By Ann Coulter,, Aug 2, 2017
(Ann Hart Coulter (Born Dec 8, 1961) is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer.)

In 1994, after 40 years in the wilderness, Republicans swept both houses of Congress, running on Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America," in which the GOP promised to hold votes on 10 popular policies in the first 100 days. They won, fulfilled the contract, and went on to control the House for more than a decade.
More recently, the country gave the GOP the House in 2010, the Senate in 2014 and the presidency in 2016. But we're not seeing any difference. The GOP has become a ratchet, never reversing Democratic victories, but only confirming them with teeny-tiny alterations.
It's time for the voters to issue a "Contract With Republicans." Unless our elected representatives can complete these basic, simple tasks, we're out. There will be no reason to care about the GOP, anymore.

The media and elites still don't understand Trump
By Newt Gingrich via Fox News, June 13, 2017
(Newt Gingrich (Born June 17, 1943) is an American author and politician (Republican), 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (January 4, 1995 – January 3, 1999), and Fox News contributor.)

After nearly five months of his presidency, the liberal media and the Washington establishment still don’t understand Donald J. Trump.
President Trump is different from any political leader we’ve seen in the presidency – at least since Andrew Jackson (1828-36). As a result, reporters and those in the elite political class literally have no idea how to understand him. Each day, they are faced with a president who doesn’t fit the norms of politics as usual, and their persistent instinct has been to attack.

Simon Says
Where The Lights Are (, June 10, 2017
Nowadays all kinds of clowns flood the political arena.
But most of them are neither amusing nor amazing —
instead, downright ugly and vile.
Simon, Where The Lights Are (, June 10, 2017

Simon Says
Where The Lights Are (, June 8, 2017
Imprudence often entails self-destruction.
Sadly, too many fools just don't get it even after disastrous consequences.

The Wild Side of Casual Politics
Simon, Where The Lights Are (, June 2, 2017
If you surround yourself with swamp creatures, you get easily dragged into the swamp. Then, you could become one of them or cease to exist.

Good riddance to James Comey, a national embarrassment
By Sean Hannity, Fox News, May 10, 2017
(Sean Hannity currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) Hannity)

James Comey, the now-former FBI director, was lucky that President Trump kept him around as long as he did, given his unhinged and very erratic behavior. He had become a national embarrassment.
Comey failed the American people on a spectacular level. At every turn, he disrespected the Constitution and showed he does not care about the equal application of the rule of law. He stood by while our Fourth Amendment rights were trampled. Worst of all, he created a two-tiered justice system, one for Hillary and Bill Clinton, and one for the rest of America.

Comey's firing was long overdue
By Gregg Jarrett, Fox News, May 9, 2017
(Gregg Jarrett is a Fox News Anchor and former defense attorney.)

James Comey deserved to be fired.
It should have happened a long time ago. Specifically, July 5, 2016 when he held a very public news conference to announce Hillary Clinton should not be criminally prosecuted for mishandling classified information and jeopardizing national security.
He should have been fired again when he sent a letter to congressional leaders reopening the Clinton case, knowing full well it would be made public just days before the presidential election.
In both instances Comey acted without authorization and in dereliction of his duty to follow the policies and regulations established by both the FBI and the Department of Justice. In so doing, he demeaned the work of the agency he led, damaged the integrity of the nation’s premiere law enforcement organization, and breached the public’s trust.
At the same time, President Trump should fulfill his campaign promise to have his Attorney General appoint a special prosecutor to reexamine the evidence in the Hillary Clinton email case and decide anew whether she should be criminally charged.
There are plenty of “reasonable prosecutors” who would bring that case. Clinton’s violation of the Espionage Act was flagrant.
A jury should decide whether she belongs behind bars.

Hillary's perfectly crafted untruths
By Salena Zito, Washington Examiner, May 7, 2017
Last week two politicians made news for the ways they communicated to Americans: Clinton's words were crafted, deliberate and dishonest; President Trump's words were a string of thoughts bouncing everywhere — with no craft, no massaging and they contained great gaps of context.
Words delivered with honesty, despite being loose with facts, sometimes are more appealing to people than a perfectly crafted message that is dishonest at its core.
And that's why Trump is president and Clinton is not.

