Donald Trump

The Unsilent Coup

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The premise of practically every media story, from the travel ban to the most basic executive appointments, is that it is somehow “controversial” for a duly elected president to use the powers vested in the executive branch. Trump is apparently not to hire or fire anybody, should never tell executive agencies what to do, should take, not give, orders from diplomats and bureaucrats, should submit to all acts of judicial activism, must never criticize Congress, and should in general stop offering any opinions at all.

3 lessons for Trump and Congress from Bill Clinton's impeachment

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Lessons for Trump in how Clinton was acquitted by the Senate and hung on to finish out his term, as well as for congressional Democrats who want to succeed where the 1990s Republican House impeachment managers failed: The White House and its allies will push to investigate the investigators, accusing them of a partisan “witch hunt” — or worse; Partisan impeachments are tough, and, Sex wasn’t considered serious enough to impeach a president over, but Russia might be.

Trump’s biggest enemy isn’t the media — it’s himself

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Trump has dug himself in a hole with large segments of the American public, and needs to step away from the shovel if he hopes to get out. A year in office, his accomplishments still are being overshadowed by bad habits and unlikable aspects of his personality. Knowing that much of the media is out to get him, he should stop giving them ammunition. Most important, Trump must stop attacking individual Americans on Twitter.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Social media is now the world’s plague and Trump should alleviate it

The president is no Roy Moore, but the opening of Pandora’s social media box has unleashed all of the culture’s evils on the world. If Trump ultimately wants to Make America Great Again he can start by slamming the lid shut on his addiction to social media.

Trump’s National Security Strategy: A Welcome Break From Obama And Bush

Neocons, the congressional war party, and the military – industrial complex will no doubt be ready to criticize President Trump’s national security strategy as a retreat from America’s role in the world – but nothing could be further from the truth.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ impeachment drumbeat will come back to bite them

It seems clear the more Democrats talk about “me too” and impeachment of Donald Trump the more they’re boxing themselves into a corner that will be difficult to emerge from. American voters are sick to death of partisan games – isn’t it about time we started talking about policy again?

Democrat Doug Jones Comes Out In Support Of DACA: Miss Roy Moore Yet?

Whether Doug Jones has an R or a D next to his name in the Senate Directory doesn’t really matter to the Republican establishment that shares Jones’ worldview and policy preferences on issues from DACA and illegal immigration, to the growth of government, to funding Planned Parenthood.

Trump may have stumbled in Alabama, but he's not finished

Chad Groening and Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow.com

Richard Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ, says the president certainly bears his share of responsibility in the Alabama outcome. "... He weighed in for Senator Luther Strange and should have supported the principled, limited constitutional government candidate Congressman Mo Brooks, a member of the Freedom Caucus," says Viguerie. "And he could have won that easily."

Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump has Fox News and fighting congressmen behind him and the mainstream media is deeply distrusted and widely detested. And there is no Democratic House to impeach him or Democratic Senate to convict him. Moreover, Trump is not Nixon, who, like Charles I, accepted his fate and let the executioner’s sword fall with dignity. If Trump goes, one imagines, he will not go quietly.

Why Trump Should Consider a Post-Twitter Presidency

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Why should Trump ever consider pruning back his controversial tweets or confining them to the reportage of his daily achievements, in the manner of every other mostly boring politician? Because personal dueling with journalists, celebrities, and politicians is not only becoming superfluous, but it is now distracting Trump’s audiences from a growing record of achievement. Trump has outgrown the Twitter wars. He should now just declare victory, retire as Twitter champ, hang up his tweeting gloves, and leave the slap-down ring for others.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Mitch McConnell will expose the best candidate in every primary

Conservatives cannot let Tuesday night’s defeat in Alabama deter them from identifying and supporting the best candidates in every GOP primary race. Ironically, Mitch McConnell will help in this endeavor – find out who he backs and think strongly about choosing one of his or her opponents.

The Bangladeshi would-be bomber — a walking ad for Trump’s immigration policies

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Ullah never would have been in our country in the first place if another of Mr. Trump’s policies were already in place. This slug of humanity arrived here as part of the “chain migration” attached to an uncle who arrived here many years ago on a “diversity visa.” Mr. Trump firmly advocates ending both “chain migration” and the “diversity visa” lottery system. Neither Ullah nor his uncle would have been here if Mr. Trump — and millions of decent, hard-working Americans — had their way.

CMR: Judges Should Not Run Our Military

Federal judges do not have the power to run the military, but they will continue to do so unless the Executive Branch vigorously takes up the fight. Unfortunately, LGBT activists and Obama holdovers at Defense and Justice are about to give away core constitutional powers of the Presidency to the judiciary.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Will landing men on the moon help Make America Great Again?

Thinking big used to be a universal requirement from leaders of government, something we’ve steadily gotten away from in recent times. President Trump believes we can regain the same spirit that drove Americans to land men on the moon in the 60’s – here’s speculating he’s right again.

One Mueller-Investigation Coincidence Too Many

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Robert Mueller's legacy may not be that he welcomed in known pro-Clinton, anti-Trump attorneys to investigate the Trump 2016 campaign where there was little likelihood of criminality, but that he ignored the most egregious case of government wrongdoing in the last half-century.

Big media’s sad and extremely horrible week

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The corrections, reflections, and over-the-top hand-wringing are set out now in everyone’s eye, thanks to a media dishing it out to everyone with a smartphone or a laptop. It’s often not very pretty. The hand-wringers in the newsrooms, complaining that nobody loves them anymore, should worry less about what their critics say about them and spend more time learning their craft. An editor steeped in the art of head-pounding would have told them that.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Doug Jones is now a Senator and Democrats STILL have no agenda

Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama is just the beginning of something, be it a complete reevaluation of the political situation in Washington or perhaps even a purge of the ruling class. One thing is for sure, however – the establishment is squarely to blame for Republicans losing a senate seat.

Why Do We Continue To Let These Vipers Into America?

The latest terrorist attack in New York demonstrates the urgency of the need to rein-in immigration by Muslims hostile to constitutional liberty and the values of the Western Enlightenment enshrined in our Constitution. The toll-free number is 1-866-220-0044 call today.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Alabama race unleashes swamp creatures’ insane fury against Roy Moore

The GOP establishment has been backed into a corner in Alabama, just as they were nationwide with Trump’s campaign last year. The American people no longer take the ruling class’s word at face value and they’ll likely be sending another message to the swamp today by electing Roy Moore.