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Conservatives Cheer Plan to End Subsidies for Public Broadcasting

Edmund Kozak, Trump proposes cuts to federal funding of PBS, NPR — both long criticized for left-wing bias. President Donald Trump’s administration proposed to fully defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and its subsidiaries National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in a budget blueprint released Thursday. “You won’t see a zero next

The president’s budget is very much alive on arrival #MAGA

DANIEL J. FLYNN, Spectator.org Bureaucrats braved a bad week. Donald Trump proposes cuts of 29 percent to the State Department, 21 percent to the Departments of Agriculture and Labor, 18 percent to Health and Human Services, and 31 percent to the Environmental Protection Agency in a partial outline of his budget entitled “America First: A

Trump Ends the Wiretapping Innuendo Game by Dealing Himself In

John Hayward, The White House statement on “DeepStateGate” — President Donald Trump’s allegations that former President Barack Obama ordered surveillance on him during his 2016 presidential campaign — has the feel of cards and chips thumping down on the table: White House calls for probe into whether Obama abused executive powers in 2016 https://t.co/B3n8VJ8P9c pic.twitter.com/UroR9Lxt1X

SPLC: Hate Is Our Business

Paul Jacob, Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released a report entitled The Year in Hate and Extremism. It missed more than half the story. “The number of anti-Muslim hate groups in the United States has nearly tripled since 2015,” summarized the Washington Post, “due in part to radical Islamic attacks and the

What to Expect from Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Calvin Beisner, The Senate’s confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is a historic step toward the recovery of America’s Constitutional order after years of regulatory overreach. It also puts at the helm of one of the most powerful federal regulatory agencies someone committed to the rule of law, agency transparency,

What The Hell Is The Republican Congress Doing Besides Twiddling Its Thumbs?

Ben Shapiro, What in the world are Republicans in Congress doing with their time? We’re now nearly a month into the Trump era. Republicans have a 52 vote majority in the Senate, and a 239 vote majority in the House. Here is a complete list of the major legislation proposed and passed by that Republican

McConnell’s silencing of Warren was brilliant

John Fund, Yes, Mitch McConnell’s slapdown of Elizabeth Warren was justified but… The delay and denounce tactics of Democratic senators finally got to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tuesday night, he used a seldom-deployed  rule to end the speech Senator Elizabeth Warren (R-Mass.) was making against the confirmation of fellow Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general. McConnell

Will The Trump DOJ Finally Launch a Criminal Investigation Into Planned Parenthood?

Katie Pavlich, In late 2015, it was exposed through an undercover video investigation conducted by the Center for Medical Progress that Planned Parenthood was selling body parts of aborted babies, many of them late-term. The investigation was extensive, with some videos showing abortion “doctors” pushing around baby brains in a petri-dish and discussing their market

Who really has the ‘darker’ vision of America — the Left or Donald Trump?

Heather MacDonald, Editor’s note: The following column originally appeared in the National Review Online. What is a better word for the more than 6,000 black men shot dead on the streets in 2015? The media have been clucking their disapproval at the “darkness” of Donald Trump’s inaugural speech. “Uniquely dark vision of the U.S.,” read

Obama Was Not the Left’s Reagan

Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review Back when they were fighting each other for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama sparred about Ronald Reagan. In January of that year, Obama said, “I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that, you know, Richard Nixon did not and in

Victor Davis Hanson Dismantles Myths of the 2016 Election

Breaking through the media distortions. Victor David Hanson: Thank you very much for having me.  I thought I would talk about the mythologies of the election if I could.  But before we go, I know you all have had this experience.  People have come up to you and said, “Did you have any idea that Trump could