Keith Ablow (Nov 23, 1961 - ), American psychiatrist, author and television personality; contributor on psychiatry for FNC Hillary Clinton -- Inside the mind of a shameless liar
By Dr. Keith Ablow, Fox News, Sep 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton's penchant for lying is a problem, but the really big problem is that she seems unable to determine when her lies are registering with audiences as clearly untrue.
Hillary Clinton is, to borrow from a fairy tale, like the emperor with no clothes, who thinks that others can’t see his nakedness. We have in Ms. Clinton, if you will, an empress with no clothes. Everyone knows her cover ups are transparent—except, seemingly, Secretary Clinton, herself.
As a forensic psychiatrist I have seen this psychological paradigm before—in those with sociopathy. Not infrequently, criminals attempt to hide their crimes with lies that are so obviously untrue that they leave investigators shaking their heads and chuckling. The criminals cannot tell that their lies are ineffective, because they are too insensitive to the feelings of others.
As a compulsive liar intent only on maintaining power, she doesn’t know that she is fast becoming the Empress with no clothes. And only she believes others cannot see.

Kathleen Troia 'KT' McFarland (July 24, 1951 - ), American communications consultant, Fox News National Security Analyst and Contributor since 2010, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs under President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1985 Ronald Reagan won the Cold War
but it was Nancy Reagan who made it happen

By K.T. McFarland, Fox News, Mar 6, 2016

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said Ronald Reagan won the Cold War without firing a shot. But that victory might never have ever happened without Nancy Reagan. Throughout Reagan’s first term, he was adamant about one thing. He did not want to just coexist with the USSR, as had all of his predecessors, but to defeat it. He said on many occasions that his plan for the Soviet Union was simple, “We Win, They Lose”.... Reagan wanted us to win the Cold War, but not on the battlefield. He wanted to win it through economic pressure and diplomacy.... Nancy Reagan had more to do with successfully winning the Cold War than all the generals, diplomats and politicians ever could. Nancy Reagan may have been tiny in size, but she was a giant in stature. We have peace in the world today because that indomitable first lady took the first step.

Jonathan Vincent 'Jon' Voight (Dec 29, 1938 - ), American actor, Father of Actress Angelina Jolie Jon Voight: 'Progressive’ is a very devious term...
created as a substitute for 'communist'

Fox News, Oct 20, 2015

“There are a lot of conservatives in Hollywood, and they’re not very welcome," Voight told the December issue of Cigar Aficionado. "It’s a big surprise that we’ve come to this juncture where people with patriotic thoughts could not find a home in Hollywood.” Voight says the left's current embrace of the term "progressive" smacks of something else. “I think the word ‘progressive’ is a very devious term. It was created as a substitute for ‘communist,’" he said. "What they propose is the reverse of progress. It’s some that that does taste of communism and Karl Marx’s pernicious philosophy.” Aside from his political views, Voight, 76, says one of the most important thing he has learned over the years is when you need help, get it.

The history of cosmology is the history of us being completely wrong.
I mean, cosmology is the hardest of all sciences; we sit on this tiny planet in the middle of this vast Universe, we can't go anywhere and do any experiments -- all we can do is pick up the light that happens to fall on us and deduce some things about the Universe.
Cosmology writer Marcus Chown in an interview with BBC, 04/25/2002

I ran it assuming the super fluid currents beneath the crust to be absent --
not because I wanted to know the answer, but because I had developed an intuitive feel for the answer in this particular case. Finally I got a run in which the computer showed the pulsar's temperature to be less than absolute zero. I had found an error. I chased down the error and fixed it. Now I had improved the program to the point where it would not run at all.
George Greenstein, US astrophysicist, educator & writer (1940 - ),
"Frozen Star: Of Pulsars, Black Holes and the Fate of Stars," 1983

A dominant value of the scholarly world is a certain disengagement from the contemporary scene and a search for knowledge more fundamental and durable than that required for practical and immediate purposes….
The scholar is not a handmaiden of either local commerce or this year’s congress.
George J. Stigler, “The Economist as Preacher,” University of Chicago Press, 1982

A Lesson in Political Science
SOCIALISM: You have two cows. Give one to your neighbor.
COMMUNISM: You have two cows. Give both to the government. The government gives you milk.
CAPITALISM: You sell one cow and buy a bull.
FASCISM: You have two cows. Give milk to the government. The government sells it.
NAZISM: The government shoots you and takes the cows.
NEW DEALISM: The government shoots one cow, milks the other, and pours the milk down the sink.
ANARCHISM: Keep the cows. Steal another one. Shoot the government.
CONSERVATISM: Freeze the milk. Embalm the cows.

A Song of 'The Elements'
an animation by Mike Stanfill of Private Hand,
based upon Tom Lehrer's music