Donald Trump

Donald Trump Should Refuse a Mueller Interview

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Trust me, though: He has not been sweated before like he would be in a special-counsel interview. It would be a mistake to assume that because Mueller’s team overflows with Democratic partisans, they are just like the political hacks Trump jousts with all the time. These particular prosecutors are extraordinarily good at what they do. They are not going to be cowed or charmed. If Trump agrees to speak to them, he will not be able to control the direction of the questioning; and if he loses his cool and says things that are dubious or flatly untrue, they will clean his clock.

America First Triumphs in Davos

Larry Kudlow, Investor's Business Daily

Trump’s polices, in just one year, have begun to restructure the American economy. We’ve moved from “secular stagnation” (i.e., high taxes, massive regulation, huge government spending, and a disdain for business and investors) to a new private-sector incentive system that rewards success. America First came to Davos, and to all the multi-lateral globalists and multi-nationalist elites. And these CEOs, bureaucrats, and academics listened carefully to Trump’s words.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Trump masterfully set the stage for a SOTU address for the ages

All eyes are on President Trump this week to see where issue discussions will lead. It could be a battle to the death over immigration is a fight Republicans should make. One way or another the president has set the stage for what promises to be a State of the Union speech to remember.

In a Trump Hunt, Beware Mueller’s Perjury Trap

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

At bottom, this is a political issue, an issue of power, an issue of whether the Trump revolution will be dethroned by the deep state it was sent to this capital to corral and contain. If Trump is guilty of attempted obstruction, it appears to be not of justice, but of an injustice being perpetrated against him. He should be in no hurry to respond to the FBI, for time no longer appears to be on Mueller’s side.

Trump Won’t Supply Rope for His Hanging

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The media only likes Republicans when they are passive and self-defeating. They are supposed to stand still while journalists smear them, dictate their policies, and determine their defenses, if any. What the media and the deep state can’t abide in Trump is his unwillingness to substitute their judgment for his. At the root of all the frenzied coverage is the ruling class’s arrogant pining for its lost privileges. They long for a past in which Republican presidents didn’t fight back.

'America First' in Davos

Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump is neither a political philosopher nor an economic theoretician. His policy views vary from month to month and issue to issue. So, in practice, his nationalism boils down to the simple idea that the federal government ought to be serving the American people. “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris," said Trump succinctly and eloquently.

Laugh At The Democrats As They Die On Amnesty Hill

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Almost in spite of itself, the Republicans have a winning issue here, assuming they don’t revert to form and let the Squish Caucus weasel them into squandering it. Next November, the GOP is going to carpet bomb the Dems with ads asking voters to choose either the party that doubled their 401(k) or the party that wants to raise their taxes and that closes down the government to extort citizenship for illegal aliens.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: NFL’s AMVETS ad snub proves management learned nothing this season

The NFL would be doing America’s inner cities a favor by honoring the flag and those who serve it instead of denying basic free speech rights under the guise of political correctness. The days come and go but apparently Roger Goodell and company learned nothing from this season.

Trump's next challenge: Making tax cuts great again

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

The Trump tax cuts could change the conventional wisdom again, even though the most significant changes were to corporate taxation, a fact Democrats are unlikely to let the president’s working-class supporters forget. Trump and the Republicans are trying very hard to sell the tax cuts. If they fail, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ preferred tax rates could wind up with a bigger constituency.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Thanks to amnesty ‘Only in America’ now has a negative sound to it

Only in America is there a compassionate people who might grant them their wish and allow them to stay. Illegal aliens shouldn’t be angry – they should be thankful. A border wall and internal enforcement is the least Democrats should offer in exchange for permission to remain here.

Secret Newt Gingrich memo helped save Trump's agenda

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

According to Howard Kurtz’s new book “Media Madness,” the Gingrich memo was titled, “Breaking out of the Gridlock,” and aimed at recharging the Trump White House and dodging bad press. Gingrich, the architect of the 1994 “Contract With America” that gave the GOP control of Congress, suggested a four-month Trump blitz on jobs, wages, and economic growth that would prove the Republicans could get things done.

Washington: City of Hate

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The revelation of this information after all this time — if it is anywhere near as potent as people are rumoring with heads rolling, etc.—- is likely to cause more enmity, probably a great deal more. Still, we need to know. We live in a democracy — or think we do. We have no choice. We have to learn to live with the hate in order to defeat it. The memo must be published in its entirety — without redaction, whatever its results.

Did We Just Say Paul Ryan Is Right?

Ryan is right to criticize the Senate for government by train wreck, the question is what is his Senate counterpart Mitch McConnell going to do about it? One idea is to embrace President Trump’s suggestion that the Senate do away with the 60-vote rule on spending bills, thus stripping the Democrats of their power to bring the country to a halt whenever they want to pander to their Leftwing base.

Minnesota Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Phillip Parrish Gets It

Phillip Parrish, a Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate is being criticized for saying he does not consider Islam to be a faith and that it is "the antithesis of the Constitution." Finally, a national political candidate who gets the threat Islam poses to constitutional liberty.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Cheerleader in chief Trump deserves credit for great things he’s done

Leftists like those in the women’s march will continue taking to the streets to protest Trump but they’re looking more pathetic with each passing day. Republicans should keep advocating for the Trump agenda with the confidence Americans will make the right decisions come November.

Nationalism or Democracy?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

“The best test of truth,” said Oliver Wendell Holmes, “is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market.” But in our world, more and more people believe, and rightly so, that truth exists independent of whether people accept or reject it. And there are matters, like the preservation of a unique people and nation, that are too important to be left to temporary majorities to decide.

Conservatives Want Trump to Be Trump

More than 54% of conservatives responding to the FedUp PAC poll take the position that Trump “should continue to say the same thing in the same way about merit-based immigration.” Another 39% agree with Trump about the necessity of moving to merit-based immigration but say that he “should be more careful about the language he uses.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Swamp creatures fighting fiercely to preserve big government in DC

Trump shouldn’t let the Democrats off the hook. If America’s elected officials are ever going to address the nation’s issues – including the national debt – they need to stop making excuses and face reality. Neither Trump nor the process is the problem; it’s DC’s swamp mentality.

Trump’s merit-based immigration system

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Washington Times

President Trump ran for office arguing for a merit-based system that lets in the best and the brightest but turns away criminals — even if they do have a relative here. It’s a commonsense idea. After all, employers don’t roll dice when deciding who they want to hire. Our incredible military doesn’t draw straws when deciding whom to accept. But for some reason, when we’re picking new Americans — the future of this country — our government uses a randomized lottery system and chain migration.

Trump Moves to Defend Religious Rights of Doctors

David Catron, The American Spectator

In addition to expanding its Office for Civil Rights by creating the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, HHS has announced a new regulation that will protect care providers from being coerced into performing medical procedures, including abortions, that violate their consciences. The new OCR division and conscience regulation will enforce existing laws that were routinely violated or simply ignored by the bureaucrats of the Obama administration.