• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

“Their Muscles Remind Us of Rambo!”

A French soldier’s view of US soldiers in Afghanistan

by  Thomas Lifson  at American Thinker:


A reader who, in this day of blacklists, must remain anonymous, sends this observation about our soldiers in Afghanistan:

It’s not unusual for the French to comment on anything American and normally in the negative.  What is rare is a Frenchman saying something positive about Americans; in this case heaping praise on our soldiers in Afghanistan.

Blogger and veteran Wes O’Donnell has translated an editorial in a French newspaper from a French soldier serving with a prestigious U.S. infantry battalion.  I recommend reading the whole thing.  Here are some excerpts:

US soldiers are in top physical shape compared to the French, and it appears much better in infantry tactics.  The soldier notes:

Heavily built, fed at the earliest age with Gatorade, proteins, and creatine — they are all heads and shoulders taller than us and their muscles remind us of Rambo.  Our frames are amusingly skinny to them — we are wimps, even the strongest of us — and because of that they often mistake us [the French] for Afghans. [snip] Even if some of them are a bit on the heavy side, all of them provide us everyday with lessons in infantry know-how.  Beyond the wearing of a combat kit that never seems to discomfort them (helmet strap, helmet, combat goggles, rifles etc.) the long hours of watch at the outpost never seem to annoy them in the slightest.

U.S. Soldiers depart Forward Operating Base Baylough, Afghanistan.
Photo credit: US Army.

In combat, US soldiers go on the offense in every encounter with the enemy in contrast to soldiers of other nations who have been taught to first defend and await orders:

And combat? If you have seen Rambo you have seen it all — always coming to the rescue when one of our teams gets in trouble, and always in the shortest delay. That is one of their tricks: they switch from T-shirt and sandals to combat ready in three minutes. Arriving in contact with the enemy, the way they fight is simple and disconcerting: they just charge! They disembark and assault in stride, they bomb first and ask questions later — which cuts any pussyfooting short.

And finally:

To those who bestow us with the honor of sharing their combat outposts and who everyday give proof of their military excellence, to those who pay the daily tribute of America’s army’s deployment on Afghan soil, to those we owned this article, ourselves hoping that we will always remain worthy of them and to always continue hearing them say that we are all the same band of brothers.

Maybe the socialist candidates for president should be given a copy of this editorial, but they likely wouldn’t read it, and if they did, they wouldn’t acknowledge our brave warriors in the field.


Today’s human female animal has no particular love for Truth and Freedom!


Today’s American  lefty gurus have rallied their poisons around today’s human female animal.

Today’s American female animal is NOT at all the female of my and my parents’ generation when Americans used to be churched and women were honored.   There are very, very few mothers behaving as mothers today.  They work at their jobs instead.

Today’s mother-making females prefer fascist left noises.  They’ve reached ‘manhood’.  They go to college.   They study feminism.   Many play butch, even play butch games.   Two plus two don’t equal four when these human females gets excited.  They are human females and have a right to display their countless moods over Truth.  They are still human and female whether they like it or not.

After all, they have never really  been inventors, builders, warriors, hunters, explorers,  conquerors and known for wisdom.  It has never really  been much in their natural drive.

The human female animal is gifted with emotions and maternal instinct.   She used to be loving of and gifted in bearing the human offspring, of being a devoted mother who guides her children to be Godfearing good and decent.  In my lifetime whether or not married,  she used to be learned, gifted, and child caring as a teacher in an environment of male social domination of  control.

I know.   I was lucky enough to be among the last hurrah of being a child of one and  student of many  of these intelligent ladies from 1939 to the early 1950s.

Today, they, whether teachers or older students,  are often fat dressed in tights, single, uneducated,  drink, are mouthy, arrogant  and play butch and leftist as much as possible.   Its their turn to rule, they belch, whether anyone likes it or not.  They are even in our army now pretending to be a warrior with weapon.

They hate President Trump and love Pocahontas and Hillary.   Problem solving is not among their habits, their gifts.   Nor, in our year, 2019,  are they a happy folk.    They are nearly universally unchuched, unlearned, but demand the right to make noise.   They   riot.  They bark.  They are Dems in Congress, in Minnesota, and elsewhere.

They hate America’s gifted male,  real President, Our Talented  Problem Solver, Donald Trump!

Do women voters spell trouble for President Trump in 2020?    They are noted for their feelings….NOT THEIR WISDOM!



