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It’s Time For President Trump To Go Full Andrew Jackson On Overreaching Judges

Whether President Jackson defied the Supreme Court has been hotly debated ever since Worcester v. Georgia but the point is that unlike subsequent presidents and congresses, Jackson was prepared to challenge usurping federal judges and use all the power and discretion the Constitution grants the executive to pursue his policy goals.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Will the left’s hope for economic malaise be a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Good news is contagious, a lesson the left would do well to learn. Hoping for Trump’s policies to fail isn’t going to win liberals many friends, nor will their increasingly frightening displays of hatred towards the president and his supporters. Conservatives must remain vigilant to endure.

Who cares if Donald Trump is ‘presidential’, as long as he’s successful?

Roger Kimball, The Spectator

Donald Trump is unlike any president before him. But I begin to wonder to what extent his style is an essential ingredient of his success. Even now, eighteen months into his first term, his brashness has the capacity to astonish and alarm. Donald Trump acts in ways that shock, unsettle, and upset the proctors of presidential protocol. But his boldness is not merely a matter of style. He is challenging the whole post-war world order and the sclerotic bureaucracy, domestic as well as international, that has grown up to tend and nourish it.

Columbus, Ohio, Is America’s Test Market

John Fund, National Review

Political experts caution that we should not read too much into the results of any one special election. That’s why they’re called “special.” But they provide more valuable clues than most polls as to the pulse of the people because they represent the views of people who actually turn out rather than those who just tell pollsters they will. That’s why the news out of Columbus on Tuesday is going to be analyzed with as much intensity as any of the test-marketing information that Columbus routinely provides U.S. businesses.

Trump Gets The Message: Conservative Grassroots Demand Speaker Jordan

President Trump just got the message, now it is time for Republican congressional candidates to wake up. If Republican congressional candidates want to win, they need to associate themselves with the one congressional leader who fights every day to pass President Trump’s 2016 MAGA agenda – Rep. Jim Jordan.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: California burns while the politicians ban straws; who’s truly at fault?

As would be expected California’s fire troubles are inexorably linked to the mindset of its political leadership. Instead of buckling down and addressing the root of problems, Gov. Jerry Brown prefers to blame “climate change.” Remember this the next time you see a house in flames on TV.

War With Iran Could Destroy Trump’s Presidency

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Any shooting war in the Persian Gulf could see insurance rates for tankers soar, a constriction of oil exports, and surging prices, plunging us into a worldwide recession for which one man would be held responsible: Donald Trump. If we start a war with Iran, on top of the five in which we are engaged still, then the party that offers to extricate us will be listened to, as Trump was listened to, when he promised to extricate us from the forever wars of the Middle East.

The American Art of Renewal

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Pundits should be careful with their sure-thing predictions, especially in the matter of a powerful, unpredictable, and explosive America. With the risk-taking and unconventional Trump — and the hysterical opposition to him — we are entering another unpredictable and volatile era in American history. Radical and unexpected economic recovery can happen at home and abroad. Such fundamental change in the status quo can swing the November election — quickly and in unforeseen ways.

A Serious Question For Republican Congressional Candidates

If you’re running for Congress, and you don’t want to be swept up in the Blue Wave that the media keeps telling us is coming, here’s the first and most important thing you can do: Call Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio at (202) 225-2676 and ask him to come campaign for you, and then campaign on his #DoWhatWeSaid agenda.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If talk is cheap Trump can afford a heap of chatter with foreign leaders

President Trump was correct to talk directly with Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin and he wouldn’t be wrong to meet with the Iranians either, as long as he understands what they’re after and what’s at stake. If talk is cheap then listening is even cheaper; a small price to pay for peace.

How Trump Could Be Like Reagan

Stephen Moore, Arthur B. Laffer and Steve Forbes, New York Times

By putting zero tariffs on the table, Mr. Trump will also be able to determine which nations are genuinely committed to freer trade and which prefer to keep their protectionist barriers in place. We’ve often reminded politicians that free trade is a pillar of prosperity and a win-win for trading partners. Just as no one ever thought Mr. Reagan would stem nuclear proliferation, if Mr. Trump aggressively pursues this policy, he could build a legacy as the president who expanded world commerce and economic freedom by ending trade barriers rather than erecting them.

Are Hispanics shifting their allegiances to President Trump?

Stewart Lawrence, Washington Times

Hispanics, like most mainstream voters, are waking up to post-2016 America. The economic recovery disparaged by Democrats is gathering steam and Hispanics — at 17 percent, the nation’s most populous ethnic minority — are clearly benefitting. Unemployment among Hispanics has fallen to its lowest level in decades, and there’s little doubt that Mr. Trump’s pro-business policies are the reason. Mr. Trump, it appears, is making real progress in the face of a massive liberal propaganda campaign depicting him as hostile to Hispanics, especially Mexicans.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOP rule number one: never take agenda or voting tips from a Democrat

August is typically the time of year when Washington slumbers a bit and voters take a mental break before diving into the contentious fall campaigns. President Trump will keep things interesting, allowing plenty of opportunities for Democrats to shoot themselves in the foot.

Political Détente? Not Likely

William Murchison, The American Spectator

Provocation leads to provocation, and in a straight, unvarying line to Donald John Trump. The invective that Democrats, and some Republicans, hurl his way produces… Tweets and juttings of the presidential jaw. What else might we expect? That the finger-snappers and foot-stompers of the political word are going to bring us peace on earth, good will toward men? Not without a little encouragement from the voters they’re not.

Trump Should Meet with Khamenei, not Rouhani

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

When the demonstrators in the streets of Tehran rightly cry "Death to the Dictator," Khamenei is the man they are talking about. Trump must meet with him. Mike Pompeo can deal with Rouhani. (Incidentally, the idea that Rouhani is a "moderate" is eyewash believed only by John Kerry and the editors of the New York Times. He has put more people to death than his supposedly hardline predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.)

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump proves building walls can be as historic as tearing them down

Personality isn’t going to determine the outcome of the 2018 elections either way. What will matter is GOPers sticking to their promises and ensuring President Trump gets funding for his border wall. If Republicans just do their jobs, no government shutdown would be necessary.

Will Tribalism Trump Democracy?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Since 2001, those who have argued that we Americans were given, at the birth of the republic, a providential mission to democratize mankind, have suffered an unbroken series of setbacks. Nations we invaded, such as Afghanistan and Iraq, to bestow upon them the blessings of democracy, rose up in resistance. What our compulsive interventionists saw as our mission to mankind, the beneficiaries saw as American imperialism. And the culture wars on history and memory continue unabated.

Trump just got another trade-war win

Ted Harvey, Washington Examiner

Trump won again, and the U.S. economy continues to roar. More importantly, European negotiators realize the 45th president will no longer accept unfair trade as the status quo. Trump won’t do business as usual if that business undermines American workers — and the people of Europe clearly know it. The days of leadership from behind are over. America is winning again.