Donald Trump

Tax cuts: What took so long?

Stephen Moore, CNN

I've predicted from the start that if Trump gets his tax cut passed, we will see 3% to 4% growth for four years. That will not only create several million new jobs, but it will also generate nearly $2 trillion of added revenues for the feds, the states and cities. Show me any tax increase that could generate that kind of tax revenue?

Conservative Outsider Mike Braun Enters Indiana Senate Race

Mike Braun is a smart guy and successful businessman. He will be a formidable candidate if he can stay the course of pushing the Trump MAGA agenda, while avoiding a mudwrestling match with Congressmen Rokita and Messer.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are conservatives destined for Reagan vs. Ford part two in 2020?

Trump’s tough rhetoric is not only popular with Americans in general it’s extremely well received by conservatives. We still have a long way to go until 2020, but for now it’s hard to fathom how the outsider president would face a conservative primary challenger after one term.

GOP tax plan can raise the economic tide and lift all boats

Editors, Washington Examiner

The long-awaited Republican tax reform framework was released Wednesday, endorsed by President Trump and congressional GOP leaders. Much commentary focused on "winners and losers," but the truth is that effective tax reform creates economic growth that benefits everyone. It shouldn't have come in late September, but here's hoping it quickly becomes legislation then law, and thus quickly fosters economic growth and new well-paid jobs.

As Predicted, Supreme Court Kicks Can on Trump’s So-called Travel Ban

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Trump’s newly issued travel ban is carefully enough crafted that it will be very difficult to challenge on grounds of anti-Muslim bias. Consequently, the Supreme Court and the president may both get what they want: the former, avoidance of difficult, divisive issue; the latter, something he can claim as a win. The theater over the “travel bans,” which will continue for a while longer, has been a waste of time.

Trump vs. the NFL

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The liberal media are shameless hypocrites when they polarize the country and then complain the country is polarized. They have honored Kaepernick as some kind of "star-spangled" patriot and pushed his radical racial agenda. They have pressured the NFL and every other televised sports league to take liberal stands on everything from race to gun control to imposing transgender bathrooms.

Even UN Says Iran Not Complying With Obama Nuclear Weapons Deal

President Trump must not bow to pressure to falsely certify that Iran is in compliance with the Obama nuclear weapons deal. It is time to withdraw from the Obamabomb deal completely and prepare every available option to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Isn’t it Strange how the GOP establishment is freaking over Roy Moore?

There’s little doubt Moore’s presence will make McConnell’s life more difficult, and if that’s the case, so be it. McConnell’s easy sailing has resulted in a GOP that wins elections but can’t function to pass legislation. If Moore alters the balance, it will be a good day indeed.

Roy Moore defeats Luther Strange in Alabama in huge blow to Republicans in Washington

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Steve Bannon, Trump's former chief strategist now back running Breitbart News, was active for Moore has made no secret of his plans to use this race as the first battle in a proxy war to bring down McConnell and Republican incumbents in the House and Senate. Establishment-oriented Republicans are also fretting that the megaphone of Capitol Hill will amplify Moore's provocative social conservatism, clouding the political fortunes of candidates running in targeted races.

The Patriots vs. The Nihilists

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

It is precisely Trump’s refusal to cooperate with the ruling class in the destruction of the country that makes him the first consequential Republican president since Reagan. The shame of division falls not on him but on all those supposed “authority figures” who authorize once-unthinkable behavior. They divide the country at its deepest level — from the traditions that enable it to survive.

The Progressive Octopus

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Apparently in 2016, the deplorables and irredeemables struck back. Donald J. Trump symbolically served as a radiologically hot CAT scan that revealed long-festering inner metastases. Next, as deadly chemotherapy, he unpleasantly saturated the patient until the cancers within slowly began to fester and shrink — even as the convalescent resented the harsh therapy as much as he did the symptoms of the disease.

Critics call Trump ‘self-interested’ like it’s a bad thing

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

America’s founders would far, far better understand a president like Mr. Trump than they would any of these political clowns today. That is because when they set out to launch the greatest experiment in human history, they began by exploring human nature. There, they found self-interest in natural abundance and so they built a system of governing designed to channel self-interest so that it maximized the industry of every individual while protecting the freedoms of every other individual.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Can someone please tell us what the NFL flag protesters really want?

Until someone with credibility steps forward to articulate what it is exactly they’re demanding and what will satisfy them, the protesters will remain a sad joke in the eyes of the American public. It’s only a shame a beloved pastime like the NFL has to perish because of it.

Will Reelected Chancellor Merkel Spend the Money Necessary to Defend Germany?

Donald Trump’s criticisms of Europe and NATO are well-founded. Washington should stop providing the international equivalent of welfare for nations, such as Angela Merkel's Germany, that can and should defend themselves.

NFL Conflict Mirrors the Country’s Divide

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

We have been here before. At the Mexico City Olympics of 1968, gold and bronze medal-winning sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos each raised a black-gloved fist as a sign of solidarity with Black America, and not the nation they were sent to represent. A month later, America elected Richard Nixon.

Blowback Begins Against NFL #TakeTheKnee

A Denver car dealership founded by military hero Phil Long has pulled ads featuring Broncos player Von Miller who, along with many other members of the team, took a knee during the national anthem before Sunday's loss to Seattle.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The real losers in the Trump/NFL spat are the SOBs wearing the cleats

Whatever his motivations, President Trump found himself a real winner on the national anthem/flag issue. Picking a fight with the NFL is a no-lose situation for him. It’s only a shame that those in America’s most popular sport don’t acknowledge the obvious writing on the wall.

Roy Moore's supporters say Trump took wrong turn with Luther Strange endorsement

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Roy Moore's loyal backers gathered in rural southwestern Alabama ahead of Tuesday's GOP primary runoff in this closely watched special election less than 24 hours after Trump stumped for Strange to the north in Huntsville, expressing their disappointment and vowing it would make little difference in the outcome.

Boycott the NFL

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

If whole NFL teams refuse to even take the field for the playing of the Star Spangled Banner — a national anthem that honors among many things the very freedom and civil rights that Dr. King and others gave their life for? Then, well, not to be inelegant but screw the cowards. Turn off the games. Don’t go to the games. Stop buying the endless merchandise.

Trump Wins When The NFL Takes A Knee

Scott Greer, Daily Caller

Trump’s involvement in the debate over national anthem protests shows him once again stepping into his kind of cultural war. No longer tied to religious or moral concerns, Trump’s forays into the culture war typically revolve around questions of national identity and pit middle Americans against various elites.