The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

The Scary Trump/Reagan Resemblance

by Smitty Shapiro at NRO gives Trump the Full Freud. Read the whole thing, but note this: The civil war that’s likely to occur over Trump, then, isn’t over Trumpism. It’s just about him. Those who wish to harness the power of Trump — the id of the movement — are mistaken if they think […]

‘We Will Not Set Arbitrary Timelines’: Kellogg Has Skin in Afghanistan Game

National security advisor retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg.   President Trump’s decision to send 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan has enraged some of his supporters, who see it as a broken promise, as he had frequently criticized the Obama administration’s policy during the campaign. What is Trump’s Afghanistan strategy? His national security adviser, retired […]

Why the South Is Rising Again

  “These Democrats will do whatever they have to stop the president.” “Now they’re making a big deal about statues? Who cares about statues!” That exchange between two guys in a diner in Long Island, N.Y., was overheard by a former Democratic congressman, Steve Israel, who is no fan of Donald Trump, but who is […]

BANNON OUT AT WHITE HOUSE

  “Dance with the one that brung ya,” is always good advice in politics. Elected officials must represent the people who elected them, and the guy whose mission it was to speak for those people inside the Trump White House was Steve Bannon. It was Bannon’s self-chosen task to fight what he called “the Deep […]

PURGE? The Firing of Rich Higgins Is a Dangerous Omen at the White House

Rich Higgins is an experienced national-security specialist. For months, I’ve been deliberately ignoring the “White House chaos” stories about the Trump administration, which I discounted as (a) the usual shakedown-cruise stuff of a new team in office, (b) typical staff infighting, and (c) hyped-up scandal-bait produced by the anti-Trump Beltway media. However, I cannot ignore […]

The Chicken Little Democrats

“It’s a shameful moment for the United States. . . . He’s made us an environmental pariah in the world.” — John Kerry, on MSNBC The liberal media’s all-Russia-all-the-time news coverage was interrupted yesterday when President Trump announced that he was repudiating the Paris Climate Accord, which the Obama administration had signed onto at the […]

Emergency Memo to the Trump White House: You Need to Hire Bill Sammon

  One of the stupidest habits of the media is playing courtier to politicians, acting as if the people who run the country are in need of advice from journalists. I try to refrain from this. Today I will make an exception, because the situation at the White House — e.g., “Right pushes Trump to make staff, […]

If Your Whole Campaign Was ‘We’re Gonna Build a Wall,’ You Better Build It

Ann Coulter takes the Republican Party to school: What the Democrats want is for Trump to be stuck explaining why he didn’t build the wall. Then it will be a bloodbath. Not only Trump, but also the entire GOP, is dead if he doesn’t build a wall. Republicans will be wiped out in the midterms, […]

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