• Under Socialism, You Can't Even Afford To Die

    Under Socialism, You Can’t Even Afford To Die

    Venezuela, a failing socialist state, has gifted its people with the sixth minimum wage hike in one year. The 150% increase last week won’t help too much because inflation is up to 1.7 million percent.

    Yes, you read that correctly.

    Minimum wage hikes don’t help when your currency isn’t worth the cost of the paper it’s printed on. That’s literally true in Venezuela, which has tried switching to an even more worthless cryptocurrency.

    Forget the #Fightfor15, in Venezuela it’s a fight to afford basic food supplies or even a cup of coffee. READ MORE...

  • Prison Reform Should Be a Conservative Priority, Mike Lee Argues

    Prison Reform Should Be a Conservative Priority, Mike Lee Argues

    One of the Senate’s conservative stalwarts, Mike Lee of Utah, says lawmakers should pass a criminal justice reform bill before the end of the year because it is necessary to the nation’s well-being.

    “We’ve seen what happens when we take away somebody’s brother or son or uncle or nephew or father and we warehouse them for decades at a time,” Lee said Thursday during a press conference in the Senate Visitors Center.

    “It’s not always a good outcome, it’s not always the outcome that we claim to want as a society, which is to protect innocent Americans from the dangers of crime,” the Utah Republican told reporters. READ MORE...

  • Democrats Drooling: 2 New Legal Developments They Believe Could End Trump Presidency

    Democrats Drooling: 2 New Legal Developments They Believe Could End Trump Presidency

    There never was any “collusion with Russia”, but the Mueller investigation opened the door for investigators to keep turning over rocks, and it was inevitable that they were eventually going to find something.  In America today, we are governed by literally millions of laws, rules and regulations, and nobody has more laws that they must follow than the president of the United States.  So, if the Deep State really wants to get the resident of the White House, there are lots of ways that they can do it.  Over the past several days, there have been a couple of new legal developments that potentially represent great threats to the Trump presidency, and Democrats are drooling with delight. READ MORE...

  • Congressman: "I Would Love To ... Regulate The Content Of Speech"

    Congressman: “I Would Love To … Regulate The Content Of Speech”

    You know, often we react to things emotionally and would love to “regulate” others on things we disagree with, and the representatives of the people are human.  Fortunately, our forefathers put in plain English the First Amendment that specifically states “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech.”  Yet, they have done it on so many occasions in violation of their oaths of office and criminal acts against the people.  Now, California Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu says he would love to regulate speech too. READ MORE...

  • Why Our Country Needs the Wall, and Now

    Why Our Country Needs the Wall, and Now

    The United States is the most generous, pro-immigrant country in the world. Annually, we take in more immigrants than any other country on the planet.

    Couple that with the fact that immigration has been a driving issue in the last two campaign cycles, and it is more than reasonable to demand that the next funding bill include commonsense border security measures.

    With only days left before Congress gavels out and the power in the House of Representatives shifts from Republicans to Democrats, we, as members of Congress, must fulfill the promises we made to the American people to uphold the rule of law and secure our borders. READ MORE...

  • Trump's Newly Unveiled Strategy Will Advance US-Africa Relations

    Trump’s Newly Unveiled Strategy Will Advance US-Africa Relations

    National security adviser John Bolton presented the Trump administration’s new Africa strategy Thursday at The Heritage Foundation. The strategy focused on three priorities:

    • Enhancing U.S. trade and commercial ties with African nations through arrangements that benefit both the United States and Africa. According to Bolton, “We want our economic partners in the region to thrive, prosper, and control their own destinies. In America’s economic dealings, we ask only for reciprocity, never for subservience.”
    • Countering the threat of Islamic terrorism. Specifically, Bolton announced, “ISIS, al-Qaeda, and their affiliates all operate and recruit on the African continent, plotting attacks against American citizens and targets. Any sound U.S. strategy toward Africa must address this serious threat in a comprehensive way.”
    • Ensuring that the U.S. allocates its foreign assistance efficiently and effectively to advance U.S. interests. In particular, Bolton emphasized, “The United States will no longer provide indiscriminate assistance across the entire continent, without focus or prioritization. And, we will no longer support unproductive, unsuccessful, and unaccountable U.N. peacekeeping missions.”

    All three of these priorities have been encouraged by conservative foreign policy experts, including those at The Heritage Foundation.

    Through its Index of Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation has long advocated the economic benefits of free markets for developed and developing countries alike. The Trump administration is correct to recognize that development is far less dependent on foreign assistance than it is on the willingness of African governments to adopt market- and investment-friendly policies. READ MORE...

  • "Purpose Of Convenience": Hillary Clinton Files New Answers Under Oath about Illegal Email System

    “Purpose Of Convenience”: Hillary Clinton Files New Answers Under Oath about Illegal Email System

    A US District Court Judge ordered Hillary Clinton to answer questions last month regarding her implementation and use of her illegal email server while she was Secretary of State.  She initially rejected providing answers, but ultimately submitted them.  In her answers, Clinton said she disregarded the law against her unlawful server for the “purpose of convenience.”

    In 2016, Clinton was required to submit under oath written answers to Judicial Watch’s questions.  She refused to do so.

    U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled on November 15 that within 30 days Hillary Clinton must answer under oath two additional questions about her illegal email server. READ MORE...