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Reading Glenn Simpson

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:21:27 +0000

(Scott Johnson) It was only last week that Senator Feinstein released the transcript of Glenn Simpson’s interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee staff. There is so much we don’t yet know about the Trump/Russia collusion illusion, this was a notable moment. John took a timeout to read the transcript and post his notes on it here. I also took a timeout with the transcript and posted my notes on it here and

Bringing it all back home

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:32:20 +0000

(Scott Johnson) Has there ever been a quicker boost to the economy than the one we have experienced under President Trump over the past year? As Joel Kotkin puts it in this City Journal column: “New job numbers are robust, GDP and wages continue to rise, stocks are soaring, unemployment continues to decline, and overall growth is at its highest in 13 years. And this salutary picture is not exclusive to big

Will the economy save the GOP?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:03:39 +0000

(Paul Mirengoff) Joel Kotkin asks, “Can the Trump Economy Trump Trump?” In other words, will our strong economy enable Republicans to prevail electorally notwithstanding the unpopularity of President Trump? John raised this question during the session we did last week for our VIP subscribers. He recalled the time, not long ago at all, when political scientists could successfully predict the outcome of presidential races based primarily on a few economic indicators. Can

How the liberal media portrays the GPS Fusion scandal

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:14:04 +0000

(Paul Mirengoff) Today, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius served up the establishment’s version of the GPS Fusion-FBI story. His column is called “The truth about the FBI’s Russia probe.” I present the column because I think it’s important to know how the other side is portraying the matter. Let it never be said that we’re living on a different planet. I have a few thoughts on the column. First, Ignatius is offering

Does the VA Point the Way Toward Agency Reform?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:50:57 +0000

(John Hinderaker) Everyone knows that under Barack Obama, and perhaps prior presidents, the quality of health care rendered by the Veterans Administration slipped. By the end of the Obama administration, the situation had become catastrophic. This is one of many areas where the Trump administration, together with the Republican Congress, has brought about meaningful reform. On the Laura Ingraham show this morning, one of my guests was Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.