Military

North Korea is making alarming progress in its ballistic-missile and nuclear-weapons programs. Russia and China are developing and fielding advanced weapons against which the U.S. may not be able to defend. Al Qaeda operates in more countries than ever. Islamic State is targeting the West and launching attacks throughout Europe and the Middle East. Iran is supporting terrorist organizations across […]

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Leakin’ Lyin’ Cowardly JEdgar

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is firing back at former FBI Director James Comey, after he suggested in Thursday’s hearing that there might be more than meets the eye to the AG’s recusal from the Russia probe.  Sessions recused himself from “any existing or future investigations” regarding the 2016 presidential race in early March, after facing bipartisan pressure to step aside […]

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North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. is considering “all options” to counter North Korea’s nuclear threat while criticizing China over moves to block a missile-defense system on the peninsula.  In some of his most detailed comments yet on North Korea, Tillerson ruled out a negotiated freeze of its nuclear weapons program and called for a wider alliance to […]

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Trump’s budget

If President Trump’s budget proposal is enacted, the new Washington will be one of dramatically fewer employees throughout the federal government, with priorities in military and homeland security. 

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Immigration

Immigration: The deportation rules announced this week by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly were greeted with the expected outrage from the usual suspects. But since when is enforcing the law a crime?  In this case, the law that Kelly plans to enforce is the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which was approved by 52 Democrats in the Senate […]

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Trump’s supporters

I said some hard things about President Trump during the primaries, and I’m sure I will again. Nothing he has done in office has alleviated my chief concern about him: that he regards himself as bigger than the presidency.

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ICE

Despite media reports of a massive crackdown by President Trump on illegal immigrants, just a tiny percentage of the nearly 1 million on the government’s deportation list have been arrested, according to statistics provided to Congress.  The 680 seized in recent sweeps by U.S. Customs and ImmigrationEnforcement agents represent just .07 percent of the 950,062 with deportation orders as of […]

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