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David Thornton is a longtime conservative and freelance writer who also works as a corporate pilot. He currently lives in Texas.

Former intelligence head denies Trump wiretaps

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday to answer questions about President Trump’s Twitter posts accusing President Obama...

Why revival is needed to make America great again

Everyone has an opinion about how to make America great again. Many people on both sides of the political spectrum seem to think that...

CNN Creates Clock to Count Time Between Trump Twitter Outbursts

CNN has taken notice of President Trump’s recent hiatus from Twitter. In a tongue-in-cheek article, the network has actually posted a counter that notes...

Republicans say Sessions should recuse himself from Russia probe, call for...

Russia ties may be about to claim another member of the Trump Administration. New reports by the FBI indicate that Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

Seven in 10 viewers optimistic after Trump speech

The immediate opinions of President Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress last night were glowing. In contrast to the angry ranting of...

Opinion: Trump speech was presidential, but mixed on policy

    President Trump’s speech to the joint session of Congress last night (text here) was a triumph for the president. Without a doubt, Mr. Trump...

Freedom Caucus chairman opposes GOP Obamacare repeal plan

The chairman of the House Republican caucus has said that he opposes the current Republican Obamacare repeal and replace bill for the Affordable Care...

More than 1800 from banned countries entered US since travel ban...

Since a federal judge suspended the enforcement of President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily halting the refugee resettlement program and immigration from seven countries, more...

Make America Great Again: Teach Your Children Well

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” said Ronald Reagan. “We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It...

Betsy DeVos opposed ending Obama bathroom mandate

The Trump Administration issued an order earlier this week ending the Obama era policy of federal micromanagement of public school bathrooms. As he issued...

Iraq suicide bomber was Gitmo detainee

Ronald Fiddler blew himself up at an Iraqi army base near Mosul this week. Fiddler, a British citizen who changed his name to Jamal...

Judge blocks Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood

A federal judge has blocked the State of Texas from stripping Planned Parenthood of state funding. In December, Texas served a “final notice of...

GOP could kill Obamacare contraceptive mandate easily

    As Republicans deal with the difficulties of rolling back the Affordable Care Act, one unpopular part of Obamacare that could be killed before the...

Liberals are teed off over Trump golf

In a sign that things have come full circle since Barack Obama left the White House, some journalists are now pointedly noting how often...

Trump approval rating is 21 points below presidential average

President Trump has had problems with his approval rating ever since entering the race for president. After almost a month in office, the situation...

President Trump is repeating Obama’s mistakes

  After only a few weeks, it is far too early to judge the eventual outcome of the Trump Administration. Nevertheless, there are disturbing signs...

Spies Don’t Trust Trump with Intelligence

In what may be an unprecedented move, America’s intelligence community is reportedly keeping the country’s most sensitive intelligence information from its president. A Wall...

Doubt about repeal grows as Obamacare enters death spiral

According to the CEO of Aetna, Obamacare is in a “death spiral.” Mark Bertolini predicted that, as bad as Obamacare’s problems of declining enrollments...

Russia Challenges Trump with Nuclear Missile Treaty Violation

  Sources in the Trump Administration say that Russia has deployed a new cruise missile system that violates the terms of a decades-old arms treaty....

Cruz: Strip citizenship of American terrorists

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has introduced legislation to strip the citizenship of Americans who knowingly fight for or support terrorist groups. Cruz argues that...

Mass mooning targets Trump Tower

Over the weekend a “rowdy and enthusiastic” crowd gathered in front of Chicago’s Trump Tower and engaged in a coordinated mooning of the building...

Poll says Trump should work with Congress

There was good news for the president with yesterday’s Morning Consult poll showing that a slim majority of Americans approve of his Executive Orders,...

72 terror convictions from countries on travel ban list

  Many news outlets have reported that there had been no Americans killed by terrorists from any of the countries that were part of the...

Gorsuch denies criticizing Trump

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is distancing himself from comments that he allegedly made about President Trump in a conversation with Senator Richard Blumenthal...

Why polls on Trump Executive Orders give different results

There has been much celebrating in Republican circles over the recent poll results showing that slim majorities approve of President Trump’s Executive Orders including...

Elizabeth Warren is leading Democrats into a trap

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is a rising star in the Democratic Party. The allegedly Native American senator has become a leading liberal critic of...

GOP Is Not Working on Obamacare Replacement Says Senator

Republicans have not settled on a replacement plan for Obamacare and have yet to start seriously working on one according to a GOP senator....

Democrats with foot-in-mouth disease

Yesterday was a bad day for Democrat oratory. Perhaps driven to mushmouthedness by the recent 24-hour talkathon in advance of yesterday’s confirmation vote on...

Third of Americans Don’t Know That Obamacare and Affordable Care Act...

The big discussion in politics over the past eight years has been Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act. The law has been central to...

Obamacare enrollments decline as GOP ponders next move

Seven years ago next month was the passage of the Affordable Care Act. With President Trump and the Republicans in Congress vowing to repeal...

The day I saw President Reagan

On President Reagan’s birthday, I recall when I had the opportunity to see the man who would one day be recognized as one of...

Mitch McConnell and other Republicans are breaking with Trump

As President Trump’s missteps mount, some Republicans are starting to distance themselves from the two-week-old administration. The president has made many controversial moves including...

Next Trump Executive Order May Revise Visa Program

Donald Trump isn’t done with immigration. In spite of the criticism that the president has taken over his Executive Order establishing a temporary ban...

White House quietly moves away from voter fraud investigation

Remember President Trump’s claim that there was massive voter fraud in the election? The controversy goes back to a Nov. 27 tweet in which...

Trump did not drop Russian sanctions

Despite reports to the contrary, the Trump Administration has not eased sanctions on Russia. Initial reports indicated that President Trump’s Justice Department had reduced...

Survey showing most conservative states is good news for Republicans

  Gallup has just released a new survey showing the most conservative and liberal states in the nation. Overall, the picture looks just as you’d...