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.

Rand Paul Stands Against Warmongers And Torturers

Principled liberty-minded Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has announced that he will oppose the nominations Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel, Trump’s choice for Secretary of State and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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.

Larry Kudlow For White House Economic Advisor

Larry Kudlow’s personal relationship with President Trump, his credibility with conservatives and Republicans on and off Capitol Hill, and most importantly, his ability to channel President Trump instead of trying to impose his own ideas make him the ideal candidate for the job of Chairman of the National Economic Council – we strongly urge the President to select Mr. Kudlow for the position without delay.

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.

Why the Democrats Made Such an Idiotic Tax Proposal

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

With the economy roaring as it hasn't in decades, the stock market at all-time highs, and unemployment (including for blacks and Hispanics) at all-time lows, the Democrats have just proposed to "fix things" by raising taxes. Only someone as terminally frozen in 1968 as Bernie Sanders, who has emerged as the spokesperson for the proposal, could think of this as anything less than economic suicide.

Why Democrats Would Lose the Second Civil War, Too

Kurt Schlicter, Townhall

Do I think there will be a civil war? No, but there could be. This is the Age of Black Swans, and anything is possible – we could easily see the country split into red and blue. Civil war is unlikely, but never underestimate Democrat stupidity and hatred. Democrats are 0-1 in insurrections, and if they went for another round, they would be 0-2. It’s a matter of terrain, numbers, and morale.

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.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: White men can’t jump and black folks can’t swim – shouldn’t we just laugh?

The world would be a better place if we could occasionally laugh and joke the way Deion Sanders did the other day at the NFL combine. There will always be occasions to treat certain subjects seriously – but if we’re to survive as a people maybe we’d just better smile and get over it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Hey Donald Trump, how can we get you to be more like Ronald Reagan?

We all know Trump is no Ronald Reagan, nor can he ever expect to be thought of in the same light as the man who saw America as the “Shining City on a Hill.” That said, Trump deserves the leeway to achieve his own vision of making America great again. I think we should give it to him.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats won’t defeat GOP in November but complacency just might

To immunize GOP voters from the lethal complacency bug the party must run strong conservative candidates, not just rubber-stamps who will march to Mitch McConnell’s drumbeat and fail to fight for Trump’s agenda. We need boat-rockers seeking to annihilate the status quo.

The Democrats ponder a second McGovern fling

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

With so many Democrats having heard the voice of the people buzzing in their ears, every candidate will be tripping over each other to prove that he’s more liberal than thou. When the party sobers up it will be too late. The Democrats are making the mistake they made once before, when they allowed the late George McGovern, a good but wrong-headed man, and his peaceniks to pull the party so far to the left that it fell off the side of the mountain. Years went by before the damage was repaired. The left is once more making all the noise in the party, raising most of the money, and intimidating the serious and the plausible.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Tariff debate irks the intellectuals but Americans may take to the idea

The jury’s still out on the validity of trade protectionism. History seems to support many sides of the argument, but they can’t all be right. Perhaps President Trump is correct in saying it’s time for a change; either way it appears the swampy status quo is on its way out.

Against Fake Civility

Kurt Schlicter, Townhall

Civility is not a sign of weakness when a system of reasoned debate is in effect. But it is a sign of weakness, and will be taken as such by our enemies, when we cling to civility because we are too weak and afraid to admit the awful truth, that we are no longer a society ruled by reason but by power. You want a civil society again? Good – so do I. But the way to get it is not to surrender. It is to defeat those who want to crush you with lawless rulings by leftist judges, with economic warfare launched by woke corporations, and by the steady erosion of the rights your Creator granted you.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Should conservatives worry about Trump’s wobbly gun views?

Truth is, there are lots of things in Washington today causing Americans to do a double-take. President Trump is clearly interested in furthering the conversation on guns and willing to accept whatever Congress comes up with as long as it’s reasonable. For the rest? Wait and see.

Hope Hicks and the truth of little white lies

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

White lies are the lubricant of civility, the secret to happy marriages. The problem is that the swamp snakes around here have coopted “white lies” into a means for smearing good people, dodging responsibility and shamelessly seeking personal political gain off the senseless murders of 17 people — mostly children — in a school massacre. This blurring of the line between white lies and rank black lies is the first delusion of these people around here.

Chris McDaniel Announcement Sets Mississippi GOP Senate Primary

"We've lost our way as a people and the party, the party of Taft ... the Party of Reagan... has lost its way as well," our friend state Senator Chris McDaniel said in his announcement remarks. "The Tafts and Goldwaters are the heart of the GOP, not the McCains and Lindsey Grahams."

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Conservatives hope Hicks story won’t stall momentum of Trump agenda

The media will never cease complaining about the way Trump handles communications – or anything else the outsider non-politician who now occupies the Oval Office does. Critics are a dime a dozen in the swamp; what really counts is what’s getting done right before our eyes.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: It’s never too early to work for the second term of Donald Trump

With his early declaration of intention to run again in 2020 President Trump demonstrated he’s all-in on his agenda and committed to making America great again. In doing so Trump proved he’s a man of action and resolve. It’s time we got to work to ensure he gets his second term.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Divided Dems primed and ready to massively flunk 2018 midterm exams

One way or another both parties have a lot to contemplate ahead of this year’s midterms. The Republicans have their retirements and #NeverTrumpers, but the Democrats are battling over something much larger and potentially more destructive -- a fight over the soul of the party.