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Obama Judge Compares Trump to KKK

David Catron, The American Spectator

Obama appointee Carlton W. Reeves has now escalated his activism by attacking the President and comparing him to a long line of white supremacist Democrats and their partners in the KKK. Reeves didn’t make his outrageous claims because he cares about racial justice or some imaginary assault on the judiciary. He’s part of the problem Trump and the Republican Senate are trying to fix by filling judicial vacancies with such alacrity. They want the courts to command the respect of the American people. If President Trump can clean out that infestation of hacks, his place among the best Presidents will be secure.

Dear Citizen Collusion Truther—You Own This, Too

Julie Kelly, American Greatness

I know you still have hope that the full Mueller report will contain some far-fetched nugget of collusion evidence to vindicate your gullibility/ignorance/foolishness. You’ve already moved the goalposts to an imaginary crime of obstruction of justice even though there was no underlying crime to obstruct. History will not be kind to the Trump-Russia collusion truthers in Congress, the expert class, Hollywood, and the media. But history also shouldn’t forget the role that you, Citizen Collusion Truther, played in this. No matter how many tweets and Facebook posts you delete, it cannot erase your complicit stupidity in this scandal.

Trump Deserves More Credit than He Gets for the Economy, but He Hasn't Done Enough

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

President Trump had a good first two years where the economy is concerned, and deserves the country's gratitude. But the failure of large corporations to increase productivity-enhancing investment will contribute to a much slower rate of growth in 2019. I support the president and I want him to succeed, but I don't think the tools he has chosen will get the results he wants. On the contrary, the trade war is hurting the U.S. economy, and serves as a distraction from the greater tech war, which isn't going well.

Trump Should Call Congress’s Bluff on Our Endless Wars

W. James Antle III, The American Conservative

Trump should dare legislators to do their jobs and vote to authorize continuing these wars—or he will end them. Put the onus on the House and Senate to fulfill their constitutional duties. Up until now, Trump’s big fight with the establishment has been over immigration and the border wall. Amid his belated turn towards the more populist parts of his program, he should not forget to spend political capital on America’s wars as well. Trump now says Republican congressional leaders misled him on the wall. It has been even worse on foreign policy.

Trump's Crucial Test at San Ysidro

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Immigration, race, culture, the economy and education appear to be the agenda Americans want addressed in 2020. What does this portend? Mass migration from the Third World has not only been the major progenitor and propellant of the right-wing populism that is raging across Europe, it also played an indispensable role in defeating her and electing Donald Trump. And if the Democratic Party and its presidential candidates in 2020 are seen as abolish-ICE, pro-amnesty, open borders liberals, they will pull their party out of the mainstream of this nation on the most divisive issue of our time — the Third World invasion of the West.

Why Britain Doesn’t Want Trump to Declassify Obamagate Docs

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

All of the British spy chiefs’ ostensibly high-minded anxieties are designed to distract attention from an enormous transatlantic scandal, one that has yet to be fully plumbed: that the only real collusion during the 2016 election took place between London and Langley. It took place under the hyper-partisan CIA director John Brennan, with Britty dual-asset oafs like Stefan Halper and British spies, both present and past (the Hillary-financed hatchet man Christopher Steele chief among them), putting in critical cameos — a spy ring that nearly catapulted Hillary into the White House.

For 2020: It's Trump v. Goldman Sachs

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Most would agree that China's behavior has been egregious and previous administrations virtually absent when it came to confronting it, yet still this must be handled with greatest skill. The Chinese play a long game incomprehensible to most Westerners. Nevertheless, a decent trade agreement with China might force Goldman to revise its prediction quickly.  More importantly, it might preserve and enhance the already booming economy to such an extent that Trump would walk effortlessly into a second term.

There Is No ‘Surge’ in White Supremacy

Julie Kelly, American Greatness

National Review's David French lends a conservative imprimatur to the false leftist narrative that Trump is a racist, that the president promotes white supremacy, and that his supporters are ready to wield Tiki torches to burn down the country. A greater threat to civil society, in reality, is contemptible pieces of writing like French’s, which are intended to malign innocent people based on race and political affiliation, and further divide the country he laughably claims to want to save.

