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Trump's Labeling of 'Fake News' Was an Understatement

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Those same mainstream media outlets are now making a big deal out of the Ukraine, even though Trump was obviously trying to figure out who had instigated the Russia probe in the first place. Wouldn't you? And as for Biden, media have known about the humungous corruption of Biden, Hunter, and Burisma since 2015 and barely reported it. It was clearly of no interest to them because the right people, their people, were the ones being corrupt. The newspapers above should all have a stamp on the front pages "CAUTION- -DISINFORMATION." The networks should lose their licenses. They have abused their near-monopoly statuses.

Martina Navratilova’s loyalty to Trump-hating overlords

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

The requirement to prove one’s fealty to Trump-hating leftist overlords impacts more people than you realize. As a testament to what the left does to the very people they claim to represent, Ms. Navratilova has been reduced to sniping at another gay person who is actually doing work to improve the lives of everyone and working to, literally, save the lives of gay people in countries that remain determined to imprison and even kill them. The strategy of the bullies on the left to destroy an icon like Ms. Navratilova is meant to send a message to every other liberal: Don’t you dare step out of line or you will pay a horrible price.

Trump Makes Real Progress with China while Dems Play Impeachment

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

It's incumbent on us to find the better, more moderate parts of the regime and subtly encourage them (forming economic ties that work is one way) while still making sure that as Americans we see and sympathize with the cause of the democracy demonstrators. Thus far, Trump has done a rather accomplished job of this for a "diplomatic amateur." Meanwhile, the president publicly praises depots like Xi and Kim, much to the consternation of the CNNs of the world. It's a strategy, obviously. It's not clear the extent to which it will work. But if it does even some of the time, it's miles ahead of what his predecessors ever did.

Conservatives Launch Letter in Support of Menashi Appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

A group including many of conservatism’s most active constitutionalists has sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rebutting the stream of lies and smears leveled at Steve Menashi by Rachel Maddow and the Left and urging that Menashi be promptly confirmed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Amid the political frenzy, eight keys to the coming Trump impeachment fight

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Here are eight keys to the future fight: 1. The 'cover-up' and the super-secret filing system; 2. What was said; 3. A William Barr recusal? 4. The House non-vote on impeachment; 5. Ukraine only? 6. The White House witnesses; 7. The whistleblower; 8. What the Bidens did. Those are by no means all the factors at work in the impeachment fight. But each is important, and each will help shed light on the biggest question of all: Did the president act improperly in the conversation with Zelensky? And if he did, was the impropriety of a type that merits criticism from Democrats, and perhaps some Republicans, or was it of a type that merits impeachment and removal from office?

Is military money really propping up a Trump resort?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

House Democrats are investigating whether the Air Force's stops at Prestwick Airport have "helped keep Trump's Turnberry resort afloat." "Accusations that Trump's properties are unfairly profiting off of his administration have dogged the president since entering office," the article reads. "But the potential involvement of the military takes the issue to a different level." There is certainly more to learn about the military's use of Prestwick and Turnberry. But the bottom line: Did an "odd" refueling stop "line the president's pockets"? Given what is known so far, that's a hard accusation to support.

Trump’s Deal for Denmark Wasn’t Deft–Or Daft

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

How did America acquire her vast territory? By revolution, purchase, invasions, annexations, war, theft and expulsions — of French, British, Mexicans, Spanish and Native Americans. Quite a record. While Trump’s diplomacy in the Greenland matter was not as deft as Seward’s in acquiring Alaska, the attitude exhibited would not be unfamiliar to many of the great men in our history. And the cancellation of Trump’s state visit to Copenhagen aside, this issue of Greenland’s future has been tabled. It is not going away. Methinks the Danes are headed for interesting times.

Why Trump El Paso Pic Triggered the Left

David Catron, The American Spectator

The phony outrage erupted when the First Lady posted a tweet about the El Paso and Dayton visits that contained a photo featuring herself holding the baby, Paul Anchondo, and his Uncle Tito with his arm around the President. Why would this upset anyone? Well, it turns out that Tito Anchondo, like his brother Andre — who was killed shielding his son from the gunfire — is a Trump supporter. This photo undermines two carefully cultivated leftist myths: that Hispanics by definition disapprove of Trump and that he is a Mexican-hating racist. This was too much for the Democrats and their media allies who, with characteristic hypocrisy, attacked Trump for politicizing the tragedies.

