State of the Union

The Sound of One Aisle Clapping

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

What is the sound of one aisle clapping at the most basic and blameless expressions of nationalism, the nationalism that every functioning country on earth observes? Americans heard it Tuesday night. The Democrats couldn’t clap for the flag or fighting gangs (that elicited a groan from some of them). It couldn’t clap for the national anthem, secure borders, religious liberty, even vocational training. It saw poison everywhere, though they did perk up at Trump’s mention of second chances for criminals.

A strong union, but a cultural rot

Editors, Washington Examiner

Many of our communities are eroding. Civic activity is declining, and social isolation is rising. This alienation is muted in the world of elites, but it is a glaring truth every day in much of America. Absent strong communities, strong families don’t stand a chance, no matter how high the stock market goes. Trump and Congress can probably not do much to fix this. But the sunny big picture should not prompt us to ignore the ambient corruption of the way we live now.

The Most Important Thing President Trump Will Say Tonight

Rather than adopt the compromising tone so beloved by Capitol Hill’s Republican swamp-dwellers, we urge the President to hold the Republican leadership's feet to the fire. Unless and until he does so he will remain limited in what he can accomplish on his ambitious agenda to make America great again.

Nikki Haley to Conservative Grassroots: Sit Down and Shut Up

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In my 50+ years of being active in the conservative movement at the national level I can’t think of another time when the Republican establishment so blatantly hijacked a national television opportunity to rebut a liberal President and used it to attack the voters they need to win the presidency.

Obama Throws Down The Gauntlet: GOP Leaders Pre-Surrender

Republican leaders will talk a good game for the next year, but don’t expect Obama to leave office with his agenda unfinished, because, as we explain here, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have already “pre-surrendered.”