Donald Trump

After Syrian Gassing, Trump Must Expose the Iran Deal

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The Trump administration should expose this deal in its entirety to public view now.  If that means Iran pulls out of the agreement -- as they have warned -- so be it.  The transparency is worth whatever minimal insurance against a nuclear-armed Iran might be inherent in these evanescent documents.

The Trump Evolution

Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator

The change in Trump’s Syrian position would be less remarkable were it not for its being one of many recent changes in Trumpworld and an increasing separation between the president’s current actions and his campaign rhetoric. Not even three months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the administration seems to be a very different creature from what it was on Inauguration Day, or from what it promised to be three months before that. And that’s probably a good thing.

Think Things Can’t Get Worse In Syria?

Taking out Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad would mean we are now aligned with “partners” who include assorted Sunni Sharia-supremacists – including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood – whose agenda is no less murderous and menacing than Assad’s.

Obama Advisers Suckering Trump Further Into Syrian Quagmire

If President Trump truly will not tolerate the Assad government using chemical weapons then he should take out the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center where they are made and managed, anything short of that is merely continuing the fantasies of John McCain and the halfhearted measures and follies of Barack Obama.

Any reason for nerves in Gorsuch vote today?

The good news is it looks like Republicans are finally ready to show some backbone and call the Democrats’ bluff on the filibuster. If going “nuclear” means honoring truth, respectability and the Founding Fathers’ original conception of how the system should function we should have done it long ago.

They Were Listening to Your People, Donald

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Susan Rice had the names sent around to certain Defense Department personnel, to James Clapper then-Director of National Intelligence, and to John Brennan, then-CIA Director, along with Ben Rhodes, then Rice’s deputy. Obviously there are going to be a lot of stars from the Obama years in need of lawyers. One question does bother me: how could so many Obama aides be so stupid as to eavesdrop in team Trump even after Trump won the election?

Bozell: 'Trump Has Every Right to be Furious with the Press'

Craig Bannister, CNS News

“The liberal media’s ‘nothing to see here’ approach to Susan Rice’s politically-motivated unmasking of Trump associates in sensitive intelligence material is shameful. You’d think someone who lied to the press and the American people about her role in the unmasking just two weeks ago would invite more scrutiny.”

Susan Rice somehow manages to make Benghazi cover-up seem minor

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Investigate Russia all you want. Even if that inquiry bears fruit, it will be about as scandalous as Richard Nixon going to China. But an administration actively spying on political opponents during a presidential election, unmasking U.S. citizens and then punishing them with selective leaks to the press? That is a real scandal. And a constitution crisis that raises dire questions about whether any American citizen is safe from the espionage thuggery of the politically powerful.

Journey to the Center of the Country

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

If Trump’s political agendas so far are correctives of Obama radicalism, his cultural and rhetorical agendas — Americans first, nationalism in lieu of globalization, economic and military rather than soft power, confident American ascendance rather than slow and comfortable adjustment to decline, the melting pot over the salad bowl — represent to the Democrats heretical apostasies from the entire politically correct national faith.

White House to unveil new Obamacare repeal deal Tuesday

Robert King, Washington Examiner

The White House is expected to release the text of a new proposal on Tuesday that would give states the power to opt out of certain Obamacare insurance mandates, in a major attempt to revive Obamacare repeal as early as this week.

Why Is Kim Jong-un Our Problem?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What would a true “America First” foreign policy look like? It would restore to the United States the freedom it enjoyed for the 150 years before NATO, to decide when, where, and whether we go to war. U.S. allies would be put on notice that, while we are not walking away from the world, we are dissolving all treaty commitments that require us to go to war as soon as the shooting starts.

The Russiagate Scam Will Blow Up In The Democrats’ Smug Faces

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

The end results are going to be a stronger Trump, weaker Democrats, and various Obama minions exploring new career opportunities in the exciting fields of license plate-making, large-to-small rock transformation, and artisanal pruno distilling.

What President Trump Doesn’t Get About the Freedom Caucus

What President Trump doesn’t seem to understand is that when establishment Republicans talk about “governing” and “legislating” what they really mean is growing government at a slightly slower pace or to benefit a different set of cronies than the Democrats would if they were in power.

In Defense of the Freedom Caucus

Editors, National Review

Trump’s tweet has all the hallmarks of ineffectually blowing off steam, since it’s hard to imagine the president and his supporters following through with the organizing and funding it would take to try to take out conservative members representing deep-red districts. If Trump wants to win over the Freedom Caucus — and all the other members — who opposed the health-care legislation, the first step should be obvious, if more difficult and less satisfying than popping off on Twitter: Get them a better bill.