North Korea

Outsiders vs. Insiders: With Bannon as guardian angel the GOP senate will want to live again

Enacting Trump’s agenda into law is going to take leadership and actions by people who are willing to put themselves on the line politically to accomplish great things. To win, he’ll need more good senators in position. Men like Steve Bannon will make sure Trump gets them.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Smart money says Dems and GOP elites choke in must-win situations

Common sense says the pressure is on Democrats to prevail in the Virginia election in two weeks and on establishment Republicans to stave off conservatives in next year’s primaries. One way or another there are so many “must-win” scenarios that someone’s going to end up a loser.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: What does George W. Bush & the NFL flag protesters have in common?

It’s hard to predict how the latest battles over American culture will turn out or if they’ll ever truly end. There’s so much disinformation out there and so many liberal politicians seeking to take advantage of it that things just seem to be getting more dumb and dumber all the time.

North Korea Knowns and Unknowns

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

It is not set in stone that either South Korea or the United States must spend the rest of eternity targeted with nuclear missiles by an unhinged dynasty in North Korea. There are economic, military, and diplomatic options other than all-out war that can dismantle North Korea’s nuclear weapons — our strategic goal.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: No one but Trump controls his image and media liberals hate it

There’s no concrete explanation for why Trump tweets or says what he does and whether it’s on purpose or accident will likely remain a mystery for the balance of his days in office. Trump knows what he’s doing and the image he’s fostered is one that meets his approval.

Is War With Iran Or North Korea Inevitable?

Certainly, a nuclear-armed ICBM-equipped North Korea or Iran is intolerable to our interests and to the future of western civilization. The question for President Trump is at what point do the other options available to stop the threat be judged failures?

War With North Korea Is Not An Option

Stepping back militarily and allowing the prosperous and populous states of South Korea, Japan and Australia to take over their own defense surely is better than starting the very war Washington has spent 64 years attempting to prevent.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: No need to panic, Donald Trump isn’t diving in with the swamp monsters

Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that he possesses a virtually unmatched political instinct. Trump understands where he’s been and where he’s going and who can help him get there. Invariably he’ll recognize the leaders of the establishment aren’t his friends.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Obamacare war simply won’t be won by McConnell leading from behind

Mitch McConnell may believe history and the public is in his corner but Americans are on the side of a government staying within the bounds of the Constitution and refraining from interfering in their lives. There’s only one way to win a war and it’s not by leading from behind.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Colin Kaepernick’s day in collusion court won’t help the NFL with its fans

Unless NFL players can articulate what their end-goal is in all of this, they’ll continue to be shunned and the game will suffer irreparable damage. Colin Kaepernick’s “collusion” lawsuit isn’t going to help matters – and time is running out for the purveyors of protest to figure it out.

Trump’s One Step At A Time Iran Policy Fails

President Trump’s step-by-step approach to trying to repair the follies of Obama’s nuclear weapons deal with Iran looks good on paper. However, it fails because to succeed it relies upon two feckless partners: the U.S. Congress and our European allies.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Dems scan the heavens for signs of Russian Sputnik raid on '18 elections

The truth is grassroots backers of all stripes are becoming increasingly suspicious of the establishment elites of both parties, leaders who talk a good game and make loads of promises but never deliver on anything substantive. It’s so rotten not even blaming the Russians would work.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Were the old days of male-only Boy Scouts too much of a good thing?

If our diseased culture includes the Boy Scouts now admitting girls and pro athletes simply refusing to stand during the national anthem, a big chunk of the population will decide it ain’t worth having their kids involved in these endeavors at all. Everyone loses; no one wins.

On Iran Trump’s Advisors Offer Dumb And Dumber Options

The inevitable result of continuing to falsely certify that Iran is in compliance with the nuclear weapons deal, and allowing their continued nuclear weapons and missile development cooperation, is an anti-American world dominated by two nuclear-armed rogue states; North Korea and Iran.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Gerrymandering is latest Democrat ploy to delegitimize the system

Gerrymandering is just the latest convenient excuse liberals are using to make it seem like the electoral system is biased against them. Democrats’ attempt to federalize everything won’t change the fact the party is dying at the local level. No Supreme Court ruling will fix it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Would 200 years of black patriots approve of today’s NFL flag protesters?

History shows many people of all races and religions have given their lives for the privilege of recognition under the American flag. It’s a tradition that’s survived the centuries and will no doubt outlive the current whines and insults. The NFL would be wise to acknowledge it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: In Trump’s world, if everyone thinks the same someone isn’t thinking

It could be true Trump has serious policy divergences with his advisers; whenever you’re new and strive to do things differently conflicts are bound to arise. We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact Washington must change -- or it will fail. A little discord is therefore acceptable.