Wednesday Top Headlines

by Political Editors: Trump hits China with another $50B in tariffs; China fires right back with tariffs of their own (The Washington Post)

Democracy Dies in Communism: Washington Post runs Chinese propaganda op-ed (Washington Examiner)

Fifty years after MLK’s death, U.S. civil rights leaders lament Trump’s rise — because Democrat urban poverty plantations have worked out so well (Reuters)

Iranian woman of the Baha’i faith, angry over demonetization of militant vegan/animal rights vlogs, attacks YouTube headquarters, wounds three and kills herself (Heavy)

Trump: “We’re going to be guarding our border with the military” (CNS News)

Organizers of U.S.-bound immigrant caravan accuse Trump of “bullying,” “threats of mass violence” (Fox News)

Gun sales soar, set new record in March amid push for more gun control (The Washington Free Beacon)

Deerfield, Illinois, bans some semiautomatic weapons; owners face steep fines (CBS Chicago)

Does gun control reduce murder? Let’s run the numbers across the world (The Federalist)

Attorney Alex van der Zwaan, first person sentenced in Mueller probe, gets 30 days in prison (NBC News)

Mueller told Trump’s attorneys the president remains under investigation but is not currently a criminal target (Chicago Tribune)

Middle-Earth announces heavy tariffs on Narnian imports (The Babylon Bee)

Policy: The real source of teachers’ struggles (National Review)

Policy: Why leaving Syria early would be a disaster (National Review) ~The Patriot Post


Victor Davis Hanson Discusses the Downstream Effects of Corruption Within liar-nObama’s FBI and DOJ

by sundance

{ } ~ Victor Davis Hanson appears on Fox Business with Lou Dobbs for an excellent interview on the topic of DOJ and FBI political corruption… In the first response from Mr. Hanson he instinctively and accurately outlines the scale of the challenge that was/is faced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Mr. Hanson frames the context of the myriad of issues very well, and as such represents himself as one of the few big-picture-brains who really gets it. Hanson gets the totality of it… all of it. Everyone should pay attention to how Hanson is able to look at the specific examples and details, and yet remain at the 30,000/ft level…



Former FBI Asst Director Suggests liar-nObama, Brennan Committed Felonies, Not Flynn


{ } ~ At the start of this week, former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom suggested to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo… that former President Barack liar-nObama and former CIA Director John Brennan committed felonies and not Gen. Michael Flynn. Kallstrom said that “high-ranking people throughout the government … had a plot to not have liar-Hillary Clinton indicted so that she could remain the flawed candidate that she was,” RCP reported. Kallstrom cited text messages from anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok as evidence that the administration “had a backup plan to frame Donald Trump.”…


First person sentenced in Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation gets 30 days in prison

by Kelly Cohen

{ } ~ A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced the first person in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation… Alex van der Zwaan was sentenced to 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine by Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington. The 38-year-old Dutch-born lawyer also will be under two months of supervised release for lying to Robert Mueller’s team, and is expected to leave the country after he leaves prison in Washington. Van der Zwaan pleaded guilty in February to lying to federal prosecutors about his knowledge of communications that Rick Gates — a longtime associate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort — had with an unidentified person known as “Person A” in 2016. Van der Zwaan was told by Gates that “Person A” was a former Russian intelligence officer…


Judge Nap Breaks Down How liar-Clintons, FISA, And The FBI Are Going to Come Crashing Down

by Rebekah Baker

{ } ~ Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano broke down the upcoming investigation into former Secretary of State liar-Hillary Clinton… the FBI and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. He expects subpoenas to start flying. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced John Huber, the U.S. attorney in Utah, will be investigating liar-Clinton along with the FBI and the Department of Justice for their role in spying on President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. “The attorney general appoints the chief federal prosecutor for Utah to investigate three things,” Napolitano said. “The exoneration of Mrs. liar-Clinton before all the evidence was in. The exoneration of President liar-Clinton and Secretary liar-Clinton on Uranium One before all the evidence was in and the abuse of FISA by the FBI and the DOJ.”…


California Hikes Tuition on Citizens, Exempts Illegals

by Rob Shimshock

{ } ~ The University of California system voted in March to raise tuition for out-of-state students by nearly $1,000… a hike that will not apply to illegal alien students. The system’s board of regents approved the proposal to increase out-of-state tuition by $978 by a 12-3 vote, The College Fix reported, but California law allows illegal alien students to evade this charge by enrolling as in-state students. “All students — regardless of immigration status — are subject to the same tuition and fee structures, based on their residency status,” UC spokeswoman Clair Doan told The Fix. California Assembly Bill 540 mandates that illegal alien students can obtain in-state tuition if they attend high school in the state for a minimum of three years and earn a California high school diploma…



How Trump’s Presidency Will Be Judged

by Pat Buchanan

{ } ~ On many issues — naming Scalia-like judges and backing Reagan-like tax cuts — President Trump is a conventional Republican.

