• The Truth About Border Walls' Effectiveness

    The Truth About Border Walls’ Effectiveness

    “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not to his own facts.”

    That pithy observation is attributed to the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who served in the Senate from 1977 to 2001.

    The final two years of Moynihan’s stint in the Senate overlapped the first two years of that of his fellow New York Democrat, Sen. Charles Schumer.

    President Donald Trump, at a rally set for Monday night on the border in El Paso, Texas, should remind Schumer of Moynihan’s maxim in their fight over the need for more walls and fencing along the U.S.-Mexican border to help stem the flood tide of illegal immigration.… Read More...

  • Cure GOP ‘Shutdown-ophobia’ with Strong Wall Messaging, Not Surrender

    Cure GOP ‘Shutdown-ophobia’ with Strong Wall Messaging, Not Surrender

    Supporters of border security can only hope that, over the Christmas recess, Santa gifted congressional Republicans with a crash course in effective messaging on the need for funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall.

    They will need it when Congress reconvenes Thursday amid the partial government shutdown caused by Democratic intransigence over funding the border barrier.

    The crash course should be taught by psychologists who would start by counseling weak-kneed GOP lawmakers that the best way to overcome a phobia—in this case, “shutdown-ophobia”—is to confront the fear head-on, rather than running away from it.

    The tutorial in messaging is needed because, until Trump forced their hand, GOP leaders in Congress were poised to throw away the only leverage they have to secure funding for the wall, by agreeing to another continuing budget resolution with almost no money for the wall.

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  • The Left’s In-Your-Face Tactics Are Poisoning the Body Politic

    The Left’s In-Your-Face Tactics Are Poisoning the Body Politic

    At a September 2008 campaign rally in Elko, Nevada, Barack Obama, then-senator and president-to-be, egged on the crowd.

    “I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors,” he said. “I want you to talk to them, whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face.”

    All too many of Obama’s left-wing acolytes appear to have taken him at his word. Nearly 18 months after he left office, we’re seeing what is arguably the most disturbing trend in modern politics—the “get in their face” intolerance of the hard left.… Read More...

  • Refreshingly, Country Music Awards Ignores Politics, Stays Positive

    Refreshingly, Country Music Awards Ignores Politics, Stays Positive

    On Sunday night, longtime country music star Reba McEntire lived up to a promise, made two days earlier, to steer clear of politics as host of the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards telecast.

    McEntire had told Us Weekly in an interview published Friday that she and the program wouldn’t follow the lead of other awards shows, because she thinks the ACM ceremonies should be about entertainment. “I want it to be positive and uplifting,” McEntire said.

    What a welcome concept, especially at a time when the left seeks to politicize virtually everything.

    The ACM ceremonies, shown live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, were refreshingly free of Trump-bashing and, more specifically, devoid of gun control demagoguery.

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  • Trump Sending Troops to the Border

    Trump Sending Troops to the Border

    President Donald Trump once again caught all of the pundit universe by surprise.

    He was faced with a challenge to his tough border-control position from the activist group People Without Borders and its caravan of 1,200–1,500 migrants determined to prove sovereign boundaries between nations don’t count, and should therefore be ignored.

    The proposal by Trump to deploy the military on the U.S.-Mexican border has raised many questions. We asked Heritage Foundation Visiting Fellow Dr. Steve Bucci what he thinks of the idea.

    Q: What do you think of President Trump’s approach to the current crisis regarding the so-called “caravan”? 

    He took a two-pronged approach. 

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  • Supreme Court Case From Ohio Could Safeguard Integrity of Our Elections

    Supreme Court Case From Ohio Could Safeguard Integrity of Our Elections

    During the recent government funding debate, Democrats insisted on a “clean” DACA bill. Clean voter rolls? Not so much.

    Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, a case out of Ohio involving the integrity of elections.

    More specifically, at issue is Ohio’s practice of keeping its voter-registration rolls “clean” and up to date through an elaborate six-year-plus process intended to remove the names of voters who have died or moved, either within the state or out of state, as well as duplicate registrations.

    Democrats and their liberal interest-group allies, who apparently prefer “dirty” and outdated voter rolls, are seeking to prevent Ohio from continuing this practice.

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  • PC Grinches at Huffington Post Are Hating on ‘Rudolph’

    PC Grinches at Huffington Post Are Hating on ‘Rudolph’

    On Saturday night, CBS will rebroadcast the annual Christmas special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

    The seasonal favorite, narrated by Burl Ives, was first telecast in 1964, and has entertained three generations of Americans in the half-century since.

    It’s must-see TV for anyone who has ever sung along with Ives’ Sam the Snowman character crooning “Holly, Jolly Christmas.” But in an era of political correctness that has left hardly any corner of pop culture unscathed, not everyone is experiencing the Christmas cheer.

    Ever the PC Grinch, the Huffington Post published a withering critique of “Rudolph” that was subsequently picked up and repeated by Yahoo “News.”

    HuffPo begins by renaming the stop-motion animation classic “Rudolph the Marginalized Reindeer,” because the title character is teased and bullied by his peers because of his peculiar proboscis.

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  • Kate Steinle Deserves Better Than Democrats Opposing Deportation of Illegal Aliens

    Kate Steinle Deserves Better Than Democrats Opposing Deportation of Illegal Aliens

    San Francisco, being the proud “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens that it is, will no doubt roll out the welcome wagon for Jose Inez Garcia Zarate the next time he sneaks back into the country.

    And it’s a near-certainty that he will, after he’s deported to Mexico for a sixth time following his acquittal Thursday by a San Francisco jury in the fatal shooting of Kate Steinle on July 1, 2015, on a pier on the city’s waterfront.

    The needless death of the 32-year-old Steinle has rightly become, in criminal justice parlance, “Exhibit A” for the need for President Donald Trump’s proposed measures to strengthen border security.

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  • She Flipped Off the President and Lost Her Job. Then, the Left Bailed Her Out.

    She Flipped Off the President and Lost Her Job. Then, the Left Bailed Her Out.

    A photo of a Virginia woman saluting President Donald Trump’s motorcade with a middle finger got her fired from her job after it went viral—but rather than being embarrassed or even ashamed, she’s savoring her 15 minutes of fame.

    That’s as you might expect, alas, given the political and cultural zeitgeist of the day.

    “All my frustration about this administration just welled up inside me. It felt great,” Juli Briskman explained to interviewer Megyn Kelly on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today” show.

    “I don’t regret doing it, no,” she said.

    The presidential press pool shot seen around the world after it was posted online has turned Briskman, 50, of Sterling, Virginia, into a “she-ro” of the unhinged anti-Trump left.

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