Donald Trump

Trump Is Behaving More Like a Republican

Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

Trump's populist and isolationist riffs have fueled fears he would shrink America's role as the world's superpower and defender of freedom, human rights, open sea lanes, and free markets. His kind words about Russian president Vladimir Putin added to the anxiety. The opposite has happened. Trump didn't have anywhere else to go for an agenda. It had to be traditional Republican policies. There was no alternative.

James Comey: The Incredible Shrinking Man

Perhaps if James Comey had known his Rudyard Kipling a bit better he might have chosen a different metaphor for himself than Captains Courageous, like the one where Kipling said, Now, don't be angry after you've been afraid. That's the worst kind of cowardice.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are Trump’s tweets really killing his agenda?

It’s understandable why Trump seeks to bypass the media and speak unfiltered with the voters by tweeting. Such an ambition is not only necessary, it’s noble. It’s also evident he needs some sort of a balance where he’s no longer hurting his agenda 140 characters (or less) at a time.

Mr. Nunes Went to Washington

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

It seems that the explosive unmasking charges are at last being seriously investigated. The mainstream media has caricatured Nunes’s bulldog bluntness in going public as naive and partisan, and they have predicted his demise as a committee chairman amid a climate of hysteria. Instead, Nunes seems unconcerned and plows straight ahead — in the fashion of dairy farmers from the Central Valley of California.

Republican voters sticking with Trump ahead of James Comey, Georgia special election

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Republicans set to vote in a crucial special congressional election are sticking by President Trump and Karen Handel, the GOP nominee, unmoved by the daily drumbeat of scandal from the White House. Although there is lingering discomfort with Trump's habit of opining and picking fights on Twitter, staunch Republicans here generally view the president as a Washington outsider who is learning on the job and will get better.

James Comey: Everything You Need To Know In One Line

There was one line in his written testimony that summed up everything you need to know about James Comey, why he was fired and why he was such a danger to constitutional government: "the FBI’s traditionally independent status in the executive branch."

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Hard votes’ no excuse for GOP leaders to avoid pushing Trump’s agenda

We need to stop making excuses for Congress and refuse to give them an “out” for failing to do what they’re supposed to do. They are sent to Washington to take part in the process and govern the country according to the will of the People. It’s about time they started doing it.

The Madness of the Never-Trumpers

Conrad Black, The American Spectator

Kathy Griffin and Hillary Clinton are unique individuals and not too much can be projected from them onto the Never-Trumpers as a group, but there are common elements of exaggerated horror at the thought and fact of Trump as president, an impulse that practically any act of protest and rejection is permissible, and that the reason for Trump’s success could not have any legitimate element to it.

Trump should consider becoming his own solicitor general

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Truth is, Mr. Trump really should kick his Twitter habit when it comes to anything legal. Or he could just go ahead and name himself his own solicitor general and argue his own case before the Supreme Court himself. Actually, that might not be such a bad idea. Mr. Trump is so good at doing his own press, maybe he should try his hand at representing himself before the bench.

'Pittsburgh Not Paris' Triggers the Eco-Nuts

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

Those who like what Trump promised on the campaign trail should be heartened by Thursday’s announcement. Maybe Ivanka and Jared represent a liberal faction among Trump’s advisers, and doubtless, as relatives, they have privileged access to him. But that did not matter. Trump did what he always suggested he would do: he left the agreement not because he is hostile to the environment but because it was a bad deal for America.

Was Rep. Clay Higgins Right About Islam's War Against America?

Louisiana's Congressman Clay Higgins started a firestorm amongst the politically correct establishment when he posted on Facebook "The free world... all of Christendom... is at war with Islamic horror. Not one penny of American treasure should be granted to any nation who harbors these heathen animals. Not a single radicalized Islamic suspect should be granted any measure of quarter..."

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Stand with Trump on Climate Agreement Withdrawal

Conservatives stand firmly behind President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Obama’s Paris Climate Agreement, according to a new poll by FedUp PAC.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media should swallow their own Comey nothing-burger with relish

Liberals and Democrats will pull out all the stops to make James Comey’s senate testimony into a big deal, but the former FBI Director’s appearance will no doubt prove to be a nothing-burger, one that the establishment media should be made to swallow on its own.

@realDonaldTrump, delete your account

Editors, Washington Examiner

The problem with these tweets isn't that they irritate his enemies but that they empower them. Trump's tweeting isn't always harmful, but it often is. And his best moments, when you think back over his presidency, come when he sticks to his script. He think he is good at winging it because he won the presidency doing so. But that was campaigning, and this is governing, which is a very different thing. It's past time for the president to understand this.

Far Left Anti-Trump NSA Leaker Arrested

One is left wondering what kind of background check Ms. Winner was given prior to and during her employment and how, in view of these social media red flags, she was given access to sensitive intelligence about the FBI investigation into Russian influence operations in the United States.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: All hands needed on deck to defend Trump from the leftist fringe

Trump the man may not be as popular as conservatives and Republicans would hope for, but his policies are winners; so too is the president’s drive to make America great again. If recent history is any indication Trump is more than willing to do whatever it takes to get there, too.

The president keeps a solemn promise to put America first

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Whatever new agreement Mr. Trump can make will be a treaty, and must, as the Constitution makes clear, be ratified by the Senate. Barack Obama, the famous professor of constitutional law, wouldn’t do that because he knew that the Paris agreement would never have made it through the Senate. Climate does change sometimes. Thursday was a sunny day in Washington.

Pittsburgh Not Paris Rally: You Can Do It Too

The Fairfax County GOP’s Pittsburgh Not Paris rally was a huge success garnering media coverage all over the world. We urge our conservative friends to do the same thing in their communities. Put the notice out on social media, hit your email list, make some signs and send us pictures and a short report on your success.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Hillary and Joe clown act sets stage for a real 2020 Democrat sideshow

If we take up a collection to help Hillary Clinton pay for the significant amount of mental help she obviously requires we'd run into a real problem because in fairness we would need to provide the same support to every deranged liberal in America -- and that's a lot.

The End Of Obama’s Corrupt Global Warming Treaty

Obama and his liberal allies from Hollywood to Silicon Valley to Wall Street claimed that the goal of the Paris climate treaty was to reduce so-called greenhouse gasses. However, its effect was to produce a massive wealth transfer from American workers to foreigners and wealthy investors.