Donald Trump

In defense of American nationalism

Featured image Nationalism is under attack now that President Trump proclaimed himself a nationalist. Critics say Trump is either ignoring or embracing a horrific chapter or two of European history by invoking that label. Nonsense. European history for many centuries is a history of nationalism, at times for better and at times for worse. Other than communism, nationalism was, until recently, the only game in town. And other than Lenin, the major »

The media can’t stop making ridiculous accusation of racism against Trump [UPDATED]

Featured image Members of the Washington Post’s large stable of Trump haters keep making fools of themselves in the attempt to paint President Trump as a racist. The latest effort, typical of the others but probably even sillier, comes from the Post’s media critic Paul Farhi. Farhi notes that Trump has “singled out three African American women who are journalists” for abuse ” just for asking him questions.” He then accuses Trump »

Irreconcilable differences

Featured image Jeff Sessions is out as Attorney General. His ouster was inevitable. He and President Trump have irreconcilable differences about the role of the AG. Sessions believes it’s the Attorney General’s job to enforce federal law; advance the president’s agenda on law enforcement, immigration, civil rights, etc.; and conduct himself ethically at all times. Trump believes it’s the Attorney General’s job to be his wingman. Trump wouldn’t have needed a wingman »

Is this what they call a dog whistle?

Featured image President Trump campaigned for Republican candidates at a rally in Estero, Florida. C-SPAN has posted the video here. Adam Kredo’s Washington Free Beacon account of the speech prompted me to track it down and transcribe the president’s opening remarks: Before going any further I went to take a moment to address the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. It was terrible. Eleven Americans were brutally murdered »

When Trump went to Pittsburgh [updated]

Featured image Rabbi Jeffrey Myers extended his welcome to President Trump in advance of Trump’s condolence call on the Tree of Life synagogue where 11 congregants were murdered this past Saturday. Rabbi Myers had a message out of tune with the insane propaganda of the left seizing the occasion to disparage Trump. Rabbi Myers had the audacity to tell reporters: “I am a citizen. He is my president. He is always welcome.” »

Trump Is Finished, Because the Media Say So!

Featured image My impression is that Trump has been steadily growing stronger and more confident as president since his inauguration. He still has some very bad moments and ill-advised tweets, but it is a fantasy that he will be driven from office barring anything truly scandalous from the Mueller investigation, and I’m pretty sure we’d have had it by now if there was anything to the Russia collusion story. I’m thinking there’s »

Loose Ends (51)

Featured image • By chance I happened to stumble across this brief summary judgment of Otto von Bismarck from The Spectator from some time in the 1870s: “The man’s policy is detestable, but his objects are great, his plans adequate, and his ability marvelous.” With a couple of slight modifications, this sounds close to someone on our mind constantly today, doesn’t it? • Speaking of Trump, I happened to have dinner with »

Voters Aren’t Buying Crazed Attacks on Trump

Featured image The Democrats are hoping that the mad would-be bomber, Cesar Sayoc, and the vicious anti-Semite and Trump hater Robert Bowers will stem the rising GOP tide in the midterm elections. Toward that end, they have absurdly tried to blame President Trump for the actions of these miscreants, one verging on the comic and one horrifically murderous. To try to cast President Trump as a fomenter of anti-Semitism, when he has »

Jennifer Rubin is up to her old tricks

Featured image In 2007-08, Jennifer Rubin supported Rudy Giuliani, now one of President Trump’s most ardent defenders, for president. When Mitt Romney announced his bid for the presidency, Rubin denounced him for choosing the Henry Ford Museum as his venue. Romney selected this location because of his family’s connection to the automobile industry, his own theme of innovation, and his desire to win votes in Michigan where he was born and raised. »

Obama’s Cretan paradox

Featured image The semi-mythical Cretan philosopher Epimenides famously propounded the paradoxical assertion that all Cretans are liars. Campaigning for Barack Obama in 2012, the cretin former president Bill Clinton propounded his own version of the paradox in his capacity as Barack Obama’s foremost campaign surrogate. Clinton regaled a Philadelphia crowd with his critique of the Romney campaign. Clinton asked: “You’re laughing, but who wants a president who will knowingly, repeatedly tell you »

How will Trump handle Sessions’ departure?

Featured image It’s no secret that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ days as Attorney General are numbered. The main questions are: (1) How will his exit be handled and (2) Who will replace him. I have no insight as to the second question. One hears names like Matthew Whitaker (a former U.S. Attorney — and University of Iowa football player — who currently is Sessions’ chief of staff); Alex Azar, the Secretary of »

Trump speaks for me (2)

Featured image President Trump appeared at a campaign rally last night in Murphysboro, Illinois. I can’t find a transcript or news story that gives his opening remarks in full. I have tracked down the video posted here to transcribe Trump’s opening remarks myself so that I could supplement my post last night: Before going any further I want to address the horrible shooting that took place earlier today. The hearts of all »

Trump speaks for me

Featured image Every time I attended Shabbat services at Temple of Aaron — like Tree of Life, home to the largest conservative Jewish congregation in town, at least on our side of the river — I always thought about an atrocity like the one committed this morning in Pittsburgh. Driving into the temple parking lot, I would see the police cruiser parked in the far corner to remind me of the possibilities »

At the White House As Trump Addresses the Bomber

Featured image I am in Washington to attend Turning Point USA’s first-ever Young Black Leadership Summit. Today’s highlight was a visit to the White House, where President Trump addressed the group in the East Room. We arrived at the East Entrance to the White House around 9:30, started going through security at 10:00, and were in the White House proper by 10:30 or so. The event was scheduled to begin at 11:00; »

What Trump and Obama have in common

Featured image Donald Trump and Barack Obama don’t have a great deal in common, but they share this trait: both love to talk about themselves when campaigning for others (and not just then). Obama was in Nevada on Monday, campaigning for Democratic candidates including Rep. Jacky Rosen who is trying to unseat Sen. Dean Heller in a race Democrats probably need to win if they are to gain control of the Senate. »

Trump Uses the “N-Word”

Featured image Did you hear? Yesterday in Texas President Trump proclaimed himself a “nationalist” as follows: “A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much. And you know what? We can’t have that. You know, they have a word. It sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist. And I say, really, we’re not supposed to use that word. You know »

Feel Good Story of the Day

Featured image Back in 1970, Newsweek reported about Governor Ronald Reagan: “People who come up against him think he’s a dumb movie actor, and they wind up in pieces.” Funny how that seems to keep happening to Trump’s opponents, too. First, Elizabeth Warren self-immolates. Now it’s Michael Avenatti’s turn: Judge Orders Lawyer To Pay $4.85 Million As Eviction Verdict Delivered In what many people are referring to as righteous judgement, ‘Porn’ Lawyer Michael Avenatti »