Thomas Lifson, the editor and founder of American Thinker (one of the best websites for conservative commentary), is one of my favorite writers. Here are the openings of two of his articles that were both posted yesterday:
Stage four of Trump Derangement Syndrome: Identifying the progress of a disease
Like AIDS three decades ago, Trump Derangement Syndrome is a new ailment, whose full course of development is as yet unknown. But after a year since TDS exploded on the scene in early November 2016, we can observe the progress of the disease through four stages in certain acute sufferers. This offers hope that we may start to predict how the affliction may spread or, alternatively, extinguish itself, should the rate of transmission to others be slowed by factors we may be able to identify.
Progressives love to adopt what they call a “public health perspective” on things they oppose, such as possession of a firearm. This results in pediatricians asking parents if they have a gun in their house, among other oddities. Two can play that game. It is time to face the mass psychosis that has swept the at-risk population of the nation since the election of Donald Trump as president.
Read more: Stage four of Trump Derangement Syndrome
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Turning the ‘Russia collusion’ narrative on its head
I am hoping 2018 will be the year of blowback for those who colluded to use the FBI and DOJ to prevent the election and then the presidency of Donald Trump. Tom Maguire calls our attention to an interesting question raised by Byron York in the Washington Examiner:
There is a growing belief among some congressional investigators that the Russians who provided information to Steele were using Steele to disrupt the American election as much as the Russians who distributed hacked Democratic Party emails. In some investigators’ views, they are the two sides of the Trump-Russia project, both aimed at sowing chaos and discord in the American political system.
Investigators who favor this theory ask a sensible question: [i]s it likely that all the Russians involved in the attempt to influence the 2016 election were lying, scheming, Kremlin-linked, Putin-backed enemies of America – except the Russians who talked to Christopher Steele?
The idea that the Russians favored Trump has always struck me as ridiculous.
Read more: American Thinker
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