“Democrats euphoric after Tuesday election romp,” Politico reports.
Semi-chaos in Republican tax reform efforts hurt the GOP, which has yet to realize a major legislative victory, despite control of both houses of Congress.
President Trump was also unable to gain trade concessions from Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, although defense talks between the two leaders went well. Japan is still fuming at Trump’s cancellation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Japan is now engaged in trying to complete the TPP with its trading partners minus the US.
The National Review‘s David French blames excessive deference to the military for the Air Force’s lapse in not reporting the Sutherland Springs, TX serial killer’s conviction to the FBI crime registry.
Military domination of global security strategy — as in the leadership of the Defense Department, the NSC, and White House staff — is also unhealthy. Military leaders may be brilliant at the tactical and operational level but come up short regarding strategy, which has a very strong political component, both domestic and international.
Angelo Codevilla, a noted civilian strategist, has posted his first of three discussions of shortcomings in US anti-jihadist policies.
In the meanwhile, common sense would dictate that churchgoers with marksmanship skills pack pistols to Sunday service and other vulnerable venues.
It’s past time for attacks on senators and congressmen to be left to prosecution by local authorities. A Democratic neighbor seriously injured Senator Rand Paul, which local authorities initially booked as a misdemeanor. Such attacks on important government officials should be federal crimes with severe penalties.
Democrats are also conducting sniper attacks on Republicans in other ways. Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, heavy with Democratic Party lawyers, has been leaking its proceedings to the press, which is illegal and seriously damages the probity of the Counsel’s investigation.
And in her new book, Donna Brazile reportedly states that the Democratic National Committee knowingly gave Russian hackers free reign in its database so that the database would not be taken off line during primary season.
hat tip: Eaglebeak
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