50 years ago, on July 19 or 20, Mary Jo Kopechne died in a submerged car. There was no “me too” movement 50 years ago.  Americans were not as aware as we are today, in the Epstein era, of the pervasive moral corruption of their elites.  So her killer, Democrat Senator Edward Kennedy,  went on to a long career in the D.C. Swamp, being hailed by fellow Democrats as “the lion of the Senate.”

President Trump has an instinctive feel for the inflection points in today’s political and cultural battles, but personnel is policy, and Attorney General Barr is only one man; he needs a cadre of victory-minded conservative lawyers to handle the day-to-day legal work upon which victory or defeat of the Trump agenda hinges.

The fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing represents both a testament to human ingenuity and a challenge to resurrect the spirit that allowed us to reach for the stars. In wasn’t a partisan achievement, it was an American one. Unfortunately, those days are long gone…will they ever return?

Being an “American” requires more than simply being born here or otherwise qualifying for United States citizenship – it requires allegiance to a certain and quite definite set of principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Representative Omar and her posse all took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, but we see no evidence that they and their media defenders actually hold any allegiance to its principles.

Americans might justifiably ask what does the hijacking of a Panamanian-flagged vessel operating out of the UAE and the British seizure of an Iranian vessel operating in violation of international sanctions have to do with us? The answer is that President Trump has approved an operation in which U.S. warships act as sentinels at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.

Whether or not Hillary Clinton eventually decides to enter the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden’s fate depends on how long he maintains the appearance of viability. Once Democrat voters see through the former Obama VP’s ruse the end will come quickly. Will Hillary then pick up the pieces?

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50 years ago, on July 19 or 20, Mary Jo Kopechne died in a submerged car. There was no “me too” movement 50 years ago.  Americans were not as aware as we are today, in the Epstein era, of the pervasive moral corruption of their elites.  So her killer, Democrat Senator Edward Kennedy,  went on to a long career in the D.C. Swamp, being hailed by fellow Democrats as “the lion of the Senate.”

President Trump has an instinctive feel for the inflection points in today’s political and cultural battles, but personnel is policy, and Attorney General Barr is only one man; he needs a cadre of victory-minded conservative lawyers to handle the day-to-day legal work upon which victory or defeat of the Trump agenda hinges.

The fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing represents both a testament to human ingenuity and a challenge to resurrect the spirit that allowed us to reach for the stars. In wasn’t a partisan achievement, it was an American one. Unfortunately, those days are long gone…will they ever return?

Being an “American” requires more than simply being born here or otherwise qualifying for United States citizenship – it requires allegiance to a certain and quite definite set of principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Representative Omar and her posse all took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, but we see no evidence that they and their media defenders actually hold any allegiance to its principles.

Americans might justifiably ask what does the hijacking of a Panamanian-flagged vessel operating out of the UAE and the British seizure of an Iranian vessel operating in violation of international sanctions have to do with us? The answer is that President Trump has approved an operation in which U.S. warships act as sentinels at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.

Whether or not Hillary Clinton eventually decides to enter the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden’s fate depends on how long he maintains the appearance of viability. Once Democrat voters see through the former Obama VP’s ruse the end will come quickly. Will Hillary then pick up the pieces?

Radical feminists and Far Left Democrats are trying to revive the ERA without going back to Congress and passing a new proposed constitutional amendment. Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14) has introduced H.J.Res.38 in an attempt to bypass the biggest constitutional roadblock to the ERA’s revival; its failure to meet the 1982 extended deadline.

With federal spending reaching record levels, the conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project released the following memo to Congress regarding a rumored deal to break the existing spending caps and drive the deficit even higher.

President Trump’s battle against the Washington elites is just getting started, and if the ruling class gets its way, he’ll not only lose the fight, he’ll be shamed and drummed out of town. Paul Ryan is relieved to be away from it all -- here’s hoping more establishmentarians follow him into retirement.

As is often the case when Trump drops a Twitter bomb on Democrats, middle America seems to agree with the President. The consensus about Rep. Ilhan Omar we found during a foray to our favorite shooting range was “don’t let the screen door hit her in the butt” and the President’s tweets criticizing her were liked over 168,000 times with comments equally as brutal.

The difficulty in learning more about Willem Van Spronsen, the ANTIFA terrorist who attacked the ICE facility in Tacoma, Washington should really surprise no one, given that CNN and other Leftwing media have a record of supporting and even glorifying ANTIFA, including airing a favorable program in which ANTIFA terrorist Willem Van Spronsen appeared.

