Donald Trump

What Do We Do about the Biased and Incompetent FBI?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Our FBI is not the stuff of legend, if it ever was, although, obviously, good, hard-working people work there. But it doesn't seem to be doing its job. In fact, it seems to be doing the wrong job. The bias and incompetence have infected each other to a degree that is indeed lethal. They are a bureaucratic organization gone rotten. The solution isn't that complicated but it's painful. Since the fish rots from the top, cut it off. All of it.

Is There an Obstruction Case against President Trump?

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

An OLC opinion would be invaluable guidance for Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Special Counsel Mueller. An OLC opinion would help clarify whether there truly is a basis for an obstruction allegation against President Trump. This would either lift a cloud of suspicion that makes it very difficult for a president to govern, or put Trump and future presidents on notice of what seemingly lawful presidential actions carry the hazard of potential legal jeopardy.

If Sarah Sanders Were to Smack the Press

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

How much would reporters like it if Sanders were to question them as aggressively as they question her? We know the Trump haters erupted when Sanders merely asked reporters to share what they were thankful for alongside their questions as Thanksgiving approached. Imagine if she called them out by name on their own bias and hypocrisy?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Resurgent ruling class plots to un-Cork(er) a Tennessee surprise

Much as we’d like to hope otherwise the establishment has not been vanquished by the recent successes of conservatives and the Trump administration. The fact they’re now trying to bring Bob Corker back from retirement indicates the swamp creatures are still very much alive.

Centerism = Total Catastrophe

Update: President Trump endorses House Goodlatte bill, dismisses Senate remaining immigration proposals.  Much as the establishment media and open borders Republicans on Capitol Hill would like to present the Schumer-Rounds-Collins bill as a “centerist” proposal, there’s nothing “centerist” about granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and who knows how many thousands of illegal bordered crossers who would arrive between now and June 30, 2018.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media’s obsession with no-name Porter won’t derail Trump’s mission

The media will continue to chase whatever disreputable nonsense they believe will draw focus away from the “man behind the curtain.” But Americans aren’t fooled; Trump’s improving poll numbers prove the message is getting through – and that’s a good thing.

Why are the Comey memos secret?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Congress is still trying to learn more about the documents. Last month, Senator Chuck Grassley sent the Justice Department another letter trying to figure out who at the Justice Department had handled the memos. Judging by the committee's record, the chairman will keep at it until the public gets a chance to learn the whole story.

The Better Voters Know Mitt Romney The Less They Like Him #NeverMitt

It is clear to us that Mitt Romney isn’t running for the Senate to represent the hard-pressed working families of Utah – he’s running to be the anti-Donald Trump. We urge our friends in the Beehive State to get to know the real Mitt Romney before the Utah Republican Convention and to find an alternative candidate more in keeping with the Make America Great Again agenda they voted for in 2016.

Visionary Conservative Jeff Bell Remembered

Jeff Bell’s two most notable books, The Case for Polarized Politics and Populism and Elitism are must-read resources for anyone wishing to understand the conservative – populist politics that gave rise to the election of Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. There could be no better memorial to Jeff Bell than to read his books and build upon his ideas.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Infrastructure tizzy shows Democrats love bureaucracy more than people

President Trump’s infrastructure and various other budget proposals will be run through the political meat grinder and by the time they’re through they’ll likely be unrecognizable – if anything is done at all. The best Americans can hope for is a complete cleanse of Democrats this year.

Political Espionage, By the Book

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

To a group of radicals who rose to the top of the ruling class and grew accustomed to manipulating power effortlessly, perhaps it is normal. But what does that say about the lawlessness that launched many of their careers? They never lost it; they just brought it with them into the government. From their posts at the FBI, CIA, Justice Department, State Department, and the White House itself, they tried to tilt an election to one of Alinsky’s disciples. But they failed.

Media's Obsession with stopping Trump isn't Normal

Ben Shapiro, Townhall

"Normality" can't be said of the media institutions that seem so consumed with saving the republic from the specter of Trump. Like self-appointed superheroes so intent on stopping an alien monster that they end up destroying the entire city, our media are so focused on stopping Trump that they end up undermining both their credibility and faith in American institutions.

On Immigration The “Do Nothing Senate” Should Do Nothing

On immigration the Senate should do what it does best; nothing. If Congress does nothing the law stays as it is, illegal aliens get arrested and deported, the quality of life of American workers and their families is protected, and America protects itself from a future of One Party rule. Now, that’s what we call win – win.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Pelosi, Bernie & Hillary will send voters sprinting to the GOP in 2018

Everyone knows Republicans have issues. Recent events proved the party has completely abandoned fiscal restraint and there’s an internal struggle for the direction of the GOP with Trump right in the center of it. Compared to the Democrats, however, Republicans look sane.

NATO Discovers that War is Bad for Women

Violence against women is a monstrous crime. But NATO’s essential duties do not include promoting gender equality. The European Union “does” social engineering. NATO, however, is supposed to be a military alliance formed to defend the continent against existential or at least serious military threats.

The Only Way President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Works

The focus on projects that contribute to GDP growth is what makes the President’s plan workable – or at least worth considering – in this age of massive deficits. Congress should keep the focus there and resist the temptation to siphon money off to boondoggles (like bike paths, parks and trails) that do not produce a return on investment through GDP growth.

Principles, Schminciples - Lynch Mobs Are Cool If They Derail Trump

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Pardon me if I’m spoiling the lynch party, but I’m old school conservative. I think if you want to punish someone you need to prove your charges in a forum where the accused gets to tell his side of the story. Sorry if that gets in the way of your short-term partisan advantage, but I’m committed to blind justice no matter how uncool and inconvenient you think it is.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The Senate (and America) could use more ‘grandstanding’ from Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul is a rare breed in Washington today, a politician who’s more concerned with the long game than he is about short-term expediency. America survived another government shutdown last week, but will it be so fortunate in the years to come? Time will tell.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How an ‘elevator pitch’ explains why conservatives like Donald Trump

Conservatives are happy they no longer have to separate Trump from his policies. Trump has grown into his role as chief executive, a process that’s taken time but is finally bearing fruit. Trump supporters can help him sell his agenda, too – better get that elevator pitch prepared.

Donald Trump: Middle-American Radical

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump sees many institutions as fortresses lately captured by radical progressives that must be attacked and besieged if they are to be recaptured and liberated. The Trump supporters who most relish the wars he is waging are the “Middle American Radicals,” of whom my columnist colleague and late friend Sam Francis used to write.