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…

Obama Foundation Board Is Filled with Lobbyists and Insiders

Immediately following his presidency, Barack Obama has begun marketing the Obama Foundation, which appears to use the same oligarchic formula that Bill and Hillary Clinton implemented in the Clinton Foundation in order to peddle their own influence and grow their personal wealth under the pretense of philanthropy. The Obama Foundation’s Board of Directors closely resembles…

Hillary Clinton Received Over 800,000 Illegal Votes, Research Claims

Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received over 800,000 illegal votes from noncitizens of the United States, according to academic research. A study by political scientist Jesse Richman from Old Dominion University in Virginia found that 6.4 percent of the 20 million noncitizens who reside in the United States voted in November’s presidential election. He then…

Trump moves to build border wall, cut sanctuary city funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation’s immigration controls Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and block federal grants from immigrant-protecting “sanctuary cities.” “Beginning today the United States of America gets back control of its borders,” Trump declared during a visit to the Department…