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Russia Gives Up on Trump and the West

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Our share of the global economy is much shrunken from Reagan's time. Our deficit is approaching $1 trillion. Our debt is surging toward 100 percent of GDP. Entitlements are consuming our national wealth. We are committed to containing the two other greatest powers, Russia and China. We are tied down militarily in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen, with the War Party beating the drums for another and larger war — with Iran. And we are sanctioning adversaries and allies for not following our leadership of the West and the world. In looking at America's global commitments, greatly expanded since our Cold War victory, one word come to mind: unsustainable.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If politics were fantasy football, Democrats would all be benchwarmers

President Trump is fortunate to have a strong “bench” full of Republican political players he can call on in times of need. The GOP “fantasy team” includes not only a dream starting lineup but also capable backups who contribute. The Democrats? They’re all hopeless benchwarmers.

Bring U.S. Forces Home from Syria

The Trump administration appears to share the belief of prior administrations that it can transform the Middle East in America’s image. But Washington’s record in the Middle East is catastrophic. It is time to bring home America’s troops.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrat lynch mob shows we have a government of fools, not laws

America is on fire because of Democrats’ zeal to trash the reputations of good people just to preserve judge-made “rights” like abortion. The United States was supposed to be a government of laws, not fools. That’s impossible to accomplish in today’s unhinged political environment.

Democrats’ smash and smear agenda reaches new heights

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Donald Trump, to 63 million Americans, was the antidote to both parties. Warts and all, he still is. Trump has created many of the dynamics that make him a lone ranger. He doesn’t always return loyalty and trusts no one as much as his own gut. Given his druthers, he would like to govern as a bipartisan president and cut deals like a Lyndon Johnson. Maybe in the next life. In this one, Trump is the only defense against the left’s smash and smear agenda. It’s either him or the deluge.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why Democrats don’t mind saying the ‘s-word’ in polite company

The ordeal Democrats are forcing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to endure reveals the utterly soulless character of today’s political opposition. When there’s a party openly advocating socialism over adherence to the Constitution only bad things happen. We’re all witnessing it right now.

D.C. swamp still reeling from Hurricane Donald

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

One of the many wonderful and spectacular things about the Trump presidency is how the mere existence of Mr. Trump in the White House causes his most rabid enemies to reflexively reveal themselves. They become their truest, most disgusting selves. So, when Hurricane Florence began gathering in the Atlantic Ocean, the press dispatched an army of reporters-turned-activists to the Carolinas so they could blame the storm on Mr. Trump, against a dramatic backdrop of staggering winds and ferocious storm waters.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: In today’s politics, ‘bipartisanship’ is for sadly-naïve wusses

You can’t blame dreamers for believing it’s still possible for Democrats and Republicans to work together to solve America’s pressing problems, but the immature antics of one party indicates otherwise. Politics isn’t exactly a collegial undertaking any longer – it’s more like Bloodsport.

Jim Jordan For Speaker By The Numbers

As we have often said, no voter in their right mind – and these polls show the conservative voters the GOP needs to win are more attuned than ever – is going to vote to continue Paul Ryan’s legacy of betrayals, lies and failures.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: What skeleton will desperate Dems dig up next to stop Kavanaugh?

Time will tell whether anything comes from Democrats’ latest desperate attempt to defeat Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. Republicans have it within their power to confirm him before the Supreme Court term begins next month; will they ignore the noise and just get it done?

When Government Becomes Everything, Everything Becomes Crazy

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

We're addicted to our belief in the primal power of our politicians. Once we believe that Trump is either the Great Satan or the Great God, it's no wonder that fringe actors on either side are willing to take extreme measures to harm or "protect" him. The only solution: We must realize that the president is merely a constitutional officer bound by the checks and balances of his role. And we must stop attributing to politics control over our lives that politics does not truly exert.

Political Correctness, Just One Tool In The Arsenal Of Sustainability

While our institutes of higher learning preach, “question authority”, they don’t actually teach questioning anything but Western Culture and its values. No longer do students debate tough issues; no one wants to take the side of the non-politically correct.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Whatever happened to good old fashioned American cultural normalcy?

America’s culture war will rage on as long as there are liberals supplying ammunition for both sides’ rhetorical weapons. Caught in the middle are average citizens who see the melee and wonder what happened to the good ‘ol days when men were men and women loved them for it.

The Democrats, the party of resistance

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., Washington Times

In 2016 The Party That Is Never Wrong won the popular vote, but it lost in the Electoral College by 304-227. Two years later, we are still wrangling about the outcome with Democrats in the FBI, the CIA, the Democratic National Committee, British Intelligence, a law firm hired by the Clintons, and the mysterious Fusion GPS claiming Russian collusion though no Russian has been found. Once again there is talk from the Democrats of a Republican president’s impeachment, though this time the Republican president might not be as nice as Richard Nixon in 1960 and 1974.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The transitive property explains Dems’ covert self-sabotage mission

Trump stands up for the flag and the “forgotten Americans” in regions of the country the ruling elites stopped thinking about long ago. There’s never any question which “team” the president roots for; it’s the one with hands over their hearts and tears of love in their eyes.

Is Chaos an Impeachable Offense?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Even the recent anonymous New York Times op-ed author offered no real explanations of what exactly Trump has done wrong that would warrant anti-democratic removal other than to concede that Trump has done things that most felt were long overdue. And he made changes in a rude and uncouth manner that the establishment did not like — just as a nude emperor in invisible clothes does not like it when an outsider observes that he is naked.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Establishment media is ringmaster to the American political ‘circus’

The “circus” atmosphere engulfing American politics is the result of a political establishment desperate to resist all forms of change and the man who’s altering the rules in Washington. To the elites, losing power means surrendering their livelihoods – they won’t go down without a fight.