American voters

Jim Jordan Offers His Advice For Republican Leadership

Ginni Thomas, Daily Caller

From the uprising of the Tea Party movement in 2010, to Dave Brat defeating House Majority Whip Eric Cantor in a primary, to the formation of the Freedom Caucus as a new center of gravity in the House, to John Boehner’s early dethroning, and then the 2016 upset by President Donald Trump, Jim Jordan says the American people have a message for elites in Washington: leaders shouldn't ignore them.

After the Coup, What Then?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

My guess: The reaction will be one of bitterness, cynicism, despair, a sense that the fix is in, that no matter what we do, they will not let us win. If Trump is brought down, American democracy will take a pasting. It will be seen as a fraud. And the backlash will poison our politics to where only an attack from abroad, like 9/11, will reunite us.

The Three Presidential Primaries

Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal

What the American establishment has given us the past 20 years is sex scandals, money scandals, two unwon wars, an economic collapse, an inadequate recovery, and borders we no longer even pretend to control. They think: What will you give us next, the plague? Thus there are not two presidential primary contests going on but three: “More Obama,” “Less Obama,” and “Trump.”