How to Miss a Big-Time Political Point

William Murchison, The American Spectator

It would be nice to get back to the central point here, which is that the Green New Deal — outlined by whites, blacks, who cares, really? — is nonsense and merits utter rejection. We can’t afford it. We can’t tolerate it, never mind the size of the Bernie Sanders Fan Club. The reported vogue for socialism on the part of the young needs squelching — not by force (the tool of the Left) but by rational persuasion. Trump, master operator as he conceives himself, plans to squash the ultra-left Democratic presidential ticket he hopes will result from embarrassing party moderates into alliance with Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Might work. But if not, what then?

Trump's immigration deal with Mexico is working

Jan Brewer, Washington Examiner

The Democrats' ultimate objective is to dismantle our entire immigration system and open our borders to anyone who wishes to enter the country for any reason. After being humiliated by the unexpected ease with which Trump convinced Mexico to help fight illegal immigration, liberals tried to save face by pretending that the deal was toothless. Now they have been humiliated yet again by the undeniable impact the agreement has had in a remarkably short period of time. In truth, the Democrats have only themselves to blame for underestimating Trump’s border security deal with Mexico. Their radicalism clouded their judgment, just as it has throughout the Trump presidency.

Ending the unfairest tax of all

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

No one knows for sure how much unrealized capital gains that would be sold if indexing were adopted as federal tax policy. In the short term, this could mean hundreds of billions of dollars of sales of stock and then tens of billions of dollars of tax revenues collected by the government. History also shows that the capital gains tax — all other things equal — is inversely related to venture capital funding for start-up firms. A low capital gains tax attracts dollars to higher-risk investments. What’s wrong with a nice boost for the women and men who start new companies in America? As an economic matter, this tax change would be a home run crashing off the centerfield score board.

E. Jean Carroll, Donald Trump, and a rape accusation from an earlier era

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The alleged incident took place more than 20 years ago. Carroll remained silent as Trump, already famous at the time of the alleged incident, became a TV star in the 2000s, flirted with politics, and then ran for president beginning in 2015. Carroll remained silent as the #MeToo movement, spurred by allegations of rape and sexual assault against some of the very men she features in "The Most Hideous Men in NYC Walking Tour," got its start. She spoke out only when she had a book to promote. So in the end, the E. Jean Carroll story will likely join a long list of contentious issues that Trump supporters and adversaries fight over and never, ever settle.

Nancy Pelosi needs to stop her endless war against Trump

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Keep it going and soon enough impeachment — and prison — could become political tools routinely used by both parties to overturn elections. My fear is that it would take another civil war to stop the escalating cycle. If Pelosi’s friends are right that she is not a crazy, she needs to act like it. If she believes impeachment is wrong for the country as well as her party, she must say it clearly and stop trying to have it both ways. She could also set an example of doing her day job by dealing with border problems and other pressing national issues. Otherwise, she is playing with a fire that will prove easy to start and impossible to stop.

So now it’s OK to destroy lives in the name of fighting Trump?

Rich Lowry, New York Post

The Left is so obsessed with the idea that Russia pulls the strings of our democracy that it assumes every noxious piece of content on the internet might have been cooked up in a Russian troll farm. Although reporters with the historical memory of gnats might believe that rank abuse of America’s high elected officials is something new, it’s as old as the republic. And it’s often been anonymous. By all means, call out online distortions and lies, but deliberately exposing low-level political advocates to personal destruction is shabby and irresponsible — and more an act of political retaliation than journalism.

Donald Trump makes good on a promise but Dems cry ‘coverup’

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Pelosi’s “coverup” remark changed everything because of the inevitable consequences it carries. If she really believes the president is committing a crime, she has left ­herself no logical course except ­impeachment. So Trump delivered his counterpunch, along with a volley of insults. Democrats are not alone in being furious about the coming release of the documents. Their media handmaidens suddenly are all for keeping the secrets secret. The documents could reveal which members of the media the conspirators trusted for leaks and protection. Count that as a bonus of transparency.

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.