Georgia

Abortion Bans: Let’s Have the Fight

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

It’s possible that the bills in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, and Louisiana, among other states, which directly challenge the status quo will risk the current political drift toward the pro-life cause. But political capital is built on victory, not inaction, and it’s wasted if it’s not spent. After all, the Left paid a dear price for Obamacare — but elements of it are still in place despite Trump’s victory and rather than being destroyed for mutilating private health insurance Democrats once again control the House. Given that reality, there is no reason not to take a shot at stopping the killing.

Alabama and Georgia Are Throwing Down the Gauntlet against Roe. Good.

David French, National Review

For two generations the Roe decision has distorted American politics. Millions of voters cast their ballots for president primarily to influence that president’s judicial picks, and there is now a majority of justices on the ballot picked by presidents who openly ran on a pro-life platform. Donald Trump would still be the Apprentice host but for his pro-life pledges. Have 20 years of political activism been in vain? Have federal elections polarized to the point of mutual partisan hatred merely to decide whether doctors must have admitting privileges at a local hospital before they kill a child?

Hollywood Goes Nuts As Georgia Adopts Fetal Heartbeat Law

Pro-abortion actress Alyssa Milano delivered a letter to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s office Tuesday urging him to oppose protecting unborn babies from abortion. Gov. Kemp signed the bill anyway, saying "our job is to do what is right, not what is easy. We are called to be strong and courageous, and we will not back down. We will always continue to fight for life.”

Another Reason for a Compromise with Russia over Ukraine

The latest crisis in the relationship between Russia and Ukraine thankfully has ebbed. But it has offered another powerful reminder why the latter should not be inducted into NATO. Washington has nothing at stake worth getting into a war between the two countries.

Democrat Losers: Undignified and Dangerous

David Catron, The American Spectator

This is the platform of a moribund party awash in dark money yet bereft of genuine ideas for improving the lives of average Americans. And, if gaining power over all three branches of government requires destroying the credibility of our electoral process, the Democrats are for it. Not one called for Abrams to stop accusing Brian Kemp — without evidence — of voter suppression. Not one asked Bill Nelson to stop accusing Rick Scott — without evidence — of meddling with the Florida ballot count. Not one gives a damn about dignity or democracy. All they care about is power — and that is dangerous.

Trump Is Right: The Only Way To Win Is To Fight

Ever since Donald Trump won, the Leftist establishment has been acusing him of being divisive, so let us translate what that really means: Donald Trump is making it more difficult for Democrats to reduce your liberty, freedom, and rights and grow the power of the federal government, and they want him to be nice and let them win.

The Democrats’ Chaos Strategy Almost Worked In Florida

Conservatives must come to grips with the reality that for the new radical progressive Democratic Party politics is warfare, and the only rule in war is to win. Complying with all the laws and rules pre-election is a recipe for one-Party Democrat rule if there is no way to enforce those laws and rules post-election.

The Democrats’ Goal Is Election Chaos

Conservative observers of the post-Election Day chaos thhis year must understand that the mess is not due to incompetence. It is part of a larger, long term plan that has been executed by Democrats to move as many elections as possible into what our friend election lawyer J. Christian Adams calls “the margin of litigation.”

Trump Is Right: Honest Vote Count No Longer Possible

Activist judges and post-election lawsuits to “count every vote,” whether legal or not, have made a mockery of election laws and left any election decided within the margin of litigation to the whim of liberal judges, not the electorate. This is no way to govern.

Trump – Putin Summit Craziness

What Democrats, Trump critics like Senator John McCain, and Witch Hunters like Robert Mueller wanted President Trump to do would jeopardize the lives and safety of American military and intelligence officers around the world and make international relations infinitely more complex and difficult.

Trump Heads To NATO Summit With America First Agenda

President Trump’s recognition that the United States cannot and should not continue to subsidize the quality of life for our allies is hardly a conspiracy theory, but an overdue recognition that the Reagan defense build-up was expended long ago, and if the Western alliance is to be maintained, then all its beneficiaries must pay their share.

Agenda for the Trump-Putin Summit

The president’s willingness to meet with nations at odds with America deserves praise. He need not befriend foreign leaders. However, he should communicate with them. If nothing else, the president needs to ensure that both Americans and Russians better understand each other and the issues which unite as well as divide us.

Why Don’t Europeans Provide Troops for Europe’s Defense?

Long after the close of World War II, the Western Europeans have recovered economically, overturned alien communist regimes, and absorbed Central and Eastern European states into the European project. Collectively they vastly outstrip the remains of the Soviet Union, so why won't they defend themselves?

Make a Deal with Russia: Neutralize Ukraine, End NATO Expansion

Taking NATO membership off the table would remove Moscow’s incentive to keep the Ukrainian conflict alive. Ukraine could develop economically and politically as it wished. Sanctions could end, encouraging economic integration from Europe through Ukraine onto Russia.

Vice President Pence versus President Trump on Foreign Policy

Washington should stop thinking of containment. Rather, the Trump administration should begin disengagement, devolving onto the Europeans responsibility for their defense.

Who Fears Russia? Not the Europeans!

Last year NATO Europe devoted an estimated $265 billion to defense, almost four times Moscow’s expenditures of $68 billion. The Russian Republic is not the Soviet Union reborn.

How to Read This Year’s Special Elections

Michael Barone, Wall Street Journal

The opposition party has certain inherent advantages in special elections. It can better adapt to local terrain and stress issues on which the government is locally unpopular. It can also ask voters to voice a protest that stops short of turning the whole government over to the other side. So far, the specials show that Trump-brand Republicanism is unpopular with high-education voters and has made zero inroads among Trump opponents. Since most high-education districts are already Democratic, that’s interesting, but not earth-shaking.

Carpetbaggers Come Back To Georgia

Georgia suffered once before when carpetbaggers invaded the Peach State, and it will suffer again, should carpetbagging Democrat Jon Ossoff and his liberal Hollywood friends gain the victory in today’s Congressional District 6 special election.

President Trump Should Give NATO to the Europeans

NATO should be turned over to the Europeans, allowing them to handle their defense as they desire. This would not mean cutting relations. But it does mean Washington should stop subsidizing its wealthier cousins when the latter don’t feel like paying for their own defense.

Hillary Clinton Never Met A War She Didn’t Want Other Americans To Fight

Of Hillary Clinton's belligerent record Donald Trump observed: “Sometimes it seemed like there wasn’t a country in the Middle East that Hillary Clinton didn’t want to invade, intervene in, or topple.”