Donald Trump

Truman May Have Been the Proto-Trump

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

It took a half-century for historians to concede that the feisty Truman had solid accomplishments, especially in foreign affairs. Even his vulgarity was eventually appreciated as integral to the image of “Give ’Em Hell” Harry. But if he’d had access to Twitter, or had a Robert Mueller to hound him, the loose-cannon Truman probably would have self-destructed in a flurry of ad hominem tweets. Yet in the end, Truman proved successful because of what he did — and in spite of what he said.

Trump Is Righting Wrongs of Last Admin on Iran Deal

Tony Perkins, CNS News

Starting May 8, America will be on a 90-day track to re-impose sanctions on a regime that continues to fund terrorist activities and secretly pursue a nuclear program. It also goes a long way to dismantling another one of the left's proudest accomplishments: cozying up to a nation that has neither the interest nor the intention of operating on the world's terms. We're grateful for the administration's courage in righting the wrongs of the last administration. It's a relief to have bold leaders who are willing to stand up for America's best interest – even if it means standing alone.

Trump Brings Home Christians Held By North Korea

Tony Kim,  Kim Hak-song and Kim Dong-chul were engaged in Christian missionary work in North Korea. Each of the former detainees was targeted because of his Christian faith and as a faithful Christian each was seen as an existential threat to the North Korean regime.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Tuesday’s GOP primaries could equate to more conservative troops in DC

As would be expected Tuesday’s GOP primary election results were a mixed bag for both conservatives and the establishment. Several good people ended up winning – now the hard work begins for grassroots groups to get these candidates elected and headed to the swamp next year.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Trumpism’ may be a myth but hostility to the president is very real

Questions over the meaning of “Trumpism” will continue long past Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House. Trump’s supporters believe the outsider president is bringing a refreshing new approach to efforts to drain the DC swamp; Trump’s enemies can’t bash him enough. Where’s the middle ground?

Trump shredding Obama's failed deal is just the beginning of winning in Iran

Sebastian Gorka, The Hill

The JCPOA decision is also about much more than Iran or the Middle East. It is about a non-politician who is now the most powerful man in the world and who sees things as they are, unencumbered by ideological blinders, the need for some narcissistic "legacy" or caving to the persistently wrong advice provided by the so-called experts of "the swamp." Now President Trump must use the "Pyongyang method" to ensure that Iran deems its plans untenable and so surrenders to a world where its behavior will no longer be permitted to continue.

Trump Dumps Iran Deal — Hallelujah!

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The sanctions choked the pariah regime, providing the great mass of Iranian dissenters with hope that their tormentors could be overthrown — hope that Obama had dashed in 2009, when he turned a deaf ear as the regime brutalized protesters. The JCPOA empowered the totalitarians. Trump’s exit squeezes them. For today, President Trump has reestablished that the United States and the world are more secure when we confront our enemies rather than fantasizing that they are suitable negotiating partners — even as they bray, “Death to America!”

Trump was right to kill the disastrous Iran deal

Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump’s decision does the actual opposite of showing the U.S. isn’t serious about its commitments — it communicates to the world that there’s a new sheriff in town who is going to follow through on what he says, unlike Obama (of the infamous red line in Syria). “Today’s action sends a critical message: The United States no longer makes empty threats,” Trump declared. This is an important signal to the rest of the world, and North Korea in particular, as nuclear negotiations heat up.

The Trump Land Mine

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The government, the political apparat, the media, tech, and entertainment conglomerates sought to reduce Trump to some monstrous entity deserving of hanging, stabbing, decapitation, incineration, and shooting. It sought to indict, impeach, and remove a sitting president, as the ancien régime rushed to break federal law with assumed ethical exemption — tapping, surveilling, lying, and leaking with impunity, assured that supposedly morally superior ends justified any means necessary to achieve them. In other words, the custodians of the status quo arrogantly grabbed up the Trump land mine and thought they could easily toss it away — as it has blown them sky-high.

