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Scandals Sanitized with Linguistic Trickery

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

If the IG report on the Clinton email scandal is any guide to these upcoming investigations, expect widespread abuse of the English language to warp reality. The media is using the antiseptic “informant” in place of the cruder but more accurate “spy” or “mole.” The off-putting but accurate “wiretapping” has become the more professional “surveillance.” The sanitized “improper” always sounds cleaner than the more accurate “illegal.” In sum, “2016” could make a logical sequel to “1984.”

The Media Insulate Obama From Scandal

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

When the Justice Department inspector general released a report on the Hillary Clinton email scandal on June 14, it's not surprising that the network newscasts ignored any reference to Obama, who is certainly scolded in the report, including pages 66 to 69. As energetically as they create a persistent "crisis" for Donald Trump, they have put a protective bubble around their precious Obama. He can boast that he has no scandals because the "facts first" media have manufactured that false perception for 10 years.

‘Future Pres’ Hillary — the Font of all the Scandals

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

For all the investigations and IG reports, for all the revelations of scandals and wrongdoing, there will probably in the end be little consequence, simply because to those who matter, such illegality is seen as nobility. Many at the highest echelons of the FBI and DOJ broke laws. But Trump broke a far higher and far more important unwritten law — one forbidding any presidential candidate and future president to be and act like Donald J. Trump.

Liberal Doctors Claim Gun Ownership Is A Disease

Yesterday, the American Medical Association passed a series of gun-related resolutions to fight what it claims is a public health crisis. And what exactly is the “public health crisis" the physicians want to fight? Apparently, it is gun ownership.

Trump has accomplished more than Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined - this is just the beginning

Newt Gingrich, Fox News

I do not believe everything is done. We are not entering a Pollyanna world of being close friends with North Korea. I do believe, however, that – through a combination of toughness and boldness, aggressiveness and flexibility, and resolution and an amazingly fast grasping of tactical opportunities – President Trump may have begun the process of opening up North Korea and changing history. President Trump has already accomplished more with North Korea than Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined. And this is just the beginning.

The Bad Iranian Deal Was Always Going to Get Worse

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Where do we go from here? The cards are all still in U.S. hands. The Iran deal was born in deceit, sold through deception, and kept alive by willful blindness. The more we were told it could not be nullified, the more malodorous it became. Nothing since its death has proven it wise; everything has confirmed it really was, in the words of Trump, “a “disaster.”

Behind The Scenes Shifts In American Foreign Policy Led To Summit Success

President Trump said before the meeting, “It’s a process” and so far, the results of the Trump – Kim Summit have been encouraging enough to call the summit a success, however, it remains to be seen if the behind the scenes changes in U.S. policy outlined here will ultimately result in the desired goal of a nuclear-free North Korea.

How President Donald Trump Can Make the Most of the Summit

CHQ contributor Doug Bandow offers eight suggestions about how President Trump can make the most of the summit with North Korea's dictator Kim Jong Un, including ending the U.S. “hostile policy” toward North Korea in return for Pyongyang’s commitment to denuclearize.

Elites Value Mellifluous Illegality over Crass Lawfulness

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Both our media and popular culture, as well as our cultural elite, value style far more than substance. Adroitly breaking the law is preferable to obeying it in uncivilized fashion. Boorishly bragging nonstop about 3 percent economic growth and below-4-percent unemployment is deemed far worse than contextualizing in professorial tones a stagnant economy that in eight years never achieved 3 percent annual growth. The façade of Camelot exempts empty lawlessness in a way that Queens-accented boosterism seems to nullify real achievement.

Crying Chuck Schumer’s Hypocrisy On North Korea Summit

Crying Chuck Schumer’s letter to President Trump is merely one more example of how desperate Democrats are to politicize and then torpedo anything Trump does. If the President really wanted to play the same game, he should announce that he was willing to give the North Koreans the same deal Obama gave the Iranians and watch the Democrats squirm.

To Make the Summit a Success, Don’t Mention Toxic Libya Model

After Libya denuclearized the U.S. and Europe showered Muammar Khadafy with flowers. But then a popular revolt broke out and the West used it to launch a campaign for regime change on the cheap. The onetime Libyan strongman died a particularly public and gruesome death and that's not how Kim Jong-un wants to end up.

Kim Jong Un Should Have Read 'The Art Of The Deal'

In Trump’s analysis, the latest North Korean verbal assault was an obvious prelude to cancelling the summit, and the necessary counter was to cancel before they did, putting his adversary in the weaker position of having to ask him to come back to the table.

What Obama and his political Choom Gang did is far worse than Watergate

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

When Donald Trump was running for president, establishment Republicans and Democrats alike ran around thumping their chests feigning outrage that Mr. Trump would not be capable of respecting the Constitution. At that time, the Obama administration was spying on Mr. Trump and his campaign and carrying out the most extensive and brazen undercover espionage-war campaign against political opponents that we have ever seen. All the while nary a peep from these same smarmy swamp creatures as Mr. Obama rolled the constitution into joints so he and his political Choom Gang could smoke bales of weed.

Send A Get Well Card To Melania Trump

Trump haters couldn't resist attacking the President even as his wife was recovering from surgery. Imagine the outrage if someone had said the same thing about Mrs. Obama? Please click this link to join us in sending get well wishes to Mrs. Trump by signing our CHQ “Get Well Soon Melania” card.

Trump Begins To Confront The Danger Of Iran

President Trump has made the right decision to take us out of the Obama nuclear weapons deal by reimposing sanctions on Iran and assembling a broad coalition to counter the totality of the regime’s malign activities. However, those “malign activities” are not things that only occur in the Middle East, Iran is conducting a war against us right here in the United States and fighting them here needs to be part of the President's new policy.

One Of The Most Important Speeches Of The 21st Century

What made Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s remarks so important were the facts that he revealed, and the incontrovertible proof he provided, that Iran has a secret nuclear weapons program that it has been hiding for years from the international community in its secret atomic archive and research facilities.

The Double Standards of the Mueller Investigation

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The more Mueller searches for hypothetical lawbreaking, the more he is inadvertently underscoring that actual lawbreakers must be subject to the same standard of justice. Ironically, Mueller’s investigation has reminded America that it is past time to call Comey, McCabe, and a host of Obama-era DOJ and FBI officials to account. For over a year, we have had two standards of legality when there can only be one. A reckoning is near.

Cleaning House Is Not Enough

Cleaning house of the Obama – McMaster – Tillerson holdovers at State and the NSC isn’t enough. President Trump's national security team needs, not just a house cleaning, but a complete staff renewal that will reinvigorate it with seasoned professionals who share President Trump’s national security goals and will implement them, instead of undermining them.

Conservative Outsider Mike Braun Attacks Swamp Dwelling Indiana GOP Senate Primary Opponents

Meyer Distributing CEO and Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Braun yesterday unveiled a new advertising campaign titled “Swamp Brothers” that may remake how outsider candidates run against their establishment Republican primary opponents.

The trillion dollar myth

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

With long-term growth of GDP of 3 percent all the entitlement deficits begin to disappear as well. This is because tax revenues overwhelm spending over time with 3 percent GDP growth. It’s called the power of compound interest. The point here is that CBO’s creaky computer models begin with the firm conviction that Trumponomics won’t work and then surprise, it cranks out a conclusion that Mr. Trump’s policies won’t work. This is what passes for rigorous analysis these days.