Donald Trump

Democrats Killed California Police Corporal Ron Singh

Stanislaus County, California Sheriff Adam Christianson got it right when he blamed California's sanctuary law for preventing local authorities from reporting alleged cop killer Gustavo Arriaga to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for his previous arrests. Christianson said if he had been deported, Newton, California police Corporal Ron Singh would still be alive.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Prediction -- Democrat excess leads to new and improved Trump in 2019

DC elites were thrown into a tizzy when Trump won two years ago and looked perplexed as he laid out his America First vision during his inaugural address. This refusal to confront the reality of Trump isn’t likely to dissipate when Democrats take power in the House. How’s that for a prediction?

When Democrats embraced the 'Southern Border Fencing Strategy'

Byron York, Washington Examiner

According to the Border Patrol, there are now 354 miles of single fence along the border. There are 37 miles of double-deep fence and 14 miles of three-deep fencing, for a total of 405 miles of pedestrian fencing. In addition, there are 300 miles of vehicle fencing, which keeps cars and trucks from crossing the border but allows people to move freely. The Gang of Eight bill would have replaced that with 700 miles of pedestrian fencing, some of it multilayer. It's less than the 1,000 miles Trump wanted, but the president might well take a deal like that today. The question is whether there are any circumstances under which Democrats would ever agree.

Democrats would rather oppose Trump than secure the border

Matt Mackowiak, Washington Times

In Washington, reporters like to focus on the process story of who gets the blame for a shutdown. But Mr. Trump is betting that the issue matters more to people across the country than the perception in Washington. This shutdown battle won’t matter a year from now; the outcome will. The new Congress puts Democrats in a new position. Talk is cheap. They will now have to lead, for the good of the country. Let us hope that their phony and politically opportunistic opposition to border security is only temporary. Mr. Trump has a winning hand on border security and he should let it ride.

Forever Nipping at His Heels

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Normally, liberals would cut a non-interventionist president some slack on a dubiously obtained Vietnam-era medical deferment. Not Trump. His withdrawal of troops from unwinnable conflicts and his overtures to enemies leave liberals decidedly unimpressed. Suddenly, they have turned hawkish — they now favor a perpetual presence in the Middle East — and forbid dialogue with dictators. Earlier this year they told us with great confidence that Trump’s irenic North Korean policy would empower Chairman Kim and loose him upon the world. Never mind that the North Korean crisis has disappeared from discussion for months. Where did it go?

The War On Trump Is All About Keeping Liberals And Their Lackeys In Power

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Liberals consider themselves the anointed, divinely entitled to rule over us lesser folk, and they aren’t going to let anything get in the way of retaking the throne. The election of Donald Trump ripped off the mask of our elite. They are no longer pretending to seek anything but their own personal power. And in doing so, they are destroying the United States of America. The liberal elite’s reaction to the infection of conservative populism is like an autoimmune reaction gone out of control. It might well kill the host, but they don’t care. America is expendable. So are you.

The Mueller Investigation Is Stirring Up More Trouble Than It’s Finding

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

After 19 months, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has charged a number of targets with almost every conceivable sin — except collusion with Russia to throw an election. Yet suspicion of collusion was the reason that Mueller was appointed in the first place. Add it all up, and we have reached the point where the Mueller team may be constructing more crimes than it is finding.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Will Trump win his own ‘Battle of the Alamo’ even if no one survives?

By now President Trump realizes it’s not fun being in the White House, but nobody ever claimed it'd be easy (except for maybe him). It took decades for the Washington establishment to control government and they won’t be vanquished without a long battle. Trump is up to the job.

Trump: The Best President I Didn’t Vote For

David Catron, The American Spectator

After only two years in office, in the face of unprecedented and relentless resistance from the Democrats, the media, and the metastasizing Mueller investigation, President Trump has accomplished more than many presidents accomplish in two terms. He has not, of course, achieved all of his goals. The most obvious disappointments involved Obamacare and the border wall. Yet, even in these areas, his administration has made measureable progress and there is good reason to believe that he will eventually overcome Democratic obstructionism and achieve his ultimate objectives. Meanwhile, Trump’s long list of unalloyed successes keeps growing.

