media’s own bias, which they prefer to ignore.

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    The timing of the attacks on O'Reilly -- who everyone knew for years was not a saint, sort of like Bill Clinton and half the stars in Hollywood we hear pontificating on a daily basis -- is also far from coincidental.  O'Reilly, although he pretended to even-handedness (no journalist is), was one of Trump's most staunch defenders in the media, arguably his most powerful one. For the "Resistance," he had to go.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    These days, shortages of credit, water, oil, or adequate roads are no longer seen as age-old challenges to a tragic human existence. Instead of overcoming them with courage, ingenuity, technology, and scientific breakthroughs, they are seen as existential “teachable moments.” In other words, crises are not all bad — if they lead the public to more progressive government.

  • Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator

    California's leaders believe that Californians should always pay more taxes. They have no problem with typical six-figure salaries and pensions for government employees, who basically rule the Capitol with an iron fist. They don’t care that California has unaffordable home prices due to their growth-control efforts or that the Census Bureau pins our poverty rate at a nation’s high level of 24 percent using their cost-of-living-based standard.

  • Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

    The Mattis-McMaster foreign policy taking shape looks like a flexible strategy born of military experience in fast, fluid circumstances—our world. It is based on both formal and mobile alliances with partners willing to use diplomatic, financial, political and, if necessary, military pressure to establish stable outcomes. The word “abandon” doesn’t fit here.

  • Michelle Malkin, CNS News

    This is just the latest attempt by The Media Resistance to make Chelsea Clinton a thing. The same liberal lunatics in the press who rage about the Trump children's nepotistic privileges champion the "refreshingly outspoken" daughter of the Clinton dynasty — who, at 37 years old, will receive a "Lifetime Impact" award from Variety on Friday for her "humanitarian work."

  • George Neumayr, The American Spectator

    Liberals pompously quote the saying — “the bigger the lie, the more it will be believed” — even as their media enshrine it. Historians will look back on 2016 and marvel at the audacity of its big lie: whispers of an imaginary Trump-Russia collusion that wafted up from the fever swamps of a real collusion between John Brennan and foreign powers seeking Trump’s defeat.

  • W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

    Republicans appear to have done well enough to force the race into a runoff. But the Democratic candidate finished first, nearly 30 points aheadof the leading Republican. Democrats declared a moral victory Tuesday night and are refusing to write off their chances in the final round of voting in June.

  • James Gottry, CNS News

    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide what to do about a small playground at a small church in a small Missouri city. Missouri officials should have embraced a spirit of fair play and enabled playgrounds to bring the community together. Here’s hoping the Supreme Court shows everyone the beauty of the playground.