No matter how much we wish it, the illegal immigration issue isn’t going away. In today’s toxic political environment, the only thing that can be done is to try and plug the enormous gaps in the balky border system -- or to vote in politicians who see reality and crave to do something about it.

Front Page Headlines

  • Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    Mr. Pruden was nothing if not always a bit genteel — with a glint in his eye, of course. That was what separated Mr. Pruden from other great newspapermen, such as the great Westbrook Pegler, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s tormenter. When Pegler got wound up about something, he would lose all manners to the point he seemed to forget his toilet training. Not Mr. Pruden. Every dish of vitriol included a dollop of manners. Not just because Mr. Pruden was a mannerly gentleman in a proper straw fedora, but also because the dash of manners made the vitriol all the more effective. In 1991, Mr. Pruden was awarded the H.L. Mencken prize for capturing “the fire and spirit” of the famous “sage of Baltimore.” They were certainly of the same old breed.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    The headline of the House vote on a resolution to impeach President Trump was that lawmakers rejected it by an overwhelming 332-95 margin. If 40% of Democrats are ready to impeach the president before considering any resolution on Russia, obstruction, campaign finance, or anything else, Wednesday's vote suggests that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has argued that impeachment could backfire on Democrats politically, might have an uphill battle holding off impeachment on a more serious resolution. Wednesday's vote was a warning, both to the president and the speaker. It showed that any real impeachment effort will begin with 95 votes in the House. The Democrats who are dead-set on impeaching the president are already well on their way.

  • Rachel Bovard, The Daily Wire

    Planned Parenthood is finally giving up its long-running charade as a women’s health organization and is admitting that it is merely a for-profit abortion advocacy group. The organization publicly dismissed its president over “philosophical differences.” Those differences, according to a letter posted by the ousted head, Dr. Leana Wen, stem from the fact that Wen apparently thought she was working for a women’s healthcare organization that also performed abortions — rather than an abortion advocacy organization with an overtly political agenda. The Democrats and their allies are no longer hiding behind a veil of moderation when it comes to abortion. At least they’re finally being honest with voters about it.

  • David P. Goldman, PJ Media

    It's not about trolling. It's about principle. President Trump has a gift for asking the obvious questions that the elites avoid, for example: What idiot let Omar into the United States in the first place? Come to think of it, why should we admit immigrants who hate us and hate everything we stand for? I believe that new Americans are as good as old Americans, and sometimes better, if they become Americans with a passion for our principles and love for what we represent. But we are under no obligation to open our national home to our enemies. The liberal globalist idea that we need to bow, scrape and apologize to every foreigner with a grudge against us rankles the American people.

  • Ned Ryun, American Greatness

    The Democrats have chosen or, perhaps one could argue, were actually compelled by the grassroots, to embrace the communist vipers. Problem is these movements, as history shows us with the Jacobins of the French Revolution, become all consuming fires, many times annihilating those who started the conflagration. Just ask Robspierre. Nancy Pelosi and the establishment allowed, even embraced the toxic identity politics that Ocasio-Cortez now champions and uses as a flamethrower against all who oppose her. Combine the reality of that with the fact that Trump is succeeding in making Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib the face of the Democratic Party, and this is a win-win for Trump just over a year out from the 2020 elections.

  • Marc Thiessen, New York Post

    Democrats didn’t think this way when they held the White House. President Barack Obama deported far more illegal immigrants than Trump has. ­Axios reports that “under the Obama administration, total ICE deportations were above 385,000 each year in fiscal years 2009 to 2011 and hit a high of 409,849 in fiscal 2012.” I don’t recall Democrats in Congress accusing Obama of a “crime against humanity” or actions “outside the circle of civilized human behavior.” Back then, Democrats agreed, as Sen. Charles Schumer put it in a 2009 speech, that “illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple.” Since Trump took office, Democrats have become the party of illegal immigration.

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    There is only one way at this point to end or diminish racism and that is to shut up about it. Otherwise, what you really want, whether you admit it or not, is to perpetuate racism for your own advantage—like Al Sharpton (and many others, obviously, some of whom want desperately to be in the White House). I doubt Cory Booker would approve. 'The Squad" would doubtless go apoplectic. Nevertheless, it's the only way to end racism—stop talking about it. We already have laws against it, for a long time now, as we should. And they should be strictly enforced. But the rest of the blah-blah has got to go. It only makes people hate each other. It creates racism rather than solves it.

