Donald Trump

DC in Chaos

Robert Verbruggen, The American Conservative

To be sure, this is hardly the first time DC has reeked of dysfunction. Only time will tell if Republicans can get it together like the Democrats did eight years ago to pass Obamacare. But the early signs are not encouraging, and that dog-that-caught-the-mail-truck cliché seems more apt by the day.

Trump's big-government fixes are giving conservatives indigestion

Gabby Morrongiello, Washington Examiner

Trump's hour-long speech was an ode to the populist working-class supporters who helped put him in office, but included headache-inducing ideas for some ultra-conservative lawmakers who spent the last eight years haranguing his predecessor for expanding the scope of government.

Trump Admin Quietly Gives Illegal Immigrants Work Permit Extensions

Alex Pfeiffer, Daily Caller

The White House has overall been enacting Trump’s tough-on-immigration campaign promises. DHS has ordered the construction of a border wall and has removed constraints placed by the Obama administration on Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The Washington Post reported Friday that illegal immigrants have begun to leave the U.S. voluntarily.

Trump is Right: Obama Monitored the Communications of Political Opponents

Having been caught in 2015 in what was a major breach of the laws governing collection of intelligence on what are referred to as “US persons” Obama didn’t cease and desist; he refined his techniques and deployed them against the Trump campaign and transition.

It’s Trump’s Party Now

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Tuesday’s speech established Trump as the man in charge. But how loyal to him and his program will be the “deep state,” which dominates this city that gave Trump only 4 percent of its votes and, paranoically, believes him to be an agent of Vladimir Putin? The Trump-Beltway wars have only just begun.

On the eve of the insurrection

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The Democrats call their scorched-earth attacks on the new president “the resistance.” But it is accurately described as “an insurrection.” They’re determined to destroy a duly elected president of the United States, by resignation or impeachment if they can, and if that doesn’t work, maybe something more sinister will be employed. We’ve never before seen anything like this. We’re sailing in uncharted water.

The Democrats Abandon the Ship of State

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

Congressional Democrats have two options now. Option one is to stay the course of mass resistance. This option assumes that Tuesday evening’s President Trump will revert soon to Mr. T, the combative street-fighter. Option two is get out of the streets and get in the game Mr. Trump offered them in his speech. More likely is that the Schumer-Warren Democrats will spend two years listening to the resurrected voice from their past: “Hell no, we won’t go.”

How To Attend A #SpiritOfAmerica Rally This Saturday

We strongly urge CHQ readers to attend a #SpiritofAmerica rally in their area, you can locate them through the Main Street Patriots website, and if there isn’t one in your area, you can still show your support by organizing an impromptu street corner flag and sign waving demonstration, much as many people did to show support for President Trump during the campaign.

Time for U.S. To Leave Afghanistan

It would be wonderful if the U.S. could create a liberal future for Afghans who desire to escape the past. But that task is beyond Washington’s capabilities and cannot justify expending more American lives and monies.

Trump musn't let up on Obamacare repeal and replace

Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump's address to Congress on Tuesday was uncharacteristically steady and on message. This is the virtue he will need to show if he's going to get serious policy wins, especially the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Dropping the ball and leaving Obamacare intact would be disastrous, politically and for the healthcare of the nation.

Trump Mute on Moral Issues

Bill Donohue, CNS News

The problem with Trump's speech is that it only spoke about missiles and markets, never citing morality. This is popular with many Republicans, whose only goals are making money and protecting national security. But without demonstrating a concern for the moral order, the two "M's" of missiles and markets are an insufficient condition of the good society: the third "M," morality, must be added if success is to be achieved.

The Pantsuit Rebellion

James Freeman, Wall Street Journal

Tuesday was a rough night for the resistance, and not just because Donald Trump gave the finest speech of his career. The movement also suffered grievous self-inflicted wounds in its continuing campaign to destroy the nation’s 45th president. Democratic donors are no doubt beginning to ask themselves why they signed on for another era of Nancy Pelosi’s leadership of their party in the House.

Conservatives Urge President Trump To Act To Protect Religious Freedom

Saying “Naming the problem is the first step toward addressing it” the letter commended President Trump for identifying the threat, however, the letter also called attention to the ongoing threats to religious liberty that can only be reversed by Presidential action.

FedUp PAC Poll: Trump Speech a Home Run with Conservatives

Conservatives are impressed and encouraged by President Trump’s first speech to Congress, according to a poll by FedUp PAC. President Trump’s speech addressed the priority issues for conservatives, with 92% saying that the President covered issues very important to them.

Trump speech leaves Democrats befuddled, in ruins, with question marks

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

There were so many protests on the Democratic side of the aisle, it was hard to keep track. Even the Democrats seemed confused about what they were protesting. Rep. Joseph Crowley, New York Democrat, wore an giant pin protesting, well, not sure exactly what. It simply featured a large question mark.

Trump's best day as president

Editors, Washington Examiner

There were several particular policies Trump embraced but which we reject, and we regret some of his omissions, such as spending restraint. But it was uplifting and a relief to see the country's new president rise to the occasion, and give a speech that was both fitting to the office and bears comparison with the orations of his predecessors.

Only One Thing Missing From President Trump’s Speech Before Congress

While churlish Democrats are still grieving over the lost election and trying to make phony charges of Russian hacking into a special prosecutor-worthy scandal, President Trump boldly and eloquently called Americans to think about the future.