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  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    While there are similarities between these outsiders who captured their nominations and won the presidency by defying and then defeating the establishments of both political parties, the situations they confront are dissimilar. The existential question of the Trump era might be framed thus: How long will this divided democracy endure as one nation and one people?

  • Scott McKay, The American Spectator

    John Lewis is no longer that tough-as-nails young man fighting for truth and the American ideal. He hasn’t been for a very long time. Somewhere in the 30 years he’s spent as the congressman for most of the city of Atlanta the truth has been lost, and now Lewis is no different from the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus — he’s a petty, squabbling partisan opportunist clinging to a false moral superiority most never earned and that he himself has squandered.

  • David Freddoso, Washington Examiner

    Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Barbara Lee, along with some other Democratic lawmakers at the time, also boycotted to make a point when President George W. Bush was inaugurated in 2001. The Washington Post reported at the time that Lewis "thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush's swearing-in because he doesn't believe Bush is the true elected president."

  • Newt Gingrich, Fox News

    It is impossible for the current CBO to come anywhere close to an honest, accurate score of a red tape cutting, entrepreneurially hard charging system. Recognizing the importance of the Wollman Rink example and insisting on replacing the Congressional Budget Office would be a bold step in the right direction for Congressional Republicans.

  • John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky, Wall Street Journal

    In reality, Mr. Obama has presided over some of the worst scandals of any president in recent decades. The president’s journalistic allies are happily echoing the “scandal-free” myth. Time’s Joe Klein claims Mr. Obama has had “absolutely no hint of scandal” in his presidency. The media’s failure to cover the Obama administration critically has been a scandal in itself—but at least the president can’t be blamed for that one.

  • Lauretta Brown, CNS News

    The legislation, the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017,  says that “any physician who knowingly performs an abortion and thereby kills a human fetus without determining, according to standard medical practice, whether the fetus has a detectable heartbeat; without informing the mother of the results of that determination; or after determining, according to standard medical practice, that the fetus has a detectable heartbeat, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.”

  • Richard Viguerie, Newsmax

    To ensure the swamp gets drained, conservatives must look beyond the superficial legislative agenda, and instead focus on two vital elements. First, people committed to “draining the swamp” must be placed in key positions; and secondly, institutional changes must be made to reverse on a more permanent — or at least longer-term — basis the progressive infiltration and takeover of our government.

  • Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

    They took extraordinary measures in a shaky case involving Trump but refused to help FBI investigations involving Hillary and the DNC. You’d almost think the Obama Justice Department makes enforcement decisions based on partisan politics.

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    As President Feckless packs his junk and goes away, he leaves a smoldering ruin of a party, an elite fearfully clutching at its fading power, and the potential for splitting the country in two. His legacy of failure and his contempt for normal Americans has ensured that in his place will be a president committed to ruthless conservative change and who won’t sit back and just passively suck up attacks from the cultural hacks. Donald Trump and a conservative Supreme Court are your legacy, Barack Obama. Good riddance, and welcome aboard the solar-powered high-speed rail express train to Karmatown.

  • Quin Hillyer, The American Spectator

    It is said that conservatives, like elephants, never forget — and apparently some of them never forgive, either. For very good reason, conservative 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge William Pryor is reportedly on President-elect Trump’s short list for a Supreme Court nomination. Strangely, some of the fiercest opposition to Pryor comes from a small band of Christian conservatives. Their arguments are sincere, but wrongheaded.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    Lewis is so widely revered for his actions 50 years ago — even those denouncing him have to pay tribute to his past — that he has given a sort of moral cover to a small number of Democrats who want to suggest that the 2016 election results are not legitimate. Right now, though, in the absence of some explosive new revelation or wholesale change in the political atmosphere, it appears that small number won't get much bigger.

  • Dan Balz, Washington Post

    It will be Donald Trump’s presidency, to do with as he sees fit. History and past practice and the burdens that come with the office could begin to change him. But he has given every indication that his will be a presidency unlike any the country has seen in a long time — Trumpian in all respects and therefore unpredictable in approach and outcome.

  • Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator

    If Barack Obama or John Lewis or Cory Booker or Hillary “Who?” Clinton are going to imply that any of those people, or any other Republicans, or you, or I are racists — the only card they have left to play in a country that has witnessed so many years of the failure of “progressive” policies — we, and especially you Republicans, must push back.

  • Rep. Duncan Hunter, Washington Times

    Gen. Mattis and Gen. Kelly, both are better-than-ideal candidates for secretary of Defense and secretary of Homeland Security. On this one Donald Trump’s judgment was superb. And if it’s any indication what type of commander in chief Mr. Trump will be, we can all rest easy.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    The more toxic Putin-haters can make the Russian president, the more difficult for President Trump to deal with him, even if that is in the vital national interest of the United States. The sort of investigation for which McCain has been clamoring, and the Beltway drums have now begun to beat, could make it almost impossible for President Trump to work with President Putin.