2016 election

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Napoleon’s reliable advice leads to conservative triumphs in 2018

It goes without saying liberals’ various overreaches of late almost present the appearance of contemplating suicide. If trends continue the left may very well accomplish that result whether they seek it or not. Napoleon was right – we shouldn’t interfere when an enemy is destroying himself.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Tiger Woods’ empty soul makes it impossible to root for him at Augusta

A lot of people say Tiger Woods is a changed man. For those of us who’ve followed his career from the beginning we can only hope so. In a few days we’ll know whether Woods pulled off the most improbable of all comebacks and won the Masters – but in many of our hearts he’ll always be that same oddball guy, full of inexplicable contradictions.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Who will take the blame for congressional dysfunction later this year?

Americans realize Congress is broken and no fix is easily detectable on the horizon. As the midterm elections approach voters will pay more attention to the state of the country and which party might possibly make things better. Republicans are in better shape than the pundits think.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: #NeverTrump’s days are numbered for one reason: nobody trusts them

#NeverTrump’s influence is waning in today’s American politics. The last remaining conservative and Republican anti-Trump holdouts would be well served to take Rich Lowry’s advice – keep a close eye on Trump but don’t be afraid to support the man who’s doing a lot of good things.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: It’s about time we ask: Are Californians crazy or just plain stupid?

It's a sad fact of life that California has become the running joke of the United States. One wishes the Golden State’s leaders could just stare into a mirror and recognize exactly how stupid they look to the rest of the country. But then again, if they did that, they just might see a crazy person.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are Trump’s course corrections a sign he’s finally listening to us?

Trump would benefit by keeping perspective. At a point in his presidency where his approval ratings are slowly improving it’s time for him to listen to conservatives who provide sound advice on the best path forward. A lot will depend on Trump’s ability to avoid making the same mistake twice.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Fragile gun-hating snowflakes always melt under the glare of truth

Pontificating and grandstanding by uninformed emotional teenagers isn’t going to do the trick. Self-congratulatory movements (Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, #Resist) not only have a way of flaming out -- they usually come with a serious backlash too. If David Hogg keeps opening his mouth, expect the same very soon.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Want to get folks amped up, Republicans? Stick (literally) to your guns

It should not be underestimated how important it is for congressional Republicans to give credence to promises made during the last election cycle. By and large GOP candidates ran on a law and order platform, including immigration enforcement; they’d be wise to stick to their guns in 2018.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Heinous spending bill leaves frustrated conservatives soul-searching

Donald Trump hates to lose but that’s exactly what’s happening with the Republican party lately. Americans sent the president and lawmakers to Washington to fight for the Constitution and their rights – not to make deals under duress from Democrats. Will it ever get better? Time will tell.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Budget sellout threatens to ‘beat the h-ll’ out of Republicans in 2018

Politics is a dirty business and street fighters like Joe Biden relish the opportunity to punch Trump in the proverbial nose (and dream about fighting him behind the high school gym). If Republicans can’t get their fiscal act together the voters might just do the same thing – for real.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: DC swamp creatures loved status quo until Trump came to town

The governmental status quo is being liquidated under President Trump and the establishment elites (and their supporters -- liberals, teens, #NeverTrumpers) hate it. The days and months ahead will be unsteady for all concerned – and some of us wouldn’t have it any other way.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media’s scorching of Trump and family bares desperation of the Left

There are few certainties in life but one is the media’s mission to derail the Trump presidency, which will continue unabated until he’s taken down – or leaves office after eight years. All the lurid “Stormy” Daniels tales in the world won’t give them what they ultimately desire – an end to Trump himself.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ rush to the finish line in November could end in a pile-up

Lucky for Republicans politics is an ever-changing game that is rarely cut-and-dried in favor of either party. If people still believe in “sure things” maybe they should ask Hillary Clinton about it. Democrats certainly have problems of their own – and there’s a long way to go until November.

Washington Post Says No Russian Influence Operations - Except For Trump

Left-leaning academics, and publications like the Washington Post, are loath to admit – even in the face of overwhelming evidence – that Democratic presidents, especially Roosevelt and Truman, were indeed penetrated and influenced by the Soviets, but they are only too happy to accuse Trump, without any evidence, of being guilty of the same charges.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If enthusiasm is key to 2018 midterms it’s time for the GOP to worry

It may not yet be time for Republicans to worry but it’s clear if they don’t improve that more elections like last week’s Pennsylvania disaster will follow. There’s still plenty of DC swamp left to drain – and they’d better get back to doing it or the base’s enthusiasm will evaporate.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How the media sold an octogenarian woman as the voice of today’s kids

No life or death issues are easy and often there are good arguments on both sides. It’s just plain arrogance on behalf of liberals like Dianne Feinstein to claim there are no reasonable alternatives to banning “assault weapons”. Political decisions have consequences indeed.

Hillary, Meet My Wife

I mentioned to my bride that Hillary Clinton remarked in an interview in India that “pressure from Republican husbands is what caused white women to vote for Trump.” I’ll have to paraphrase her response, otherwise it would be unfit to print: “Are you kidding me?” she exclaimed.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: With Trump’s populism, take the (mostly) good with the (sometimes) bad

Populism has become a dirty word but only because Trump’s critics and enemies accuse him of enslaving himself to the will of the masses. Trump’s lack of core principles is problematic at times (guns and immigration) but keeping his campaign promises, on balance, is a good thing.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats search for signs on how to bring down Trump in 2020

Odds are Joe Biden won’t get anywhere close to the presidency and neither will anyone from the epicenter of leftist angst, California. 2020, like every election, will depend on the candidates’ ability to generate sufficient enthusiasm to win a party nomination and then the general. The Democrats have an uphill climb.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un is a win-win, but only for U.S.

If I were Trump the first thing I’d do is offer Kim Jong-un a big hunk of cheese instead of an olive branch. The North Koreans aren’t interested in peace as much as the opportunity to persuade the U.S. to roll back its crippling economic sanctions. We’ll see how it all turns out.