Donald Trump

Nixon and Trump, Then and Now

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

In June 1972, a bungled bugging at the DNC, which Nixon briefly sought to contain and then discussed as the White House tapes were rolling, gave his enemies the sword they needed to run him through. The same deep state enemies await a similar opening to do to Trump what they did to Nixon. Rely upon it.

Trump Brings Back Half of Lost Mining Jobs — Already!

Stephen Moore, The American Spectator

By repealing Obama executive orders meant to strangle the coal industry, this sector of the economy is rising up from its grave. That’s good news for everyone who uses electricity and cares about working class Americans. America was built on coal. We have 500 years of this energy — far more than any other nation. For America not to use coal would be like Nebraska not growing corn or Texas not drilling for oil.

Fake Law --How Trump-hatred warps the judiciary.

Marc O. Degirolami, The Weekly Standard

As more courts succumb to similar Trump-hatred in the exercise of their constitutional duties, the damage to the law's legitimacy and to the institution of the judiciary will only intensify. As with fake news, it is one of the pathologies of fake law that we are likely to forget what real law looks like. Soon enough, we won't even know the difference.

President Trump Needs A New National Security Advisor

President Trump and National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster are allegedly meeting today to discuss the chain-of-command and General McMaster’s future at the White House. This would be a good time for General McMaster to leave the White House and return to the armored battlefield where he is so adept.

President Trump: Building A Conservative Judicial Legacy

Those who doubted President Trump would take judicial nominations seriously have some crow to eat as the President released a list of incredibly strong nominees for the federal bench who should have a conservative intellectual influence on their courts.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why guilt-free liberals won’t let Hillary’s 2016 election loss pass away

The 2016 election won’t die because liberals won’t let it go. It wouldn’t have mattered if Trump won the popular vote in addition to the Electoral College, liberals would have found some other rationale for discontent. In their continuing protests they reveal no guilt whatsoever.

No, the FBI Was Not a Trump Partisan

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

There would still be no good-faith basis to protest the FBI’s proper adherence to secrecy rules in the foreign-intelligence investigation of purported ties between Trump associates and Russia. There is no equivalence between criminal and intelligence investigations — the former expected to result in public disclosures, the latter classified and presumed secret. To claim otherwise is to elevate politics over national security . . . or to be just plain dumb.

Trump’s Tax Plan Would Spur Growth

Edward P. Lazear, Wall Street Journal

The strongest argument in favor of the Trump administration’s plan is that it moves in the right direction on capital taxation and will achieve growth. Because there is a direct connection among GDP growth, productivity growth and wage growth, the Trump proposals will help raise incomes and thereby benefit Americans overall.

All the ways Trump’s policies are stuck in the swamp

Editors, Washington Examiner

At the end of Trump's first 100 days, only 27 of 556 political appointments had been confirmed, as compared with 69 for former President Barack Obama and 35 for former President George W. Bush. The lack of confirmed appointees means agencies are severely limited in the scope of their policy action, whether it's enacting changes made by Congress or following through on dozens of executive orders Trump has signed.

Trump to nominate slate of conservative judges

Dave Boyer, Washington Times

President Trump is expected to announce his selection of at least five conservative nominees to federal appeals courts as early as Monday, building on his successful nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Ted Cruz Scorches FBI Director James Comey

The video of Ted Cruz questioning FBI Director James Comey is all the proof most conservatives need that keeping Comey on as FBI Director may be the worst personnel decision of President Trump’s new administration.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Work continues on constructing a genuinely conservative GOP

Regardless of the good feelings of some House members, last week was not a good one for the GOP. The disastrous betrayal of the leadership over the budget tarnished anything positive that could have resulted from the final coming together over healthcare. There’s danger ahead, too.

Trump’s Health Care Victory: He Never Gives Up

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

Every single challenge Trump faces as president is greeted with this “Never Give Up” state of mind. Whatever the objective, whatever the goal, Trump is going to take it head on — and if he fails he will re-group and come back. Over, and over and over again. Until his mission of the moment is accomplished.

President Trump’s Executive Order On Religious Liberty

While the new rules have yet to be seen, and conservatives must remain vigilant that they follow the President’s commitment, President Trump’s Executive Order calling off the Obama Justice Department’s anti-Christian crusade is a huge victory for conservatives.

The House Obamacare Vote: First Step To Repeal Or Sham?

In our view all of our friends are correct; the American Health Care Act is “closer to full repeal than the old GOP bill was,” however, it is still “deplorable” for its insurance company subsidies and its sham defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Wretched GOP leaders are already blighting Donald Trump’s legacy

If GOP leaders want to partake in a circular firing squad even after Trump figured out a way to win a national election, that’s their own doing. The party suffers unity issues because it’s leaders care a lot more about getting re-elected than they do about governing principles.

Hillary Clinton’s Belated Victory Party

As well-intentioned and committed to his agenda as President Trump may be, he has failed to grasp that Paul Ryan's Omnibus spending bill does not fund his priorities, not because Ryan is an inept Speaker, but because he is on the other side.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump’s need for approval is not hindering his presidency in the slightest

Trump represents change and wants to put his stamp on the positive things that are occurring in the country. Part of it is due to his intrinsic desire to be liked and appreciated; part of it is because a new direction is desperately needed. America wins in either scenario.

Donald Trump tested by Obama’s leftover priorities

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

President Trump is truly a man alone. This isn’t new, as he was elected for that very reason; he campaigned as someone who would confront the status quo, and by doing so, make America great again. The budget battle is the perfect illustration of how lost Congress is and confirms the importance of why Mr. Trump was elected: to stop the nonsense in Washington that is ruining our lives. He is the right president, but the Republican Party is not his team.

Despite majority, House Republicans struggle to govern

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Veteran House Republicans said in interviews Tuesday that their problems run deeper. They lack the unity, mindset and political will to make the hard choices required to govern. The healthcare breakdown is just another symptom of this broader political virus that seems immune to all antibodies, including President Trump, the Republican who took up residence in the White House in January.