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John Bolton: A complex worldview that just might work for Trump

Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner

It seems obvious why Trump and Bolton have clicked so well. Neither has much time for deference or protocol, both revel in speed of action, and both prioritize the pursuit of near-term U.S. interests. Will he last longer than his predecessors, H.R. McMaster and Michael Flynn? We're about to find out.

The Limits of American Patience

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

Donald Trump’s presidency is many things, but there is one common denominator with all that has transpired since November 2016. The once unimaginable can become normal. When the veneer of conventional wisdom and practice is torn off, Americans learn that was not much there underneath after all, whether that idea is that we can never question open borders or Chinese commercial cheating—or whether it is complacency in our penchant to keep borrowing without worries over tomorrow.

Rod Rosenstein’s Coup Against President Trump

A real constitutional crisis is in the making, and it has nothing to do with the fantasy that Trump colluded with the Russians. It is time for Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to be fired and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s fishing expedition to end and constitutional order to be restored.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media yuks it up about Donald Trump but no one’s listening anymore

The media war against conservatives and President Trump will continue; they’ll make offensive jokes at the White House Correspondents Dinner and their colleagues will report on the elites’ hilarity. The rest of American will tune them out – that is, if they even bother tuning in at all.

Enough with the so-called White House chaos, already

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

You know what is far more pathetic than a reality-star soap-opera president who runs a dramafest White House? All the loser reporters, wags and hangers-on who sit around and foment, obsess, speculate and consternate about a reality-star soap-opera president running a dramafest White House. When there is this much noise and smoke and mirrors, the best thing to do is just look at the scoreboard (Trump's accomplishments).

It Would Still Be Foolish for Trump to Talk to Mueller

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Impeachment is a political process, not a legal one. Were Trump to convince enough people that Mueller’s investigation is a politicized witch hunt, there would not be enough votes in the Senate to remove him, even if a Democratic-controlled House impeached him. And impeachment is unpopular, so Democratic agitation for it might ironically help him politically. The president may calculate that he can control the damage if agreeing to an interview by the special counsel turns out to be a bad bet. I still don’t see what’s in it for him.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Boring Republicans need a ‘Blaze of Glory’ alarm before it’s too late

With seven months to go until the midterm elections Republicans’ backs aren’t exactly against the wall – yet -- but it would still behoove them to act as if they were. Bold action will not only ensure the GOP agenda makes headway this year but will also give them something to smile about.

Syrian Showdown: Trump vs. the Generals

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Will we defy President Assad with the possibility U.S. planes and troops could be engaging Syrians, Russians, Iranians and Shiite militias, in a country where we have no right to be? Trump is being denounced as an isolationist. But what gains have we reaped from 17 years of Middle East wars — from Afghanistan to Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen — to justify all the blood shed and the treasure lost? And how has our great rival China suffered from not having fought in any of these wars?

Trump Is Cutting Old Gordian Knots

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Donald Trump inherited an array of perennial crises when he was sworn in as president in 2017. He certainly did not possess the traditional diplomatic skills and temperament to deal with any of them. Before Trump arrived, the niceties of American diplomacy and statecraft had untied none of these knots. But like Alexander, the outsider Trump was not invested in any of the accustomed protocols about untying them. Instead, he pulled out his proverbial sword and began slashing.

Trump Won the Schumer Shutdown, Time to Do It Again

Ned Ryun, American Greatness

Since Mitch McConnell has seemingly decided that Chuck Schumer is his joint majority leader, it’s time for Donald Trump to lay down the law with Schumer. Here’s how: Later this week, the president should announce that for every day his nominees fail to be consolidated on an appropriate Senate bill and brought up for a vote, the executive office of the president, working with cabinet secretaries, will shut down department offices of importance to Senator Schumer and his Democratic leadership.

Democrats Oppose Sending Troops To The Border

Democrats opposing the President’s decision to send troops to the border have figured out the politics of it from the liberal perspective and “think it can help them reach minorities, young people and suburban moderates." Have Republicans figured out how important supporting the President on this is from the conservative perspective?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Napoleon’s reliable advice leads to conservative triumphs in 2018

It goes without saying liberals’ various overreaches of late almost present the appearance of contemplating suicide. If trends continue the left may very well accomplish that result whether they seek it or not. Napoleon was right – we shouldn’t interfere when an enemy is destroying himself.

Trump Places National Guard In Support Role On Southern Border

This is not 2012 or 2006, the situation has changed, and the American people expected that after the 2016 election the southern border would be secured. The President’s actions may take a little strain off the Border Patrol, but they do nothing to fund the wall or stop the catch and release policies that are currently swamping the United States in illegal aliens.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Tiger Woods’ empty soul makes it impossible to root for him at Augusta

A lot of people say Tiger Woods is a changed man. For those of us who’ve followed his career from the beginning we can only hope so. In a few days we’ll know whether Woods pulled off the most improbable of all comebacks and won the Masters – but in many of our hearts he’ll always be that same oddball guy, full of inexplicable contradictions.

GOP Response To Illegal Alien Caravan Will Decide 2018 Midterms

This is the golden hour for the Republican Party, and their vigor in assisting the President in repelling the pending illegal alien invasion will tell every voter in America who they are and where they stand on preserving American sovereignty and exceptionalism. The illegal alien “caravan” is moving inexorably northward, and the day of reckoning will come when it hits the border.

John Bolton Appointment Divides Conservatives

Criticisms of the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor have been strongly rebutted by a long list of national defense conservatives who reject the idea that everyone who wants to rebuild the military Obama intentionally hollowed out should automatically be dismissed as a “neocon.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Who will take the blame for congressional dysfunction later this year?

Americans realize Congress is broken and no fix is easily detectable on the horizon. As the midterm elections approach voters will pay more attention to the state of the country and which party might possibly make things better. Republicans are in better shape than the pundits think.

How Trump's Presidency Will Be Judged

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Where Trump was exceptional in 2016, where he stood out starkly from his GOP rivals, where he won decisive states like Pennsylvania, was on his uniquely Trumpian agenda to put America and Americans first — from which the Bush Republicans recoiled. It is upon three questions that the Trump presidency will be judged: Did he secure America's borders? Did he restore the industrial might of America? Did he take us out of and keep us out of any more neocon wars?

Time To Send Troops To The Southern Border

As Commander-in-Chief President Trump can send more troops to the U.S. – Mexico border to protect our sovereignty and repel any invading army. The bully pulpit of Twitter has its place, but now the President should stop tweeting and start using his constitutional power to defend our border.

Viguerie Joins 92 Conservative Leaders Backing Pompeo For Secretary Of State

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie and 92 leaders of CAP have issued a statement backing Mike Pompeo for Secretary for State saying, "Pompeo’s vast experience across multiple levels of government has demonstrated his commitment to protecting America’s interests, and make him uniquely qualified to lead the State Department through complex and challenging times."