• Heritage’s ‘Blueprint for Balance’ Has Real Fixes for Our Spending Crisis

    Among the many things that frustrate Americans about Washington, D.C., is the unwillingness—not inability, but unwillingness—to solve problems.

    One of many examples is the U.S. national debt, now more
    than $22 trillion and counting.

    As Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James has
    written, “The federal budget is at the core of our political system.
    Everything the federal government does, from taxing, to regulating, to
    providing services, to protecting our very freedoms, it does through the
    federal budget.”

    Liberals might dismiss the foundation’s “Blueprint for Balance: A Federal Budget for Fiscal 2020,” but they shouldn’t. The document is based on verifiable facts.… Read More...

  • The Left's Response to Mueller Report Shows They Weren't After the Truth

    The Left’s Response to Mueller Report Shows They Weren’t After the Truth

    Objectivity, like Elvis, long ago left the building in Washington, and so the report by special counsel Robert Mueller is being read and interpreted through mostly biased eyes.

    Democrats, who had counted on Mueller to prove that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, were initially as crestfallen as they were on election night 2016.

    Still, they are undeterred in the pursuit of their ultimate goal; namely, evicting the president from the White House in a political coup unprecedented in American history.

    The special counsel was established to investigate collusion, though not by Donald Trump’s political opponents during the 2016 presidential race, who allegedly funded the infamous Steele dossier.… Read More...

  • Those Who Advocate Sanctuary Cities Should Experience the Consequences

    Those Who Advocate Sanctuary Cities Should Experience the Consequences

    In the category of Mad Magazine’s “scenes we’d like to see” comes President Donald Trump’s threat to transport migrants to cities and states that have declared themselves sanctuaries. Apparently he thinks such a move would force Democrats in Congress who represent these places to vote to fund the wall along our southern border.

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls the president’s threat “unworthy of the presidency.” In fact, it is Congress that has been unworthy for a long time. Here is a body that passes laws everyone else must obey, but in too many cases is exempt from adhering to some of them.… Read More...

  • New Zealand Massacre Part of an Age That Has Devalued Life

    New Zealand Massacre Part of an Age That Has Devalued Life

    Last week in New Zealand, a self-avowed white supremacist
    targeted two mosques and streamed his bloody killing spree on social media.

    There are at least three condemnations that should result
    from the massacre.

    The first condemnation is for the act itself. The callous slaughter of people at prayer is part of an age that has devalued life, from unrestricted abortions to street shootings and other terrorist attacks.

    That some of these assaults are motivated by twisted views of religion, or in this case, a white supremacist opposed to immigration, is all part of the same piece. Murder and hate should not be categorized.… Read More...

  • Blue State Refugees Flock to Conservative Florida

    Blue State Refugees Flock to Conservative Florida

    While most attention has been focused on immigrants trying to enter the United States over America’s southern border, there is legal migration taking place that has been largely ignored, though it may have at least as much economic and political impact as the other.

    People are moving out of high-tax states to Florida and other states with lower tax burdens.

    Florida’s new governor, Ron DeSantis, mentioned the movement in a speech to the Club for Growth, which describes itself as “a national network of over 250,000 pro-growth, limited government Americans who share in the belief that prosperity and opportunity come from economic freedom.”

    DeSantis says New York Gov.… Read More...

  • Even After World War II, Europe in Denial About Evil

    Even After World War II, Europe in Denial About Evil

    “There are none so blind as those who will not see.”

    One might think that after denying the evidence of Adolf Hitler’s rise and objectives that resulted in World War II, Europeans might be more attuned to modern threats.

    Last week on a visit to Munich (oh, the irony), Vice President Mike Pence criticized Europe’s continued support of the Iran nuclear deal from which President Donald Trump has withdrawn. According to BBC.com, under the deal, which was never ratified by the Senate, “Iran agreed to limit its sensitive nuclear activities and allow in international inspectors in return for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions.”

