Donald Trump

Moral Supremacy and Mr. Putin

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

As we beat our chests in celebration of our own moral superiority over other nations and peoples, consider what Trump is trying to do here, and who is really behaving as a statesmen, and who is acting like an infantile and self-righteous prig. If Trump’s talking to Putin can help end the bloodshed in Ukraine or Syria, it would appear to be at least as ethical an act as pulpiteering about our moral superiority on the Sunday talk shows.

Democrats May Be On The Verge Of Becoming A ‘Permanent Minority’ Party

Stewart Lawrence, Daily Caller

Democrats have a 3-1 lead over the GOP in California, New York and Massachusetts and a 3-1 lead over Republicans in the Pacific Northwest and the Mid-Atlantic (also known as the “Acela Corridor”). However, those regions account for less than 20% of the total numbers of House members. By contrast, if you focus on the American South, the Heartland, and the Southwest — about 80% of the country — the GOP leads Democrats by more than 2-1.

Remember Mr. President, America first

Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump's inauguration speech, in which he repeated and hammered home his message that he would put "America First," makes it plain enough that the new president is not anti-American, as does so much of what he has said during the past 20 months. But his suggestion of moral equivalence between the United States and Putin's Russia throws his own country under the bus.

Conservatives Build Case To Impeach Judge Robard

Daniel Horowitz writing for Conservative Review and Ken Klukowski writing for Breitbart added new arguments to our case for the impeachment of Federal District Judge James L. Robart for issuing an order ultra vires – acting beyond his jurisdiction.

Steve Bannon Is Right

“I want you to quote this,” President Trump’s senior White House strategist Steve Bannon told The New York Times. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”

Obamacare Signups Sag and It’s Trump’s Fault?

David Catron, The American Spectator

The Democrats and their media mouthpieces know that Obamacare has decimated their party. Thus, they desperately want to deed it over to Trump and the GOP. They couldn’t care less if their reasoning fails to pass the laugh test or how many rhetorical pirouettes they must execute.

Trump ready to crack the whip on GOP Congress

Scott Wong, The Hill

The Trump White House won't only be working back channels with congressional leaders and rank-and-file lawmakers. Allies say Trump will likely bring his bully pulpit on the road, holding campaign-style events that specifically target vulnerable Democrats in red states like Montana and West Virginia.

Trump’s Supreme Court Whisperer

Kyle Petersen, Wall Street Journal

Leonard Leo helped usher George W. Bush’s two Supreme Court appointees, John Roberts and Samuel Alito, to confirmation. Now Mr. Leo is on leave from his day job, as executive vice president of the Federalist Society, to do the same for Judge Gorsuch.

Impeach Federal Judge James L. Robart

We urge the House of Representatives to immediately prepare articles of impeachment against Judge Robart and to hold hearings at the earliest possible hour. The public needs to know exactly how his blatant partisanship and anti-constitutional behavior has jeopardized our national security and intruded upon the clear constitutional prerogatives of the Congress and the President.

The Judicial Coup Against President Trump

For all intents and purposes the President’s powers as Commander in Chief and his executive power to maintain the country’s sovereignty have been seized by 97 globalist technology companies and an unelected judge in the Western District of Washington.

Useful Idiots No More

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The Trump administration is pulling the plug on the official Islamophilia of the last administration, which the New York Times seems to think went swimmingly. Remember the glory days when Obama was inviting the Muslim Brotherhood to his speeches, his attorney general was banning any mention of Islamic terrorism, and his CIA director was sanitizing jihad as a “legitimate tenet of Islam”? Apparently, we’re supposed to tremble at the thought that this period has passed.

The Coming Clash With Iran

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

It was thought he would disengage us from these wars, not rattle a saber at an Iran that is three times the size of Iraq and has as its primary weapons supplier and partner Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Neither the Ayatollah Khamenei nor Trump appears to be in a mood to back away, especially now that the president has made the threat public.

When Normalcy Is Revolution

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

For all the hysteria over the bluntness of the mercurial Trump, his agenda marks a return to what used to be seen as fairly normal, as the U.S. goes from hard left back to the populist center. Trump promises not just to reverse almost immediately all of Obama’s policies, but to do so in a pragmatic fashion that does not seem to be guided by any orthodox or consistently conservative ideology.

AG Yates' Defiance of Trump Executive Order Shows Politicized Nature of DOJ

Hans von Spakovsky, CNS News

Sally Yates failed in her duty as the acting attorney general and is certainly not a martyr. She has also provided the final confirmation of how politicized the Justice Department became under President Barack Obama. It is going to take a long time and a lot of work for Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions to restore the department’s professionalism and its reputation.

Trump's Gorsuch Pick: Promises Made, Promises Kept

Ann Corkery, Real Clear Politics

Donald Trump has fulfilled his promises with this exceptional nominee. Now, it is time for the Senate to promptly do its part. It’s time for the Senate to give Judge Gorsuch a full and fair hearing and an up-or-down vote so the Supreme Court can get back to work at full capacity.

Tillerson Confirmed As Secretary Of State – Time To Clean House At Foggy Bottom

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s first order of business at the State Department should be to eliminate the Fifth Column in his own building by showing the door to the signers of a letter criticizing President Trump’s Executive Order pausing travel from terrorist hotspots to the United States.