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Outsiders vs. Insiders: #NeverTrump’s days are numbered for one reason: nobody trusts them

#NeverTrump’s influence is waning in today’s American politics. The last remaining conservative and Republican anti-Trump holdouts would be well served to take Rich Lowry’s advice – keep a close eye on Trump but don’t be afraid to support the man who’s doing a lot of good things.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: It’s about time we ask: Are Californians crazy or just plain stupid?

It's a sad fact of life that California has become the running joke of the United States. One wishes the Golden State’s leaders could just stare into a mirror and recognize exactly how stupid they look to the rest of the country. But then again, if they did that, they just might see a crazy person.

New Poll: Conservatives Wanted Trump to Veto Spending Bill

According to a new poll by FedUp PAC, a veto was supported by 94%, who agreed that it would be better for President Trump “to shut down the government for a while” rather than sign the Omnibus.  Only 1% supported Trump’s decision to sign the bill.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are Trump’s course corrections a sign he’s finally listening to us?

Trump would benefit by keeping perspective. At a point in his presidency where his approval ratings are slowly improving it’s time for him to listen to conservatives who provide sound advice on the best path forward. A lot will depend on Trump’s ability to avoid making the same mistake twice.

More Is Less for the Anti-Trump Media

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The media’s coverage of Trump is like a nuisance suit that never ends. But instead of finishing Trump off, it wins him enduring sympathy. People turn on CNN and see correspondents who have divorced each other (John King and Dana Bash) reporting with such gravity about Trump’s broken vows and what all of that means for poor Melania, right before, of course, they humiliate her anew by whipping up yet another report on Stormy Daniels.

Democrats Sue Over Citizenship Question In The Census

The Democrats’ eruption over the citizenship question is that states with large illegal alien populations don’t want a future Congress to eliminate illegal aliens from being counted for the purposes of congressional reapportionment and allocation of federal funds where they are currently stealing from the rest of America’s taxpayers and voters by inflating their population with illegal aliens.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Fragile gun-hating snowflakes always melt under the glare of truth

Pontificating and grandstanding by uninformed emotional teenagers isn’t going to do the trick. Self-congratulatory movements (Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, #Resist) not only have a way of flaming out -- they usually come with a serious backlash too. If David Hogg keeps opening his mouth, expect the same very soon.

Friend or foe? Trump keeps everyone guessing on Russia

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Trump's expulsion of Russian "diplomats" on Monday was certainly bigger than any retribution exacted by former President Barack Obama. Yet Trump has often seemed like an outlier inside his own administration, reluctant to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Russia and frequently tepid when doing so. This extends from Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to the recent attack in the United Kingdom to congratulating Putin on a tainted election victory despite reported advice to the contrary.

President Trump Signs New Transgender Military Ban

President Trump has signed a new memorandum that bans most individuals suffering from gender dysphoria from US military service. The new directive adopts recommendations from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that "transgender persons who require or have undergone gender transition" cannot serve.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Want to get folks amped up, Republicans? Stick (literally) to your guns

It should not be underestimated how important it is for congressional Republicans to give credence to promises made during the last election cycle. By and large GOP candidates ran on a law and order platform, including immigration enforcement; they’d be wise to stick to their guns in 2018.

Next up (The Swamp hopes): The really truly final end of Trump

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Frustrated, exhausted and completely out of ideas, the Grand Cyclops of the Washington Swamp has finally resorted to the only thing that has resulted in a presidential impeachment since Reconstruction: a raunchy sex scandal. So they dredge up old stories from President Trump’s colorful past as a tabloid titan, real-estate showman and reality-TV star. Old stories — stories that keep evolving and remain unverified — about alleged affairs from long before he ever got into politics.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Heinous spending bill leaves frustrated conservatives soul-searching

Donald Trump hates to lose but that’s exactly what’s happening with the Republican party lately. Americans sent the president and lawmakers to Washington to fight for the Constitution and their rights – not to make deals under duress from Democrats. Will it ever get better? Time will tell.

Will the Deep State Break Trump?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What is going on in this city is an American version of the "color revolutions" we have employed to dump over governments in places like Georgia and Ukraine. Goal: Break Trump's presidency, remove him, discredit his election as contaminated by Kremlin collusion, upend the democratic verdict of 2016, and ash-can Trump's agenda of populist conservatism. Then, return America to the open borders, free trade, democracy-crusading Bushite globalism beloved by our Beltway elites.

The Deep State is in Deep Trouble

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The inspector general's report is coming out soon, although some now say it may be delayed to as late as May. But that would only be because it is growing more extensive and thus more worrying to certain parties. If reports are true we are coming into one of the most fascinating moments ever in American history. Washington today is filled with nervous people -- and they should be.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Budget sellout threatens to ‘beat the h-ll’ out of Republicans in 2018

Politics is a dirty business and street fighters like Joe Biden relish the opportunity to punch Trump in the proverbial nose (and dream about fighting him behind the high school gym). If Republicans can’t get their fiscal act together the voters might just do the same thing – for real.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: DC swamp creatures loved status quo until Trump came to town

The governmental status quo is being liquidated under President Trump and the establishment elites (and their supporters -- liberals, teens, #NeverTrumpers) hate it. The days and months ahead will be unsteady for all concerned – and some of us wouldn’t have it any other way.

German Populists Shut Out: Establishment Parties Risk Terminal Decline

“If the mainstream parties don’t cover key subjects such as security and migration, they will be captured by radicals from both the left and right.” Disenfranchising those who are frustrated and angry is unlikely to deliver the kind of prosperous, peaceful future that most of us desire.

John Brennan's Thwarted Coup

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Nothing in this show trial bears any relationship to reality or justice. It is simply an expression of power politics, which doesn’t always end well for its exponents. As even an old Gus Hall supporter like John Brennan must know, and perhaps his fulminating panic indicates a dawning awareness of it, those who talk the loudest about their enemies heading for the ash heap of history often end up in it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media’s scorching of Trump and family bares desperation of the Left

There are few certainties in life but one is the media’s mission to derail the Trump presidency, which will continue unabated until he’s taken down – or leaves office after eight years. All the lurid “Stormy” Daniels tales in the world won’t give them what they ultimately desire – an end to Trump himself.

Saudi Charm Offensive Doesn't Excuse Religious Repression And War In Yemen

Washington’s relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is embarrassing, counterproductive, and unnecessary. The Kingdom is as much foe as friend of American principles and interests. The U.S. should tell the Saudis that in the future it will deal with the Kingdom when convenient, without any pretense of friendship.