This economy is definitely not Obama’s recovery

Stephen Moore, New York Post

One time during the campaign, Larry Kudlow, Steve Miller and I held an impromptu discussion with Trump about economic strategy. Miller summarized the game plan to Trump succinctly: “Donald, just look at all the things that Obama has done on the economy over the past eight years, and then do just the opposite.” Trump has done pretty much just that — which explains why the Trump boom is an everyday reminder of the Obamanomics failure.

Thanks, Obama! He reminds us why Donald Trump is president

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

The former president’s haughty finger-wagging reminds us that the Trump presidency is, in big part, a manifestation of a fracture that was the result of the systematic destruction of process and subversion of political standards by his administration and its allies. Obamacare was just one example. That is why I’m skeptical that the former will help Democrats (whom polls show doing well without him) more than unite conservatives heading into the midterms.

Let's plot the Trump coup together

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Bookies in Costa Rica have established betting odds that Vice President Mike Pence is the likely source of The New York Times op-ed, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chief of Staff John Kelly at 4 to 1. There’s a sucker born every minute, and the smart money is staying home on this one to watch the coup. I put the odds on that at 2 to 1. The Costa Rican bookies say they consulted the veep’s speeches in establishing their opening odds, and found that he is fond of the words “lodestar.” When he searched the speeches of others of the administration, “lodestar” came up only in Mr. Pence’s speeches. The entrails of goats are said to work well, too.

A Case Study in Obama-Trump Double Standards

David Catron, The American Spectator

Like most academics and journalists, Professor Nicholas Bagley lives in an insular world where the only debate occurs between the center-left and the loony left. In this fool’s paradise, Bagley’s flaccid critiques of Obama’s “well-meaning” violations of the law create the illusion of balance. That’s why he got his knickers in a knot when I highlighted his hypocrisy. In his world, dissent has long since been banished to outer darkness.

Hollywood agenda to blacklist Trump is beyond hypocritical

Kristin Tate, The Hill

The fight over Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a microcosm for the insanity taking over American politics. Our solution to partisan disagreements should certainly not be a Stalinesque removal of all memories of political opponents. Such efforts show that the whitewashers are exactly what they accuse the president of being. The radical efforts of “damnatio memoriae” only increase the profile of the censored and showcase the inner tyrants of the left.

What do Republicans suspect really happened in the FBI Trump-Russia investigation?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The bottom line is that some Republicans are wondering whether someone actively tried to frame, or entrap, or set up, Trump figures. And those Republicans wonder whether the FBI knew about it or played some sort of role in it. In short, there is suspicion that the FBI might have abused its tremendous powers in a highly politicized investigation undertaken in the middle of a presidential campaign. The suspicions are behind the House move to force the FBI to give up information.

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 rumble and the thrilla in Singapore

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The state-run North Korean media told the North Korean public only Sunday, for the first time, about the summit. The White House says this is a “sign for optimism,” and maybe it is. Kim Jong-un’s reputation is on the line, too, insofar as a despot who can kill and brutalize at will has to worry about his reputation. Nevertheless, since the alternative to war is usually better, it was probably worth doing.

Singapore summit sequel — let's hope it's better than the original

Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump's performance in Singapore had the unreal air of a reality show, Fortunately, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton are serious minded statesmen where their boss is a showman. We hope they are building a more substantial edifice around Trump's quick agreement. If so, Trump's summit may yet be the foundation for a real and laudable diplomatic achievement. Americans and the people of East Asia must hope, as we do, that he succeeds in this, perhaps the most critical challenge of his presidency.

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.

Trump, the Omnibus, and the Art of the Real

David Catron, The American Spectator

In the end, despite its many flaws, the omnibus spending bill has good news for conservatives who are willing to see it. The people griping about this bill are not unlike the Goldilocks Caucus that ended up killing Obamacare repeal because they refused to be realistic about what could and could not be accomplished at the time. But the President doesn’t have the luxury enjoyed by rigid ideologues and armchair critics. He can’t just sit around and kvetch. He has to actually do things.

Until Leftists Come to Grips With Why Hillary Lost, Trump Will Keep Winning

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

Clinton represents a nasty, vengeful take on populations she has trouble winning over. That nastiness has filtered through the Democratic Party, which is firmly convinced that it'd be better off drilling down into population groups it thinks are interested in tearing down the system along with them than reaching out to populations it has lost. If Democrats continue with that quest, they'll alienate the very voters who gave Trump victory in 2016.