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Outsiders vs. Insiders: Collateral political harm from Trump’s Syria strike impossible to measure

The days and weeks ahead will reveal the damage inflicted from Friday night’s strike in Syria. With military satellites, the on-the-ground destruction will be relatively easy to assess; far more uncertain is the fallout from Trump’s failing to keep his promises to stay out of the Middle East.

Jordan On Message As Conservatives Urge Run For Speaker

“Whoever is the next speaker, what matters most, I think it's time for a complete reset of our leadership. Congress' approval ratings are who knows how low,” said Rep. Jim Jordan. “It's time for a reset and a refocus on one primary objective: Doing what the American people elected us to do, doing what we told them we were going to do.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Republicans can use the good name of Gorsuch to keep the Senate

Republicans have a number of things to run on this year if they’d only use them. The Supreme Court vacancy (which led to Justice Neil Gorsuch) was a good reason to vote Trump in 2016; confirming more of Trump’s appointments will be strong incentive to vote for GOP senators in 2018, too.

Mark Meadows' influence looms large in race to succeed Paul Ryan

Susan Ferrechio and David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the influential leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is poised to play a major role in deciding the next speaker if House Republicans maintain the majority in November. Meadows holds considerable influence over a faction of more than three dozen lawmakers whose votes would be critical to ensuring the election of a Republican speaker, which requires a full House vote. Republicans can't elect the speaker of their choice without a significant portion of the HFC.

Memo To House GOP: Save Your Majority Elect Jim Jordan Speaker

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Unlike Paul Ryan, whose refusal to sell the conservative ideas that elected Donald Trump has made a 2018 Democratic “Blue Wave” almost a self-fulfilling prophecy, Jim Jordan will hit the campaign trail and the airwaves to raise money, promote conservative candidates for the House and sell conservative policy solutions.

Military Not Enough: Conservatives Want Congressional Action on Border Security

A new FedUp PAC poll found that 90% of those responding agreed that “Congress should pass legislation to secure the border and send home the illegal aliens already here.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Will mad voters carry a grudge against the GOP in this year’s elections?

Few would carry a grudge against someone who’s taking a position against the status quo and offers good arguments to back it up. The DC political establishment abhors anything that might upset their power structure – and conservatives have a good chance to do just that in 2018.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Politically correct leaders to blame for dumbing down of our culture

The dumbing down of American culture shows up at the worst times and places – in school shootings, in the workplace and sometimes even in political movements like #NeverTrump. Eventually the truth will win out in these circumstances -- but by then will it be too late for us?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media yuks it up about Donald Trump but no one’s listening anymore

The media war against conservatives and President Trump will continue; they’ll make offensive jokes at the White House Correspondents Dinner and their colleagues will report on the elites’ hilarity. The rest of American will tune them out – that is, if they even bother tuning in at all.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Boring Republicans need a ‘Blaze of Glory’ alarm before it’s too late

With seven months to go until the midterm elections Republicans’ backs aren’t exactly against the wall – yet -- but it would still behoove them to act as if they were. Bold action will not only ensure the GOP agenda makes headway this year but will also give them something to smile about.

Democrats Oppose Sending Troops To The Border

Democrats opposing the President’s decision to send troops to the border have figured out the politics of it from the liberal perspective and “think it can help them reach minorities, young people and suburban moderates." Have Republicans figured out how important supporting the President on this is from the conservative perspective?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Napoleon’s reliable advice leads to conservative triumphs in 2018

It goes without saying liberals’ various overreaches of late almost present the appearance of contemplating suicide. If trends continue the left may very well accomplish that result whether they seek it or not. Napoleon was right – we shouldn’t interfere when an enemy is destroying himself.

Trump Places National Guard In Support Role On Southern Border

This is not 2012 or 2006, the situation has changed, and the American people expected that after the 2016 election the southern border would be secured. The President’s actions may take a little strain off the Border Patrol, but they do nothing to fund the wall or stop the catch and release policies that are currently swamping the United States in illegal aliens.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Tiger Woods’ empty soul makes it impossible to root for him at Augusta

A lot of people say Tiger Woods is a changed man. For those of us who’ve followed his career from the beginning we can only hope so. In a few days we’ll know whether Woods pulled off the most improbable of all comebacks and won the Masters – but in many of our hearts he’ll always be that same oddball guy, full of inexplicable contradictions.

GOP Response To Illegal Alien Caravan Will Decide 2018 Midterms

This is the golden hour for the Republican Party, and their vigor in assisting the President in repelling the pending illegal alien invasion will tell every voter in America who they are and where they stand on preserving American sovereignty and exceptionalism. The illegal alien “caravan” is moving inexorably northward, and the day of reckoning will come when it hits the border.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Who will take the blame for congressional dysfunction later this year?

Americans realize Congress is broken and no fix is easily detectable on the horizon. As the midterm elections approach voters will pay more attention to the state of the country and which party might possibly make things better. Republicans are in better shape than the pundits think.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: #NeverTrump’s days are numbered for one reason: nobody trusts them

#NeverTrump’s influence is waning in today’s American politics. The last remaining conservative and Republican anti-Trump holdouts would be well served to take Rich Lowry’s advice – keep a close eye on Trump but don’t be afraid to support the man who’s doing a lot of good things.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: It’s about time we ask: Are Californians crazy or just plain stupid?

It's a sad fact of life that California has become the running joke of the United States. One wishes the Golden State’s leaders could just stare into a mirror and recognize exactly how stupid they look to the rest of the country. But then again, if they did that, they just might see a crazy person.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are Trump’s course corrections a sign he’s finally listening to us?

Trump would benefit by keeping perspective. At a point in his presidency where his approval ratings are slowly improving it’s time for him to listen to conservatives who provide sound advice on the best path forward. A lot will depend on Trump’s ability to avoid making the same mistake twice.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Fragile gun-hating snowflakes always melt under the glare of truth

Pontificating and grandstanding by uninformed emotional teenagers isn’t going to do the trick. Self-congratulatory movements (Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, #Resist) not only have a way of flaming out -- they usually come with a serious backlash too. If David Hogg keeps opening his mouth, expect the same very soon.