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Here Come the Animal Spirits

Bill Murchison, According to a New Year’s Day New York Times story, business has become energized and optimistic: to the point of backing its hopes and ambitions with investment capital. Is all this about tax cuts? Not quite all, say Times writers Binyamin Appelbaum and Jim Tankersley. “In the administration and across the business community,

Memo to Jared Kushner

Cal Thomas, President Trump’s son-in-law and designated Middle East peace envoy, Jared Kushner, told the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum last weekend that a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians is key to solving larger goals, such as stopping Iranian aggression and Islamic extremism. If he believes that, he has fallen into the trap numerous

Thanksgiving: A Holy Day

Jack Kerwick, Although the despisers of Western civilization and America insist upon calling it “Indigenous Peoples Day,” or something silly to this effect, most Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day.  Thanksgiving Day is a golden opportunity for celebrants to accomplish a couple of things. First, we should bear in mind that in the absence of a lively

Left’s Litmus Test for Confirmation: Deny Your Faith or Be Rejected.

Shawn Mitchell, Some of President Trump’s judicial nominees have faced questioning from Democrat senators that seems more like a religious inquisition than discussion of judicial philosophy and temperament. Notre Dame law professor Amy Barrett was confirmed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals last week, but not before having a notable exchange with Sen. Dianne

Pro-Trump Forces Are Taking Over The Republican Party, And There Is No Going Back

Michael Snyder, What we are witnessing is something truly remarkable. A civil war for control of the future of the Republican Party is raging, and pro-Trump forces are winning.  In recent weeks, we have seen Senator Jeff Flake and Senator Bob Corker both announce that they will not seek re-election when their terms are over. 

Shameful! Trump Nominee Attacked for Following Teachings of Christ

Todd Starnes, First they came for the wedding planners and the bakers. Then they came for the Catholic farmers and the Baptist high school valedictorians. And now, the secularists are coming after the evangelical public servants. On Wednesday, Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to be deputy director of the White House Office of Management and

Victor Davis Hanson: Can Trump Successfully Remodel the Republican Party?

Victor Davis Hanson, The Republican Party establishment is caught in an existential paradox. Without Donald Trump’s populist and nationalist 2016 campaign, the GOP likely would not have won the presidency. Nor would Republicans now enjoy such lopsided control of state legislatures and governorships, as well as majorities in the House and Senate, and likely control

Trump Should Stand Up to Bullies & Reinstate Army Secretary’s Nomination

Todd Starnes, Last week President Trump made the following promise to the nation:  “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore,” the president said. “We will never ever stand for religious discrimination.” He made that statement last Thursday. The following day, the president’s nominee for Army Secretary withdrew his