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Trump sings praises of American exceptionalism in elaborate July 4 salute (FOX News)
With the Lincoln Memorial in the background and flanked on both sides by camouflaged Bradley fighting vehicles, President Trump used his “Salute to America” speech Thursday evening to praise the men and women of the Armed Forces and American exceptionalism.
Despite concerns from Democrats that he would use the Fourth of July event as a virtual campaign rally, Trump struck a largely nonpartisan tone during an address that paid tribute to the military by telling its history from the days of America’s founding – praising the spirit that “runs through the veins of every American patriot.” [Read More]
In the battle royal between The Swamp and the Trump insurgency that is the daily breaking news of the Trump presidency, will Trump’s populist reform movement or The Swamp ultimately prevail?
Donald Trump’s insurgent candidacy and subsequent presidency are larger than the man. He has ridden a wave of populist anger, conservatism, and fervor for reform that is aimed directly at The Swamp: the entrenched powers-that-be in Washington and elsewhere, the Old Order of an elite government-media-academia triad. Swamp rulers and warriors alike have set the tone for American politics virtually unchallenged for a generation; now, however, they are caught surprised and flat-footed by the populist revolt that threatens their stranglehold on our nation’s policy and politics. [Read More]
While tearing down everything that’s great about our country, the left has always permitted us to celebrate patriotic holidays.
But this year, on the week that we commemorate the unveiling of the Declaration of Independence, Nike yanked a Betsy Ross tribute sneaker off the market because the American flag didn’t sit well with Colin Kaepernick.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is telling wild, provable lies about America’s border agents. [Read More]
Unfortunately, things were bad during the speech when, at the 7:06 p.m. Eastern mark, fill-in host Brianna Keilar interjected at the end of the President’s tribute to the Air Force for a commercial break and thus skipped portions of the Navy section. When she returned, the Trump-bashing began.
Keilar first gloated that “when you compare [the military] to say his approval ratings, which, I mean, there is a huge chasm between the two” and was followed up by former Obama administration official and retired Rear Admiral John Kirby. [Read More]
American women have great cause to celebrate this Independence Day. Forget the fairer sex, we should be called the accomplished sex: We go to college in droves, graduates at high rates, and land great jobs on Wall Street, Main Street, Silicon Valley, and Capitol Hill. A flood of books, articles, and pundits have reflected on women’s accomplishments and sought to explain what made women’s success possible. Is it because of Betty Friedan or Phyllis Schlafly? Was it anti-discriminatory legislation or series of court cases?
Maybe the success of American women is written into the fabric of our nation. [Read More]
US national soccer team player Ali Krieger has said she would “absolutely not” go to the White House if invited and stood by her teammate Megan Rapinoe in her war of words with US President Donald Trump.
The 34-year-old defender — a veteran of three Women’s World Cups — believes it was important for her to publicly support Rapinoe, who has attracted as much media attention for her comments off the pitch as her exploits on it. [Read More]
Are there any American “heroes” we can agree on in 2019? This might sound like an abstract question, but for the Fourth of July weekend, Politico Magazine has decided to make it more concrete, asking experts: Who would you put on a new Mount Rushmore? [Read More]