Donald Trump

Trump Makes The DC Establishment Crazier Every Day

So, who’s crazy? President Trump, who is trying to undo the national security disasters shady Senator Bob Corker facilitated on behalf of Barack Obama, or establishment Republicans, like Michael Gerson, who take the side of the shady Senator from Tennessee?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Obamacare war simply won’t be won by McConnell leading from behind

Mitch McConnell may believe history and the public is in his corner but Americans are on the side of a government staying within the bounds of the Constitution and refraining from interfering in their lives. There’s only one way to win a war and it’s not by leading from behind.

Is War With Iran Now Inevitable?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

We do not live there. Few Americans are aware of what is going on there. Even fewer care. Our erstwhile allies in the Middle East naturally want us to fight their 21st-century wars, as the Brits got us to help fight their 20th-century wars. But Donald Trump was not elected to do that. Or so some of us thought.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Colin Kaepernick’s day in collusion court won’t help the NFL with its fans

Unless NFL players can articulate what their end-goal is in all of this, they’ll continue to be shunned and the game will suffer irreparable damage. Colin Kaepernick’s “collusion” lawsuit isn’t going to help matters – and time is running out for the purveyors of protest to figure it out.

Trump Faithfully Executes Obamacare; Media, Democrats Go Nuts

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

What Trump has actually done is end the illegal payoffs without which insurance companies have no rational choice but to jack up premiums or flee the Obamacare exchanges. The culprits here are the charlatans who gave us Obamacare. To portray Trump as the bad guy is not merely fake news. It’s an out-and-out lie.

Trump gives Congress a kick in the rear to finally act on health care

John Fund, Fox News

President Trump can follow up on his cancellation of the bailout to Big Insurance by telling members of Congress his next step will be to zero out their exemption, an action which would throw both members and staff on the individual ObamaCare exchanges. Now that would finally put a fire under Congress for real action.

Trump’s One Step At A Time Iran Policy Fails

President Trump’s step-by-step approach to trying to repair the follies of Obama’s nuclear weapons deal with Iran looks good on paper. However, it fails because to succeed it relies upon two feckless partners: the U.S. Congress and our European allies.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Dems scan the heavens for signs of Russian Sputnik raid on '18 elections

The truth is grassroots backers of all stripes are becoming increasingly suspicious of the establishment elites of both parties, leaders who talk a good game and make loads of promises but never deliver on anything substantive. It’s so rotten not even blaming the Russians would work.

Reagan Was Mocked and Underestimated, Too

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Reagan was, as Trump claimed to be, an anti-interventionist. Reagan had no wish to be a war president. His dream was to rid the world of nuclear weapons. This does not sound like Trump in October 2017. Steve Bannon may see the 25th Amendment, where a Cabinet majority may depose a president, as the great threat to Trump. But it is far more likely that a major war would do for the Trump presidency and his place in history what it did for Presidents Wilson, Truman, LBJ and George W. Bush.

Trump Sticks an Executive Order in Obamacare

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

And for those Never Trump conservatives, that it was the populist-nationalist president acting to make reality a key piece of conservative policy that the GOP establishment couldn’t muster its own Senate membership for has to be something of a wakeup call. Trump’s move Thursday is as much a repudiation of what passes for Beltway conservatism as it is a victory for conservative policy, and perhaps it’s time for the Capitol creatures to get the message and work with him on things like tax reform they also purport to be for.

It's 1968 All Over Again

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In the past, any crisis that did not destroy the United States ended up making it stronger. But for now, the fight grows over which is more toxic — the chronic statist malady that was eating away the country, or the new populist medicine deemed necessary to cure it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Were the old days of male-only Boy Scouts too much of a good thing?

If our diseased culture includes the Boy Scouts now admitting girls and pro athletes simply refusing to stand during the national anthem, a big chunk of the population will decide it ain’t worth having their kids involved in these endeavors at all. Everyone loses; no one wins.

Trump Finally Gets His ‘Travel Ban’ Victory

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The Court not only dismissed as moot the challenge to the administration’s restrictions on travel to the United States by aliens from six countries. Critically, the Court also vacated lower-court rulings that had upheld injunctions against the travel restrictions.

Message v. Messenger: The Trump Enigma

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

It is likely that there is a 50/50 chance that the unpredictable and irascible Trump and policies will achieve in the not so distant future a sustainable 3 percent annual rate of GDP growth, a reform of the tax code, a systematic dismantling of onerous government regulations through executive orders, a restoration of U.S. deterrence abroad, another conservative Supreme Court justice, and a return to legal, measured, and meritocratic immigration—and thus even more hysteria and hatred of Trump, the person, from policy supporters and opponents alike.

On Iran Trump’s Advisors Offer Dumb And Dumber Options

The inevitable result of continuing to falsely certify that Iran is in compliance with the nuclear weapons deal, and allowing their continued nuclear weapons and missile development cooperation, is an anti-American world dominated by two nuclear-armed rogue states; North Korea and Iran.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Gerrymandering is latest Democrat ploy to delegitimize the system

Gerrymandering is just the latest convenient excuse liberals are using to make it seem like the electoral system is biased against them. Democrats’ attempt to federalize everything won’t change the fact the party is dying at the local level. No Supreme Court ruling will fix it.

Dear Senator Bob Corker: Please Go Now

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

Corker’s behavior is exactly what is wrong with the GOP Establishment. It explains exactly why Breitbart’s Steve Bannon is out there on a mission to get people like this out of the Senate. It explains why Judge Roy Moore won that Alabama Senate GOP primary. More to the point, it explains exactly why Donald Trump is in the White House in the first place.

Trump Embraces the Culture War

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

In the culture wars, Trump has rejected compromise or capitulation and decided to defend the ground on which his most loyal folks stand. People who stand by you in a fight are not all that common in politics. When Trump exhibits this quality, he receives in reciprocity the kind of loyalty even his enemies concede he has.

Conservative Outsider Senate Candidates Breaking Fundraising Records

While fundraising support for the Republican establishment is drying-up due to the failure of Capitol Hill’s Republican leaders to produce on their campaign promises, two of the most promising Republican outsiders, Indiana’s Mike Braun and Wisconsin’s Leah Vukmir, are reporting record-breaking support.