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Steve Hilton: Mr. Trump, you’ve promised ‘severe punishment’ over Jamal Khashoggi’s death. How about this?

President Trump has promised “severe punishment” for Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi but he’s also said that he doesn’t want to put American jobs or national security at risk. Fine — although our much-vaunted intelligence partnership with the Saudis hasn’t exactly prevented the total mess that our involvement in the Middle East has been for half a century. And, the defense industry profiting from arms sales to revolting regimes like Saudi Arabia is the single most corrupt and wasteful corner of the D.C. swamp But, anyway, there’s a way for President Trump to deliver the severe punishment he’s promised without risking our economy or our security. In fact, it could make us all safer… Since the ‘70s the Saudis have bee...

A Democratic House majority could be dangerous for our country – here’s why

With the Nov. 6 midterm elections in sight, the message of U.S. House Republicans to voters has been consistent. GOP candidates are touting their pro-growth policies that have led to our nation’s strong economy and increased paychecks for millions. They are contrasting that with the increased chaos and disorder that a Democratic-controlled House would bring. To make that contrast clear, Republicans have explicitly pointed out that should Democrats take control of the House they will reinstall Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as speaker. That would allow her to pursue a far-left agenda that would stunt the aforementioned positive developments. What gets less attention is the fact that not only would Pelosi be leading the House, but she’s said her chief lieutenants would replace GOP l...

Trump’s threat to use military to close our southern border is a smart move

President Trump acted boldly and decisively Thursday when he threatened to send troops to close our southern border and cut off payments to Mexico and Central American countries if Mexico fails to halt a caravan of about 4,000 Hondurans headed for the U.S. The president dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with government officials in Panama on Thursday and Mexico on Friday to discuss border security. Hopefully, the president’s threat will convince our neighbors to the south that he is serious about dealing effectively with this vital issue. President Trump understands that he must act to deter additional waves of illegal immigrants from entering the U.S., putting themselves at risk and violating our immigration laws with impunity. If illegal immigrants believe they can enter ...

Democrats waging an uncivil war of mob rule against the GOP

Demonstrators at the Supreme Court protest the Senate confirmation of new Justice Brett Kavanaugh (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Hillary Clinton recently said that “civility can start” if Democrats “are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate.” In other words, when she and her friends on the left get their way, they’ll play nice. Don’t bet on it. The truth is that if the Democrats win control of the House – or less likely the Senate – in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, that won’t be when civility starts. That will be when civility ends. After months of a calculated mob rule strategy by the left – in which bullying, harassment and screaming replace reasoned debate – Democratic majorities in either house of Congress would be sure to embrace the fundamentally anti-democratic strategy ...

Media pretend left-wing mobs of protesters aren’t really mobs

Hundreds of protesters demonstrate against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington. (NuNu Japardize/Fox News) Journalists spent last week rewriting history as it happened and denying the thuggery of left-wing protests. It was like watching a reality TV version of “1984.” President Trump helped get the show rolling when he called left-wing protesters “an angry mob” and Republicans and conservative groups picked up the term. It was repeated in several videos and in a key GOP commercial that highlighted scenes of violence. The scenes in the commercial included: the rioting and arson that took place protesting President Trump’s inauguration; attacks on Trump campaign events; harassment of members of Congress; and protesters pound...

Newt Gingrich: A 2020 race that would offer a choice between a profile in courage and a profile in dishonesty

Listening to the extraordinary speech by Senator Susan Collins last Friday I was struck by the resemblance to the senators described in President John F. Kennedy’s book “Profiles in Courage.” While he was still a senator, Kennedy took advantage of a period when he was recovering from back surgery to write a study of eight senators who he felt had been courageous in doing what they thought was right, even if it cost them re-election. “Profiles in Courage” was received with rave reviews and won the Pulitzer Prize. If Kennedy were writing the book today, he would have to add a chapter for Senator Collins. Senator Collins has consistently done what she thought was right. I am much more conservative, and I have often disagreed with her. Nonetheless I have worked on health projects a...