  • William Murchison, The American Spectator

    It would be nice to get back to the central point here, which is that the Green New Deal — outlined by whites, blacks, who cares, really? — is nonsense and merits utter rejection. We can’t afford it. We can’t tolerate it, never mind the size of the Bernie Sanders Fan Club. The reported vogue for socialism on the part of the young needs squelching — not by force (the tool of the Left) but by rational persuasion. Trump, master operator as he conceives himself, plans to squash the ultra-left Democratic presidential ticket he hopes will result from embarrassing party moderates into alliance with Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Might work. But if not, what then?

  • Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

    For those of us who are former political organizers, what the president was doing was clear: Provoking the Democrats into again embracing and defending women whom swing voters find toxic due to their agenda and attitudes. And they’re doing just that. Trump's approval rating among Republicans is now at 93 percent and the GOP’s approval rating among Americans is at 51 percent. The good news is the American people will have the final word on all of this next year. And one of the Democratic presidential candidates had better quickly emerge as a genuine party leader with the power and influence to shift the direction of their party, which right now according to my GPS, is headed for the cliff.

  • Jan Brewer, Washington Examiner

    The Democrats' ultimate objective is to dismantle our entire immigration system and open our borders to anyone who wishes to enter the country for any reason. After being humiliated by the unexpected ease with which Trump convinced Mexico to help fight illegal immigration, liberals tried to save face by pretending that the deal was toothless. Now they have been humiliated yet again by the undeniable impact the agreement has had in a remarkably short period of time. In truth, the Democrats have only themselves to blame for underestimating Trump’s border security deal with Mexico. Their radicalism clouded their judgment, just as it has throughout the Trump presidency.

  • Hans Von Spakovsky and Giancarlo Canaparo, National Review

    President Trump has won the second of three lawsuits alleging he violated the Constitution because foreigners and state officials patronize his businesses, such as the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal dismissed the claim by Maryland and the District of Columbia that Trump was violating the Constitution’s domestic and foreign emoluments clauses. One emoluments case remains, this one before federal Judge Emmet Sullivan in the District of Columbia. In light of the Fourth Circuit’s opinion, perhaps the president should seek another writ of mandamus in the D.C. Circuit to overrule what is clearly an erroneous decision by Judge Sullivan.

  • L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

    The radical fringe of the left came to Philadelphia last weekend for the annual Netroots Nation conference. It was extremist enough that only four Democrat presidential contenders dared to show their face there. If ever there were an event that was ripe for parody, this was it. Yet you didn't hear any negative coverage of it on the broadcast networks. This is how the 2020 campaign is going to unfold. Donald Trump's statements will be subject to withering attacks hourly — He's hateful! He's corrupt! He's inept! Meanwhile, the Democrats and their "Nutroots" base will be carefully curated to look as reasonable and ready to govern as you could possibly imagine.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    What's concerning to Biden supporters are the signs Biden is not running at full strength, that he's lost a step. Biden isn't without strengths. He is still well ahead in the national polls, as well as early-state polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. He is still raising a lot of money, although much of it comes from large donors who have hit the legal contribution limit, while other candidates have lots of small donors who can give again and again and still stay under the limit. But Biden, the man who has spent more than four decades in federal office, still has to convince voters he has what it takes for four, and perhaps eight, more years. So far, he hasn't gotten that job done.

  • Vice President Mike Pence, Washington Post

    After striking this new deal with our two most important trading partners, the United States needs to lead once again - which means Congress must do its part and pass the USMCA. As I've traveled across the country to discuss the merits of this historic trade deal, I've seen firsthand how important the USMCA is to the American people and to American businesses. Whether it was textile manufacturers in North Carolina, farmers in Minnesota, auto workers in Michigan or energy producers in Texas, they all agreed: The USMCA is a great deal, and Congress needs to act now. Trump has done his job. Now it’s time for the Congress to do its job - and pass the USMCA.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    Do Democrats believe that refighting the racial battles of the 1960s that were thought to have been resolved is a winning hand in 2020? Does Pelosi think that demeaning white America is going to rally white or minority Americans to Democratic banners? The race issue had already arisen in the first debate when Sen. Kamala Harris called out front-runner Joe Biden for befriending segregationist Senate colleagues in the '70s and '80s, and for colluding with them to block court-ordered busing to achieve racial balance in the public schools. Observing the clash between Trump and these women, the rank and file of the Democratic Party are being forced to take sides.