Donald Trump

Trump knows there's no silver bullet for the opioid epidemic

Editors, Washington Examiner

The daunting size of the opioid problem calls for quick and firm action. The nature of the problem, however, also calls for humility and patience. Trump didn’t promise that he had the solution, but he promised he would do whatever the federal government could do. That is the best start. In fact, it is probably the only way to start.

Gillespie Gets Pence and CHQ Nod in VA Governor Race

The MAGA agenda is on the line in the Virginia Governor's race, and it is time for conservatives to own the vote. We urge you to talk to your friends, neighbors, family, church members and others in your social circle and ask them to vote for Ed Gillespie for Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Gas Tax Hike: The West Wing Democrats Try To Kill The Trump Presidency Again

Gary Cohn’s latest contribution to killing the Trump presidency is the idea of raising the gas tax. Cohn doesn't seem to get that voters who are rapidly being assigned to lives of Stalinist-like drudgery by the forces of globalist pressure on wages and rising taxes are unlikely to forever passively accept that fate.

Trump, the Yankee Doodle Dandy

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

The forty-fifth president of the United States relishes this country, its people, its achievements, its folkway and mores. He would rather live in America than anyplace else. As Americans used to say years ago, Donald Trump is a Yankee Doodle Dandy, and that brings out the Derangement Syndrome in some people. Call them progressives and remember progressives really do not like America very much.

On Bergdahl, Maybe Trump Could Try Saying ‘No Comment’

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

When Trump pops off — when he suggests that Bergdahl is actually guilty of treason, an offense even more heinous than the serious desertion offense actually levied against him — it poses a formal threat to the integrity of the proceedings. But it gets worse. Here, Trump reaffirmed as president his Bergdahl riffs from campaign rallies despite being on notice that his comments had already jeopardized the prosecution.

DOJ Lifts Gag Order On Clinton - Uranium One Informant: What’s Next?

Now that the gag order has been lifted it is time for Attorney General Sessions to choose a side in the much larger question: Why was the nondisclosure agreement put in place to begin with, who demanded the informant sign it, and what was their relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: With Bannon as guardian angel the GOP senate will want to live again

Enacting Trump’s agenda into law is going to take leadership and actions by people who are willing to put themselves on the line politically to accomplish great things. To win, he’ll need more good senators in position. Men like Steve Bannon will make sure Trump gets them.

The Republican Party is a broken marriage

Editors, Washington Examiner

The relationship between Trump and the congressional GOP cannot become functional unless Trump decides it's more important than being the best counterpuncher. Without a newfound and unexpected round of self-examination, they cannot govern together or improve the lives of those who voted for Trump and those who voted against him.

One Year Later, Coastal Elites Still Don’t Understand Why Voters Turned To Trump

John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist

Lost in all of this are the people across the Midwest who actually voted for Trump. They had their reasons, some of them good and some of them terrible. But a common theme was a seething discontent with the status quo, and not just the political establishment of the two major parties but also the media, which many people told me was part of the problem.

A Free Kurdistan Is In America's Strategic Interest

An independent Kurdish state is in America’s strategic interest in our ongoing proxy war against Iran. Starting with diplomatic recognition and support we should be prepared to render whatever assistance is necessary to preserve Kurdish independence.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Smart money says Dems and GOP elites choke in must-win situations

Common sense says the pressure is on Democrats to prevail in the Virginia election in two weeks and on establishment Republicans to stave off conservatives in next year’s primaries. One way or another there are so many “must-win” scenarios that someone’s going to end up a loser.

Interventionists leading Trump to the Rubicon

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Bottom line: The U.S. goal of crushing the ISIS caliphate is almost attained. But if our victory in the war against ISIS leaves Iran in the catbird seat in Baghdad and Damascus, and its corridor from Tehran to Baghdad, Damascus and Beirut secure, is that really a victory? Do we accept that outcome, pack up and go home? Or do we leave our forces in Syria and Iraq and defy any demand from Assad to vacate his country?

What Dubya missed about nationalism

F.H. Buckley, New York Post

There’s a logic to nationalism that demands an affection for fellow citizens of every kind, and that asks us to look out for the less fortunate amongst us. The pure libertarian who doesn’t think his government owes anything to fellow citizens in distress might be faithful to his right-wing ideals, but he’s not much of a nationalist. Along with Jefferson’s liberty and equality, nationalism also embraces an ideal of fraternity.

Eek, I'm a Populist!

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Pragmatism and anti-elitism are the twin pillars of the new populism.  When I say this I am knowingly giving short shrift to the issues -- the border wall, taxes, the debt, healthcare, foreign policy etc.  Yes, we all have opinions on these and others, but they are essentially fungible and will be replaced by still more as time goes on. Something more noteworthy is going on.

Looks Like the Personal Really Is Political

William Murchison, The American Spectator

Aren’t you glad you asked why the congresswoman and the president are at such odds, and the country with them? We know the proper solution to such tiffs — turn Americans back into people, rather than R’s and D’s and what not. There’s of course the intervening challenge of figuring out, after all these years, how to make the personal really, truly personal again.

Congress Suffers From Senility Of Purpose And Principles

The 115th Congress is among the oldest in history; 18 of the 33 Senators running for reelection in 2018 will be 65 or older, but we think Congress is failing not because it suffers ill effects from aging, but because it suffers from senility of purpose and principles.

A clown in a sequined cowboy hat distorts greatest sacrifice

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Congresswoman Wilson is living proof that, literally, anyone — no matter how stupid — can get elected to Congress. And the fact that there is actually a party in American politics that would allow someone so dumb in their caucus only proves how unseriously Democrats take themselves and how much contempt party leaders have for innocent American voters.