Donald Trump

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.

Is Chief Justice John Roberts Naïve Or Disingenuous?

Is Chief Justice Roberts’ claim that “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges” naive or was it a disingenuous defense of the role liberal activist judges have played in undermining the results of the 2016 presidential election?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrat oversteps put Donald Trump in charge of his own 2020 destiny

There are still over 700 days to go until the 2020 election. Time might be getting short for Democrat presidential hopefuls to put their campaigns together, but there’s a world of chances for President Trump to make his case before the public. Is Trump in trouble? A wise man wouldn’t bet on it.

Let’s Give Thanks For Leftists Being Themselves

There’s much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving; a world at relative peace, a booming U.S. economy and a President who has worked hard to lift the heavy hand of government from the backs of America’s working families. But let’s not forget to also give thanks for the power of truth, as Democrats, through their own words, slowly disclose who they really are.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Thanksgiving in the DC swamp means asking ‘What have I got to lose?’

Heading into Thanksgiving, most Americans probably think the only thing they have to lose is a few pounds after the four-day holiday, but Republicans and Democrats face different dilemmas on the political front. The GOP would benefit from acting boldly…what have they got to lose?

The Mad, Mad Meditations of Monsieur Macron

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

While critiquing nationalism, Macron nonetheless talks and acts as though he is an insecure French chauvinist of the first order. Monsieur Macron posed as the European grandee implicitly schooling Donald Trump on the lessons of history and political science — and therein proved only that his supposed elite education and professional training proved no substitute for common sense, a basic understanding of history, and some practical experience in the world as it is.

A Very Trump Thanksgiving

While few in Washington’s elite salons will offer their thanks for the election of Donald Trump or for his herculean effort during the midterms, we believe among the millions of America’s working families who want nothing more than to be left alone to live their lives as they see fit, and pass on to their children the fruits of their labors, he will be honored this Thanksgiving.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If Democrats never move to the center, why should Republicans do it?

Donald Trump won’t ever stop fighting and he’ll never surrender. It’s not in his DNA to give ground and the Democrats will keep pushing their socialism and extremism to their own detriment. The next two political years will be critical to our future – but aren’t they always?

The way Trump wins again

Daniel McCarthy, The Spectator

Trump has a path, albeit only a narrow one, even if he loses both Pennsylvania and Michigan in two years. If he wins either one, and holds Ohio and Florida, he is almost assured a victory — and if he wins both, it’s guaranteed. If the president faces a difficult task in devising a cultural and economic appeal that works for Arizona as well as for the critical Rust Belt states, Democrats have perhaps an even tougher challenge in appealing to the industrial heartland and to their own left-wing base simultaneously. This year’s midterms show that 2020 will indeed be an intense battle, but it’s one that Trump is in a good position to win.

Nero fiddles while Trump burns

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Despite all the caterwauling from so-called “environmentalists” trying to pin the blame for the wildfires on global warming, it turns out that there are far more urgent and relevant culprits. Namely, forest management. Crystal Kolden, a professor of fire science at University of Idaho writing in the virulently anti-Trump New York Times, confirmed Mr. Trump’s fury over forest mismanagement. Not only has this incompetence “created an abundance of fuel scattered across many of our forests,” Ms. Kolden wrote, it makes “the fires that do rage out of control — like the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles — much deadlier.”

Brexit's in trouble. The US can help

Editors, Washington Examiner

With our national interest in mind, President Trump ought to energize his administration toward aiding the process of Britain's exit from the EU — a process that is presently in trouble. We should redouble our efforts toward a U.S.-U.K. trade agreement. The expressed support of the world’s largest economy to Britain would signal to other nations that they should have confidence in Britain’s future. Alongside boosting British stability, a new trade deal would also offer improved American access to a high-value economy. Time is running out to reach a good Brexit deal, but Trump has means of salvaging something good.

Trump Is Right: The Only Way To Win Is To Fight

Ever since Donald Trump won, the Leftist establishment has been acusing him of being divisive, so let us translate what that really means: Donald Trump is making it more difficult for Democrats to reduce your liberty, freedom, and rights and grow the power of the federal government, and they want him to be nice and let them win.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Protect Mueller’ farce shows why Flake and #NeverTrump needs to go

Robert Mueller doesn’t need “protection” because his phony investigation is not at risk. Democrats and #NeverTrumpers like Senator Jeff Flake are wasting time on the matter, detracting from Congress’s real business at hand. Shouldn’t Americans demand more from their leaders?

Jim Acosta abused his privileges as a member of the press

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Instead of engaging in endless combat with press-pass partisans, Trump has other options. He could bar cameras at the daily briefings and without a TV audience, the Acosta types would be unlikely to don their Superman capes. Trump could also reduce the frequency of the briefings or cancel them entirely. He could substitute more one-on-one interviews for press conferences. He could, in fact, shun the media altogether because none of these traditions of contact are fundamental or even tangential to freedom of the press. The First Amendment is a key to American liberty in glorious ways, but it is not an excuse for bad manners.

The Democrats’ Chaos Strategy Almost Worked In Florida

Conservatives must come to grips with the reality that for the new radical progressive Democratic Party politics is warfare, and the only rule in war is to win. Complying with all the laws and rules pre-election is a recipe for one-Party Democrat rule if there is no way to enforce those laws and rules post-election.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Change for change’s sake ain’t getting it done in American politics today

American voters aren’t ever satisfied and it seems they favor divided government and all it entails. Nancy Pelosi and Democrats will give them all the resistance, obstruction and rancor they can handle in the next two years. Hopefully by that time voters will see that a little stability and success ain’t so bad after all.

Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

CNN says that if Trump succeeds in pulling Acosta’s press pass, it could have a “chilling” effect on other White House correspondents. But if it has a chilling effect on journalists who relish confronting the president and reaping the cheers, publicity and benefits that go with being a leader of the adversary press, why is that a problem? The White House should set down rules of conduct for reporters in the briefing room, and if reporters repeatedly violate them, that should cost them their chairs and, in cases like Acosta’s, their credentials.

Trump is right to embrace criminal justice reform

Editors, Washington Examiner

On Wednesday, Trump signaled his full-throated support for a bipartisan bill called the First Step Act, which would reform federal prison and re-entry procedures while also modestly scaling back mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug felons. There is a congressional majority in favor of criminal justice reform. Trump should step forward, work with Democrats of good will, and sign into law a bipartisan bill to reform prisons and sentencing. It’s great politics. And all politics aside, it’s also the right thing to do.