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  • Newt Gingrich, Fox News

    In “Understanding Trump,” I point out that our president defeated the media and Washington elite largely because they simply refused to understand him as a candidate. Further, they were profoundly wrong about the 2016 election because they couldn’t comprehend that the American people wanted something other than the traditional Washington elites’ idea of a president. It seems the elites didn’t read my book – or they didn’t take its lessons to heart – because they haven’t changed a bit. They still don’t understand Trump.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    We went to war in Iraq in 2003 to disarm it of weapons of mass destruction we later discovered Saddam Hussein did not really have. Some 4,500 U.S. dead and tens of thousands of wounded paid for that rush to judgment. And some of those clamoring for war then are visible in the vanguard of those clamoring for confronting Russia. Before we set off on Cold War II with Russia — leading perhaps to the shooting war we avoided in Cold War I — let's try to get this one right.

  • Roger Kimball, American Greatness

    Things are happening very fast in the Swamp Drama surrounding Robert Mueller’s Galaxy Quest. We’ll have to wait on the inspector general’s report to fill out some details about Andrew McCabe’s activities. Already, though, a lot of unsavory allegations are swirling about. The investigative journalist Sara Carter, for example, just told Fox News “I have been told tonight by a number of sources . . . that McCabe may have asked FBI agents to actually change their 302s”—that is, the forms that FBI agents are required to complete after interviewing a subject to memorialize the contents of their interview.

  • William Murchison, The American Spectator

    What will come out of this FBI-“collusion” business no one knows. It cannot be good. That point seems inarguable. Nothing that impairs the effectiveness of the American presidency, in the face of active enemies, can be counted as good. Doesn’t the commentariat see this? Doesn’t the New York Times? MSNBC? The Democratic Party? Nope. Day after day we gotta do in Trump; gotta put him through the wringer, prepare the ground for impeachment or disemboweling.

  • Kurt Schlicter, Townhall

    We are blessed with an enemy that refuses to even try to understand us, but do we ever understand them. And that means we know their weaknesses. After all, the establishment has been in our faces all our lives. We can’t not know them because there is no way to avoid them. The media, entertainment, politics – it’s all them all the time, so we know what makes them tick, and where to plant the charges to bring down the whole stinking edifice. It’s just a matter of pushing their buttons.

  • Tony Perkins, CNS News

    New network president James Pitaro said "there is going to continue to be an intersection between sports and politics, and we’re going to continue to cover that. We’re going to cover it fairly and honestly. But we are focused on serving the sports fan.” The NBA and NCAA had a taste of that pain in ticket sales when it pulled out of states with common-sense privacy laws. If ESPN continues to pick sides, you can rest assured – so will fans.

  • Sen. Rand Paul, The National Interest

    When neoconservatives accept that a government large enough to fight perpetual war requires taxes and debt so extensive as to be to inconsistent with individual liberty—then will the schism heal. When that time comes, libertarians and neoconservatives will gather in Williamsburg and raise a pint to our common heroes: Jefferson, Paine, Madison, and yes, even John Adams. That will be a glorious time, a time when liberty is no longer divided and we can all celebrate the great American experiment in Liberty.

  • Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    At the height of the presidential election, the administration of the outgoing president of the United States — Mr. Trump’s most powerful political enemy — handed over the controls of America’s spy apparatus to begin moving against Mr. Trump and his campaign. So special counsel Robert Mueller’s endless investigation in search of a crime should have been no surprise. It was cooked up long before Mr. Trump even won the election. Of course, these people were going to do this.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    We have in this country an urgent live debate over whether free speech and liberalism more generally is good or has run its course. That’s unsurprising, as these are new ideas on a historical scale. No other country honors free speech the way we do. Some people want us all to quit harping on the issue. But we won't, and we shouldn't. It’s far too important for that.

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    If the “news” media showed one-tenth as much outrage over the deaths of nearly 22,000 poor and disabled Americans as they have shown this weekend over the well-deserved termination of one deep state corruptocrat, it would help the cause. But I guess the old maxim, “If it bleeds, it leads,” doesn’t apply to mere proles who quietly perish on purgatorial Medicaid waiting lists.

  • Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

    With Rosenstein’s passive approval, Mueller is shredding Justice Department charging policy by alleging earth-shattering crimes, then cutting a sweetheart deal that shields the defendant from liability for those crimes and from the penalties prescribed by Congress. The special counsel, moreover, has become a legislature unto himself, promulgating the new, grandiose crime of “conspiracy against the United States” by distorting the concept of “fraud.”

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    The real draining of the Swamp has finally begun. Jeff Sessions may have quietly been engineering it in ways his critics, even Trump himself, didn't realize. It is time for every concerned citizen to keep up the pressure.  At moments like this, it's easy to be cynical and think, oh, this is a good moment, but it will go back to business as usual soon. By thinking that way, you become part of the part of the problem. Don't. Act.

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    The Republicans should leave excuses and obfuscations to Hillary Clinton and concentrate on what they can improve if they wish to block the Democrats' "blue wave." That means giving some serious thought to how they choose their candidates and thinking more creatively (if that's possible in the sclerotic world of politics) about who might be a good candidate.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    If Republicans face problems of demography, the party of "tax and tax, spend and spend, and elect and elect" appears to be reaching the end of its tether. Federal deficits are rising toward trillion-dollar levels. And there appears no disposition in either party to cut back on spending for education, college loans, food stamps, housing assistance or infrastructure. If the Fed did not retain the power to control the money supply, then the fate of New Jersey and Illinois, and beyond, of Greece and Argentina, would become our national destiny.

  • George Neumayr, The American Spectator

    Clapper probably penned the letter while on the phone with CNN and now enjoys his reward: a cushy seat from which to pronounce on the Trump administration’s lack of “integrity.” The other day he was on CNN vouching for the integrity of Andrew McCabe, another nabbed leaker. Maybe McCabe can become a CNN contributor too now that his FBI pension is in peril. They could co-host a show called Reliable Leakers.