The Media Was Still Unglued in 2018

Brent Bozell and Tim Graham, Townhall

The wild conspiracy theories about Trump never stop. Some of them qualify as the worst media quotes of the year. When you read quotes from many prominent leftists, it becomes quite apparent that liberals really aren't a tolerant and compassionate bunch. They sure are angry these days. It's woefully unfair for Trump to call them an "enemy of the people," but it's somehow fair for them to call Trump some kind of Kim Jong-Hitler who eggs on murders of black people, marches kids to the gas chambers and traumatizes babies. Such was the state of things in our national media in 2018.

Don’t expect Trump to stop being Trump in 2019

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The only surprise from recent events is that so many people are still surprised when Trump acts like Trump. They’d better get used to it. In fact, my prediction is that the Trump of 2019 is going to be far more feisty and disruptive than the one we have seen in his first two years in the Oval Office. Not necessarily because he wants to, though he clearly enjoys breaking the china. But because he doesn’t have much choice if he wants to survive and have a chance at re-election. Trump's dramatic decisions in recent days illustrate why he engenders so much love from some and so much hate from others.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Plenty of good reasons why compromise is a dirty word in America today

Talk will continue on possible ways to fix the shattered American political system but in today’s highly divided culture and society, a workable solution doesn’t appear evident. If neither side seems willing to compromise, there are good reasons for it. Conservatives won’t get their hopes up.

Trump Is Both Right And Wrong On Syria Pullout

President Trump is right, there is little value in staying in Syria if Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iraq are prepared to mop-up the scattered remnants of ISIS, but the President is wrong, and deeply so, if he thinks that killing a few thousand jihadis and retaking some desolate ground in the Middle East ends the war political Islam, and Iran in particular, have declared on the West.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump’s choice to pull out of Syria a Christmas gift to all Americans

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria will certainly draw more than its share of comment even at this calm (from a news standpoint) time of year. Christmas presents a chance to ponder the concept of peace on earth, goodwill towards men -- never more so than in 2018.

The Angelic Message: Hang in There!

William Murchison, The American Spectator

I do not know the repertory of the heavenly host beyond what St. Luke reports: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” But I submit there had to have been more, possibly snipped by an editor’s scissors to get rid of excess type. There must have been an anthem anticipating the skitterings and flitterings of the human audience for which the Christmas Event came to pass: an anthem like “Hang in there. Stay with us. This won’t be easy. But look Who’s in charge.”

Trump The Disrupter Pivots Back To Trumpism – And The Establishment Freaks Out

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Trump was elected to stop illegal immigration. The elite does not want that. Trump was also elected to end these Middle East wars. The elite does not want that either. So, under siege and surrounded, Trump charged straight into the ambush, just like they taught us at Fort Benning. And in doing so, he has placed himself on the side of the people outside the Beltway while getting those inside to double-down on policies Normal Americans hate. rump being Trump got him into the White House, and Trump being Trump might just keep him there for another six years.

Little Migrant Girl Dies, Media Pounce

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The truth simply doesn't matter. Fakery is the shameless order of business in this industry today. Anything goes in the continuing assault against President Trump and his policies, most especially where the left's top-shelf issues, immigration and abortion, are concerned. The government counted at least 281 people who have died in 2018 while attempting to cross the border, often under harsh desert conditions. The vast majority doesn't make the news, because there is a better anecdote when the victim is 7 and she was in federal custody. And it is that which must be discussed.

Who Could Possibly Replace Trump?

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Trump is not forever, and we need to be preparing for the day when another warrior will be our champion. So do the people who aspire to replace him. They need to understand that now is the time to hone their technical skills (speaking, glad-handing) while networking with the base. And they need to understand why we chose Trump. Be loyal to the base. Don’t give a damn what people who hate you say. Be unwilling to lose. Get those three things down, and that’s a strong foundation for victory.