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Outsiders vs. Insiders: Gerrymandering is latest Democrat ploy to delegitimize the system

Gerrymandering is just the latest convenient excuse liberals are using to make it seem like the electoral system is biased against them. Democrats’ attempt to federalize everything won’t change the fact the party is dying at the local level. No Supreme Court ruling will fix it.

Menendez and Murphy: A Tale of Two Transgressors

John Fund, National Review

Anyone who has observed both major parties over the decades knows that each party has its share of fools, knaves, and outright crooks. But we should acknowledge that the foibles of Democrats take a lot longer to go to the center of the media’s radar screen.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Would 200 years of black patriots approve of today’s NFL flag protesters?

History shows many people of all races and religions have given their lives for the privilege of recognition under the American flag. It’s a tradition that’s survived the centuries and will no doubt outlive the current whines and insults. The NFL would be wise to acknowledge it.

Collusion and the Trump Dossier

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The administration complains about unmasking, but never takes the steps Trump could easily take to expose it as an abuse of power. Just like it complains about the dossier, but never takes the steps Trump could easily take to expose it as a fraud. None of this would prove collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin. It does suggest, however, that there were good reasons to conduct an investigation.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: In Trump’s world, if everyone thinks the same someone isn’t thinking

It could be true Trump has serious policy divergences with his advisers; whenever you’re new and strive to do things differently conflicts are bound to arise. We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact Washington must change -- or it will fail. A little discord is therefore acceptable.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: More than ever, recent history proves police officers are on our side

Maybe Colin Kaepernick started all of this to launch his own political career. It’s obvious he needs a new gig where he can run his mouth and still have people love him for it. It’s highly unlikely his reception would be as welcome or merited as the return of Steve Scalise, however.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Las Vegas aftermath – guns don’t kill people, cultural rot does

Maybe instead of gun control we need to emphasize more morality in American society, particularly the Judeo Christian ethic of “Thou shalt not kill.” Religion alone won’t prevent all such acts from occurring but in a culture that’s as diseased as ours, it certainly couldn’t hurt.

The media is missing the Republican takeover in New England

Salena Zito, New York Post

Republicans, at some level, are competing in every state up and down the ballot, while Democrats are not competing anywhere but on the coasts and in the big cities. In short, they are a regionalized party, confined to the most densely populated parts of the nation — more cut off and compartmentalized than the GOP.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Trumpism’ may be a myth but grassroots contempt for the elites is real

History suggests voters were ready for Trump even before he climbed into the political ring and they’ll stay motivated until the ruling class is destroyed and the Constitution once again reigns supreme. Trump will be around a while longer; but the movement will last indefinitely.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are conservatives destined for Reagan vs. Ford part two in 2020?

Trump’s tough rhetoric is not only popular with Americans in general it’s extremely well received by conservatives. We still have a long way to go until 2020, but for now it’s hard to fathom how the outsider president would face a conservative primary challenger after one term.

Democrats Lose Touch With America

Josh Kraushaar, National Journal

What’s keeping the Democrats in a strategic straitjacket is that they’d get killed by their base if they sounded more assimilationist on immigration, more muscular on national security, or more understanding of fan disillusionment. It explains why Third Way, the centrist Democratic think tank, urged Democrats to pursue winnable Trump voters but struggled to identify a tangible way to get them back in the fold.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Isn’t it Strange how the GOP establishment is freaking over Roy Moore?

There’s little doubt Moore’s presence will make McConnell’s life more difficult, and if that’s the case, so be it. McConnell’s easy sailing has resulted in a GOP that wins elections but can’t function to pass legislation. If Moore alters the balance, it will be a good day indeed.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Can someone please tell us what the NFL flag protesters really want?

Until someone with credibility steps forward to articulate what it is exactly they’re demanding and what will satisfy them, the protesters will remain a sad joke in the eyes of the American public. It’s only a shame a beloved pastime like the NFL has to perish because of it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The real losers in the Trump/NFL spat are the SOBs wearing the cleats

Whatever his motivations, President Trump found himself a real winner on the national anthem/flag issue. Picking a fight with the NFL is a no-lose situation for him. It’s only a shame that those in America’s most popular sport don’t acknowledge the obvious writing on the wall.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: John McCain’s betrayal of the conservative grassroots is treasonous

McCain’s “good conscience” is not enough reason to trample on the desires of his colleagues and people who put their faith in him to make sound decisions and protect their interests. The man with a storied and respected life will now leave only a legacy of betrayal and distrust.

Build a wall around DACA

Editors, Washington Examiner

DACA carries the seeds of its own expansion. To prevent this, Trump and congressional Republicans should hold fast and make sure the bill is coupled not only with tougher immigration enforcement but also with root and branch reform of policies on green cards and visas.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why simple truths & facts on race need defending in post-Obama America

We wish it were as easy as making things up when we’re in need of the details, but with the left’s virtually unchallenged promotion of falsities and lies on race, our society is in bad need of the truth. Therefore it’s up to all of us to be vigilant in defense of the real facts.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Presidential’ UN speech puts Trump’s world legitimacy crisis to rest

With greater international acceptance of his legitimate position as president, Trump’s domestic polling numbers will continue to tick up in the coming months. If the GOP Congress is able to add a few legislative victories to his resume Trump will look awful good indeed.