Donald Trump

Trump’s Original Sin

Steve Bannon's "60 Minutes" interview provided one sentence that explained most of President Trump's difficulties; “48 hours after we won” a fundamental decision was made to embrace the establishment because Trump needed to “govern.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection prospects already plain for all to see

If Donald Trump continues to push the right political buttons – and Republicans in Congress actually move forward on the agenda he articulated during last year’s campaign – he will win over more voters and his current popularity numbers won’t be a problem.

Wisconsin Conservatives Uniting Behind Leah Vukmir For US Senate

Wisconsin’s Far-Left Senator Tammy Baldwin has been ripe for a conservative challenge since the day she walked on to the Senate Floor – and in state Senator Leah Vukmir it looks like Baldwin is about to get the principled conservative opponent needed to build on the Trump victory in Wisconsin and flip that Senate seat from blue to red.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Betsy DeVos and Hillary Clinton -- a Tale of Two Washington Women

It used to be the Constitution brought Americans together but that’s no longer true. These days, as Betsy DeVos demonstrated, returning to our country’s founding principles only brings one scorn, condemnation and evil wishes from people who use the system for their own aims.

We may be witnessing a turning point in the Trump presidency

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Trump's outsider, pragmatic perspective can now work in his favor. If he can find both common ground and real solutions, we might look back one day and see a more bipartisan approach to governing as the one silver lining of the weather calamities of 2017.

Where is Trump popular? And what does that mean for 2018?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Overshadowing all the numbers is the possibility that Trump's ratings might not work in the same way as earlier presidents. Are his low ratings -- lower than his predecessors at this point -- as bad as they look, or should they be viewed differently? "Trying to compare Trump numbers with prior presidents at this point is very difficult, particularly given that he started with 60 percent unfavorable on election night," Republican pollster David Winston told me last month.

DACA: Trump Does the Full Obama on Prosecutorial Discretion

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Obama disingenuously invoked “prosecutorial discretion” when, in reality, he was choosing not to enforce congressional statutes to which he objected on policy grounds. Now, prompted by Pelosi, Trump has reaffirmed Obama’s prosecutorial-discretion sleight of hand. In fact, Trump’s action is arguably worse — yet another instance of the folly of announcing policy via Twitter and its 140-character limits (including exclamation points!).

The Week Donald Trump Restored the Republic

Joel Pollak, Breitbart

Amidst all the worrying about how divided our country is, a new feeling is beginning to emerge, a sense of a society and a government that are actually working. Some of that is due simply to the resilience and decency of ordinary Americans, on full display in Texas. But some of that is because of Trump. How ironic that the great “disruptor” of our political system is turning out to be the leader who is restoring it — and, soon, public faith in it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Could the best option on North Korea be to simply do nothing?

If some politician out there has a better solution than the man on the street to the North Korea situation, we’d all like to hear it. In the meantime Americans simply want their towns and cities protected and their sons and daughters to remain safely away from any military conflict.

Trump Dumps the Do-Nothing Congress

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If democracy, as Freedom House contends, is in global retreat, one reason may be that, in our new age, legislatures, split into hostile blocs checkmating one another, cannot act with the dispatch impatient peoples now demand of their rulers. In the days of Henry Clay and Daniel Webster, Congress was a rival to even strong presidents. Those days are long gone.

One Down 40 – 50 To Go

Rep. Charles Dent a leader of the RINO Tuesday Group is retiring. Our take on the Tuesday Group is 1 down, 40 – 50 to go, they are each guilty until proven innocent by their votes, so primary them all.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Could trained chimps help Donald Trump more than Ryan and McConnell?

Donald Trump seems driven by a determination to “Make America Great Again” by making everything shine just like one of his skyscrapers. Republican leaders could work effectively with the president if they only understood what really motivates him. Will they ever learn?

There Is No Such Thing As a 'Deserving DREAMer'

Michelle Malkin, Townhall

The left-wing DREAM racket is a self-perpetuating political marketing machine. Its primary contribution to American society? Lashing out at how cruel, racist, ignorant and ungrateful the rest of us are for not bowing down before the hallowed angel children of the Obama administration's amnesty program.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Americans expect more than fumbled fair catch of Trump’s DACA punt

Should Republicans bow to the will of the Democrats and all of the scaremongers on the DACA/amnesty issue they’ll suffer politically. The base merely asks for immigration policy to be set by Congress and enforced by the executive. Trump’s order on Tuesday only reinforces it.

Trump schools Obama on U.S. Constitution

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Mr. Obama’s blithe ignorance and selfish disregard of the Constitution was laid bare by a comprehensive study earlier this year that revealed that the Great Constitutional Law Lecturer had been rebuked by the Supreme Court more than any president in at least 70 years. And that was because the professors conducting the study only went back 70 years. And now, after eight years of Mr. Obama wagging his big legal finger at “Stupid America,” we finally have a president who actually understands the Constitution and means to uphold it.

Two Resistances

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Millions of the resistance, as the nation learned in 2016, apparently can express misgivings about Trump while expressing their greater misgivings about the alternatives to him — especially those candidates of both parties whom they have both voted for and against in the past. And they have become sorely disappointed for having done either.

President Trump Must Take Charge on Tax Reform

David Limbaugh, CNS News

I would respectfully urge President Trump to approach tax reform wholly differently than he did with health care reform. I'd love it if he would read Jack Kemp's book, become a true believer — even more than he is now — and take the lead role in shaping and driving this legislation through Congress. If he doesn't stake out a firm policy position, he will have no credibility or leverage to push congressional foot-draggers.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump leaves little doubt who’s really in charge in the White House

In the coming weeks Congress will take up tax reform and a number of important items on the Make America Great Again agenda. General John Kelly and the West Wing Democrats may try to “moderate” the administration, but Donald Trump is the one who’s really in charge.