Donald Trump

Democrats Cannot Be Trusted With Classified Intelligence

The organized campaign of leaks of classified intelligence coming from former Obama officials are confirming an old Republican criticism that Democrats really hate: "Democrats can't be trusted with national security."

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Agenda-less Democrats’ Russia train heads hopelessly for derailment

It’s only been a little over five months since Donald Trump took office, but thus far he is the one being vindicated by the truth. The Democrats’ Russia train is rolling downhill fast; the brakes are shot and there aren’t any barriers preventing them from hurtling off the tracks.

'Scandal-Free' Obama to Scandal-Plagued Trump

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The same reporters who effortlessly spread the fake news that Obama was "scandal-free" are dedicated to cementing the proposition that Trump is hopelessly scandal-plagued. The same journalists who shamelessly whacked away at Kenneth Starr as a modern knock-off of the inquisitor Torquemada are now presenting Robert Mueller as their latest echo of Eliot Ness. The only thing consistent about the press is their partisanship.

The media will do anything to bash Trump — and now they’re hurting

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

It is remarkable that, if it weren’t for the unproven allegations of Trump collusion, the media would have no interest in the Russia story at all. This despite the fact that leading officials, including both Democrats and Republicans, have called the interference an “act of war.” But it’s a strange war — one that is important only to the extent Trump can be linked to it. Otherwise, who cares?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Did Edgar Allan Poe offer the secret on how to treat the media?

The Founding Fathers counted on an informed citizenry to keep watch over their government. Unfortunately for us the apathetic and antagonistic (to Trump) elements of the populace don’t seem to care about the facts and all too willingly buy-in to the media’s speculation.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Ruling class GOP leaders make Obamacare repeal the art of the impossible

Republicans lose track of what’s important when they hear only the voices of those complaining the loudest about what they’ll miss if a bill is passed or if Obamacare is deservedly thrown into the trash bin of history. They better keep their promises and accomplish something.

The Antithesis of Obstruction

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The Russia investigation, to the extent it seeks to understand and guard against Putin’s treachery, is a search for the truth. Trump has not interfered with it; indeed, Comey’s testimony indicates that he encouraged it — acknowledging it would be good to find out if his “satellites” had done something wrong. The collusion narrative, however, is a fraud on the public. It is not obstruction to expose a false narrative.

The American Presidency in Paralysis

Arnold Steinberg, The American Spectator

Let’s make America governable again. At the minimum, Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats should agree to the same rules that his predecessor Harry Reid and his Democrat colleagues applied to process the Obama appointees. If the 2-hour and 8-hour rules were good enough for Barack Obama then, they are good enough for President Donald J. Trump now.

President Trump Has Now Signed 40 Pieces Of Legislation As He Moves To Enact His Agenda

Alex Pfeiffer, Daily Caller

President Donald Trump continues to sign legislation, an achievement he deemed “nice” Friday. The bills include an act to improve weather forecasting, a long-term vision for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and reforms for the Department of Veteran Affairs. Trump said in a tweet Friday that he’s “gotten rid of massive amounts of regulations.” The president is now hoping to sign an Obamacare repeal bill.

Time for Conservatives to Call Talk Radio

It’s time to call talk radio and your Senators.  Tell your Senators and your favorite talk radio show host that they need to get behind the Cruz amendment to the Senate health care bill.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Is the American secession movement really gaining converts?

Given the obstacles we’ve encountered and overcome in the past, doing so again in the 21st century would seem to be eminently achievable. But today the schisms loom so large and the political will to work towards consensus is so weak that the task appears insurmountable.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Hate to say it Democrats, but Nancy Pelosi ain’t your (only) problem

We shouldn’t worry about the Democrats gaining ground because they’ll never take any good advice anyway. They’re much too concerned with firing up the radical feminists, race baiters and environmental loons to concern themselves with the deplorables’ point-of-view.

Madness on the Potomac: Trump Administration Joins the Syrian Civil War

During the campaign President Donald Trump had at least one very sensible foreign policy belief: the U.S. should stay out of purposeless wars in the Middle East. Now his appointees are dragging us deeper into the Syrian conflict.

Trump and His Generals

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Mattis, McMaster, and Kelly must know that few other presidents would have taken the heat to entrust three military men to guide national-security policy. And even if another president did, he might not empower them with anything like their present latitude. At least for now, it is a win-win-win solution for Trump, the generals — and the country.

Mueller’s Empire: Legions of Lawyers, Bottomless Budget, Limitless Jurisdiction

Andrew C. McCarthy, American Greatness

Why does special counsel Mueller need 14 lawyers (and more coming) for a counterintelligence investigation, as to which the intelligence professionals—agents, not lawyers—have found no “collusion with Russia” evidence after over a year of hard work? What will those lawyers be doing with no limits on their jurisdiction, with nothing but all the time and funding they need to examine one target, Donald Trump?

How'd that referendum on Trump work out?

Monica Showalter, American Thinker

Now the Democrats are left with a steaming pile of $23 million in campaign debt, shelling out $200 per vote, all because they thought hating on Trump was a winning strategy that would thrill the voters.  And if that isn't clear enough a message, a similar race in the 5th District of South Carolina came out the same way. The left wanted a referendum on Trump. Tuesday, they got it.

Trashing Trump and the 'I'm a Genius' Press

Charlie Martin, PJ Media

When someone else says something, especially if you intend to report on it, carefully listen to what the other person is saying. Assume that other person is smarter than you, and try to make sense of what they're saying. Reporters should be looking for information -- that is, they should be looking for things that surprise them. If instead they just hear what fits their preconceptions, well, they're not reporting.

Energized Trump takes victory lap after Republican special election wins

Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner

Trump's campaign-style rally marked a return to the forum that built his candidacy during the presidential race, one that has offered him a platform to sell his agenda during his young presidency. The president has held a handful of rallies since taking office, although most have involved more scripted remarks than the free-wheeling speeches that defined his early events. Trump now has to hope the Republicans' unbeaten streak in the competitive special congressional elections will make the difference for their shared legislative agenda.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Hapless Democrat surfers troll for electoral waves in flat political seas

The people casting the ballots still need a reason to get themselves to the polls and vote for their candidate of choice. Perhaps Republicans have been fortunate thus far, but if they don’t capitalize legislatively on their election successes the luck will ultimately run out.

Anatomy of a Witch Hunt

Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal

Trump's very unsuitability, the mood of the American public that elected him, the obscure impasse of American politics that brought him to power—all these signs deserve more respect than they’re getting. His Torquemadas don’t and can’t know whether our democracy, in the improbable Mr. Trump, found a lever to move us forward, but there’s something repugnant in their desire not to find out.