Training America’s Future Begin’s at Home

Conservative Californian, Lisa Rich, sent the following notice:


Do Corrupters at the New Yorker Arise From the Water They Drink, From Fascist Democrats They Love, or the University They Attended?

I have never met the folks at PowerLine.   I know them only from what I read from their site.  I have read from their site  for almost a couple decades.   John Hinderaker is my favorite among the PowerLine crowd.  He’s Jewish.  He’s honest.  He’s a conservative American.  Most Jews in America today are leftists.  Here in Minnesota they’ve been Democrats all of my life.   I was raised in a Jewish part of town.

Today the more fascistic leftist ones carouse around New York and Los Angeles and/or work for Democrats, feminists, and  at university, the television and  newspaper world, the entertainment industry, or the George Soros world where big, big  money is.   (But, no one in our United States is supposed to, allowed to  expose that Truth……No matter how truthful this paragraph is, it is verbotten to be expressed in the America I know and live in, and has been all of my life.

Yet, the greatest Americans teaching American  to  Americans today  are American JEWS! They’re folks who happen to have risen from sectarian dogmas of the past or survived  the last century being  too busy like the rest of our families of those days, living and dying through the Depression and War of our  lifetime.

These courageous Americans of today’s conservative saviors SAVING AMERICA begin  with  Dennis Prager, David Horowitz,  John Hinderaker and kind on the broad front…..(and my good friend, Marion Levy) , who have managed to survive the singe of  hate  displayed from  their arrogant, intolerant, fascistic-leftist kinfolk throughout the country and in their  neighborhoods in Minneapolis!

Keep up your good American work, Powerline folks!  Freedom and Truth need to survive!



We Love Our Donald!! Despite His Fascist Enemies, HE’S MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN As He Promised!!

God Bless President Trump and the GOOD OLD USA!




Donald Trump is my favorite American leader of my life time.  I was born in 1934 and have followed very closely all American Presidential elections since 1944, Roosevelt versus Dewey.

Our country is in serious, serious trouble today, and has been since the late  1960s when a third of our juvenile college populations had  turned to LSD and such for their god of entertainment.  And then came the feminist-feminazi revolutions  at universities from coast to coast.

The human female animal is not a human male by Nature and Nature’s God…neither a century ago, ten years ago, or today.   They are not born killers as I and other human male animals  have been genetically driven to be for the past million years of our animal-human development.   She is born ditsy, instead.  Not that she is not gifted with great intelligence and abilities…..especially her God’s gift of bearing the off spring of the species.   SHE IS NOT BORN DRIVEN TO BE A PROBLEM SOLVER.  Not that she doesn’t possess abilities to solve problem……BUT SHE IS NOT A MALE HUMAN ANIMAL.

She is NOT born curious.  She is born with other important attributes of the human female being in caring for her offspring.    Yet,  most  Mothers bearing children   these days don’t Mother their children as Mothers used to Mother, as they did in my early days of life.    They go back to work in no time….except within our more JudeoChristian believing communities.

Within the first three years of human life, the typical human male child is already snooping around, searching, testing, touching, tasting, eyeing the environment around him, not by choice, but by drive…..a God-given drive, if you please!   Both my boys learned very quickly how to speed crawl and open the storage doors below our kitchen sink.    My daughter would pick and choose things to chew  and touch, but was such a relief to her parents when she limited her geography to her own room.

I have never met Donald J. Trump personally.   Being an alert American whose first career was to teach Social Studies in our American schools, I began to follow his New York life when he became a name in his New York City building company….starting somewhere around forty years ago.

I occasionally found him on television from New York quite similar to some viewings in the above collection…and he caught my attention….his arrogance,  he carriage and confidence, his certainty of thought and clarity of speech,  I believe, gathered my interest and curiosity.  I was not in a mood to like him for  I hadn’t  known people who carried on like he did on television from time to time….not here in Minnesota then when  adults were still  civil and knowledgeable,  were Christian and Churched,  were neighbors and  friendly, and were parents with children and no one swore a bad word in school, on playgrounds, or in neighborhoods….and no one had any noticeable money until 1950……and girls were girls and boys were boys!

In Horace Mann Grade School where I attended,  from 1939 to 1952 very well educated older single women ran the classes until the War ended.

Within the first three years of human life, the typical human male child is already snooping around, searching, testing, touching, tasting, eyeing the environment around him, not by choice, but by drive…..a God-given drive, if you please!

