Donald Trump

'Panic in Progressive Park' -- What If Trump Is Actually Good?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Reason for the panic -- the dawning realization, repressed and often unrecognized though it may be, that Donald Trump may even a be a good president, possibly a great one. Then what? If anything could cause panic among liberals, progressives, and the media (apologies for the redundancy), that's it.

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.

The Moral Case For Trump's "America First" Agenda

Memo to the rest of the planet: Stop panicking over the victory of Donald Trump.  His “America First” agenda is not about abandoning the free world.  If anything, it is about saving the free world—from itself.

Trump's A-Team

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

The Trump transition has been talking to and appointing some of the most accomplished and serious individuals in Republican and conservative politics. Donald Trump isn’t pulling rabbits out of a hat. Somebody at team Trump has a first-rate Rolodex.

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.

#DumpKelloggs: Cereal Maker Declares War On Conservatives

In response to Kellogg’s advertising boycott of Breitbart, the popular conservative website has launched its own counter-boycott of Kellogg’s urging its populist – conservative readers to boycott the mega-brand’s processed food products.

Will Trump’s Defense Picks Back-Up Trump’s Anti-War Policies?

To find senior defense and national security officials who share his views, President-elect Trump may have to look beyond the obvious choices who, though undoubtedly talented, have a long association with the failed policies he has promised to rethink.

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.

Frightened by Trump, Inspired by Fidel

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The press continues to push the storyline that Trump’s coming administration is causing the great and good of the world to tremble, a claim to which the American people rightly shrug, especially since many of these international luminaries appalled by Trump’s inauguration will soon turn up at Castro’s funeral.

It’s Time for Honest Talk about Muslim Immigration

David French, National Review

If the Democrats want to continue admitting refugees from jihad zones, they need to make the case that meeting the humanitarian needs of an an extremely small fraction of the world’s Muslim refugees is worth the cost of importing a small number of mass murderers. They must make the case that the human toll in America is the price we must pay for national compassion.

Trump bump: Confidence in economy highest in 8 years, up 17 points

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Gallup's latest survey showed a remarkable 17-point turnaround since just before the election. Confidence in the election was at a dismal negative 11 points right before the election. Now it as a positive 6, higher than at any point during President Obama's eight years.

Trump Reaches Deal With Carrier To Keep 1,000 Jobs In US

Blake Neff, Daily Caller

CNBC reported Tuesday night that a deal has been struck to keep about 1,000 jobs in the U.S., representing about half of the 2000 Carrier jobs that were to be outsourced from two different facilities. The dealwas spearheaded by vice president-elect and outgoing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

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.

Capitol Hill GOP Leaders Up To Their Old Tricks Funding Obama’s Priorities

The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044. We urge CHQ readers to call Congress to oppose the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34) and to join other limited government constitutional conservatives in opposing this one last giveaway to Obama’s priorities by the feckless Capitol Hill Republican establishment.

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”.

You Can’t Drain the Swamp by Giving the Clintons a Pass

Timothy Daughtry, Townhall

It is not necessary for President-elect Trump to push for the investigation of the Clintons or, for that matter, to declare the investigations closed. He simply needs say that the career professionals in the FBI will follow the law without political interference one way or the other. That would send a clear and appropriate message that he is honoring his campaign theme of restoring rule of law to Washington.

Popular Vote Realities 2016: Trump Ascendant

John C. Wohlstetter, The American Spectator

Trump can claim not only an electoral vote landslide — 57 to 43 percent — but also two geographic landslides — 85-15 total area and 90-10 county-level. And with full absentee ballot counting Trump would have trailed Hillary by less than one percent in the official nationwide popular vote.

The Populist-Nationalist Tide

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Not only is the Cold War over, the post-Cold War is over. We are living in a changed and changing world. Regimes are falling. Old parties are dying, new parties rising. Old allegiances are fraying, and old allies drifting away. The forces of nationalism and populism have been unleashed all over the West and all over the world. There is no going back.

Majority expect Donald Trump to keep promises

Rebecca Savransky, The Hill

Sixty-four percent of registered voters polled by Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies and the National Research Group said Trump will be either very or somewhat effective in fulfilling his campaign promises, not only on immigration but also to invest in the nation’s infrastructure, to cut taxes and to repeal ObamaCare.

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?