Saved by our bold disrupter

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Trump’s approach to national security leverages America’s strengths instead of being paralyzed by potential pitfalls. He is not, like his predecessor, “leading from behind” or doing nothing under the guise of “strategic patience.” Instead, he is proving to be the same bold disrupter on the international stage that he is in domestic politics. Trump's message is: We stick with our friends, and we stick it to those who would do us harm.

'We Knew Exactly Who He Was When We Voted for Him'

Salena Zito, New York Post

The more Harry listened as the campaign went on, he explains, the better he understood that the Democrats definitely hated Donald Trump and the Republican establishment hated Trump. All the lobbyists on K Street hated Trump. The Chinese came out against him. India came out against him. Mexico came out against him. Harry says: "I figured I must have a candidate because everybody who's coming out against him are all corrupt, and he's an outsider. So, I said, 'I think I found my candidate.'"

Trump Begins To Confront The Danger Of Iran

President Trump has made the right decision to take us out of the Obama nuclear weapons deal by reimposing sanctions on Iran and assembling a broad coalition to counter the totality of the regime’s malign activities. However, those “malign activities” are not things that only occur in the Middle East, Iran is conducting a war against us right here in the United States and fighting them here needs to be part of the President's new policy.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Playing by the (senate) rules will guarantee defeat for GOP this year

In some ways rules are made to be broken. Just like with a law that’s repealed, rules outlive their usefulness and validity. Republicans would be smart to remember that bold moves – i.e. “breaking rules” – would not only help pass their agenda; the public would reward them for it too.

A vote for Don Blankenship is a vote for Chuck Schumer

Editors, Washington Examiner

“To the great people of West Virginia,” President Trump tweeted Monday morning, “we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference. Problem is, Don Blankenship, currently running for Senate, can’t win the General Election in your State...No way! Remember Alabama. Vote Rep. Jenkins or A.G. Morrisey!” If you are hoping for a Democratic Senate that will block Trump’s nominees, then vote for Blankenship. If you want to do Trump a favor, and help him appoint another Supreme Court justice in the next two years, then listen to him now and vote for the better, electable, choices.

Trump should 'just say no' to Mueller's absurd questions

Newt Gingrich, Fox News

“Just say no” is the only plausible answer to the Mueller fishing expedition. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein must finally do his job and stop Mueller from seeking to subpoena the president or take him before a grand jury. Mueller is only as outrageous and out of control as Rosenstein tolerates. So Rosenstein also has to learn from Nancy Reagan and “just say no” to Mueller’s power grab as well.

We Need More Conservative Warriors Like Jordan, Meadows, Gaetz And DeSantis

Far from being merely partisan apologists for President Trump, Reps Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows, Matt Gaetz and Ron DeSantis are reflecting what their constituents think about the Mueller investigation and the Russia collusion probe.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If chaos equals success for the Trump administration, bring on more of it

The media created narrative of “turmoil” in the White House has clearly taken hold with the public yet it remains a mystery whether it will hurt Republican candidates this year or Trump’s reelection chances in 2020. All we can do is dig below the surface to see where the truth lies.

Trump is putting the US back on top

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

It’s premature to declare the death of the foolish idea that America is in permanent decline and must accept a lower rung on the global ladder. It is already clear that American Exceptionalism is making a comeback, and you don’t have to support President Trump to appreciate the benefits of his policies. These changes are still in the early innings and could collapse in a pile of false hopes. But the fact that they are on the table and moving forward marks a dramatic turnaround from the recent certainty that the post-World War II order America had fashioned and policed was kaput.

Winter Is Coming

Moscow has steadily pursued naval expansion, with a focus on undersea capabilities. A modernization program announced in 2011 – the same time Obama stood-down the 2nd Fleet – directed more money toward submarines, producing quieter, more lethal designs. Moscow has brought online or overhauled 13 subs since 2014, now in response Trump is reactivating the 2nd Fleet.