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Outsiders vs. Insiders: George H.W. Bush’s death leaves conservatives reminiscing and wondering

Political scholars are only starting to decipher the lasting political legacy of George H.W. Bush. His death may speed deliberations but it will be years before Bush’s full impact is appreciated (or condemned). For now, it’s enough to say Bush was a fine man and dedicated public servant.

How Trump Can Translate His Policy Successes into Political Success

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

When Trump campaigns and holds rallies, he is the rare politician who sincerely uses a plural possessive pronoun of endearment to talk of Americans as “our farmers,” “our soldiers,” “our miners,” and “our workers.” His speeches about reviving the deindustrialized Midwest show more empathy than the usual boilerplate from free-trade libertarians or social-welfare liberals. Trump does not have to win over all minority voters and suburbanites. He just needs to recalibrate his messaging and reemphasize his solid achievements, reminding those he has benefited how and why he has helped them — and why he is not the ogre so often stereotyped in the media.

A little hysteria can make the news go down

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

When frighteners are revealed as fakes, there need not be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth in the places where old editors dwell. The president will never read or see a climb-down from the hysteria. What he will read and see are stories and television accounts that the “hundreds of thousands” of migrants in the caravan were figments of the president’s imagination. The legacy media has been deprived of manufactured graphics and photographs of “caged” children crying for a crust of bread, and that’s what the media can’t forgive.

Why is Ukraine’s Kerch Crisis Any of Our Business?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Why is this our quarrel, to the point that U.S. strategists want us to confront Russia over a Crimean Peninsula that houses the Livadia Palace that was the last summer residence of Czar Nicholas II? Why are we letting ourselves be dragged into everyone's quarrels — from who owns the islets in the South China Sea, to who owns the Senkaku and Southern Kurils; and from whether Transnistria had a right to secede from Moldova, to whether South Ossetia and Abkhazia had the right to break free of Georgia, when Georgia broke free of Russia? Do the American people care a fig for these places? Are we really willing to risk war with Russia or China over who holds title to them?

There’s No Such Thing As A Conservative ‘Blue Dog’ Democrat

The real purpose of the Blue Dog Democrats is not to force Democrats to abandon secular liberalism, but to act as the recruiters or handlers of weak Republicans who can be wooed to support liberal policies through claims of bipartisanship or stymie President Trump in acts of virtue signaling.

Baltimore Sues Trump Demanding We Admit More Welfare Dependent Immigrants

Why would a poor, already welfare-dependent city want to import more poor, welfare-dependent immigrants from foreign countries? It will come as no surprise that joining the City of Baltimore in the suit is Democracy Forward, a Soros aligned organization that has sued the Trump administration on multiple occasions.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The only useful climate change solution is to ban alarmist Democrats

Trusting anyone on a complex issue such as climate change is a difficult proposition. Liberal big government proponents don’t care about the environment as much as they desire to manipulate and control human behavior. Don’t be fooled; never surrender your common sense to anyone.

Elite Opinion Standing in the Way of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Scott Rasmussen, Real Clear Politics

Despite all those troubling images, a poll conducted by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX two days after the San Ysidro incident found that just 25 percent of voters believe Border Patrol's actions are too harsh on illegal immigrants. A plurality (43 percent) believe that Border Patrol is too lenient. The poll also found that Mexico's offer of asylum should be enough for migrants who are truly trying to escape from persecution. Since they have already been provided with a safe haven, just 38 percent of voters think the migrants should still be eligible for asylum in the United States.

'Are You Comfortable Tear-Gassing Children?'

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

All NBC wanted here was tabloid-ish anti-Trump propaganda — that Trump is "comfortable with tear-gassing children." What prompted the tear gas is unimportant. In fact, it sounds worse for Trump when you fake your news by excluding it. Creating chaos — and "iconic" photos — was the point of the caravan organizers. It's emotionally manipulative to the core, and the actual context of the photo only gets in the way of the propaganda. This isn't "Nightly News." It's a mudslinging political advertisement.

