Donald Trump

How to Prevent the Next Financial Crisis

Stephen Moore, CNS News

The two-decade growth boom from 1983-2000 was characterized by relatively stable commodity prices. Economists now call this period "The Great Moderation," because growth was high and prices flat. When it comes to inflation, commodity prices are the canary in the coal mine because this information is available to policymakers in real time. If the Fed targets stable prices on top of the pro-growth tax, regulatory and energy policies the Trump administration has implemented, 3 to 4 percent real growth with continued rising wages for workers and low inflation is easily achievable over the next several years at least.

Assault on America, Day 99: Does anyone think Oprah or LeBron deserve slavery reparations?

It isn’t often we foresee the negative consequences of a government policy as clearly as we do with slavery reparations. The individuals who suffered under the “peculiar institution” -- and those who inflicted the pain -- are long since beyond reach. No “compensation” today would make anyone whole.

Foreign Policy Principle Number 1: Intervene in No More Civil Wars

Doug Bandow, The American Spectator

Despite the awful record of American intervention in civil wars, the administration appears determined to foment another one in Venezuela. But that tragic country is largely irrelevant to U.S. security. President Trump has an innate common sense lacked by Washington foreign policy elites: permanent war is the enemy of the American people and American greatness. Washington’s experience with foreign civil wars reinforces that conclusion. Right and Left should be able to agree on at least one foreign policy principle: stay out of other people’s civil wars.

Assault on America, Day 98: Generic Democrats and Pelosi’s minions can’t stop Trump train

Pundits’ analysis and poll results shed little useful light on the 2020 presidential race over a year and a half before America chooses its next president. Donald Trump will be there, paired against a Democrat with his or her own apple cart full of problems. Nothing is “generic” in politics today.

All the Progressive Plotters

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

Will the Left nod and keep still, if Republicans attempt to remove an elected Democratic President before his tenure is up? Are appeals to impeachment, the 25th Amendment, the Emoluments Clause, the Logan Act, and a Special Counsel the now normal cargo of political opposition to any future elected president? If the CIA, FBI, and DOJ have gone the banana republic way of Lois Lerner’s IRS and shredded the Constitution, they still failed to remove Donald Trump. Trump still stands. In Nietzschean fashion what did not kill him apparently only made him stronger.

Ken Cuccinelli For Secretary Of Homeland Security

Running the Department of Homeland Security for President Trump, and getting the Trump agenda accomplished will take spine, smarts, media savvy and the ability to think creatively to get the job done. Of all the good names that have surfaced Ken Cuccinelli is the only candidate who checks all those boxes.

Assault on America, Day 97: Beto’s talent for B.S. suggests he’ll thrive in 2020 Dem primaries

Politicians bend facts to bolster claims of knowing more than competitors and opponents, hence providing a basis for choosing them over the others. Beto O’Rourke’s proving especially adept at spinning tall tales, which indicates he should do very well in next year’s Democrat primaries.

The frightful invasion of the 6-inch-tall nobodies

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Good economic news is closing in on those who have only dreary disdain. Nancy Pelosi looks at the Trump tax and deregulation reform and calls it “the worst disaster in history,” with its full employment (applications for unemployment benefits dropped this week to the lowest number in 49 years), rising wages in an expanding workforce and a stable economy. The likes of Beto, Pocahontas, the boy mayor of South Bend, Kamala Harris and an army of nobodies the size of 6-inch-tall Lilliputians are not likely to make that slam-dunk the Democrats dream of. From here the smart money is on the Donald by a TKO. And maybe more.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Out

Now that Kirstjen Nielsen is out we hope the President will finally grasp that personnel is policy and begin appointing senior officials who actually believe in and want to accomplish his agenda, starting with the Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Assault on America, Day 96: Which side of the border crisis are Democrats and the media on?

We can’t depend on the media to report on the true situation at the border and the impossible negotiating position Congress forced on President Trump. Closing the border is the last and most drastic step to finally move Trump’s opponents off their rocks. Will they ever do it?

Assault on America, Day 93: Will Trump wrestle healthcare momentum away from Dems in 2020?

By urging the senate to revisit the possibility of repealing and replacing Obamacare, President Trump made a political move to assure the public he hasn’t forgotten about the issue ahead of next year’s election. Ruling class Republicans and Democrats take note -- Trump means what he says.

Assault on America, Day 92: Why Conservatives cower in shadows at today’s liberal colleges

One can only hope free speech conditions improve for young conservatives on college campuses, and President Trump will do everything in his power to make sure of it. In America, no one should fear for their reputation or safety simply by identifying themselves. What is this, North Korea?

Mr. President: Close NATO For Good

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Putin's Russia, once hopeful about a new relationship under Trump, appears to be giving up on the Americans and shifting toward China. Last week, 100 Russian troops arrived in Caracas. Whereupon, The Wall Street Journal lost it: Get them out of our "backyard." The Monroe Doctrine demands it. Yet, who has been moving into Russia's front yard for 20 years? As the Scotsman wrote, the greatest gift the gods can give us is to see ourselves as others see us.

Assault on America, Day 91: Joe Biden just the latest creep calling the Democrat Party home

Chances are Joe Biden’s inappropriate conduct won’t derail his chances in the Democrat primaries, but there’s no doubt he’d emerge as damaged goods heading into the 2020 general election. A #MeToo driven party like the Democrats would be better served by staying (far) away.

Voters Agree With Trump on Russia Probe

David Catron, The American Spectator

If the Democratic leadership expects to hold their House majority in 2020 — let alone win back the Senate and the White House — they had better come up with a platform that goes beyond, “Trump is the Manchurian candidate.” After two years they have failed to sell the voters on Russian collusion, and William Barr is obviously not engaged in a cover-up. Meanwhile, the President’s successes are mounting up and his rallies are more successful than ever. He will still be here in 2020.

Trump Was Not Just Spied Upon But Entrapped

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

It's bad enough, as has been evident for some time, that Donald Trump and his campaign were being spied upon by our own government, but it's highly likely they were also subject to literal entrapment--at least a serious attempt was made. Someone or some group wanted to create -- or, more subtly, to encourage the creation -- of Trump-Russia collusion from the inside in order to destroy Trump before, or failing that, after he was elected. How's that for a nefarious plot? But is it true?

After proving his innocence, Trump shouldn’t have to be humble

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The best thing Trump can do is give Sen. Lindsey Graham and Barr space and time to expose the guilty. If there is any healing in America, it will come after clear evidence that he was the victim of a conspiracy that aimed to elect Clinton and then, after he won, to remove him on phony charges. As for Trump’s political capital, he and the country would best be served if he devoted himself anew to keeping his first campaign promise: fixing the broken border.

Assault on America, Day 90: Trump campaign preview reveals no let-up to Make America Great

President Trump’s “preview” speech last week provided a number of solid hints about the certain-to-be contentious campaign to come. Trump looks as prepared as ever to do battle with his opponents. If anything, Trump is fresher and more combative than four years ago. Get there early!

Biden: Uneasy, Gross, and Confused

Joe Biden’s actions toward women, as documented in numerous photographs, videos and published recollections are indeed bizarre and discomfiting, but what should really make Americans feel “uneasy, gross and confused” are Lunch Bucket Joe’s 40+ years of being wrong on every issue and using shameless lies and the politics of personal destruction to promote himself.

Mr. President Close The Border

More than 100,000 illegal aliens are poised to cross the US border into Texas — a crisis threatening to overwhelm facilities  for housing asylum seekers. There is no question that President Trump has the legal authority to close the border; that has been done by previous presidents with no one questioning that authority.