2016 election

Outsiders vs. Insiders: America’s cultural split much deeper than clash between political tribes

Politics is not religion and there’s no such thing as partisan “tribes” unless people choose to create them in their own minds. America isn’t experiencing political sport and it's more serious than theater – we could be in the beginning stages of a civil war with no signs of a ceasefire.

Never Trumpers Suffer Yet Another Utter Humiliation

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Even today, this dwindling band of bow-tied nimrods still whine despite these manifest conservative triumphs. And their numbers grow fewer as the evidence grows in support of an undeniable conclusion: The election of Donald Trump was a conservative triumph of a magnitude we are only beginning to fully appreciate. It’s still kind of sad to watch the spectacle of these clowns still making fools of themselves.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: 4th of July fireworks a prelude to political pyrotechnics over Court

No doubt there will be many things on the minds of Americans as they celebrate the nation’s independence tomorrow, with the specter of the looming fight over the Supreme Court hovering in the foreground. The fireworks display this year will just be a prelude to the political pyrotechnics to come.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Who better understands conservatives, George Will or Donald Trump?

The jury’s still out on who will vote for whom in this year’s elections, but one thing’s for sure: George Will and the #NeverTrumpers won’t have much say in it. President Trump’s approval numbers are inching up slowly and Americans aren’t dumb -- the Democrats present no realistic alternative.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How do you spell game change in 2018? S-U-P-R-E-M-E C-O-U-R-T

President Trump likely didn’t beg Justice Kennedy to retire but no one would’ve blamed him if he had. Kennedy’s departure not only represents a golden opportunity to remake the Court for a generation, it also gives Republicans a winning cause to run on this fall. It’s game on for 2018.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Disagreements, curses & personal insults are as old as American politics

Partisan politics in our times has become one grand stage show. Both sides say outrageous things to draw media attention and goad their opponents. Disagreements and personal vendettas weren’t invented by our political class but it’s certainly been elevated to an art form by them.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: No, Maxine Waters (and Democrats), God is definitely not on your side

Try as she might, Nancy Pelosi and her Democrats just can’t find anything to stick to Trump in the minds of the public. Now the left is taking off after administration surrogates Sarah Sanders, Pam Bondi, Kirstjen Nielsen and Stephen Miller, led by ultra-doofus Maxine Waters. Will they ever get it right?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Misplaced Dem outrage over illegals has backlash written all over it

Democrats think they’re clever by squeezing every bit of outrage over the illegal immigrant separation issue but history suggests they’re wasting their time. Just like with every instance of rage they’ve drummed up over Trump, they’re only shooting themselves in the electoral foot.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOP spending snafu is a huge quandary heading into November elections

It goes without saying it’ll take years to drain the Washington swamp and there’s no one person that can fully realize it. An informed citizenry is vital to the health of any Republic – otherwise elected representatives won’t do their jobs. It’s particularly problematic in the GOP right now.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Americans’ independent spirit evident as the world obsesses on soccer

It doesn’t take a genius to surmise the different peoples of the world all have distinct interests. Just because most of the planet sees the World Cup as the preeminent sporting event of our times doesn’t mean we must follow along. Thankfully Donald Trump knows to value Americans’ opinions first.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: With malice towards none & charity for all the GOP must solve immigration

Until Republicans take the proverbial immigration bull by the horns they’re going to end up on the wrong end of the public narrative. The media will give the GOP no credit and Democrats will fan the flames of discontent with inflammatory statements of their own. Who will stand up?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats try (and fail) to make America’s amnesty issue all about Trump

Democrats have taken to predicting uprisings and championing illegal aliens because they don’t have anything else to offer Americans. The debate over whether the GOP is Trump’s party will continue – but unless his dis-loyal opposition comes up with something better, he’ll remain in control.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Hapless Dems badly in need of crash course in political self-awareness

There’s no easy way to explain what’s wrong with Democrats these days; they’re wrong on policy, wrong on facts and wrong on personnel. There’s no telling how they’ll do in the midterm elections but even if successful they’re still in trouble. They’re a mess and don’t even realize it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Only in Trump’s America could showing too much pride get you in trouble

As long as there are people who look down on others for what they believe there will be conflict in this country. Whether it’s Chick-fil-A’s stance on marriage or Trump’s view of international trade, there’s no sign of a ceasefire in the war to control the cultural narrative. We should all be prepared to battle.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When did Kim Jong-un supplant Donald Trump as master negotiator?

There’s still room to find fault with Trump on his handling of the summit with Kim Jong-un and other matters, but he deserves the benefit of the doubt for beginning the process. Along with credit, Trump needs leeway to get the job done -- perhaps it’s time his GOP critics gave him some.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Should Congress break social media’s stranglehold on free speech?

Social media has changed our world – and perhaps it is time to consider having Congress take some measure of oversight on businesses like Google and Facebook to ensure our First Amendment rights are preserved. The Founding Fathers would approve.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To Trump and Kim the Art of the Deal means no more war in the Far East

Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un brought a terrific new prospect for peace and cooperation in an extremely volatile part of the world. Especially gratifying is Trump’s appreciation for the necessity of avoiding war at all costs. The Art of the Deal is alive and well.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Donald Trump’s GOP will never be the same – anyone miss the old one?

When Donald Trump was elected no one predicted draining the swamp would be easy or that everything he did would be popular – even with members of his own party. But change comes slowly and we’re heading in a positive direction. The GOP will never be the same – and that’s a good thing.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: No one on earth is more prepared to meet Kim Jong-un than Pres. Trump

No one can say for sure what will happen when Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un talk this week, though the importance of the occasion and the fact two enemies are meeting should not be discounted. Trump may not have spent hours poring over books – but he’ll be ready. Count on it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: In America’s right vs. left culture war, choose the biggest weapons

The broader American culture war will continue as long as the left puts forth celebrities and athletes as spokespeople for their point-of-view. Politics is a long game and Republicans appear to have shown up to play; toss Donald Trump the ball and watch as the scoreboard lights up.