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Trumpism—A Look Backward and Forward to November

Trumpism—A Look Backward and Forward to November

    By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness Between the abyss and what goes on in Portland and the Magnificent Mile, there is for the moment nothing else but Trump standing in the breach. Perhaps 70 percent of Trumpism remains a hodgepodge of Reaganism: strong defense, realist foreign policy, deregulation, smaller government, big deficits, tax […]

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of California to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires from Aug. 14 and continuing.  The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties.  Assistance can include grants for temporary […]

America Doesn’t Have Presidential Debates, But It Should

America Doesn’t Have Presidential Debates, But It Should

    By Thomas L. Knapp On August 6, the Commission on Presidential Debates denied US president Donald Trump’s request to increase the number of debates between himself and Democratic nominee Joe Biden from three to four. Trump’s case: The expansion of voting by mail means that many ballots will have been cast before the […]

Election 2020: Biden vs. Trump is an Echo, Not a Choice

Election 2020: Biden vs. Trump is an Echo, Not a Choice

    By Thomas L. Knapp “Democracy,” H.L. Mencken wrote, “is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” Mencken’s assessment is philosophically dismissive of democracy as a theory of government. It’s snobbishly contemptuous of Joe Six-Pack’s qualifications for self-government of the democratic type. And […]

Why This Vegas Oddsmaker Just Made the Biggest Bet of His Life on Trump

Why This Vegas Oddsmaker Just Made the Biggest Bet of His Life on Trump

    By Wayne Allyn Root I’m Wayne Allyn Root. I’m both a nationally-syndicated conservative talk show host and a Las Vegas oddsmaker. Long before politics, I was dubbed by the media, “The King of Vegas Gambling.” I was good enough to be the first oddsmaker ever awarded a 180-pound granite star on Las Vegas […]

Executive Orders: This is Trump’s Brain on Drugs

Executive Orders: This is Trump’s Brain on Drugs

    By Thomas L. Knapp On July 24, US president Donald Trump signed four executive orders with an eye toward altering the way prescription drugs are priced and purchased in the United States. Three of the four orders embody good ideas that accord with the goals of think tanks supposedly supporting “free-market policy solutions” […]

Trump Needs to Scale the Real Wall of 2020

Trump Needs to Scale the Real Wall of 2020

    By Victor Davis Hanson The president should emphasize not just the efficacy of his administration but its effects on real people. Focus on “Restoration 2021.” Donald Trump is trying to break through a 2020 wall.  By January 2019, after over three years of failed efforts to impeach him, sue him, indict him, impoverish […]

A Modest Proposal for Compromise on “Confederate” Military Bases

A Modest Proposal for Compromise on “Confederate” Military Bases

    By Thomas L. Knapp In July 1864, Confederate forces led by General Jubal Early attacked Fort Stevens and Fort DeRussy on the outskirts of Washington, DC. Union forces drove them away after two days of skirmishes, but the battle threw a scare into the capital city and constituted a high point in the […]

President Donald J. Trump: “The left wing mob is trying to demolish our heritage”

President Donald J. Trump: “The left wing mob is trying  to demolish our heritage”

By Michael Hernandez PHOENIX, AZ—”The left wing mob is trying to demolish our heritage. They are tearing down statues, desecrating monuments,” said President Donald J. Trump addressing 3,000 Students For Trump at Dream City Church on Tuesday.  “This is not the behavior of a peaceful movement; but the behavior of totalitarians and people who don’t […]

This is the Most Important Presidential Election Since the Last Presidential Election

This is the Most Important Presidential Election Since the Last Presidential Election

    By Thomas L. Knapp Every four years without fail (and usually a little earlier in each quadrennial cycle),  both “major” American political parties wind up and toss the same slow, fat pitch across the public’s plate: This is the most important presidential election of our lifetimes. Maybe even the most important presidential election […]