Donald Trump

DC hasn’t come to grips with Trump’s presidency

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The entire North Korea episode is another example of the crisis of our democracy that led to Trump’s victory. Is our sprawling government capable of reforming itself and confronting the urgent problems of national security and the economy? Or is it so hopelessly hidebound and our politics so polarized that we can do nothing except tear ourselves apart — even as our adversaries vow to smash America into the dustbin of history?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Mitch McConnell’s ruling class chickens roosting comfortably in DC

The old saying goes “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Perhaps conservatives should purchase a few hundred pooches and have them delivered to the capitol. If the ruling class needs “friends” so badly then maybe they should look somewhere outside of politics to find them.

How Trump Won, in Two Dimensions

F.H. Buckley, Wall Street Journal

The crucial differences between the two parties in the 2016 election came down to social concerns, including pride in America, immigration, and especially moral issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The social-conservative awakening that helped elect Mr. Trump came when voters recognized that the liberal agenda amounted to something more than a shield to protect sexual minorities. It was also a sword to be used against social conservatives.

Should Trump Receive Credit for Surging Stock Prices?

Daniel Mitchell, CNS News

In my humble opinion, politicians (at least the ones who support good policy on net, and I still don’t know whether Trump is in this category) should argue for good policy because that will lead to higher per-capita income over time. And they also should say, in the interests of accuracy, that it generally takes time to see good results. Consider the lesson of the Reagan years.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Does anyone really think Mark Zuckerberg could challenge Trump in 2020?

Trump will remain controversial to many people, though four or eight years of consistent advocacy for solid policies and real results in the economy will bring people onboard. The whole notion of an independent running against him and the Democrats is a foolhardy one indeed.

How to Annihilate U.S. Socialism and Force Washington to Listen

The socialist movement eliminated Christianity in government and education because they know what our Founders knew. Only a moral society can be a free society.  Without a Christian moral foundation, America devolves into more offenses and violence, which leads to more elitists and tighter state control.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To “win” the political game, Trump must get a chance to play

The “game” is only in its opening stages and it’s next to impossible to determine who’s going to “win”. The people bet on Trump and it’s not time to make a personnel swap at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Even if we’re not yet “winning,” we certainly aren’t “losing” either.

Under Trump, Homeland Security actually gets around to securing the homeland

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Despite all the Sturm und Drang from the crazy political press, President Trump is actually making real, concrete progress toward Making America Great Again. And, shocker of shockers, he appears to be that rare political actor who is determined to actually keep the promises he made to voters. In no area is there more winning going on right now than Mr. Trump’s promised crackdown on immigration, both legal and illegal.

Robert Mueller has already destroyed his own legacy

Patricia McCarthy, American Thinker

Judas sold his soul for thirty pieces of silver. Mueller, it would seem, has sold his for...what? The untold millions he and his pals will rake in at taxpayer expense? The chance to take down an anti-establishment president no one expected to win? Does a man with Mueller's past service risk his legacy to achieve glory among those who inhabit his insulated bubble? Apparently so.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are conservatives and the GOP better off today than we were before Trump?

The most important factor in the “Are we better off?” equation is the new attitude Trump brought to the GOP and to government. The stagnation that’s plagued Washington for decades has been broken by Trump’s insistence on real results and a different way of thinking.

Vice President Pence versus President Trump on Foreign Policy

Washington should stop thinking of containment. Rather, the Trump administration should begin disengagement, devolving onto the Europeans responsibility for their defense.

After the Coup, What Then?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

My guess: The reaction will be one of bitterness, cynicism, despair, a sense that the fix is in, that no matter what we do, they will not let us win. If Trump is brought down, American democracy will take a pasting. It will be seen as a fraud. And the backlash will poison our politics to where only an attack from abroad, like 9/11, will reunite us.

Liberals’ Class Warfare on the Working Class Keeps Trump Afloat

John Fund, National Review

Donald Trump won because he recognized the nature of that class war and appealed to those who were being hurt by it. Democrats aren’t likely to win back the voters they’ve lost until they realize that many of those voters won’t even listen to them if there isn’t a truce in the class war they see being waged against them.

No ID Theft Or Illegal Voting Going On Here Folks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Department of Justice has busted a scheme to produce false identification documents through the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Some of the false identities and addresses were used to fraudulently register to vote in the City of Boston.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Everything the media ever wanted to know they learned in preschool

The establishment media is kind of like preschoolers in a classroom. They wander around, completely oblivious to the storm going on outside. To them, their entire world is confined within their four walls. The leaders lead, the followers follow and the whiners whine.

Is America on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown or Civil War?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

We are clearly on the edge of something explosive. The number of leaks is astronomical and they seem to come from everywhere, including our intelligence agencies, the FBI, and inside the White House. When the most important law enforcement agency in our country lies and leaks, as it has more than once now, something is truly wrong.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Talk of GOP civil war has Trump-bashers digging holes in preparation

Trump will continue to have his detractors and if there is a “civil war” in the GOP, the first shot will certainly come from the establishment side. If these elites keep it up they’ll have more than enough volunteers to dig a huge hole and throw the entire Republican Party into it.

Lawyers, witches, broomsticks, and the swamp

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

An ambitious special counsel can keep a client paying out for years, and the U.S. government is the best client of all because it’s a bottomless pit of cash, easy for the plucking. Mueller has only to worry that the president could do a Comey on him. Sacking a special prosecutor, or counsel, might be suicide for a president, but Donald Trump is unpredictable.