Donald Trump

Shall We Fight Them All?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Among the reasons Trump routed his Republican rivals in 2016 is that he seemed to share an American desire to look homeward. Yet, today, our relations with China and Russia are as bad as they have been in decades, while there is open talk of war with Iran and North Korea. Was this what America voted for, or is this what America voted against?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: George Washington’s warnings against faction are still prescient today

There is no obvious answer to the question of how to build a party, but the Democrats and Republicans are showing us clear notions on what not to do. Both parties are proving George Washington was correct – self-interested “factions” lead to unending bickering and ultimately to despotism.

McCain's Revenge

Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator

Following his back-stabbing vote, John McCain, as sympathetic a character as his health issues might make him this week, deserves to feel the sting of a Republican senator. If McCain never returns to the Senate, it is fitting that the last vote he casts will be one which, unfortunately for the nation, adds some credence to the words “He’s no hero.”

If Kelly and Trump can become a real team, it will be a game changer

Newt Gingrich, Fox News

It will be fascinating to watch these two powerful, experienced leaders forge a unique working relationship. The person who may benefit most from this change is President Trump. He has worked with many smart, successful people in his remarkable career, but he has never worked this closely with someone as used to command, organization and dignified insistence on teamwork as Secretary Kelly.

It's Time To Drain The Swamp In The GOP

We conservatives need to translate the grassroots rage over the betrayals of Republican elected officials into a national conversation about the future of the Republican Party and a wave of national activism to nominate and elect “Drain the Swamp” Republicans to the House of Representatives and the US Senate.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: With Priebus’s exit the establishment is left on the outside looking in

Trump’s instincts are clearly in the direction of getting government out of people’s lives, lowering taxes and creating a better economy so people can get jobs and take care of themselves. If it means completely purging the GOP establishment to accomplish these ends, so be it.

Trump-Mueller Showdown Inevitable?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

From his history, Mueller is not a man to be intimidated by charges of bias. These will only steel his resolve to pursue with his subpoena power every document he wants, including tax returns, until he has satisfied himself. The president is unlikely to view this process with indulgence, and patience does not appear to rank high among his virtues.

Time for Some Straight Talk: Trump Is Right on ‘Transgenders’

Bill Donohue, CNS News

The reason why Type 1 diabetics are barred from the military is because of their need for regular injections; accommodating them is not practical. Trans persons need regular injections as well. So if anything, allowing trans persons to serve, but not Type 1 diabetics, is not fair—it is an expression of unjust discrimination. The answer is not to allow these diabetics to serve, but to ban both groups.

Another burden for Willie and Joe

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The military services have always been able to recruit whom they think fit, even in wartime when the draft takes in everyone. The generals and admirals have never before been required to abide anything or anyone to fracture unit cohesion, or coddle the weak and unfit, or take unacceptable risks for the sake of appeasing politics.

The Democrats’ Biggest Problem Is Cultural

Ted Van Dyk, Wall Street Journal

Democrat leaders' focus on political correctness and conformity has left an impression on traditional Democrats that their party leaders care more about transgender bathroom access than employment, the cost of living, education or public safety. Mrs. Clinton’s “deplorables” reference struck home with these voters.

Next Step: Formally Revoke Obama-Era Military Transgender Policy Directives

The next step is to formalize what the Commander-in-Chief announced on July 26.  The Pentagon must formally revoke expendable Obama-era administrative directives, which were written in consultation with LGBT activist groups.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Can conservatives sustain the urgent fight against the ruling class?

On the one-year anniversary of Hillary’s Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democrat Convention in Philadelphia it’s clear the Washington establishment is still very much alive and unvanquished. Conservatives can either stand up and continue the fight or wave a white flag and surrender.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The establishment’s sad Obamacare failure will end in primary reckoning

People won’t have to search very hard to discover the real culprits in the Obamacare repeal debacle. In Hamlet, Shakespeare wrote, “Frailty, thy name is woman.” In 2017, it’s more like “Failure, incompetence, corruption and fecklessness, thy name is establishment.”

Always Do More of What the Media Forbids

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

President Trump won not in spite of his utter indifference to the media’s self-serving counsel but because of it. If a Republican candidate follows the media’s advice, he typically loses; if a Republican in office takes the media’s advice, he governs fecklessly, makes no meaningful gains, and loses re-election.

USA Today’s Impeachment-Push Poll

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Imagine if a national newspaper had asked voters in 2009 whether then-President Barack Obama should be impeached, or questioned whether he would finish his term. The left would have exploded in rage over the inherent racism in such preposterous questions. After all, at that point, Democrats were in control of both houses of Congress. Who thought that was plausible?

Why the Rust Belt just gave Donald Trump a hero’s welcome

Selena Zito, New York Post

Six months after Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, he received a hero’s welcome in Youngstown, Ohio. The festive scene made a counter-visual to the daily nonstop press reports about investigations into members of his inner circle, Russian interference in last year’s election and the debate over ObamaCare.

Trump Should Pocket Minor Healthcare Win and Move to Tax Reform Immediately

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Tax reform -- by jump-starting the economy -- will actually do much more for the health of the populace than any possible healthcare legislation, which would be a kludge anyway, even if better than Obamacare, which is the kludge of kludges, no one (including Obama himself, who lied about it incessantly) knowing what's in it to this day. With tax reform people will have more money to pay for everything -- including their health.

Trump: The military will no longer allow transgender people to serve 'in any capacity'

Melissa Quinn, Washington Examiner

"After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you," Trump said in a series of tweets.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ is socialism repackaged in naked populist form

Chuck Schumer’s right: American capitalism does need a reexamination. But the Democrats shouldn’t be surprised when the people demand more of it, not the warmed-over rebranded “Better Deal” they’re offering to move attention away from their latest ploy to foster socialism.