Donald Trump

What’s President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet Batting Average?

While Trump won’t bat 1000 any more than Reagan did, conservatives are in positions of real power in this administration, and it appears we can count on getting much more than symbolism out of Donald Trump. Tell us what you think of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet by taking the CHQ Cabinet conservative box score poll.

How Dr. Ben Carson can heal the wounds of Obama's racism

Helping our inner city poor effects our entire nation.  Done properly, helping the poor builds their self-esteem, provides opportunities and reduces costly welfare programs.  Equally important, it can remove HUD from meddling in local government and jeopardizing property rights.

Obama’s Fed Stifles Trump Market Rally And Economic Recovery Plans

After pumping-up the economy with near-zero interest rates for the entire Obama presidency, we here at CHQ have expected that Obama’s Federal Reserve would not be friendly to Donald Trump’s plans for an economic growth agenda. And the numbers appear to bear us out.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch And The Suicidal Demand For “Tolerance” Of Islam

Attorney General Loretta Lynch chose a very bizarre place to deliver the message of “tolerance” for Islam, the anti-constitutional movement for world domination that masquerades as a religion, because the All Dulles Area Muslim Society is one of the epicenters of Islam’s attack on America.

Russia Meddles in Our Elections — But the ‘Hacking’ Claim Is a Farce

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Let’s not pretend the “Russia hacked the election” farce is anything other than what it is: a scheme by the Democrat-media complex to rationalize a do-over — to persuade the Electoral College that it is not bound by the election results. The spectacle we’re watching has nothing to do with Russia.

The Mad Search for Pro-Trump Columnists

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Thirty or more years ago a similarly out-of-touch establishment derided those of us who disagreed with them, say, by supporting Ronald Reagan’s candidacy or by favoring peace through strength. Now the present establishment goes beyond deriding us. It ignores us. It claims to be looking for pro-Trump columnists but can come up with not a single one.

What's Trump up to on foreign policy?

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Maybe Trump knew what he was doing with his campaign strategy. It seems to me that like many rich men, he has original insights that, together with hard work and good luck, have made him successful, even while showing boundless ignorance or mindless delusion about other things. Trump's foreign policy needs to be examined in that light.

Media Research Center Launches ‘Save the Snowflakes’ Campaign

Michael W. Chapman, CNS News

As the MRC explained, “Save the Snowflakes was conceived in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as our next president and the need for a national response to the massive nationwide doldrums spreading on college campuses.” “Students at the most prestigious universities have been given hot chocolate, puppies to cuddle, and coloring books as a way to help them come to grips with living under a president they did not vote for, but all come in limited supply,” said the MRC.

The Left Is Putin Trump On

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Any attempts by the Democrats to demonize Tillerson are bound to look stupid, especially since they normally fault Republican nominees for bellicosity. Are they going to argue that Tillerson is disqualified for diplomacy by his record of getting along with foreign leaders?

Trump’s Christmas Gift to America

Heather Wilhelm, National Review

There is an actual gift hidden within Trump’s election: Suddenly, left-leaning partisans — many of whom have never met a government program they didn’t like, a boatload of money they didn’t want to spend on a study determining the proper gender roles of wombats, or an “incorrect” opinion they didn’t yearn to squash in the name of “free speech” — are learning to harbor a healthy distrust of big government.

The Media Still Don't Get Trump

Jason L. Riley, Wall Street Journal

Mr. Trump makes it clearer every day, if not with every tweet, that he has zero interest in becoming the kind of workaday politician whom journalists would prefer to cover. So long as this standoff continues, denizens of the Fourth Estate will be catering mostly to each other and the political elites.

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.

Today Turkey is More Foe than Friend of America

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has accommodated the Islamic State, allowing passage of men and materiel into Syria and facilitated the sale of oil seized by the violent jihadists. Turkey increasingly thwarts U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Will Trump Defy John McCain and Marco Rubio?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Early in his presidency, if not before, Trump is going to have to impose his foreign policy upon his own party and, indeed, upon his own government. Or his presidency will be broken, as was Lyndon Johnson’s. A good place to begin is by accepting the McCain-Marco challenge and nominating Rex Tillerson for secretary of state. Let’s get it on.

Trump Election Saves Us From the Evil Party

Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator

The message couldn’t be clearer, yet is likely still not understood: Donald Trump does not represent the imposition of new economic policies as much as he signals the end of evil Democratic policies and a return to a modicum of economic freedom and regulatory rationality. It has taken the surprise election of a fierce and outspoken opponent of the regulatory state and its accompanying tax burden to let us measure just how evil.

Trump undone by faithless electors? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Salena Zito, Washington Examiner

State legislatures have almost total power over how electors are chosen, so if a massive wave of electors decided to break from their pledge, the state legislature could effectively choose their own slate. Since most of the state legislatures in this country are majority Republican, that serves as a pretty good barrier against defecting electors.

Despotism and Donald Trump

William McGurn, Wall Street Journal

What’s striking here is that the same folks who see in Mr. Trump a Mussolini in waiting are blind to the soft despotism that has already taken root in our government. This is the unelected and increasingly assertive class that populates our federal bureaucracies and substitutes rule by regulation for the rule of law.