    And why didn’t the Senate ratify the Iran deal?… Read More...

  • Green New Deal More Proof Left Intends to 'Fundamentally Transform' US

    Green New Deal More Proof Left Intends to ‘Fundamentally Transform’ US

    Kermit the Frog was wrong. It is now easy to be “green.”

    The evidence is the “Green New Deal,” which CNN describes as a ” … 10-year ‘economic mobilization’ that would phase out fossil fuel use and overhaul the nation’s infrastructure while building whole new layers into the existing social safety net.”

    The 14-page resolution was proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.

    Conservatives mock her for proposing, among other things, the complete transformation of every building in the U.S. and trains that would span the oceans as airplanes are phased out. Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t appear to know how any of this will be paid for, but when one is liberal it doesn’t matter.… Read More...

  • Partisan Gridlock Remains Despite President's Worthy Calls for Unity

    Partisan Gridlock Remains Despite President’s Worthy Calls for Unity

    Eloquence is not a characteristic associated with President Donald Trump, but in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, the president not only rose to the occasion, he also delivered a message that was beautifully crafted by his speechwriters, a speech devoid of much of the divisive and combative language that has characterized his first two years in office.

    It was also well-delivered and well-received, if not by every member of Congress, then by 76 percent of those who watched it, according to a CBS News instant poll.

    Unfortunately, the likelihood of anything changing in Congress is less than nil.… Read More...

  • The Frustrating Flip-Flopping of Politicians Over the Border Wall

    The Frustrating Flip-Flopping of Politicians Over the Border Wall

    Despite advance billing that President Donald Trump’s border wall speech would break news and contain new information, it was mostly familiar rhetoric: Criminals and drugs, rapists and murderers are coming to America and the wall is the only way to stop them.

    The president named families who have lost loved ones at the hands of illegal immigrants. A case could be made, though, that American citizens are killing each other at higher rates during an average weekend in Chicago and other big cities than are killed by immigrants.

    Whose facts to believe? There are plenty on both sides of the argument.

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  • No Surprise Boy Scouts Headed for the Ash Heap

    No Surprise Boy Scouts Headed for the Ash Heap

    The erosion of what many Americans once believed were the foundations of our country continues apace. They include, but are not limited to, overspending and debt (personal and national), never-ending wars, uncontrolled borders leading to massive immigration with no time for or expectation of assimilation, and political divisions that grow wider by the day.

    It’s now the Boy Scouts of America’s turn to join the parade.

    The organization, which began in 1910 to, according to its website, ” … train youth in responsible citizenship, character development and self-reliance” so they become honest men, worthy of admiration and respect, is now in danger of dissolving because of lawsuits filed alleging scouts were sexually abused.

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  • The Establishment's Full Fury Against Trump Is Now Unleashed

    The Establishment’s Full Fury Against Trump Is Now Unleashed

    Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned, but scorning the Washington establishment produces even greater anger.

    The establishment’s full fury has been unleashed against Donald Trump and is not about to subside until its goal is reached: the removal of the president from office, either through impeachment or defeat in the 2020 election.

    If there were more than the kitchen sink to throw at Trump, the establishment would be throwing it. The latest is the hyping of private money paid to two women by Trump’s disgraced lawyer, Michael Cohen. The women claim it was money to keep them quiet over alleged affairs with him.

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  • 2 Problems Democrats Face After Election Wins

    2 Problems Democrats Face After Election Wins

    We are about to find out whether Democrats meant it when they lamented the loss of civility in Washington.

    Having won the majority in the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election, will they cooperate with Republicans and “reach across the aisle,” or will they pander to their base, which wants President Donald Trump’s blood?

    Guess which scenario I’m betting on?

    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who will likely head the Financial Services Committee, has promised to seek revenge on the banks, which she notes loaned money to people in the ’90s so they could buy houses they couldn’t afford. When the banks foreclosed, she says, some of her constituents became homeless.

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