Donald Trump

Trump Right to Call Out Extremists on Both Sides

Bill Donohue, CNS News

Censoring speech, religion, and traditions is the mark of a totalitarian society, not a democratic one. But as Tocqueville instructed, there are times when the passion for equality in democratic nations turns to "delirium," and when that appetite is abetted by administrative centralization, it inexorably leads to despotism. That is the conversation we should be having.

What the President Said Is True, Whether You Like It Or Not

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

American leftists have decided if you are not with them, you are evil and worth silencing. They will allow no alternative opinions and they will allow no dissent. They will not even allow people the courtesy of neutrality. So the average American will probably give them an electoral middle finger, deservedly so.

Media plead ignorance of the 'alt-left'

Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner

Members of the national media are disputing President Trump's decision to blame the "alt-left" for engaging in acts of violence, and many say there is no such thing even though the term has been used for months. The so-called "alt-right" is a term for a loosely defined nationalist movement. Neither the "alt-right" nor the "alt-left" originated with Trump but people on both sides use both terms.

Conservatives Launching GOP Primary Challenges

Shak Hill in VA-10 and State Representative Barry Moore in AL-2 are getting the attention of conservative handicappers in their campaigns against establishment congressional incumbents and we look forward to more principled limited government constitutional conservative candidates taking the fight to other “white flag” incumbents in other House districts.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Can General John Kelly put an end to the White House staff soap opera?

There are many factors beyond the president’s control in pushing policy changes and improvements. Eliminating the White House staff controversies will help move things along but the entirety of the Republican Party must get onboard if Trump is to Make America Great Again.

The Endless Hazing of Trump by Sanctimonious Frauds

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The self-appointed ruling class is overflowing with egomaniacs and heartless operators who, oblivious to the irony of their own pouting, decry Trump’s “ego” and question his “heart.” Has America ever had to endure a more insufferable collection of frauds? When not sating themselves at Margaret Sanger award galas and Black Lives Matters powwows, they can be heard lecturing Americans on “racial healing” and a culture without violence.

Is There Still a Conservative Foreign Policy?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In some sense, Trump has never squared the circle of proclaiming that he wanted to punish our enemies while also staying out of the business of others. Being dedicated to both agendas is a hard thing to do — a dilemma that explains why conservative foreign-policy labels mean little if anything these days.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Mitch McConnell’s lack of ‘expectations’ indicates it’s time for him to go

With all the talk of replacing Mitch McConnell as Majority Leader, we may see a changed man once the Senate reconvenes. President Trump deserves a lot of credit for injecting some of the unpredictability back into politics – and the establishment should take notice.

Counterpoint: Why Should North Korea Believe the United States?

No one knows what President Trump believes about the Koreas. He has made many contradictory comments while Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have been talking up the likelihood of war.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say McConnell Must Step Down

More than 97% of self-identified conservatives said that McConnell needs to be replaced by “someone who will fulfill Republican campaign promises.” Only about 2% agreed with McConnell that President Trump is demonstrating “excessive expectations.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media’s Charlottesville narrative – Racism, and Trump, are REALLY bad

Exploring the unfettered truth about American history and its uneven racial past is the only way to achieve real understanding today. It certainly won’t be realized by listening to the establishment media prattle on about how racist and “deplorable” Trump supporters are alleged to be.

DC hasn’t come to grips with Trump’s presidency

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The entire North Korea episode is another example of the crisis of our democracy that led to Trump’s victory. Is our sprawling government capable of reforming itself and confronting the urgent problems of national security and the economy? Or is it so hopelessly hidebound and our politics so polarized that we can do nothing except tear ourselves apart — even as our adversaries vow to smash America into the dustbin of history?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Mitch McConnell’s ruling class chickens roosting comfortably in DC

The old saying goes “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Perhaps conservatives should purchase a few hundred pooches and have them delivered to the capitol. If the ruling class needs “friends” so badly then maybe they should look somewhere outside of politics to find them.

How Trump Won, in Two Dimensions

F.H. Buckley, Wall Street Journal

The crucial differences between the two parties in the 2016 election came down to social concerns, including pride in America, immigration, and especially moral issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The social-conservative awakening that helped elect Mr. Trump came when voters recognized that the liberal agenda amounted to something more than a shield to protect sexual minorities. It was also a sword to be used against social conservatives.

Should Trump Receive Credit for Surging Stock Prices?

Daniel Mitchell, CNS News

In my humble opinion, politicians (at least the ones who support good policy on net, and I still don’t know whether Trump is in this category) should argue for good policy because that will lead to higher per-capita income over time. And they also should say, in the interests of accuracy, that it generally takes time to see good results. Consider the lesson of the Reagan years.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Does anyone really think Mark Zuckerberg could challenge Trump in 2020?

Trump will remain controversial to many people, though four or eight years of consistent advocacy for solid policies and real results in the economy will bring people onboard. The whole notion of an independent running against him and the Democrats is a foolhardy one indeed.

How to Annihilate U.S. Socialism and Force Washington to Listen

The socialist movement eliminated Christianity in government and education because they know what our Founders knew. Only a moral society can be a free society.  Without a Christian moral foundation, America devolves into more offenses and violence, which leads to more elitists and tighter state control.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To “win” the political game, Trump must get a chance to play

The “game” is only in its opening stages and it’s next to impossible to determine who’s going to “win”. The people bet on Trump and it’s not time to make a personnel swap at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Even if we’re not yet “winning,” we certainly aren’t “losing” either.

Under Trump, Homeland Security actually gets around to securing the homeland

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Despite all the Sturm und Drang from the crazy political press, President Trump is actually making real, concrete progress toward Making America Great Again. And, shocker of shockers, he appears to be that rare political actor who is determined to actually keep the promises he made to voters. In no area is there more winning going on right now than Mr. Trump’s promised crackdown on immigration, both legal and illegal.