The Shutdown Victory

Under normal circumstances, shutting down the government is not a good idea. It presumes of course that the government is doing good things. But what if the opposite is true? What if the government is doing things that undermine the stability and security of the nation and its people? In this latest drama,

By | 2018-01-21T23:15:41+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|

President Trump and the Integrity of American Democracy

On the eve of the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, it is worthwhile to reflect on the significance of his presidency for the quality of our nation’s politics. Some Americans have criticized the president as a threat to our democratic way of life. They point to his brawling rhetoric, his tendency to

By | 2018-01-20T11:05:37+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

Deferring Democracy: What the DACA Ruling Means

Judge William Alsup Since President Donald Trump took office last year, the federal judiciary has led the Deep State’s massive resistance to the results of an election they refuse to accept. Lawless judicial decisions by activist federal judges attempting to overturn legitimate policies have become so commonplace that they are scarcely

By | 2018-01-11T12:10:20+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

To Fix Washington, D.C., We Must First Destroy It

Conservatives have long complained about the size and scope of the federal government, especially since its prolonged, self-aggrandizing phase began in earnest after World War II. They’ve offered countless legal solutions to reduce the feds’ intrusions into both the affairs of the states and into our individual lives—almost none of which has resulted

By | 2018-01-12T10:36:58+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

The Left Goes “Bananas”

Given Hollywood is a bastion of the Left, it is not surprising their “narratives” are oft recycled by Democrats into political fictions, fantasies and plots. The latest example is the Left’s clamoring to have President Trump declared “unfit to serve” and removed from office under a “novel” interpretation of the 25th amendment. I’ve

By | 2018-01-11T09:56:47+00:00 January 10th, 2018|

The View of the Blinkered

Sites like Vox, the Daily Beast, and the Weekly Standard have long praised the dossiers of Robert Mueller’s legal investigative team. The essays prove mostly the same. They often employ the same superlative nomenclature: “all-stars,” “dream-team,” “army,” and “professionals.” The hagiographies list the legal CVs of various lawyers and investigators now employed (usually

By | 2018-01-03T14:38:12+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|

A Special Prosecutor Should Probe Democrats’ Malfeasance

When the 2016 presidential election ended, the media somehow found the time to expose one of the greatest scandals of that or any other election cycle: active efforts of the Democratic National Committee favoring Hillary Clinton’s nomination and undermining the campaign of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Now it appears that former interim

By | 2017-12-29T14:02:36+00:00 December 29th, 2017|

Taking Trump Seriously

Trying to take Trump seriously, Michael’s Barone’s column in the Washington Examiner on Thursday, is significant for at least two reasons. One is that anything Barone writes is certain to be thoughtful, authoritatively researched, and grounded in reality. His columns, like his work in general, are not fired mainly by ideology but by

By | 2017-12-29T23:35:59+00:00 December 29th, 2017|

2018: A Year of ‘Must-Haves’ for the Trump Agenda

For President Trump and his supporters, there is no denying that 2017 has been a phenomenal year. On every front imaginable—from the economy and foreign policy to illegal immigration and the judiciary—things have been getting better as the president fulfills many of his promises.But 2018 should be even better.Without question, one of the biggest

By | 2017-12-26T17:33:58+00:00 December 26th, 2017|