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Outsiders vs. Insiders: What do Mitt Romney and Roseanne have in common? Neither acts for us

In the big scheme of things Roseanne’s and Mitt Romney’s opinions of American culture and politics don’t really mean much. The world will little note nor long remember what they said – but it won’t forget what they’ve done. The culture war will continue – will it ever be won?

James Comey isn't above the law

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

In his book, Comey writes that Martha Stewart was prosecuted for lying about a stock sale to “reinforce a culture of truth-telling.” Fair enough, but to truly “reinforce a culture of truth-telling,” those who enforce the laws must be held to at least the same standard as everyone else. That’s the most important message Trump is sending with the pardons of people prosecuted by Comey and his cronies. Even the FBI is not above the law.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Unrepentant McConnell set to plague conservatives for years to come

The media will continue to make this year’s midterms all about the president, largely because Trump draws attention and stirs action. The lack of real reporting allows feckless leaders like Mitch McConnell to fly undetected under the public radar; by the time folks wake up it might be too late.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Congress’s slow-walking on immigration endangers Trump’s entire agenda

Not many politicians are making convincing cases that today’s most pressing problems will be solved – or even addressed – by Congress as it is. Washed up opportunists like John Kasich can write all the op-eds they want, but if Congress doesn’t get new leadership, nothing changes.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Effective politics in 2018 means never having to say you’re sorry

Saying sorry definitely has its place in our culture but it really depends on what you’re apologizing for. Contrition for the sake of saving your rear or to make it look like something you’re not is truly stupid. Don’t believe it? Just ask President Trump – and John McCain.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Dems and #NeverTrump running short on time to oust Trump

Democrats and #NeverTrumpers will sustain their attacks on Donald Trump whether they have grounds to do so or not. To act otherwise would be to admit they were wrong about an “outsider” becoming president; and if that were the case, what’s the purpose of having them around at all?

The Three Stooges of Spygate

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Beneath all of their flailing attacks on Congressman Devin Nunes lay the fear that his oversight would kick loose scandalous nuggets buried within their probe: a FISA warrant cribbed from Hillary’s campaign smears, national security letters based on insanely thin justifications, an embarrassing reliance on sketchy foreign intelligence (which consisted largely of Russian disinformation and re-circulated nonsense from Hillary’s hired gun, Christopher Steele), and an infiltration plot involving a swampy old CIA asset.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Memorial Day provides a glimpse into what’s really important these days

Memorial Day is a time to venerate the past while looking optimistically at the future provided to us by our military’s sacrifice. Unfortunately, in today’s America people argue over whether to stand for the national anthem or conduct baseless investigations. The honored dead wouldn’t be proud.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Delusional Democrats’ blue wave found only at the beach this weekend

Democrats are renowned for saying anything to coax the overly emotional to vote them back in office. Juan Williams could be right – Trump is motivating liberals like never before; when push comes to shove, however, are American voters really going to buy what they’re selling?

Time For Chairman Nunes To Subpoena Trump Campaign Spy Stefan Halper

Exactly when Stefan Halper began his work spying on the Trump campaign, his contacts with campaign officials, to whom he reported and what information he gathered remains unknown, but one thing is clear; the first target of Halper’s spying was not Donald Trump, it was Obama administration critic LTG Mike Flynn and it began two years before Trump announced his campaign for President.

The Last Straw: Tone Deaf Rod Rosenstein Should Be Fired

We’ve said many times that we think Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be fired, but his latest round of tone deaf pronouncements ought to be the final straw for the President and Attorney General.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why do the words ‘Make America Great Again’ make liberals so nutty?

American political leaders change every two, four or six years but cultural changes seem to evolve more slowly. We all hope we can reach a day where wearing a hat or a T-shirt in public won’t earn us scorn and intimidation from the intolerant left – but here’s thinking it won’t come anytime soon.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Want to win this year, Republicans? Support the coup against Ryan

If rumors circulated there was a “coup” in the works involving Mitch McConnell, conservatives wouldn’t require much prodding to flock to the insurgents’ banner. One way or another Republicans need new congressional leaders – a factor that would play well in this year’s elections.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Establishment takes a whipping at the whims of the grassroots in 2018

Both parties appear to be searching for an identity (between the establishment forces of the swamp who resist change and the newer movements) and to make political leaders accountable for their promises. The internal fights will continue long after this year’s midterms – and that’s a good thing.

In Politicized Justice, Desperate Times Call for Disparate Measures

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Director Comey had repeatedly assured President Trump that he was not a criminal suspect. As would have been known by any sensible person, and particularly one as sophisticated as Comey, this astonishing congressional testimony by an FBI director can only have signaled to the media and the public that the president of the United States was under investigation for serious crimes. But other than that, I suppose you could say the Justice Department and the FBI handled the Clinton and Trump cases exactly the same way. Equal justice under the law, right?

Trump Demands DOJ 'Fess Up About Spying On His Campaign

President Trump has dropped a bomb on the Department of Justice by demanding answers about why Stefan Halper, a long-time CIA operative with extensive links to the Bush family who was responsible for a dirty and likely illegal spying operation in the 1980 presidential election was engaged to spy on his campaign.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Post Texas, will reason prevail against the ‘Do Something!’ lynch mob?

Friday’s tragic school shooting in Texas won’t bring us any closer to solving what appears to be a growing societal quandary. There are too many issues at play to throw together a hasty “solution” that effects millions simply because the political class deems it necessary. Will common sense prevail?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media hypocrites way off base to jab at Mike Pence for doing his job

Donald Trump’s asking Mike Pence to be his running mate two years ago could be his best and most lasting decision, a pronouncement that continues to pay dividends to this day. Pence is the epitome of a loyal subordinate no matter what the media reports to the contrary.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Look closely – the tide is receding quickly on the left’s 2018 blue wave

The only thing that makes sense in 21st century America is to argue for limited government principles, adherence to Constitutional confines and returning power to the states and local entities that can make real improvements in citizens’ lives. Republicans would be wise to follow the blueprint.