The current push for sentencing reform bills is a lucky thing for felons who have secured a voice on Capitol Hill even though they are locked up and can’t vote. It doesn’t do anything for the most maligned figures of all, those unfortunate individuals caught in congressional crosshairs because they have been tapped by the president for a prized appointment. In our social climate of de facto guilt for white males accused of sexual impropriety it is very easy to be tried, convicted, and ruined without ever being charged with a crime. Just ask Brett Kavanaugh.
Not all Hispanics in America are illegal, poor, or both. Unfortunately, that’s the impression spread by the Democratic Party. When Democrats talk about Hispanic culture during Hispanic Heritage Month they focus on illegal immigration and the hurricane death toll in Puerto Rico. Both issues are favorites for attacking the president. Neither has anything to do with celebrating Hispanic culture in our country.
We didn’t defend U.S. businesses subject to ruinous fines from the European Union’s GDPR. Now the EU is preparing to mount a new attack on U.S. web providers. EU officials worried about extremism have proposed that content providers like Google and Facebook should have no more than 60 minutes to take down offending extremist content. If they don’t, like the GDPR they risk getting whacked with huge fines levied from governments overseas.
I didn’t pay much attention to the hyperactive coverage of Barack Obama’s speech in Illinois on Friday. It felt like a tired follow-up to his thinly disguised campaign trail appearance at John McCain’s funeral that confirmed Donald Trump is the only issue for the midterm election. Obama and the Democrats who still follow in line behind him have nothing to offer except higher taxes, leftist extremism, more illegal immigrants, and an agenda that relies on turning Trump into a bad president. In my book that’s a go-nowhere offering that hints strongly at failure.
Donald Trump never got any credit for what he did to honor John McCain’s passing and I don’t mean the snafu over flying the flag at half-staff. I’m talking about making McCain great again for the last time. This is the question no one is asking: if so many prominent figures and the news outlets that covered the event didn’t have such a profound dislike for America’s president, would McCain’s funeral and ultimately his memory have received the same attention?