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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...

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....

Media scrutinizes Kavanaugh but gives Ted Cruz challenger a pass

Beto O’Roarke, the Democrat candidate for Senate in Texas (l); and embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (r).  (AP/Reuters) Rest assured that if there’s a rumor that, in third grade, young Brett Kavanaugh yanked on the ponytails of the girl in the second row (war on women!), The New York Times, NBC News and phalanxes of their journalistic colleagues will be all over it. Meanwhile, Rep. Beto O’Rourke had a pair of felony arrests in his mid-to-late 20s, including a reckless drunk-driving incident in which he crashed into a car and allegedly tried to flee from the scene. The cases appear to have mysteriously disappeared without serious prosecution, notwithstanding that O’Rourke continues to deny basic facts outlined in at least one police report. So, what really happened? We d...

Marc Thiessen: Kavanaugh fights back –The Senate must reject this campaign of character assassination

As the father of two daughters, I want them to live in a world where they are treated with respect and never experience sexual abuse — and if they ever do, they are taken seriously. As the father of two sons, I want them to live in a world where their lives and reputations cannot be destroyed by allegations without corroboration. Thursday’s hearing did not add an iota of corroboration to Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett M. Kavanaugh. It remains true that none of the people Ford named, man or woman, has confirmed that the gathering in question took place at all, much less that any assault occurred. Ford says her friend Leland Keyser was at the party; Keyser may have told The Washington Post that she believes Ford, but that means nothing: As Kavanaugh point...

Newt Gingrich: The REAL question for Thursday’s Kavanaugh hearing — Who governs America?

If not Judge Kavanaugh, then who? This is the question Republicans should ask themselves as they prepare for Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. If this decent human being, with an exemplary record as husband, father, friend, and judge can be smeared and maligned, who is going to be capable of surviving the left’s ruthless dishonesty and willingness to lie, intimidate, and destroy? If the left can succeed in vilifying someone with Judge Kavanaugh’s integrity and record, they will be in a position to say to President Trump, “nominate a moderate who is acceptable to us or we will smear your next nominee into rejection, too.” Republicans should have no doubt what is at stake in the current desperate, despicable, dishonest smear campaign against Judge Kavanaugh. The absurdity of the...

Michael Goodwin: Welcome to the snake pit: ‘Deep state’ leaves Trump no good options on FBI, Rosenstein

President Trump is not generally given to understatement, but he soft-pedaled problems at the Department of Justice. There is, he said Friday, a “lingering stench” there. A “stench” doesn’t describe the situation. A snake pit is more like it. The report by The New York Times that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plotted to remove Trump, either by wearing a wire or invoking the 25th Amendment, cements forever the fact that there was and still is a deep state centered in the nation’s top law-enforcement agency. This was a plot by power-mad individuals who aimed to overturn the 2016 election and thwart the will of voters. Rosenstein, two weeks into his new job, reportedly suggested the ideas in a meeting with others at the FBI. He called the Times story “inaccurate” but denied specific ...

Dan Gainor: Ford’s accusations against Kavanaugh reveal big problem in media

In a nation where every major issue ends up in the Supreme Court, it only makes sense a nomination to that court has turned into political combat. And the media love it. Journalists have set aside their already pretend neutrality to openly support Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. They have either skewered Kavanaugh or pushed to delay the hearings in a desperate hope that Democrats take the Senate and stop all future Trump nominees. This is a national #MeToo moment. Ford has to be believed because, in the words of ABC Chief Political Analyst Matthew Dowd, “For 250 years we have believed the he in these scenarios.  Enough is enough.” The battle spiraled out of control from there. “View” Co-host Joy Behar called Kavanaugh a “coward” and “probably guilty.” Smarmy New Yor...