I was aware his first wife, Ivana, was a very important figure in Donald’s business….and  years later was surprised to read in the papers Donald had caused his wife to divorce him.   He had gone Hollywood TV and then I lost interest in Mr. Trump…until 2016.

Weren’t their 17 candidates in the early running for the Presidential contest that year?  I never liked any of the candidates except for the ex-Governor of Arkansas…..until that Monday when Megyn Kelly so rudely threw  candidate Donald Trump a  series of GOP attacks about how Donald has ‘misbehaved’ with women, and asked GOPly, “Is that the way you treat all women?……with the GOP camera directed right on our Trump for the blow out punch…..and Our Donald answered in a second….”No! Only Rosie O’Donnell.”

About half of the Republicans in the audience, nearly all Trump hater GOPers, exploded with laughter…and so, in agreement.  I suddenly found my man for our America’s next President….(I much later learned while listening to Dennis Prager interviewing David Horowitz during is radio show, that my conservative hero Horowitz confessed that is when HE discovered HIS candidate to beat Crooked Hillary that coming November.

Yet, being a former high school teacher of “Modern Problems”,  I decided to search the internet for more info about Donald J. Trump….to get to know him better.   I learned his older brother, and very close brother to Donald, had killed himself from alcoholism.

Late that July the Washington Post had smeared Donald big time using his exwife, Ivana’s divorce court words against Donald  as a weapon to bury  him  as a contender in the coming Presidential election that November.

Ivana had written a letter to the editor at the  leftist Washington Post Trump hater crowd, confessing that much of her anger at that time at court  had come from the shock of the cause for  the divorce and then listed a series of laudable descriptions of the Presidential candidate as a father and their good times in business together.

I knew he was very bright.  I knew he truly  loves his America and like myself  felt  our country  was falling apart in countless ugly  directions….and the suave, clever, somewhat racist anti-American Barack Hussein Obama had added so much to our cultural, moral, and financial decline.   And then there was Crooked Hillary to deal with if our USA was ever going to recover from the cultural, intellectual, and educational decays of its past half century.

President Donald J. Trump has made me confident, very confident he is the only person as President who can get our American republic back on a God-fearing, prosperous, civilized, religious, economic,  and socially sound World-leader-Nation once again….for peace and prosperity for all!  and who will BUILD THAT WALL!





Welcome to Civilized America, STAR TRIBUNE!

Thousands brave cold for Minnesota March for Life rally at Capitol

Abortion opponents plan to back ultrasound legislation again this year.

Thousands of Minnesotans brought the abortion debate to the State Capitol lawn on Tuesday, as activists vowed to step up their campaign to outlaw the procedure.

“We know that Minnesota is a pro-life state and your presence on a frigid day is a testament to this cause,” House GOP leader Kurt Daudt told the crowd. The large turnout, Daudt added, sends a “message to legislators that we do the right thing when we stand on the side of life.”

This year’s annual March for Life comes at a turbulent time in the abortion debate across Minnesota. More stringent abortion restrictions are on the risein Republican-leaning states across the country, including Minnesota neighbors like Iowa, which passed the nation’s most restrictive measure last year. A new conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court has also given opponents hope that they may be able to further chip away at, or even overturn, Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

States led by Democrats, meanwhile, have passed stronger protections for abortion access. In Minnesota, DFL control of the state House and governorship means that measures aimed at restricting abortions will face stiff opposition. A 2018 Star Tribune/MPR Minnesota Poll found that 59 percent of Minnesotans want Roe v. Wade upheld. Minnesota also has its own version of the ruling, known as Doe v. Gomez, which protects a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy.

The annual rally against abortion is among the largest at the Minnesota Capitol each year, drawing thousands of supporters who fill large sections of the lawn. Activists waved “Protect Life” posters in bright hues and sang along to “Amazing Grace” as the event got underway.

Droves of students, some of whom were bused to the Capitol by schools and church groups, carried “Pro-Life Generation” signs. One group of high schoolers jumped jubilantly as a priest led them in a series of chants. “Who loves babies? We love babies!” they yelled.

Attendees braved slick roads to make the march, though inclement weather did lead to the cancellation of several buses from Rochester. Taylor Mellberg, a 27-year-old from Dayton, said attending, despite the conditions, was her way of showing support for the movement.

“Ideally I would like Planned Parenthood to be defunded and abortion to be stopped,” Mellberg, who wore a sweatshirt and “many layers,” said. “I am not optimistic, but I’m hopeful.”