Geraldo Rivera: Kanye was liberal media’s hero when he scolded Bush, now he’s crazy because he backs Trump?

Although I am fairly certain it is the first time the all-purpose expression “mother f——” has ever been uttered publicly by someone sitting opposite the president of the United States at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, I totally appreciated Kanye West’s obviously unscripted and extraordinary monologue Thursday.           Strip away the flamboyant theater. Overlooked in West’s free-association rambling is the truth of many of his substantive points on urban violence, trade imbalances, involuntary servitude and prison reform.   There really must be a Trump Derangement Syndrome – a kind of pathology that requires us to believe that Kanye West must literally be crazy to support President Trump. Isn’t Trump a racist? CNN’s Dana Bash and S.E.Cupp, along with ABC’s Joy Behar, ar...

Gutfeld on the Kanye-Trump summit

So, Kanye went to the White House. I wonder if they tried to scare him into not wearing his hat. “They try to scare me to not wear this hat. My own friends. But this hat, it gives me power in a way. … I love Hillary. I love everyone, right? But the campaign “I’m with her” -– just didn’t make me feel like a guy who didn’t get to see my dad all the time – like a guy that could play catch with his son. It was something about when I put this hat on – that made me feel like Superman! You made a Superman. That’s my favorite superhero. You made a Superman cape for me! And when the president doesn’t look good, America doesn’t look good. Kanye: “If he don’t look good, we don’t look good! This is our president! He has to be the freshest, the flyest, the flyest planes. The best factories!...

Doug Schoen: In the aftermath of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Democrats would be wise to move on

Activists protest on the steps and plaza of the Supreme Court after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP) There are two big no’s to come out of the Kavanaugh hearing – one that has been around for a while, the other that has just joined. What are they? The first is that there should be no talk of impeaching Justice Kavanaugh—now or ever. Politically, it’s a loser, and substantively, it undermines the credibility of the Supreme Court and it makes the Democrats look even more like sore losers than they already do now. Make no mistake– the hearings were contentious, people of good will were on both sides, and it was possible for credible arguments to be made on both sides of the quest...

Ben Shapiro: Hollywood hypocrisy plays starring bad guy role in Kavanaugh fight

The finest celebrities America has to offer took to the streets last week to protest the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. These folks are nothing short of interpersonal saints and artists of heartbreaking genius. And they made the most of their moment in the sun to press forward their progressive vision for America, and to decry the horrors of Kavanaugh’s supposed sexual brutality. This is somewhat weird. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m all for higher standards in matters of sex. As a religious Jew, I was rather famously a virgin until my own marriage. But I have to admit, I’m puzzled by Hollywood’s sudden turn toward the traditional. I grew up in Hollywood, We actually film my Fox News special in Los Angeles. I have a number of good friends in the business. Suffice it to...

Trump has reversed every single failed economic policy of the Obama era – Here’s what must happen next

Friday was a great day for America’s economy and the American people under the leadership of President Trump, as the Labor Department reported our nation’s unemployment rate fell to just 3.7 percent – the lowest level since 1969. Millions of us have never seen an unemployment this low in our entire lives. There is simply no denying the overwhelming success of the Trump economy. Need more evidence? For nearly a decade before President Trump was elected in November 2016, Americans suffered through the worst economic recovery since World War II. Because of the disastrous Obama-era failed liberal policies, manufacturing jobs fled, wages were flat, and millennials lost access to the job market. Everything changed when America elected a businessman and a job creator to be president of the United...

Gutfeld on campus absurdity

Clapping has been banned at Britain’s University of Manchester Student Union because it triggers anxiety and discourages people from attending events. It will be replaced with a silent version of “jazz hands” – which is said to encourage an “environment of respect.” Meanwhile, a Massachusetts professor says that the label “veteran” should be expanded to include peace activists. I say the label “professor” should be expanded to include messy droolers. The one thing these things have in common, besides lunacy, is that they’ve both broken out of the asylum gates of the local university. The seed pods from that garden of stupid, are now blooming in the real world. Why is that? Because no one wants to say, “that’s really dumb....