Donald Trump

Obamacare: Time for Trump to Back up His Bluster

David Catron, The American Spectator

It is fully within Trump's power to halt illegal subsidies to insurers, order his Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) to dismantle the law’s regulatory foundation, and eliminate Congress’s special dispensation from Obamacare. It’s time for the President to stop tweeting and start whacking the D.C. establishment over the head with a two-by-four.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Is there anyone left in the White House to Make America Great Again?

Trump gains nothing by moving away from the promises he made during last year’s campaign. The purge of people like Gorka and Bannon in his administration isn’t helping him win over critics and is only leading to disastrous policy switches that could damage him further.

Elites to Trump: Stand Still While We Punch You

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Members of the ruling-class commentariat have called Trump a “sociopath,” said that he isn’t “fit to be human,” smeared him as a racist Nazi-coddler, and hurled countless other fanatical insults at him. And they wonder why he talks about them disparagingly at rallies? All of this empty outrage is nothing more than a temper tantrum from a group of hopelessly entitled phonies who can dish it out but can’t take it.

Trump needs to to facilitate a GOP leadership change

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

There’s a reason Republicans control the House and the Senate and the White House. Americans want action on Mr. Trump’s agenda and the most basic of conservative issues: improving the economy, jobs, domestic and national security. Finger-pointing is not what the American people voted for. For Mr. Trump’s agenda to be pursued, he needs leadership partners in Congress. It’s time Mr. Trump used his considerable influence with the American public and his own party to help facilitate a leadership change.

Could October 12 Decide The Future Of The Conservative Movement?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
On October 12 I am holding my first (and maybe only) direct mail/marketing seminar. In my opinion, the next three years offer an unprecedented opportunity for conservative organizations to grow and I want to share my insights with as many conservatives as possible.

CMR Report: President Trump’s Guidance Will Direct Officials to End Obama Transgender Policies

President Trump has apparently issued guidance to ensure that limited military resources will not be misused to indulge transgender demands and theories that are contradicted by biological realities, science, and common sense.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Cultural adversity reveals a lot of weird stuff about today’s America

The world is transforming right before our eyes and many of those changes are being caught in real time thanks to the invention of the smartphone. It’s often said adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it; but in our device driven American culture, adversity’s exposing a lot of really weird stuff.

While They Rage, Trump Builds

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

Doubtless there are many things to criticize about Donald Trump. But being racist isn’t among those things. What infuriates his critics—but at the same time affords them so many opportunities to bathe in the gratifying fluid of their putative moral superiority—is that Trump refuses to collude in the destructive, politically correct charade according to which “racism” is the nearly ubiquitous cardinal sin of white America. He is having none of that, and his refusal to go along with the attempted moral blackmail is driving his critics to distraction.

Donald Trump's Problematic Device

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

President Donald Trump is in trouble again with his Moral Superiors. His problem, of course, is that he cannot throttle his B.S. Detector. Trump it seems at some point in life acquired a B.S. Detector that has usually served him well. The Detector sounds an alarm when it perceives B.S., and during the Charlottesville disruptions it went wild. Every time the Mainstream Media or a political figure (usually a Democrat) began vituperating against only one side in a manifestly two-sided conflict, Trump’s B.S. Detector could not be ignored.

CNN’s Big Secret -- journalists really don't like Trump

James Freeman, Wall Street Journal

CNN host Brian Stelter said, "President Trump’s actions and inactions in the wake of Charlottesville are provoking some uncomfortable conversations, mostly off the air if we’re being honest." There is certainly a question of just how uncomfortable CNN has been about raising issues related to President Trump’s health and character. “My impression is that since President Trump’s inauguration, there’s been a lot of tiptoeing going on,” added Brian Stelter.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Cracks in base support will widen quickly if Trump ignores his promises

Donald Trump has thus far exhibited a remarkable ability to assess the mood of the voters and act on it. But Trump cannot take it for granted that his supporters will back everything he does. The base may be solid for now, but conservatives still expect him to keep his word.

Bannon's exit – what does it mean for Trump's agenda?

Chad Groening, OneNewsNow.com

CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie said "[His departure is] concerning not just because Steve Bannon's a great asset to our cause, but it's also beginning to allow us to connect the dots," he begins. "Democrats seem to be taking over the White House – [attorney Michael] Cohen, the daughter and son-in-law, General Kelly," the conservative icon observes. "Republicans have been leaving: Spicer, Reince, Bannon, General Flynn, KT McFarland."

At Phoenix Rally Trump Strongly Suggests that Sheriff Joe Will Be Pardoned

Debra Heine, PJ Media

Without making a definite commitment, President Donald Trump strongly suggested during his campaign-style rally in Phoenix Tuesday night that he will pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Trump told the large, enthusiastic crowd that he couldn't do it at the rally because it would "cause controversy," but insisted that "Joe can feel good."

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say Media Trying to Destroy Trump, Nation May Be Heading to Civil War

Conservatives believe that the media’s unrelenting and unfair attacks on President Trump and other conservatives “are pushing America to a civil war” according to a poll by FedUp PAC.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Liberals drop Russia obsession to home in on Trump’s legitimacy

Media liberals might be taking a break from bloviating over Russia but in the interim they have found an issue that is not only attention-grabbing to the average American, but also more potent towards achieving what they’re ultimately after – the total destruction of the Trump presidency.

Is Trump’s Agenda Being Eclipsed?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Today we hear talk of upping and extending the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, of confronting Iran, of sending anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to Ukraine to battle pro-Russia rebels in the east. Can the new custodians of Trump’s populist-nationalist and America First agenda, the generals and the Goldman Sachs alumni association, be entrusted to carry it out?

Trump's post-Charlottesville ratings confound his naysayers

James Freeman, Wall Street Journal

It is striking that after much of the media labored so hard last week to try to tie Mr. Trump to white supremacists, the public doesn’t seem to be buying it. In what was portrayed as perhaps his worst week in office, the RealClearPolitics average shows a slight improvement in his weak approval ratings.

The U.S. Navy’s Dangerous Attrition

A lot of our current officers are not necessarily the most talented people who joined the Navy prior to and during the Obama years, rather, they are the “best” of those who felt comfortable in the political and social environment Obama fostered.