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Trump lashes out at latest travel ban ruling: ‘It makes us look weak!’

President Trump slammed a Hawaii federal judge who halted his revised travel ban from going into effect Wednesday, saying the ruling was “unprecedented judicial overreach.” “This ruling makes us look weak,” Trump thundered at a rally in Nashville, Tenn., before vowing that he would “fight this terrible ruling … as far as it needs to

Understanding the President’s Leadership Style

Good fortune grew me up in Maine, sent me lawyering in Seattle, New York and Washington. Public service bounced me about the three branches, and military. Here is what I learned: Leadership styles differ markedly. Different is not bad. Different is just different, hard to recognize for those to whom it is unfamiliar. When I

Rhetoric and reality

Cal Thomas, President Donald Trump’s inaugural address may not have risen to the rhetorical level of John F. Kennedy (“The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans” and “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”), or Ronald Reagan’s critique of government (“Government

In Trump’s inaugural address here’s the one word no American should miss

Bill Whalen, As I readied for President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, thoughts of James K. Polk came to mind. Not that America’s 45th and 11th chief executives are peas in a personality pod. Trump has long thrived on an oversized existence; Polk was a grind who didn’t like to socialize (“No president who performs his

From a lassoed president to drunk VP, inaugurations have often been unpredictable affairs

Brooke Singman, George Washington had to walk home after his ended. A drunken mob wrecked the White House after Andrew Jackson’s. And legend has it that at his, William Henry Harrison caught the cold that eventually killed him. Presidential inaugurations – long known for stirring speeches and decked out galas – also sometimes bring about

Five (Politically Incorrect) Facts About Past Presidential Inaugurations

Larry Schweikart, Editor’s note: This is from New York Times Bestselling Author Larry Schweikart’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Presidents Part I Did you know that most facts about America’s early presidents aren’t in history books? Political correctness has taken its toll on some of our greatest heroes and portrayed them as evil men.

Fake News, or Fake Reporters?

D.W. Wilber, During the election of 1828 Rachel Jackson, the wife of presidential candidate Andrew Jackson, came under a withering personal attack. She was accused of being an adulteress, a bigamist, and all other manner of salacious charges over her divorce from her first husband. The news media of the day knew that the truth

Victor Davis Hanson: Enemies of Language

Throughout history, revolutionaries of all stripes have warped the meaning of words to subvert reality. And now here we go again, with another effort — spearheaded by the media and universities — to use any linguistic means necessary to achieve political ends. “Sanctuary city” is a euphemism for the local and state nullification of federal

What President-elect Trump should do now: Ten suggestions

Bill Whalen,   For nearly seventeen months now, I presumed that Donald Trump was playing an elaborate game of chicken with the American people. Sure, Trump was running for president. But there’s no way it would last until Election Day. The moment another Republican embraced the border wall, or Trump tired of the candidates’ debates,

Comparing Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump?

Bob Barr, When Politico Magazine recently asked historians what figure in America’s history compared to the mythos of Donald Trump, answers ranged from Henry Ford to William Randolph Hearst. Yet, there is one historical comparison these experts missed – Andrew Jackson. Jackson and Trump could not have come from more different backgrounds – Jackson, a

Were George Patton, Ulysses S. Grant, Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson saints?

Michael Finch, Reprinted from American Thinker Selling Out Liberty for False Piety. I will come right out and say it: I could give a damn what Donald Trump says in private. What this signals to me is that the false piety on display by so many Republicans and conservatives is nothing more than a symptom

Why Trump Should Win #AmericaFirst

John P. Warren,  Right under our noses, the unthinkable happened to both major political parties at the same time: they were hijacked. By populists. Common threads tie all of history’s political renegades, but 2016 is the first time the establishment of each party was shaken to its core. Kudos to Republicans for surviving its internal