Donald Trump

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Effective politics in 2018 means never having to say you’re sorry

Saying sorry definitely has its place in our culture but it really depends on what you’re apologizing for. Contrition for the sake of saving your rear or to make it look like something you’re not is truly stupid. Don’t believe it? Just ask President Trump – and John McCain.

Trump and 'The Truth'

William Murchison, The American Spectator

Media fury at one Donald Trump is sowing worrisome consequences for the future. The lying so-and-so, as most of the media view him, is going to be gone one day: possibly with the media’s invaluable assistance. And will there linger, save in progressive circles, any public inclination to believe, or even listen to, a word the anti-Trump press says about anything? Including the weather?

Trump starts bringing Washington bureaucrats to heel

Editors, Washington Examiner

Whether the bureaucracy is pushing conservative policy reforms under a Republican president or liberal policies under a Democrat, civil servants should be accountable for their work performance and forced to spend more time working for taxpayers instead of unions. Trump’s executive order is a step in the right direction toward an accountable and efficient federal bureaucracy.

Media Monopolies Declare War on Conservatives

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
We succeeded before despite the old liberal monopolists.  We can repeat that success against the new “progressive” monopolists.  My co-author David Franke and I expalin how in the upcoming serialization of our book America's Right Turn.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Dems and #NeverTrump running short on time to oust Trump

Democrats and #NeverTrumpers will sustain their attacks on Donald Trump whether they have grounds to do so or not. To act otherwise would be to admit they were wrong about an “outsider” becoming president; and if that were the case, what’s the purpose of having them around at all?

What is America Fighting For?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What cause now unites Americans? It is certainly not Christianizing the world as it was in centuries long ago, or imposing Western rule on mankind as it was in the age of empires from the 17th to the 20th century. Perhaps our mission is to defend and protect what is vital to us, to stay out of foreign wars where our critical interests are not imperiled, and to reunite our divided and disputatious republic—if we are not too far beyond that.

Trump's His Own Good Cop/Bad Cop—and That's Good

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Trump has taken his flexible approach to new heights by being his own one-man good cop/bad cop, alternately vilifying and coaxing, even buttering up, his adversaries, often at what appears to be a dizzying pace. The press is ever eager to attack him for this (as they are for everything else), but as of now, his technique seems to be working.  He communicates with Kim Jong-un and North Korea’s leadership as a person, not as some executive branch/State Department construct, spouting the hoary rhetoric of diplomacy.

Trump inherits Reagan's wind

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Mr. Trump is a stunning departure from all his predecessors back to Reagan. Drawing rebuke and scorn, Reagan refused to live in a world that accepted Mutual Assured Destruction as a normal existence. He vowed to change that. A nuclear Korean peninsula with missiles aimed at our Western cities has long become a new accepted norm. But not to Mr. Trump. Same with Iran, radical Islamic terrorism and illegal immigration streaming across our border with Mexico. Like Mr. Trump, Reagan’s top priority was to Make America Great Again.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Memorial Day provides a glimpse into what’s really important these days

Memorial Day is a time to venerate the past while looking optimistically at the future provided to us by our military’s sacrifice. Unfortunately, in today’s America people argue over whether to stand for the national anthem or conduct baseless investigations. The honored dead wouldn’t be proud.

In North Korea, no deal is better than a bad deal

Editors, Washington Examiner

Any deal with Kim must have a serious payoff to be worth the price. Ideally, that would be North Korea’s complete denuclearization, but at a minimum it must involve the verified dismantling of North Korea's ballistic missile program. Those weapons are the means by which Kim could strike the U.S. homeland. Any deal that sustains those weapons would be disastrous for the long-term security of the U.S.

How the Russia Investigation Helps Trump

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

When Trump fulminates about the supposed sins of the "deep state," few Americans are exercised. Most shrug; some even nod along. Democrats seethe but have no new fodder for their ire — and every day that passes with the media chumming the waters and coming up empty drives down enthusiasm even more. And Trump's focus on Russia means that he spends less time tweeting about other topics — which helps him, since he's less likely to make a grave error on those fronts.

Kim Jong Un Should Have Read 'The Art Of The Deal'

In Trump’s analysis, the latest North Korean verbal assault was an obvious prelude to cancelling the summit, and the necessary counter was to cancel before they did, putting his adversary in the weaker position of having to ask him to come back to the table.

Conservatives To Kevin McCarthy: We Know The Problems, What Are You Going To Do About Them?

Rep. Kevin McCarthy's speech to a room full of leaders of conservative organizations fell flat because everyone in the room knows the problems of abortion and internet and social media censorship of conservatives – they want to know what Congress, and particularly the House Republican Conference, of which Kevin McCarthy is leader, is going to do about it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Delusional Democrats’ blue wave found only at the beach this weekend

Democrats are renowned for saying anything to coax the overly emotional to vote them back in office. Juan Williams could be right – Trump is motivating liberals like never before; when push comes to shove, however, are American voters really going to buy what they’re selling?

Time For Chairman Nunes To Subpoena Trump Campaign Spy Stefan Halper

Exactly when Stefan Halper began his work spying on the Trump campaign, his contacts with campaign officials, to whom he reported and what information he gathered remains unknown, but one thing is clear; the first target of Halper’s spying was not Donald Trump, it was Obama administration critic LTG Mike Flynn and it began two years before Trump announced his campaign for President.

The Last Straw: Tone Deaf Rod Rosenstein Should Be Fired

We’ve said many times that we think Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be fired, but his latest round of tone deaf pronouncements ought to be the final straw for the President and Attorney General.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why do the words ‘Make America Great Again’ make liberals so nutty?

American political leaders change every two, four or six years but cultural changes seem to evolve more slowly. We all hope we can reach a day where wearing a hat or a T-shirt in public won’t earn us scorn and intimidation from the intolerant left – but here’s thinking it won’t come anytime soon.

The Trump Rationale

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The fact that Trump never served in the military or held a political office before 2016 may explain his blunders and coarseness. But such lacunae in his résumé also may account for why he is not constrained by New York–Washington conventional wisdom. His background makes elites grimace, though their expertise had increasingly calcified and been proved wrong and incapable of innovative approaches to foreign and domestic crises. In the end, only the people will vote on Trumpism. His supporters knew full well after July 2016 that his possible victory would come with a price — one they deemed more than worth paying given the past and present alternatives.

Donald Trump: The Pro-Life President

Melissa MacKenzie, The American Spectator

Pulling taxpayer funding for abortions would please voters. Republicans must stop being afraid of how they’ll be portrayed in the media. They’ll be portrayed that way anyway. Might as well follow the voters’ will. Thankfully, President Trump does not operate from a place of fear with the media. He pushes forward in places even many of his voters didn’t expect, like Title X funding. Add President Trump’s pro-life principles to the list of happy surprises of his presidency. He’s turning out to be more conservative than many life-long Republicans.