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The Deep State Saga Continues — the Battle Between Donald Trump and John McCain

Virgil, The feud between President Donald Trump and Senator John McCain is heating up.  The protagonists on both sides of this fight are intense and determined, and yet if we dig beneath the personalities, we can see an even deeper conflict—an ultimate conflict of visions.  And that clash of worldviews, in turn, is full of

What Normal People Want

Katie Kieffer, Less than 1% of American adults identify as transgender and most Americans support President Trump’s recent immigration order—but you would think (from how much we publicly discuss refugees and sexual identity) that most Americans are LGBT open border activists. Most Americans are very ordinary (a.k.a. sane) people who couldn’t care less whether Bruce

ATF Permanently Relocating More Agents to Violence-Plagued Chicago

AWR Hawkins, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is permanently relocating more agents to gun-controlled Chicago in the wake of the city’s nearly 800 homicides in 2016 and the upward trend in violence during January 2017. The new agents will be part of the “Chicago Crime Guns Strike Force.” According to CNN,

Trump says he will ‘send in the Feds’ if Chicago doesn’t reduce homicides

President Trump tweeted Tuesday night that if Chicago is unable to reduce its homicide figures, he will send in “the Feds” to help reduce the city’s murder rate. “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible `carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” Trump

Democrats are fine with becoming “the party of no.”

Matthew Vadum, Hitting Trump Before He’s Sworn In. Democrats and left-wing activists are planning to vigorously attack President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees before Trump even takes office at Noon on Jan. 20. The purpose of this early resistance to the incoming Trump administration is not only to deprive Trump of political legitimacy but also to

Trump to Rahm: Get Chicago violence under control or feds will step in

President-elect Donald Trump said Monday that if Mayor Rahm Emanuel can’t turn the tide on Chicago’s soaring murder rate, Washington may need to step in. Trump, who frequently cited Chicago’s violence during the presidential campaign, tweeted about The Windy City a day after the Chicago Police Department released year-end crime stats showing homicide numbers that

The president’s narrator-protector still sees a progressive future: Axelfraud

Lloyd Billingsley,  “I’m confident that if – if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it.” That was the outgoing president in an interview with David Axelrod, who had his own spin on why his friend and former boss would have

5 Ways to Move from a Great Shaking in 2016 to a Great Awakening in 2017

Michael Brown,   According to the Chicago Tribune, 2016 was, “A year unlike any year.” Merriam-Webster, famous for its dictionaries, picked “surreal” as the word of the year, and Nigel Farage of Brexit fame opined that 2016 was the “Year Of The ‘Political Revolution’ By The Little People.” By all counts, 2016 was a year

The left is pushing conspiracy theories to feel better about 2016

Robert Mariani, Was Sen. Joe McCarthy a bad guy? The answer to that question seems to be changing. Before late 2016, we were expected to believe that his attempt to root out communists in the federal government was a witch hunt stemming from a jingoistic paranoia about Russia. Then Hillary Clinton lost. How could it be?

Liberals: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Hid City Business On Personal Emails

Hank Berrien, Apparently Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, whose ties to Hillary Clinton go back decades, apparently learned from her how to use personal emails to cover things up. Emanuel revealed on Wednesday he utilized personal email accounts to conduct public business, permitting him to hide some of his government correspondence from the public. The Better Government

The press says Trump is riling Up the corporate world

I’m starting to see a pattern here. Donald Trump makes an aggressive move, breaking with the usual practice or protocol, and the media do their rain dance: Why, this is deeply troubling! Things simply aren’t done this way. People are getting nervous. How can you run a government like this? Then they round up people