Donald Trump

Do Nothing Congress Creating Deadly Enthusiasm Gap For GOP

While President Trump holds a 47 percent approval rating, at 29 percent Speaker Paul Ryan's abysmal approval rating is beginning to drag down the whole GOP, and especially its establishment candidates.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When it comes to hate speech the left owns all the talent in the world

Leftists don’t want a debate because they know they’d lose. The Declaration of Independence states our God-given inalienable rights include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Liberals don’t want these things – they want thought-control, income redistribution and forced equality.

Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager Film to Expose Silliness of Safe Spaces and Snowflakes

“This is a story that must be told because the future of our country literally depends on what happens on these campuses,” said Dennis Prager. “If these students don’t understand the very concept of free speech, our whole nation is in trouble.”

Can a Divided America Survive?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

America barely survived the Civil War of 1861–65, the Great Depression of 1929–39, and the rioting and protests of the 1960s. But today’s growing divides are additionally supercharged by instant Internet and social-media communications, 24/7 cable news, partisan media, and the denigration of America’s past traditions. All Americans need to take a deep breath, step back, and rein in their anger — and find more ways to connect rather than divide themselves.

Trump and the End of the Beginning

Roger Kimball, PJ Media

Success has a way of blotting out or at least marginalizing criticism. As Trump forges ahead, quietly racking up victory after victory, the yapping chihuahuas are going to appear more and more absurd to the public.  Those pups are yapping, but as the old Arab mot puts it, the caravan is nevertheless traveling on. Forecast: 10% chance of crisis, 90% chance of sun.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The left’s leaky earthen dam of hate is crumbling all around them

After this week’s events will the Democrats suddenly drop their obsession with Russia? Will the media start talking about issues and legislation rather than Trump’s latest tweets and quit branding Republicans as evil and greedy defenders of the rich? Don’t bet money on it.

Trump tries to lead on Obamacare

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Trump is trying to go on the offense, pointing to rising health insurance premiums and insurers exiting the Obamacare exchanges as the enrollee population hasn't been young and healthy enough. He is also hoping Senate Republicans help him play defense, amending the healthcare bill to neutralize some of the top Democratic talking points against it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If President Trump should fall who will lift the flag and carry on?

There will come a point – and soon – where the so-called Republican #NeverTrump opposition needs to make a choice to get behind Trump or be cut loose from the conservative movement. Then it will truly come down to a “with us or against us” proposition.

Are We Nearing Civil War?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If the president cannot rewrite Obamacare or achieve tax reform, he should not go around the country in 2018 wailing about Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer. They are not the real adversaries. They are but interchangeable parts. He should campaign against the real enemies of America First by promising to purge the deep state and flog its media collaborators.

The Endless Ironies of Donald J. Trump

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Never have so many bright people proved so dense. Never have polls and politics proved so unreliable or partisan. Never have unintended consequences so replaced predictable results. Yes, we are in chaos, but we sense also that the pandemonium is purgative of the worse that prompted it — and it is unpleasant mostly because it has so long been overdue.

AG Sessions Before The Senate Intelligence Committee: It’s A Hearing About Nothing

Today’s hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee featuring former Senator, now Attorney General, Jeff Sessions should be the last time the government of the United States allows itself to be manipulated into responding to the lies and provocations of James Comey.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How the wisdom of Ben Franklin would solve GOP's cowardly dilemma

If grassroots conservatives aren’t worried about Comey, why should congressman and senators be concerned? The GOP agenda will rise or fall with the support of Republicans already in Congress. The party has rarely enjoyed such an opportunity…if they would only take it.

Why Trump Fired Comey

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The fact that President Trump was not under investigation did not get out until Trump finally put it out himself. That was in the May 9 letter that informed FBI director Comey that he was removed from office: “I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation.” Do you suppose the desperation to tell that to the world, the exasperation over Comey’s refusal to tell it to the world, just might have been at the front of the president’s mind?

Trumping the Narrative

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

I thought that James Comey’s performance on June 8 was mostly pathetic: a whiney, grandstanding effort at self-exoneration. For most people listening, I suspect, the effort failed. Comey stood exposed as a coward for not standing up to Loretta Lynch and a selfish careerist by leaning on a friend to leak possibly classified information to the press in order to burnish his own image.

House Freedom Caucus To Ryan: Cancel August Recess

We agree with our friends in the Freedom Caucus; it’s time to go big on tax reform, and to do that Congress must work through the August recess to get a bill on the President’s desk.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOP leaders snooze as America teeters on brink of cultural dissolution

America is in trouble. At some point right must triumph over wrong. As Abraham Lincoln observed in his Second Inaugural Address, both sides can’t be right; one side must prevail. This may not yet be civil war, but culturally speaking, we’re at the threshold.

The Impeach-Trump Conspiracy

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump ran in 2016 not simply as the Republican alternative. He presented his candidacy as a rejection, a repudiation of the failed elites, political and media, of both parties. Americans voted in 2016 not just for a change in leaders but for a revolution to overthrow a ruling regime. Thus this city has never reconciled itself to Trump’s victory, and the president daily rubs their noses in their defeat with his tweets.

Trump Is Behaving More Like a Republican

Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

Trump's populist and isolationist riffs have fueled fears he would shrink America's role as the world's superpower and defender of freedom, human rights, open sea lanes, and free markets. His kind words about Russian president Vladimir Putin added to the anxiety. The opposite has happened. Trump didn't have anywhere else to go for an agenda. It had to be traditional Republican policies. There was no alternative.

James Comey: The Incredible Shrinking Man

Perhaps if James Comey had known his Rudyard Kipling a bit better he might have chosen a different metaphor for himself than Captains Courageous, like the one where Kipling said, Now, don't be angry after you've been afraid. That's the worst kind of cowardice.