Outsiders vs. Insiders: Because he fights, Trump can’t be spared -- but he still must win the war

Donald Trump is no fool; one hopes he will accept the lessons of 2017 and alter his course enough to win the only political struggle remaining before him – namely, the battle to become popular. If Trump truly wants to make America great again, it’s his only means left to do it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Republicans hold the key to their own success in the ‘18 midterm elections

There isn’t much use in trying to forecast what will happen in next year’s midterm elections so far in advance. For now, conservatives should focus on the things that can be controlled: nominating good candidates and pressing to pass President Trump’s winning agenda.

Ominous electoral warning for Republicans

Editors, Washington Examiner

Even if history and time is not on their side, Republicans can vastly improve their position. They must get on with governing. They must pass the tax reform bill that is now at the top of their agenda, and allow the tonic of lower rates and untangled incentives to work the economic magic that it always does. Rising prosperity, freedom of commerce, the promise and then the fact of higher incomes, and better jobs, have a way of making incumbent parties look good to voters.

Voters Sent The Republicans A Wake-Up Message

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Maybe the most powerful line in American politics is “send them a message” and on Tuesday the voters sent Republicans a series of unmistakable messages.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Donald Trump’s epic 2016 win made America Great Again

Thoughts of Election Day 2016 still brings smiles to the faces of millions of people. Even better, in most ways, Trump has proven to be a very good if not exceptional president. It just goes to show the good guy sometimes wins – and the bad gal (and her hubby) needs to go to jail.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Virginia gubernatorial election could determine the future of history

It’s hard to see how history will prevail without political leadership determined to protect it. Virginia may survive should Democrat Ralph Northam win today, but the question then becomes how long do any of us have before political correctness rules the entire country?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Kicking John Boehner out of DC was the first step in draining the swamp

If conservative organizations and grassroots groups hadn’t put pressure on John Boehner to leave, he might still be in Washington. The only expectations Americans hold for politicians is that they keep their promises – too much to ask from members of the ruling class, apparently.

Tax cuts are about freedom from Washington and special interests

Editors, Washington Examiner

Republicans want to cut and simplify taxes. The bill they unveiled Thursday is a good starting point, but the risk is real that along the legislative journey lawmakers will lose their way or their nerve. A bill that lowers taxes and weakens the state’s heavy hand is a bill that promotes freedom. Republicans need to remember that when the special interests come calling.

Kelli Ward Takes Commanding Lead In AZ GOP Primary

Even with Dr. Kelli Ward leading the GOP field and likely Democratic rival Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Senate Leadership Fund, which is run by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s allies, has said it will do everything it can to ensure Ward is not the next senator from Arizona.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To solve the U.S. opioid crisis, start by treating cultural disease first

The American opioid crisis isn’t going to be solved in doctor’s offices, treatment centers or by politicians in Washington. All of these things will help treat the symptoms, but the real “cure” lies within the minds of the people impacted and the culture that’s working overtime to debase them.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Ignorant and arrogant establishment proves resistant to life’s lessons

The first rule of business is to avoid offending your customers, a bit of common sense that shouldn’t need to be reinforced once experience provides the instruction. Unfortunately some in the conservative media and the NFL haven’t quite gotten the memo. Won’t they ever learn?

When capital punishment ends, Republicans will be the ones who end it

Marc Hyden, Washington Examiner

Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty was founded, in part, to shatter the myth of universal conservative death penalty support, which I believe we’ve unquestionably accomplished. Since then, we’ve worked with conservative and libertarian stalwarts like Jay Sekulow, Richard Viguerie, and Dr. Ron Paul, who all oppose the death penalty. But these icons aren’t alone.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives See 2018 Elections Moving Senate to the Right

Almost 97% of those responding to the poll predict that “Trump supporters will overcome the establishment to win many Senate seats in 2018,” while less than 2% say that McConnell will be able to keep the Senate under his control after the elections.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Even on Halloween liberals can’t trick people into believing them

There’s no hiding behind a mask for liberals pretending to be someone or something they’re not, even on this day. Most Americans see Halloween as an excuse to dress as someone we admire or wish to lampoon. Unfortunately for them, liberals can’t just dress as themselves.

GOP Needs This Tax Cut More Than America

Hunt Lawrence and Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

Ultimately, Republicans vote not just on the country’s future here, but on their party’s future as well. The country, experiencing average or below GDP growth (vis-à-vis postwar, 20th-century America) in all but one year this century, really needs this bill. The Republican Party, a divided lot looking (not particularly hard) for unity, really, really needs this bill.

The Delusional Optimism of Both Sides

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

In the end, the calculus is simple: Trump can't afford to be cavalier, thinking he's guaranteed victory; Democrats can't afford to sit on their laurels and hope that Trump collapses. In any case, some cautious pessimism might be in order all the way around.