Where he was exceptional in 2016, where he stood out starkly from his GOP rivals, where he won decisive states like Pennsylvania, was on his uniquely Trumpian agenda to put America and Americans first — from which the Bush Republicans recoiled.

Trump alone pledged to kill amnesty and secure the border with a 30-foot wall to halt the invasion of our country.

Trump alone pledged to end the de-industrialization of America and bring back our lost factories and lost jobs.

Trump alone pledged to end the democracy-crusading and extricate us from the endless Mideast wars into which George Bush, Barack liar-nObama and the War Party had plunged the nation.

And, upon how he delivers on these three uniquely Trumpian issues will hang his political fate and history’s assessment of whether he was a good, great or failed president.

Where this city stands is not in doubt. It is salivating to see Trump’s presidency broken, his agenda trashed, and him impeached. This city looks to Robert Mueller as the Moses of its deliverance from the tyrant whom an uncomprehending electorate imposed upon it.

While Trump’s support among his deplorables is holding — indeed, he is creeping back up in the polls — the outcome of the battle to bring him down remains in doubt.

Consider. Trump’s border wall was treated like a disposable bauble in the GOP Congress’ $1.6 trillion budget deal. Cities and whole states are declaring themselves sanctuaries for people here illegally and defying U.S. authorities’ requests for help in deporting accused criminals.

A “caravan” of a thousand Central Americans is passing through Mexico, aided by the authorities, and headed for the U.S. border.

When they arrive, rely upon it, the anti-Trump media will be there to bewail any transgressions by the Border Patrol.

The hysterical reaction to news that the 2020 census will include a question, “Are you a U.S. citizen?” testifies to what this is all about.

America’s elites are adamant that our country should vanish inside a new Third World nation that resembles in its racial, religious and ethnic composition the U.N. General Assembly. The old God-and-country America the people loved they detest.

Trump is likely the last president who will try to preserve that country. If he leaves office with the border unsecured, it is hard to see what stops the Third World invasion, even as it is also coming across the Mediterranean into Europe.

“The Camp of the Saints” is no longer a dystopian novel.

Enoch Powell’s warning, 50 years ago, about mass migration into Europe, “Et thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno,” “I see the River Tiber foaming with much blood,” is now seen as prophecy.

And Trump’s agenda of economic nationalism — restoring the industrial dynamism and self-sufficiency America knew from Lincoln to Reagan — faces relentless hostility from institutionalized power.

Against Trump stand corporate elites, whose profits and stock options depend on producing outside America, and the managerial class of a New World Order that runs the EU, U.N., IMF, World Bank and WTO.

Yet if global elites are hoarding the largest slice of the wealth of nations and a goodly slice of their political power, one senses that they are an unloved crowd, and they are sitting on a volcano.

The third unique Trump issue was his commitment to extricate us from the Middle East wars into which Bush and liar-nObama had entrenched us, and to keep us out of any new wars. Trump also pledged to reach out to Vladimir Putin and to Russia to avoid a second Cold War.

Those who voted for him voted for that foreign policy.

And if Trump is drawn into new wars with Iran or North Korea, or reaches 2020 with U.S. forces still fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya, he will be perceived as having failed.

Yet the resistance of this city to giving up its vision of U.S. global hegemony is broad and deep, for that vision is almost a defining mark of our foreign policy elites. For them to give it up would be like death itself.

The stunned reaction to Trump’s suggestion last week that we will be leaving Syria after ISIS’s caliphate is destroyed, testifies to how much their identify is tied up in this vision.

That Trump would accept an end to Syria’s civil war, with Bashar Assad still in power, is intolerable. Yet how we can reverse that reality without putting thousands of U.S. combat troops into Syria is unexplained. In the last analysis, then, it is upon three questions that the Trump presidency will be judged:

Did he secure America’s borders? Did he restore the industrial might of America? Did he take us out of and keep us out of any more neocon wars?


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