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Outsiders vs. Insiders: Sick U.S. media culture chastises the good but makes heroes of freaks

Ben Franklin allegedly once said, “We are all born ignorant but one must work hard to remain stupid.” With the rush to judge “normal” people and believe the bizarre claims of freakish outcasts these days, there’s an awful lot of stupidity maintenance work going on in abundance.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How NFL flag protesters helped corrupt the minds of America’s youth

No doubt the ongoing NFL protest controversy isn’t contributing to the advancement of political discourse in this country. The debasement of the American flag has already shown itself in the mindsets of young people in this country. Where do we possibly go from here?

ABA and Dems Smear Court Picks

Betsy McCaughey, Investor's Business Daily

Millions voted for Trump because he pledged to appoint judges who would uphold the Constitution, not invent law to advance a social agenda. Twenty-one percent of Trump voters called it their highest priority. But the ABA and other activists aren't surrendering their grip on the courts without a fight. Remember that when you hear the smears about "unfit" nominees.

Ryan Should Take President Trump’s Suggestions On Tax Reform

We would prefer to see bigger tax cuts accompanied by spending cuts, but absent that, we urge the House to include President Trump’s suggestions in the final House bill and send it to the Senate for further improvement.

The Coming Year-End Immigration Disaster

Until the Democrat and Republican establishments are voted out of office DACA and other programs to benefit illegal aliens will never be stopped and legislation by year-end train wreck will continue to be their preferred vehicle for forcing these policies on an increasingly resistant public.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: For the GOP Congress it’s pass tax cuts now or pay with defeats later

There is no simple answer to why the GOP underperformed in last week’s elections. Debate will go on for some time, but the grassroots’ patience isn’t unlimited and the Republicans’ control of Congress is only guaranteed for another year. Decision-time is at hand.

‘Billionaire at the Barricades’: Most Important Book of New Era

Craig Shirley, CNS News

What Laura Ingraham understands and so levelheadedly explains is the dialectic to American presidential history. Every generation or so, America experiences a populist uprising against the political and monied elites. From Jefferson to Andrew Jackson to Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR and finally Ronald Reagan, all ran as populist reformers against the ruling elites.

Here's what Trump gets right on trade

Editors, Washington Examiner

It would be a big mistake to let this agreement slip away because of poor diplomacy. But that doesn’t mean NAFTA is perfect. And in criticizing Canada’s cartels, Trump is correct. Both the U.S. and its NAFTA partners must cut government-controlled industrial policy. It’s not just cheating us in the short run, it’s making all of the partners poorer in the long run, to everyone’s detriment.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The reemergence of Biden and Romney shows it’s déjà vu all over again

Like in a low-budget horror movie, America’s formulaic political plot seems to be repeating itself. The old villains are rising from the dead to plague the system and nothing much is getting done to alter the status quo in Washington. Maybe it’s time for the film to conclude.

Conservatives In House of Representatives Go On Offense Against Mueller

A group of principled conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives did what Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will never do – they went on offense against Robert Mueller and the rest of the insiders protecting Hillary Clinton and the worst villains of the Obama-era swamp.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Because he fights, Trump can’t be spared -- but he still must win the war

Donald Trump is no fool; one hopes he will accept the lessons of 2017 and alter his course enough to win the only political struggle remaining before him – namely, the battle to become popular. If Trump truly wants to make America great again, it’s his only means left to do it.

2016 Is Looking Like the New Normal

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

The past quarter-century, except for 2006-08, has been an era of polarized partisan parity, with one election result resembling another and more straight party ticket voting than any time since the 1950s. That's produced divided government, as Democrats have won 4 of 7 presidential elections since 1992 while Republicans have won a House majority in 10 of 12 congressional elections since 1994.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Republicans hold the key to their own success in the ‘18 midterm elections

There isn’t much use in trying to forecast what will happen in next year’s midterm elections so far in advance. For now, conservatives should focus on the things that can be controlled: nominating good candidates and pressing to pass President Trump’s winning agenda.

Will Trump's Greatest Triumphs Be in Foreign Policy?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Trump may have received setbacks by proxy at the ballot boxes in New Jersey and Virginia, but in the realm of foreign policy he is achieving signal success.  Who knew this would be the area of his greatest accomplishments, the area where he appeared to have no prior experience whatsoever?

GOP Nice Guys Will Finish Last In 2018

Republicans running in 2018 should expect the same kind of anti-Trump ads and attacks from Democrat-affiliated race-baiters that Ed Gillespie was subjected to, so the time to start thinking about how to get ahead of them is now.

Don’t Forget Middle East Madness

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

A renewed Middle East war is likely to be something much worse than a second round of the 2006 attempt to rocket Israel into concessions and to kill as many Jews as it can before Islamic jihadists run to Russia, the U.N., and the EU to cajole or force Israel to stop. We are awfully tired of the Middle East, but it is not quite tired of us.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Donald Trump’s epic 2016 win made America Great Again

Thoughts of Election Day 2016 still brings smiles to the faces of millions of people. Even better, in most ways, Trump has proven to be a very good if not exceptional president. It just goes to show the good guy sometimes wins – and the bad gal (and her hubby) needs to go to jail.

Nobody’s Quaking in Their Boots, Anymore

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

We no longer speak to the world with the assured authority with which America did from Eisenhower to Reagan and Bush 1. Our moment, if ever it existed, as the “unipolar power” the “indispensable nation” that would exercise a “benevolent global hegemony” upon mankind is over. America needs today a recognition of the new realities we face and a rhetoric that conforms to those realities.

Sen. Tom Cotton: Immigration In The National Interest

On September 18, 2017 Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) delivered the address at Hillsdale College’s Eighth Annual Constitution Day Celebration. His address “Immigration in the National Interest” is one of the most powerful analyses we have seen of why President Trump won the election and the power of economic nationalism.