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Are We Losing The Middle East War To Iran?

If our goal is to block Iran’s aspirations in Syria, but neither the United States nor Israel has been able to stop the proliferation of Iranian bases in Syria, then it looks to us like we, and the Israelis, are losing. The question for Gen. Votel and other commanders then becomes, if we are presently losing, what’s it going to take to win?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: It’s never too early to work for the second term of Donald Trump

With his early declaration of intention to run again in 2020 President Trump demonstrated he’s all-in on his agenda and committed to making America great again. In doing so Trump proved he’s a man of action and resolve. It’s time we got to work to ensure he gets his second term.

Boldly going like no president before

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

What’s needed is a strategy that shames Congress, which sometimes seems beyond shame, for misspending the people’s money. What will help in that shaming is for the president to establish an independent commission made up of retired Republicans, Democrats and average citizens. This commission would conduct a top-to-bottom audit of the federal government and present its findings to Congress, while simultaneously releasing them to the public, which would then apply pressure on Congress to adopt them.

Debate, Politics, and NeverTrump

Mytheos Holt, American Greatness

NeverTrump’s adherence to the “debate club conservative” attitude will always doom their advocacy of their preferred policies and ideals to a secondary position within the art of politics. And it is why those of us inclined to throw in our lot with Trump have given them a leader who is willing to ruthlessly implement and advocate those policies in a way that the Mona Charens and Jonah Goldbergs of the world might not be able to stomach but is the only way the country will ever digest it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Divided Dems primed and ready to massively flunk 2018 midterm exams

One way or another both parties have a lot to contemplate ahead of this year’s midterms. The Republicans have their retirements and #NeverTrumpers, but the Democrats are battling over something much larger and potentially more destructive -- a fight over the soul of the party.

The Trumpian Rorschach Test Never Ends

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

President Donald Trump is our Rorschach test, our mirror. He tells us as much, if not more, about ourselves as we do about him. Those who cherish good manners and a certain measure of formality and protocol despise the man. Those who call themselves progressive and, usually, don't pay much attention to good manners and certainly not formality (cf. pussy hats) despise him even more. They see in him what they want, like that Rorschach ink blot.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: What kind of (government) friend would leave us alone to die?

The old saying “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out” is little comfort when you have no clue whether friends are even prepared to assist when the time is ripe. It’s a lesson 17 unfortunate souls in Florida will no longer have the opportunity to appreciate.

The Eternal Lure of Nationalism

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Western elites may deplore the return of nationalism. But they had best not dismiss it, for assertions of national and tribal identity appear to be what the future is going to be all about. Looking back over this 21st century, the transnational elite that envisions the endless erosion of national sovereignty, and the coming of a new world order of open borders, free trade and global custody of mankind's destiny, has triggered a counter-revolution.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Instead of protesting guns, teens should clean sidewalks in San Fran

The media will always frame complex issues in the most biased way feasible. It’s easy to drum up sympathy for liberal causes by showing students chanting and holding signs in front of the White House; it’s much more difficult to face the realities of liberal governance head-on.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Normalization’ of Trump presidency leaves Dems on outside looking in

It’s only natural for American political observers to always consider the next election as the most important one of a generation – and this year’s midterms are no different. A lot can happen before November arrives; for now it’s probably best just to sit back and watch the show.

Florida School Shooting Reveals Epic Government Failures

While the anti-gun crowd demands that the federal government ban the AR-15 and any other gun that they think looks like an “assault weapon,” what the latest revelations about the government and police failures at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tell us is that, as things stand now, waiting for the police to come and protect you from the next Nikolas Cruz is a death sentence.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: CNN clown hall sideshow proves the Left’s out for much more than blood

President Trump needs fighters on issues like gun rights. Wednesday’s CNN town hall showed the opposition is intense and he’ll require reinforcements in Congress with the backbone to look people in the eye and hold firm on principles – otherwise the battle is lost already.

Obstruction Confusions

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

I believe it is specious to claim that a president can be found guilty of an obstruction offense, under federal criminal statutes, on the basis of acts that are within his lawful authority, even if the acts spring from malign motivations. It is because our law’s check on presidential maladministration is impeachment, not criminal prosecution. If Congress concluded that a president committed acts that interfered with FBI investigations, and that were corruptly motivated even if technically within the president’s lawful authority, Congress could impeach the president.

The Special Counsel Is Looking At The Wrong Administration

The point of counterintelligence and cybersecurity is not point fingers after the enemy has executed an intelligence operation – in this case an act of information warfare – it is to prevent it from happening. However, as far as we can tell, not only did Team Obama do nothing to stop the Russians, they helped them by undermining the peaceful transfer of power to President Trump.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why should today’s youth have final say over America’s gun laws?

Today’s youth has a lot to learn when it comes to real world survival and the fight to preserve precious constitutional rights. There will always be plenty of people telling them what to say – we can only hope they’ll grow brains to make original thoughts of their own.

Trump is exonerated by Mueller indictment of Russians

Ken Cuccinelli, Washington Examiner

The indictment provides a thorough timeline for Russian interference reaching back to the first half or 2014 – long before there was a Trump for President campaign – and shows us how the Russians used identity theft, fraud, and fake social media accounts to carry out their strategic campaign to “sow discord in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” The indictment shows that these efforts continued into 2017.

Ben Stein Is Not A Gun Guy, But…

Ben Stein is an eminently sensible guy, but like many eminently sensible sounding proposals, his proposal that the United States government should ban the AR-15, and similar so-called “assault weapons,” is a cop-out to avoid fixing the real problem; parents and government officials who ignore and cover for antisocial, near feral, humans like Nikolas Cruz until they kill someone.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Anyone who believes the GOP is a true conservative party, please stand up

Where are the conservatives in Congress? Certainly the GOP’s promises to forge a more conservative direction in government haven’t been realized in a lot of ways; the only answer is to make sure good people go to Washington and then hold them accountable once they get there.

Conservatives Want Ryan Out if Amnesty Passes House

Speaker Paul Ryan promised that no immigration reform bill would come before the House unless it was supported by a majority of House Republicans. If he breaks that promise almost 95% of conservatives responding to a recent FedUp PAC poll say that if Ryan breaks that promise he should be deposed as speaker and replaced by someone President Trump can trust.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Dems callously dump Dreamers and boast Repubs will take the fall

If the recently concluded senate immigration deliberations revealed anything, it showed Democrats aren’t serious about solving real problems. They’re only in it for the political chits they believe are up for grabs. With such a bankrupt outlook they shouldn’t be dispensing advice.