2016 election

Hacks Of Democrats Were A Public Service Not A Disinformation Campaign

There’s only one problem with attacking the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s election as tainted by a Russian disinformation campaign; a disinformation campaign is based on lies made to look like truth, and the hackers, be they Russians, Chinese or Americans, revealed the truth behind the Democrats’ lies.

Transition to Trump: Rex Tillerson for State may be Trump’s boldest choice yet

By naming Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, Trump knows he’s getting another outsider with real world experience and smarts. Plus, Two more from Tuesday: Perry for Energy and Zinke for Interior, and, By leaving his businesses, Trump’s only fulfilling a campaign promise.

Trying to overturn a free and fair election

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

What should distress every American is the way the left, the liberals, the progressives and their handmaidens in the press have discarded reasonable conversation to try out every absurd alarm, one after the other, to see whether one could stick, to undermine and undercut the results of what everyone agrees was a free and fair election on Nov. 8. None has worked. More than a month later, the republic stands.

Transition to Trump: Carly Fiorina could be next to join Trump’s conservative cabinet

Carly Fiorina meets with Trump, may be in line for a leading intelligence role. Plus, The left is going all out to stop Trump in the Electoral College, but the Founding Fathers won’t let them succeed, and, Solving the mystery of Trump’s conservative dream-team cabinet choices.

Trump’s Transition: So Far, So Good

Andrew McCarthy, National Review

Trump won’t even be president for another six weeks. The incoming administration is still a work in progress, the president-elect is still tweeting the night away, and plenty could still go wrong. But those of us who worried aloud that there might not be much daylight between Trump and Clinton are thankfully being proved wrong.

Transition to Trump: Democrats turning a nauseating shade of green over Trump’s cabinet moves

Trump’s choice of Scott Pruitt for EPA has the Democrats and leftists turning a nauseating shade of green. Plus, Grab the sleeping pills, Trump’s choice for Labor Secretary is causing nightmares on the left, and, Trump names wrestling empire founder to head the SBA, Democrats see only stooges.

The collapse of the political left

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

The United States Constitution was designed to provide a framework in which rights are guaranteed and voters in states can choose policies in line with their different backgrounds and beliefs. Trump's victory means the left can't jam its policies down on the whole nation—and gives it the incentive to develop policies acceptable not only to its own base but with voters among whom it fell agonizingly short this year.

Transition to Trump: Liberals obsessed over “fake news” of Electoral College revolt

The “fake news” anti-Trump Electoral College push is about as phony as it gets. Plus, Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions to get help in battling the left’s fake onslaught, and, Trump’s pick to lead on Homeland Security and EPA will help him erase the awful legacy of Obama.

Transition to Trump: The president-elect’s break with precedent infuriates the media

Donald Trump isn’t transitioning the same as other past presidents and the media hates it. Plus, Trump’s favorability rating is surging and so is the Electoral College’s, and, How important is “diversity” to Trump’s Supreme Court nominations?

Transition to Trump: Ben Carson as HUD Secretary makes him the Democrats’ worst enemy

Ben Carson at HUD would seem to be the perfect way to infuriate the left. Plus, Conservatives are excited over the chance to end the exile and finally make a difference, and, The crucial Trump cabinet choice we hardly ever hear about: EPA Administrator.

Transition to Trump: Is Mike Pence the key to the entire Trump administration?

Donald Trump’s outsider- heavy governing style already represents a departure from both parties. Plus, Rumors have it Trump may choose a surfing dark horse for Secretary of State, and, Pence’s heavy responsibility in the transition will continue in the administration.

Transition to Trump: Good news, Trump’s economic team shows heavy private-sector bias

Did Newt Gingrich go too far in criticizing Mitt Romney for “sucking up” to Trump? Plus, Trump’s economic team is woefully short on government experience – but that’s a good thing, and, Searching for a replacement for the late Justice Scalia just became a little easier.

Trump and the outstate Midwest redraw the partisan lines

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

The familiar partisan lines of the past 20 years have been redrawn, and now we have a more downscale Republican Party and a Democratic Party confined to its coastal and campus cocoons. We'll see how that works out.

Transition to Trump: Should conservatives just trust Trump on his cabinet choices?

Trump’s latest personnel moves aren’t making everyone happy, but sometimes we just need to trust that he’s working according to plan. Plus, Teflon Rom meets with Trump on Tuesday night, still no word on Secretary of State, and, Trump’s “Thank You” tour draws comparisons to … Obama.

Democrats are lying to themselves about what this election meant

Chris Cilizza, Washington Post

Clinton's loss should make this fact plain to Democrats: The country, judging by down-ballot election results nationwide, is center-right -- and holding. And the Democratic bench is woefully devoid of major rising stars, itself a function of the party's down-ballot struggles over the last eight years.

Mr. Trump: Don’t Make Traitor Bob Corker Secretary Of State

In pursuit of his “legacy” treaty with Iran, Obama resorted to telling lie after lie to sell something that if the truth were revealed would never be accepted by the American people – and his indispensable partner in selling the lies was Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee.

Transition to Trump: Prepare the way for Donald Trump’s wildly unconventional administration

Donald Trump’s “wildly unconventional” style will take some getting used to by reporters and the public at large, but change is a good thing. Plus, Expectations are high for Attorney General-to-be Jeff Sessions, but he’ll handle them, and, Doing what he does best, Trump to hit the road for a “victory tour”.

The Battle of Ohio State

When are America’s establishment elite, the politicians and media personalities who work behind metal detectors and armed guards and who have staff to run to Macy’s, going to recognize and admit that Islam is indeed to blame when Americans going to class, or to the mall or to work are killed or maimed by Muslim terrorists?

Transition to Trump: Establishment seeks to divide conservatives over Mitt Romney

As Donald Trump prepares to meet with Mitt Romney a second time, it’s clear the GOP establishment is intent on picking a fight with conservatives. Plus, The Left’s stupid recount strategy marches into Pennsylvania, and, Karl Rove rips Kellyanne Conway over Romney controversy.