Handicapping SOTU CCXXXI

Now that the Big Game is over (Gladys Knight = Most Valuable Patriot), it’s time for the other Big Game, the Washington Swamp Bowl, a.k.a. the State of the Union Address. The Red and Blue teams will be dressed in their uniforms, eager to make vicious hits and score up the middle with the American […]

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Congress Has a Little Time to Get Immigration Right

After refusing for weeks to negotiate over border security “until the government is open,” the bluff has been called on congressional Democrats. Congress has until February 15 to craft a border security package ahead of what could be yet another partial government shutdown. Talks among the 17 lawmakers appointed to the committee assigned with drafting […]

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McConnell and the Iron Triangle vs. Trump and the Voters

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) aligned with the NeverTrump faction of Republican senators Thursday to introduce and pass a resolution to “rebuke” President Trump. The president’s offenses? Trump dared to win the Republican nomination in 2016 and has dared, at least some of the time, to think for himself since taking office. Instead of […]

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One of These Genocides Is Not Like the Others

The story of America as told by the American Left is one of unremitting exploitation, enslavement, and genocide. A country founded on the backs of African slaves and steeped in the blood of Native Americans is, according to this view, illegitimate at best. This is what they mean when they say “America was never great.” […]

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The Electoral College Power Grab

Colorado, along with several other states, is considering a measure to join what is known as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Billed by its proponents as a means of improving the fairness of presidential elections, it’s actually little more than a Democratic power-grab designed to ensure that the president is elected by overwhelmingly left-leaning […]

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Trump Offered Compromise, Pelosi Offered Nothing

In the 35 days of the longest federal government shutdown in history, President Trump again showed himself to be the only one interested in compromising, the only one interested in securing the border, and the only one trying to make a deal. In the last of his major national addresses on the Democrat-created border impasse, […]

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Who Leaked the Bogus WikiLeaks Email About Don Jr.?

The Trump presidential campaign’s alleged ties to WikiLeaks have been a pivotal piece of the Trump-Russia “collusion” story since the beginning. In order to mitigate the damage to Hillary Clinton’s candidacy after WikiLeaks in July 2016 released damning emails swiped from the Democratic National Committee’s server, Clinton’s team skillfully changed the subject by claiming Russia […]

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It’s All About the Wall

Bismarck said that politics is the art of the possible. It looks like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and other Democrats regard politics as the art of intransigence. In his brief remarks Saturday on border security, Donald Trump outlined a plan that made multiple concessions to Democratic desiderata in exchange for […]

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McCarthy Pulls a Boehner, Fumbles Leadership

If there was any hope that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) would emerge as the “Speaker We Need” in the Republican minority, it was dashed this week. On Thursday, McCarthy channeled his inner mean girl and kicked Representative Jody Hice (R-Ga.) off the coveted House Armed Services Committee for the very serious and intolerable offense of—wait […]

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Schiff for Brains Misleads Congress

It’s a good thing President Trump canceled the Democrats’ overseas excursion this weekend because Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has some work to do here at home. For starters, he needs to take a red pen to his memo that defended the deceptive tactics used by the FBI to obtain a FISA warrant on Trump campaign […]

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