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Why there is no ‘peace process’

Palestinian Media Watch reports that “a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist stabbed and murdered a 13-year-old Israeli girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, while she slept in her bed. The Palestinian terrorist Muhammad Taraireh, who entered the girl’s home in Kiryat Arba near Hebron, also injured an Israeli security official before he was shot and killed.” The murdered girl […]

When does Trump become ‘presidential’?

From time to time, Donald Trump’s campaign operatives will insist that their man understands that the general election is not like the primary and knows that he needs a more sober tone. But when separated from his teleprompter, the candidate evidences no recognition of the former or willingness to adjust his rhetoric. He cannot believe he’s […]

Eight reasons not to work for Trump

The Post reports, “When you are a candidate bent on disrupting or undermining the establishment, two things are going to happen: First, the establishment is going to go out of its way to block your candidacy, and second, no one who wants to stay close to the establishment is going to sign up to work […]

Morning Bits

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) goes ballistic on the Republicans’ presumptive nominee. “Don’t sit here and tell me...  that I have no reason to be concerned about Donald Trump.” Enjoy the whole rant. How to shoot yourself in the foot: “A strange thing is uniting Democrats and Republicans in Washington: the widespread disapproval of a […]

Trump is low-tech

Donald Trump’s vision of America is out of the 1950s — a world of decimated countries that left the United States with a plethora of low-skill, high-paying jobs. No wonder, then, that those who work in the industries of the 21st century find him an economic Neanderthal. Bill Whalen writes on the “disdain” Trump inspires […]

Gingrich might be a worse running mate than Christie

The Post reports, “Donald Trump’s campaign has begun formally vetting possible running mates, with former House speaker Newt Gingrich emerging as the leading candidate, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.” But wait: “The presumptive Republican nominee continues to indicate that he will probably choose someone who could balance his brash populist persona with a […]

10 reasons Clinton wants Chris Christie as GOP VP

Reports suggest that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is being vetted to run as Donald Trump’s running mate. This should surprise no one since Christie is publicly obsequious, has no other political future and has known Trump for years. The “leaks” about Christie offering advice are either evidence Christie is trying to boost his […]

Sasse speaks truth to power

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) took to the Senate floor yesterday to speak on the increasingly bleak human rights situation in Russia. It was among the most thoughtful and eloquent floor speeches in recent memory, confirming his role as a leading figure in the thinking-man’s GOP. Show More Summary

Who will spark the delegate revolt?

Despite sneers from the Republican National Committee leadership, the number of players and the amount of activity associated with the #NeverTrump forces organizing a delegate revolt at the Republican convention suggest a fulsome effort is underway to dislodge Donald Trump. As The Hill reports, A coalition of delegates, lawyers, rules experts and PACs has formed […]

Brexit’s loudest voices, just like Trump, have no answers

It is no wonder former London mayor and gadfly Boris Johnson begged out of the contest for prime minister. The Brexit leader has kept out of sight since the “Leave” campaign won. His latest move is evidence he never expected to win and has no clue what to do now. The New York Times reports: […]

McConnell is the model for Trump trolling

NY1 TV interviewer Geoff Bennett had this exchange with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.): McConnell: “Trump clearly needs to change, in my opinion, to win the general election. What I’ve said to him both publicly and privately: ‘You’re a great entertainer. You turn on audiences. You’re good before a crowd. You have a lot […]

Morning Bits

The high price of incrementalism: “President Obama has attempted to deflect criticism of the glacial pace of his ‘degrade and eventually destroy’ strategy by claiming that the only alternative is an Iraq-style invasion with hundreds of thousands of American troops. That sophistry cannot obscure the plain fact that countries in the region are willing to commit troops to […]

Hillary Clinton at least has the questions right

Yesterday, Donald Trump was reading a teleprompter, telling us about a future of trade wars and international chaos wrought by the United States renouncing treaty obligations; Hillary Clinton was attempting to lay out a technology platform. Clinton’s answers may be insufficient, but at least she understands that the election is about the future, not Trump’s […]

GOP delegates shouldn’t pick the worst candidate available

There are any number of pathetic voices trying to rationalize support for Donald Trump. He is better than Hillary Clinton! (Really, how exactly?) The Supreme Court! (What about it? Trump shows no commitment to any judicial philosophy and is just as likely to make a deal with Democrats to get something he cares about.) He […]

Garbage in, garbage out

Donald Trump was widely mocked for standing in front of what appeared to be a wall of garbage for his trade speech. The press should have paid at least as much attention to the garbage in Trump’s head and in his speech. There was the litany of lies. He claimed Hillary Clinton “shoved” the South […]

Trump on Muslim ban: Fooled ya!

Donald Trump has reversed or corrected himself — or has accused others of misrepresenting him — on his tax plan, on punishing women for abortions, on giving nukes to Asian allies and on arming citizens to prevent terrorist attacks. It has given rise to the impression that he doesn’t believe in anything — other than […]

Trump’s dangerous ignorance

The Post reports on the horrific bombing in Turkey that killed at least 41 and injured more than 200: There has been no claim of responsibility. But Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the government believed the Islamic State was behind the assault at the international arrivals terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. Analysts also said […]

Whatever happened to Rubio’s integrity?

If Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has had the best post-2016-campaign period of any of the failed candidates (largely by staying out of sight and refusing to endorse Donald Trump), then New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (now mocked as a “manservant” to Trump) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have had the worst. It is especially painful […]

Morning Bits

He could clear this all up if he released his tax returns. “Trump promised millions to charity. We found less than $10,000 over 7 years.” Well, here’s one clear benefit from Brexit: “The crisis in Europe will most likely weaken the ability and impulse of EU member countries to deal with Middle East issues, including […]

Trump’s old tricks don’t work in a general election

The Post reports: “By a 50-to-39 percent margin, more say they trust [Hillary] Clinton than [Donald] Trump to handle terrorism — similar to her 54-40 edge in March but wider than her narrow three-point edge in May after Trump became the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee.” In the GOP primary when the Paris and San Bernardino, […]

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