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The evidence is clear: America is back

Vice President Mike Pence, Des Moines Register

The forgotten men and women of America are forgotten no more. But for all that we’ve accomplished, there’s still more work to do. With Iowa’s continued support, with the support of your conservative leaders in the Congress, with President Trump in the White House, and with God’s help, we’ll finish what we’ve started, and we will Make America Great Again.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Liberals still trying to milk racism out of Charlottesville a year later

The anniversary of last year’s Charlottesville incident came and went, but liberals shouldn’t fret – there’ll be another one next year. Leftists need every possible reminder of their sinister causes they can get – and they’ll use them too. It’s all part of the ongoing battle for control of American culture.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When did it become okay to dis the culture & traditional America values?

America does look different today and many of us are upset about it. The changes resulted from a devolution of culture where it’s no longer considered mandatory by the elites to express regular reverence for God, tradition and country. If we’re truly better off for it, can someone explain how?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media mis-information detracts from quality of American public debate

Mark Twain was right – without a competent media you aren’t informed, but if you pay too much attention to the wrong sources, you’re mis-informed. We can’t necessarily control what we read but there is leeway to choose what to believe. Remember this the next time talk turns to politics.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Frantic establishment media spins victory into defeat for the GOP

The media may spin last week’s special elections results as a net-win for Democrats but it’s the Donald Trump-led Republican party that’s sending winners to Congress time after time. The party still has much work to do ahead of November but don’t be fooled – the GOP glass is at least half-full.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are libertarians wrong to pick a fight with the new Donald Trump GOP?

Debate will continue as to libertarianism’s place within the larger body of conservatism. To remain viable the GOP must appeal to all believers in small or limited government, something Donald Trump needs to understand. Will the GOP congressional leadership go along as well?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Have GOP leaders turned traitor or will they act before it’s too late?

Conservatives deserve better than they’re getting from the GOP congressional leadership, a collection of establishment politicians who always take the easy way out when confronted with a challenge. A change is needed – hopefully it won’t be forced upon us by this year’s elections.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Liberals initiated the culture wars, let them feel the noxious effects

President Trump is entirely correct to take sides in the culture war and if he needs to bring up LeBron James’s name to cause a stir and get people to focus on what’s going on out there, so be it. Democrats are the ones who’ve turned up the rhetorical heat – let them bathe in the burnt-out ashes.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Will the left’s hope for economic malaise be a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Good news is contagious, a lesson the left would do well to learn. Hoping for Trump’s policies to fail isn’t going to win liberals many friends, nor will their increasingly frightening displays of hatred towards the president and his supporters. Conservatives must remain vigilant to endure.

Trump Frees Obamacare Captives, Dems Sue

David Catron, The American Spectator

President Trump has reversed an arbitrary — and probably illegal — Obama administration fiat for the purpose of helping more Americans get affordable health insurance. But the Democrats in general, the corrupt officials of four dysfunctional cities, and a few academic ideologues say he can’t do that. This kind of lawfare is standard practice for these creatures. About 140 such suits have been aimed at Trump since he was inaugurated — just an appetizer for what will happen if the Democrats get control of either house of Congress in November.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: California burns while the politicians ban straws; who’s truly at fault?

As would be expected California’s fire troubles are inexorably linked to the mindset of its political leadership. Instead of buckling down and addressing the root of problems, Gov. Jerry Brown prefers to blame “climate change.” Remember this the next time you see a house in flames on TV.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If talk is cheap Trump can afford a heap of chatter with foreign leaders

President Trump was correct to talk directly with Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin and he wouldn’t be wrong to meet with the Iranians either, as long as he understands what they’re after and what’s at stake. If talk is cheap then listening is even cheaper; a small price to pay for peace.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOP rule number one: never take agenda or voting tips from a Democrat

August is typically the time of year when Washington slumbers a bit and voters take a mental break before diving into the contentious fall campaigns. President Trump will keep things interesting, allowing plenty of opportunities for Democrats to shoot themselves in the foot.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump proves building walls can be as historic as tearing them down

Personality isn’t going to determine the outcome of the 2018 elections either way. What will matter is GOPers sticking to their promises and ensuring President Trump gets funding for his border wall. If Republicans just do their jobs, no government shutdown would be necessary.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: It’s about time we ask: what would satisfy #NeverTrump's concerns?

Conservatives didn’t know what to think when Donald Trump ran for president but now that he’s established himself as a capable chief executive, the prospects for the GOP look promising. As for his #NeverTrump opponents the future is less clear; their days in exile may just be beginning.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Is Joe Biden a threat to steal Trump’s Make America Great Again voters?

Time will tell whether Joe Biden does run for president and if Trump will retain his solid hold on certain Democrat voting constituencies. For now, Trump’s trade policies appear to be paying off with economic wins and new achievements. As for the rest, let the political games commence.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To truly be like Reagan Trump must morph into a big government slayer

Comparisons between Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump will continue as long as the current president emulates The Gipper’s America First playbook. Trump would do well to copy Reagan in one other respect – to call for big reductions in spending. If he does so, popularity will certainly ensue.

Trump Administration Should Balance Iran and Saudi Arabia

Candidate Trump appeared to understand Saudi Arabia. President Trump acts like other submissive royal retainers George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Instead of campaigning to hand the Middle East over to the Saudi royals, the Trump administration should stand for America’s interests.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Dems show symptoms of acute Brett Kavanaugh derangement syndrome

It’s strange how the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh devolved into a deeply personal matter for Democrats. Their over-the-top protestations about the judge’s background and supposed lack of candor are making themselves look foolish. But since when do Democrats care about such things?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: RINO carbon tax reminds us the power to tax is the power to destroy

Legendary Chief Justice John Marshall once wrote that the power to tax is the power to destroy – and it’s never been truer than it is today. All Americans pay way too much in taxes – and the government spends even more than it takes in – politicians should keep the lesson in mind.