California’s “Sanctuary State” Bill, Plays into Trump’s Hands

California Democrats might have finally overplayed their hand with three “immigrants rights” bills that are being rammed through the legislature at lightning speed. The “California Values Act,” sponsored by Senate President Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) prohibits all law enforcement agencies in the state from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, and specifically states that law…

Meet ‘CRAZY’ Judge Who Halted Trump’s Immigration Order

Last night I reported that a federal judge in Seattle, James Robart, has issued a sweeping nationwide order temporarily blocking the Trump administration from enforcing key parts of President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration. Today, we are learning more about that judge . . . and some of it is unsettling. For example, last…

Time for Deplorables to Boycott Hollywood

During the presidential campaign, several dozen brainless Hollywood stars were so upset at Donald Trump that they promised to leave the country if he won. Well we are still waiting for them to do everyone a favor and exit stage left. Of course, they lied and continue to pollute the airwaves here in America. Now…

Trump Is Off To A Fast Start

There was something to be said for the extremely fast start the new administration chose to demonstrate how seriously it takes the mandate the American people gave it last November. Within days, they were blocking migrants and visitors from seven countries, withdrawing the welcome mat to refugees, and getting into a shouting match with the…

We Have to Give President Trump Some Credit

There is much that is objectionable about President Trump. In one respect, however, we have to give credit where it is due: he’s sticking to his campaign promises. Now, I don’t say I approve of everything he is doing, but when was the last time another prominent Republican tried so hard to follow through on…

Who’s Coordinating Airport Protests and Litigation Resulting In Three Courts Temporally Restraining Trump’s Extreme Vetting Order?

There are now three Federal courts that have restrained President Donald J. Trump’s executive order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The first one, which my colleague Patterico covered here, issued by Obama appointed U.S. District Judge Ann M. Donnelly in Brooklyn, N.Y., temporally barred refugees and visa-holders legally in…

Obama’s Shame

Give President Obama credit: he didn’t wait until he was in the limousine on his way to Donald Trump’s inauguration to commute Oscar López Rivera’s prison sentence. Had he waited until mid-morning Friday, January 20, to do it, his symbolic sanction of domestic terrorism might have escaped the average American’s notice. Those who did notice…

King of Chaos

When the dust was cleared and the debris swept away, he stood revealed as Hillary Clinton’s most generous billionaire donor. Yet his name rarely surfaced during the presidential campaign—and that’s generally the way he likes it. Dark Money, Jane Mayer’s book about covert political funding, refers to the Koch brothers more than 300 times in…

A Plain and Powerful Inaugural Address

No one watching Friday’s Inauguration ceremony could miss the contrast between the gracious civility with which the incoming and outgoing presidents treated each other and the utter repudiation President Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address made of Barack Obama’s eight-year reign. You could hear it at the start of the 16-minute speech. Trump thanked the Obamas for…

A Neutral Voter’s Lament

As someone who supported neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton during the recent election, I find myself surprisingly repulsed by the anti-Trump protests on Inaugural weekend, and I’ve been puzzling over why. Part of the answer is that I don’t accept the caricature of the Trump administration that the mainstream media and the Democrats supply,…

The Democratic Party’s ‘Resistance’ to Trump is Falling Apart

The leaders of the Democratic Party and nearly every Democratic organization have attempted to use Donald Trump’s presidency as a fundraising and recruiting tool. The Democrats formulated “The Resistance” in hopes of rallying their support base against the Republican party. Trump’s cabinet nominations incited outrage and immense criticism, but when came down to voting for…