Donald Trump

Trump Admin Pushing in Wrong Direction, Doubles Down on Gov’t-Sanctioned Theft

Daniel Mitchell, CNS News

One can only imagine how Jefferson, Madison, Mason, et al, must be rolling in their graves as they contemplate the disgusting practice of civil asset forfeiture, which basically allows agents of the government in the modern era to steal property from people who have not been convicted of any crime. I’m not joking. Even worse, government agencies are allowed to profit from this form of theft, creating a terrible incentive for abuse.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOP holdouts should join Obamacare repeal play or be cut from the team

The Washington establishment is clearly on life support. One can only speculate the GOP “moderates” will soon understand that their best – and only – option is to play a little team sports, go along with the play that’s called and hope everyone does their job in the execution.

Trump Needs To Be Smart About How He Fires Mueller

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

When Mueller refuses to follow the reasonable order of his elected superior to explain his outrageous conflicts of interest, Trump will be able to toss him and his band of hacks into the Schumer can. Yeah, the media will melt down, but normal Americans will shrug, and Trump will continue doing the job we elected him to do.

The Unconventional Anthony Scaramucci

John Fund, National Review

Donald Trump, an outsized personality if ever there was one, is drawn to Scaramucci, a boisterous defender of Trump on TV who has overcome initial resistance within the White House to get a top job that reports directly to the president. There’s no doubt that the job of explaining Donald Trump to the fickle media and the nation is a demanding one. But if anyone is willing to try something completely different in pursuit of that goal, it’s “The Mooch.”

Jared Kushner: Blaming the election on Russia 'ridicules' Trump voters

Sarah Westwood and Melissa Quinn, Washington Examiner

Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and a senior White House aide, argued Monday that efforts by Democrats to blame the 2016 election on Russian interference "ridicules" millions of people who voted for Trump. "Donald Trump had a better message and ran a smarter campaign, and that is why he won," Kushner said in a brief and rare White House statement. "Suggesting otherwise ridicules those who voted for him."

When Will The Republican Establishment Get A Grip On Reality?

Today’s Republican establishment is one of those online retailers whose slick website accepts your credit card for merchandise that is perpetually on back order – voters have paid in good faith, but their order never ships.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Relentless media war on Trump has failed miserably to dent his resolve

Trump tells it like it is. The media may not see it that way, but with the outsider president, what you see is what you get. The rest is conjecture and innuendo. Trump spoke truth to power in Cleveland one year ago last Friday – and there’s no sign he intends to let up now.

Trump's triumphs are many after only six months and he's just getting started

Mike Pence, Fox News

With boundless faith in the American people, with faith in President Trump’s vision and determination, and with faith in God who has ever watched over this Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, I say with confidence: We will make America safe again. We will make America prosperous again. And to borrow a phrase, we will Make America Great Again.

Helping the Victims of Trump Derangement Syndrome

Roger Kimball, PJ Media

Recess appointments have been made from the time of George Washington on down, sometimes for simple administrative reasons, to keep the wheels of government turning, sometimes for political reasons, to smooth the road for a candidate unpopular with the Senate. I think Donald Trump should take a page from his predecessors. He should sit down for lunch with Mitch McConnell (salad, with Russian dressing, bien sûr) and convince him to declare the Senate in recess.  Then he should go to work.

How Washington forgot how to govern

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

All it takes is a breakthrough on healthcare, tax reform, infrastructure or some major issue not yet on the national radar screen to make a lot of this talk go away. New York was dubbed "the ungovernable city" before Rudy Giuliani, the presidency seen as too big a job under Jimmy Carter before Ronald Reagan. Right now, however, Washington is a long way from looking like some kind of shining city on a hill.

Is Iran in Our Gun Sights Now?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The Ayatollah’s regime, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Basij militia are deeply hostile to this country. But Iran does not want war with the United States — for the best of reasons. Iran would be smashed like Iraq, and its inevitable rise, as the largest and most advanced country on the Persian Gulf, would be aborted. President Trump is key. If he does the War Party’s bidding, that will be his legacy, as the Iraq War is the legacy of George W. Bush.

Mueller and Trump Prepare for War with America the Loser

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

If Trump and his family are singled out for this when the Democrats have skated, this will be regarded by a vast proportion of the public as selective prosecution further exacerbating the situation. To take any of this seriously as a search for truth is absurd. It's more like a blood sport, the modern equivalent of  gladiatorial combat. Trump baiting. And Trump, as the bear, lashes out.

Trump Has Himself, Not Sessions, to Blame for the Limitless Mueller Investigation

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

President Donald Trump’s rant against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in an interview with the New York Times, is a foolish bit of revisionist history. Sessions erred in the rashness and overbreadth of his recusal from the Russia investigation, but the president has himself to blame for the appointment of a special counsel.

Presidential Election Integrity Commission Meets – Left Goes Nuts

President Theodore Roosevelt once said, it is the affair of every honest voter, wherever born, to see that no fraudulent voting is allowed anywhere. Which begs the question, if Democrats are so opposed to investigating illegal voting, are they honest voters?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Obamacare repeal is ‘Shawshank Redemption’ moment for GOP

Trump has done well in fulfilling the spirit of his candidacy and his supporters rest easy knowing he'll work tirelessly to Make America Great Again. Whether Congress allows him to get far in that quest is another matter. It’s now up to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.

Putin's Playthings

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

What foreign government could possibly entangle in truth, lies, half-truths, rumors, and scandals the Trump family, Bill and Hillary Clinton, John Brennan, James Comey, John McCain, John Podesta, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and a host of other Beltway grandees? Putin is now America’s puppet master — and we are his empty-headed playthings dangling from his Kremlin strings.

British Death Panel Unmoved As House Grants Charlie Gard U.S. Legal Permanent Residence

Renowned US neuroscientist Dr. Michio Hirano, from the Columbia University Medical Center, is offering to try an experimental therapy on Charlie. But British doctors claim Charlie is blind, deaf, unable to move and badly brain-damaged and believe it is “cruel” to let him live any longer.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump’s GOP critics are only sabotaging their own chances for success

Republicans gain little or nothing by bailing on Trump. It didn’t work for Ted Cruz at the Cleveland convention last year and won’t have any better results today either. Conservatives are onboard with Trump’s agenda and it’s time everyone started pulling for the right side.

Run, Kamala, Run

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The growing chatter among Dems about Kamala Harris as a potential 2020 candidate is yet another illustration of the party’s lack of seriousness. At a time when it should be downplaying its image as an out-of-touch bi-coastal party, it deepens that image by pushing one more San Francisco radical forward. Who knows, maybe Harris can run with Pelosi.