Another government report is dead wrong on fragile state of our planet

Stephen Moore, The Hill

What scientists always leave out of their conclusions is the power of human ingenuity, intelligent discovery, and technological improvement to advance our progress. It turns out that humans do not reproduce like field mice. It turns out that food and energy production always outpace depletion. Solutions to the problems of nature, like the hundreds of thousands of years of climate change, almost always come from the private sector and free enterprise, not from politicians or organizations seeking to expand authority through “collective” action.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Mia Love and Trump are both right: Republicans could stand to talk more

Perhaps Mia Love was right – Trump would do better to establish relationships rather than offering “convenient transactions.” One can only hope the next two years contains a lot less mutual criticism and a lot more cooperation and teamwork from Republicans. Something to learn for everyone.

How Did Shane End Up? The GOP's suburban crisis under Trump

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Suburban dwellers seem embarrassed, of late, that the solutions to these once intractable dilemmas came from someone with a dubious past and a habit of saying and doing things incompatible with their own suburban norms. And they are learning that Trump can no more stop tweeting or ridiculing than Shane could put down his guns. Whether Trump rides out wounded in 2020 or 2024, he will likely do so as a lonely figure — and perhaps he will not be appreciated or even especially missed by the very people he benefitted.

Streisand accuses Trump of misogyny while liberals turn on their own

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

Barbra Streisand is following on the heels of her hero Hillary Clinton by condemning women who voted for Mr. Trump as mindless sheeple. She said, “A lot of women vote the way their husbands vote; they don’t believe enough in their own thoughts. Maybe that woman who’s so articulate, so experienced and so fit for the presidency [Hillary] was too intimidating.” Ms. Streisand could serve as even a more serious role model for liberals everywhere by not allowing a complete stranger, whom she loathes, to control what she eats and how she treats her body. Just a thought.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Don’t cave, Republicans, America can’t afford new federal entitlement$!

The last thing Republicans should do ahead of 2020 is make hasty decisions about changing course midstream and then start acting like Democrats to pass another big federal entitlement program (like paid family leave). Will Democrats help by pushing the needle a little too far? Time will tell.

Trump is Right About Judges And Roberts Is In Denial

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Instead of speaking the painful the truth, Chief Justice Roberts chose to attack the one guy who was telling it like every single one of us know it is. Instead of calling on his robed solons to do the hard work of applying the law and not their personal policy preferences, Chief Justice Roberts compounded the problem that is undermining the judiciary.  Getting mad at Trump (and, by extension, the half of America that supports him) for pointing out that the judge has no robe is the most establishment thing ever.

Go Big Mr. President: Close The Southern Border

We applaud President Trump’s commitment to securing our southern border and urge the President to go big and close the entire border to assure that this well-planned invasion does not succeed. We urge all CHQ readers and friends to call the White House (202-456-1111) to let President Trump know you are with him on border security.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When the media isn’t the ‘enemy of the people’ it’s boring us to death

It almost seems the bored American media searches for topics when it reports on a possible 2020 Jeff Sessions conflict with Trump, the ever-revolving soap opera of John Kasich and Nancy Pelosi’s wish-list for the upcoming Congress. An anxious public awaits political news of substance.

Are the Saudi Princes True Friends?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Townhall

The 633-word statement of President Donald Trump on the Saudi royals' role in the grisly murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi is a remarkable document, not only for its ice-cold candor. Trump is president because he promised to extricate us from the Mideast wars into which some of his closest advisers, along with some of our closest "allies," helped to plunge his country. Is President Trump about to replicate President Bush's folly?

Far Left Judges Starting A New Civil War

The ongoing insurrection against the duly elected government of the United States isn’t being led by the violent Far Left thugs of Antifa, nor is it being led by power-hungry Democrats on Capitol Hill – it is being led by black-robed revolutionaries working from federal courthouses, especially in the California-centered Ninth Circuit.