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Time for Some Straight Talk: Trump Is Right on ‘Transgenders’

Bill Donohue, CNS News

The reason why Type 1 diabetics are barred from the military is because of their need for regular injections; accommodating them is not practical. Trans persons need regular injections as well. So if anything, allowing trans persons to serve, but not Type 1 diabetics, is not fair—it is an expression of unjust discrimination. The answer is not to allow these diabetics to serve, but to ban both groups.

Another burden for Willie and Joe

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The military services have always been able to recruit whom they think fit, even in wartime when the draft takes in everyone. The generals and admirals have never before been required to abide anything or anyone to fracture unit cohesion, or coddle the weak and unfit, or take unacceptable risks for the sake of appeasing politics.

The Democrats’ Biggest Problem Is Cultural

Ted Van Dyk, Wall Street Journal

Democrat leaders' focus on political correctness and conformity has left an impression on traditional Democrats that their party leaders care more about transgender bathroom access than employment, the cost of living, education or public safety. Mrs. Clinton’s “deplorables” reference struck home with these voters.

Next Step: Formally Revoke Obama-Era Military Transgender Policy Directives

The next step is to formalize what the Commander-in-Chief announced on July 26.  The Pentagon must formally revoke expendable Obama-era administrative directives, which were written in consultation with LGBT activist groups.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Can conservatives sustain the urgent fight against the ruling class?

On the one-year anniversary of Hillary’s Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democrat Convention in Philadelphia it’s clear the Washington establishment is still very much alive and unvanquished. Conservatives can either stand up and continue the fight or wave a white flag and surrender.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The establishment’s sad Obamacare failure will end in primary reckoning

People won’t have to search very hard to discover the real culprits in the Obamacare repeal debacle. In Hamlet, Shakespeare wrote, “Frailty, thy name is woman.” In 2017, it’s more like “Failure, incompetence, corruption and fecklessness, thy name is establishment.”

Always Do More of What the Media Forbids

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

President Trump won not in spite of his utter indifference to the media’s self-serving counsel but because of it. If a Republican candidate follows the media’s advice, he typically loses; if a Republican in office takes the media’s advice, he governs fecklessly, makes no meaningful gains, and loses re-election.

USA Today’s Impeachment-Push Poll

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Imagine if a national newspaper had asked voters in 2009 whether then-President Barack Obama should be impeached, or questioned whether he would finish his term. The left would have exploded in rage over the inherent racism in such preposterous questions. After all, at that point, Democrats were in control of both houses of Congress. Who thought that was plausible?

Why the Rust Belt just gave Donald Trump a hero’s welcome

Selena Zito, New York Post

Six months after Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, he received a hero’s welcome in Youngstown, Ohio. The festive scene made a counter-visual to the daily nonstop press reports about investigations into members of his inner circle, Russian interference in last year’s election and the debate over ObamaCare.

Trump Should Pocket Minor Healthcare Win and Move to Tax Reform Immediately

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Tax reform -- by jump-starting the economy -- will actually do much more for the health of the populace than any possible healthcare legislation, which would be a kludge anyway, even if better than Obamacare, which is the kludge of kludges, no one (including Obama himself, who lied about it incessantly) knowing what's in it to this day. With tax reform people will have more money to pay for everything -- including their health.

Trump: The military will no longer allow transgender people to serve 'in any capacity'

Melissa Quinn, Washington Examiner

"After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you," Trump said in a series of tweets.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ is socialism repackaged in naked populist form

Chuck Schumer’s right: American capitalism does need a reexamination. But the Democrats shouldn’t be surprised when the people demand more of it, not the warmed-over rebranded “Better Deal” they’re offering to move attention away from their latest ploy to foster socialism.

Trump Admin Pushing in Wrong Direction, Doubles Down on Gov’t-Sanctioned Theft

Daniel Mitchell, CNS News

One can only imagine how Jefferson, Madison, Mason, et al, must be rolling in their graves as they contemplate the disgusting practice of civil asset forfeiture, which basically allows agents of the government in the modern era to steal property from people who have not been convicted of any crime. I’m not joking. Even worse, government agencies are allowed to profit from this form of theft, creating a terrible incentive for abuse.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOP holdouts should join Obamacare repeal play or be cut from the team

The Washington establishment is clearly on life support. One can only speculate the GOP “moderates” will soon understand that their best – and only – option is to play a little team sports, go along with the play that’s called and hope everyone does their job in the execution.

Trump Needs To Be Smart About How He Fires Mueller

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

When Mueller refuses to follow the reasonable order of his elected superior to explain his outrageous conflicts of interest, Trump will be able to toss him and his band of hacks into the Schumer can. Yeah, the media will melt down, but normal Americans will shrug, and Trump will continue doing the job we elected him to do.

The Unconventional Anthony Scaramucci

John Fund, National Review

Donald Trump, an outsized personality if ever there was one, is drawn to Scaramucci, a boisterous defender of Trump on TV who has overcome initial resistance within the White House to get a top job that reports directly to the president. There’s no doubt that the job of explaining Donald Trump to the fickle media and the nation is a demanding one. But if anyone is willing to try something completely different in pursuit of that goal, it’s “The Mooch.”

Jared Kushner: Blaming the election on Russia 'ridicules' Trump voters

Sarah Westwood and Melissa Quinn, Washington Examiner

Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and a senior White House aide, argued Monday that efforts by Democrats to blame the 2016 election on Russian interference "ridicules" millions of people who voted for Trump. "Donald Trump had a better message and ran a smarter campaign, and that is why he won," Kushner said in a brief and rare White House statement. "Suggesting otherwise ridicules those who voted for him."

When Will The Republican Establishment Get A Grip On Reality?

Today’s Republican establishment is one of those online retailers whose slick website accepts your credit card for merchandise that is perpetually on back order – voters have paid in good faith, but their order never ships.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Relentless media war on Trump has failed miserably to dent his resolve

Trump tells it like it is. The media may not see it that way, but with the outsider president, what you see is what you get. The rest is conjecture and innuendo. Trump spoke truth to power in Cleveland one year ago last Friday – and there’s no sign he intends to let up now.

Trump's triumphs are many after only six months and he's just getting started

Mike Pence, Fox News

With boundless faith in the American people, with faith in President Trump’s vision and determination, and with faith in God who has ever watched over this Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, I say with confidence: We will make America safe again. We will make America prosperous again. And to borrow a phrase, we will Make America Great Again.