Donald Trump

Paul Ryan’s Betrayals Define Trump’s 100 Days

As well-intentioned and committed to his agenda as President Trump may be, he has failed to grasp that Paul Ryan is the author of these failures not because he is an inept Speaker, but because he is on the other side.

‘Science’ Know-It-Alls on the March

William Murchison, The American Spectator

It is impossible, in public discourse, to doubt the reality of climate change. Actually no one doubts a phenomenon proved by dinosaur bones and the cliffs of the Grand Canyon. The argument ought not to be over whether but what to do. A lot? How much? With what tools and weapons, and on what schedule?

Grassley follows the money to find source of ‘dodgy dossier’

Dan Boylan, Washington Times

Grassley is 83 years old and has been in the Senate since 1981. His career in Washington began in 1975 when he served in the House of Representatives. During 42 years in Washington, the Iowan has endured Watergate, the Iran-Contra affair, the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, Valerie Plame and Benghazi. For him, the dossier presented a Washington-style follow-the-money angle that investigators needed to pursue. The real question remains: Who paid Mr. Steele for the material?

Is Trump on Track in His First 100 Days?

Ken Blackwell, CNS News

A few months ago, the usual pundits said a Trump presidency was impossible. But voters had a different idea. Now we have a president who is leading from the front and delivering strong, practical, and conservative government that serves all of us.

Pat Buchanan's ideas won after all, but is it too late?

Tim Alberta, Politico Magazine

Buchanan has spent decades researching and thinking and writing about the threat he believes recent immigrants pose to America’s identity, and he comes to the subject armed with reams of statistics and arguments grounded in his reading of history. “But this,” Buchanan says, “is the last chance for these ideas.”

Trump vs. Obama: A Study in Contrasts

Roger Kimball, PJ Media

There is at work a machinery of ontological depreciation. It almost doesn't matter what Trump does. The operative policy of the MSM is to meet his actions with hostility where possible, contemptuous negligence where hostility is not advisable.

100 Days: Trump climbs the learning curve

Editors, Washington Examiner

Inexperience and novelty have been defining characteristics of President Trump's first three months in office, both for better and for worse. He has made rookie mistakes and proven malleable, even credulous to bad arguments. But, to good effect, his flexibility has dragged him away from some bad ideas, and there are signs that his could be a sharply pragmatic administration.

Shattered: The Book That Explains The Real Reasons Why Hillary Lost

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign the just-out book by respected political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes tells the truth about how and why sure winner Hillary Clinton went down to a defeat that still has Washington reeling.

Pence Optimism About Islam And Indonesia Misplaced

Vice President Pence's remarks in Indonesia painted what is at best a misleading picture of the facts on the ground. Let’s hope that behind the scenes the Vice President and President Trump’s national security team know what’s really going on in the world’s most populous Muslim country.

Will Donald Trump Start the Second Korean War?

There is no magic solution to the North Korea Problem. But military action should be a last resort, reserved for preempting a direct and imminent threat that doesn’t presently exist. Washington must avoid triggering the Second Korean War.

Is O'Reilly's Firing Really About Trump?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The timing of the attacks on O'Reilly -- who everyone knew for years was not a saint, sort of like Bill Clinton and half the stars in Hollywood we hear pontificating on a daily basis -- is also far from coincidental.  O'Reilly, although he pretended to even-handedness (no journalist is), was one of Trump's most staunch defenders in the media, arguably his most powerful one. For the "Resistance," he had to go.

A Trump Alliance Strategy

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

The Mattis-McMaster foreign policy taking shape looks like a flexible strategy born of military experience in fast, fluid circumstances—our world. It is based on both formal and mobile alliances with partners willing to use diplomatic, financial, political and, if necessary, military pressure to establish stable outcomes. The word “abandon” doesn’t fit here.

Time To Reveal Obama’s Secret Side Deals With Iran

If President Trump and Secretary Tillerson don’t expose the truth about Obama’s secret side deals with Iran, Americans will remain in the dark, not only about what commitments to Iran Obama bound us to, but whether the Trump administration has been honest when they said Iran is complying with the deal and that there would be a break with Obama’s dangerous policy of appeasing the Islamist terrorist state.

This Beltway insider is in charge of hiring for the Trump administration

When the White House announced John DeStefano’s appointment, CHQ Chairman Richard A Viguerie said, “Those who hoisted the pirate flag and joined the Trump team when he was at 2 percent in the polls . . . must wonder what the devil is going on,” and called the choice a “major impediment” to Trump’s goals. And it remains so by every indication one can detect from a recent article in The Washington Post.