Donald Trump presidency

Who Wants This War With Iran?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Who wants us to plunge back into the Middle East, to fight a new and wider war than the ones we already fought in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen? Answer: Pompeo and Bolton, Bibi Netanyahu, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Sunni kings, princes, emirs, sultans, and the other assorted Jeffersonian democrats on the south shore of the Persian Gulf. And lest we forget, the Never Trumpers and neocons in exile nursing their bruised egos, whose idea of sweet revenge is a U.S. return to the Mideast in a war with Iran. That, they think, will finally bring an end to the Trump presidency.

Amid firestorms, Trump has year of solid policy accomplishments. Can he keep going?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

On many, many occasions during the campaign, candidate Trump promised he would hire only the "best people" if he were to win the White House. If, as expected, some on the Trump team head for the exits in the new year, the problem will become more serious. Personnel isn't sexy. And the key person in Trump's policy successes is Trump himself. But the president will need the actual "best people" if he is to make his second year as consequential as his first.

New Ear to the Ground Poll: Cultural Divide Deepens in First Year of Trump Presidency

We have an exclusive look at a new EarToTheGround.us poll conducted through the collaboration of ConservativeHQ.com and other individuals and organizations. The poll found Americans are deeply divided on the meaning of patriotism, the Constitution and how they viewed religion and prominent cultural brands and institutions.