A bill that would bring Minnesota much closer to those aims was presented Tuesday. Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, introduced legislation that would ban abortion once a heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks. Critics say such measures are unconstitutional, as some women may not realize they are pregnant by that stage, so the bill would effectively outlaw almost all abortions.

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, which sponsors the rally, is backing legislation requiring doctors to give women the option to view an ultrasound before an abortion as one of its top priorities this year. The proposal passed both legislative chambers last session, but was vetoed by then-Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat.

“Women deserve to see their ultrasounds,” MCCL’s Robyn Swiderski said at the rally. “They deserve to see the truth an ultrasound shows to make an informed decision about a procedure that is life-altering.”

Supporters of abortion access said the proposal is unnecessary.

“We don’t oppose ultrasounds, but we oppose this legislation because it dictates the conversation between a woman and her doctor,” said Jen Aulwes, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. She said that physicians are already fulfilling their legal and ethical duties in informing patients of their options.

House Speaker Melissa Hortman, D-Brooklyn Park, called the proposal “insulting to women.”

“This is a weighty decision between a doctor, a woman and her god, and no woman makes that decision lightly,” Hortman said, adding her caucus opposes “unnecessary burdens being in the way of women’s rights to access their full range of reproductive health care options.”

The proposal will likely fare better in the state Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow majority. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, voiced support for the ultrasound proposal, calling it “a step but not the end goal.”

Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, tried not to stoke division on the issue.

“While I believe women have the right to make their own decisions about their health care, the Capitol belongs to the people and I welcome all Minnesotans to come express their views,” said Walz, who did not attend the rally.

Gazelka cited several scriptures from the Bible as he encouraged attendees to forge ahead on their goal of ending abortion.

“Because our moral compass is pointing the right direction, we can have hope we can overcome evil with good,” he said.





Why Is Feminism So Married to Leftist Fascism? For Security and Equality!!!

Throughout the millions of years of the development of life…….eventually cultivating human life in its countless “gardens” the role, the life between female and male  has been consistently divided,  regardless of the culture and related species.

The minimal celled “Amoeba” has never arrived  quite  the equal of the origin or being of   Tyranasaurus Rex,  Homo sapiens, or Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Vintage Gold’ throughout these four billion plus years of  “Mother”, not ‘father’Earth!

Look the stuff up yourself!! It will require a lot of time, however.   The story is, after all, available  on the internet….but it’s all pretty dusty and dark in such closets of the stories of Truth and existence which Americans these days aren’t taught to know.   Remember, it’s  the human animal, i.e., its  male who still is  genetically driven to snoop, to discover, to conquer the bits, large and small, from the eternal unknown.)

And then here comes modern America’s popular first class squirrels, fascistic Nancy Pelosi, and company…… mouthy, bouncy,  unlearned, ditsy,  arrogant,  mindless, yet demanding of respect, wealth,  and attention;  the Democrat lefty financed through marriage and the people’s wealth, the Party  paid for by Communist-trained George Soros !

Feminists and fascists of all sexes, sizes, and colors usually blend well together, until they score victory.  They, like  human female animals,  ADORE the disappearance of “change”!

Yet, life on Planet Earth and beyond, seems to be always changing!!   That is what learned  human males caused and  discovered throughout their own years of “existence”.   That thinking-driven human male throughout the ages, had been programmed to recognize the Truth of life, death, and change as being God’s will for the revelation  of “his” endless unknown.  He still seeks by blood and soul.

“God”made the Homo sapiens crowd discover “God” as the teacher of Good and Evil, the male a killer, hunter, defender, thinker, plotter, challenger,  inventor, curious, gullible, dreamer, confused…..for the survival of the species….for today,  the female still bears the beginning of the being of human life, whether in Duluth, Nairobi, or Shanghai, and so on.

What about our today’s  American,  Pelosi sapiens?  Are they forever born  ditsy?

Well, there’s Maxine Waters, that New York Cuomo and California Harris and the other 40 plus-announced 2020 presidential candidates  from  today’s Feminist-Feminazi Democrat Party who are thrilled to be in their fascist War Zone!  Wouldn’t you if the only world you knew  was owned or   programmed by  Uncle Sam’s universities, high schools, grade schools, PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN,  newsprint New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post et alia,  the nation’s  FBI brass, 65% of its Jews, 70% of its blacks, half of   the nation’s moneyed RINOs, and  half  of its ditsy female population?  Please think about it all!

Ironically, it’s today’s Dennis Prager world desperately, sincerely  supporting, working, to establish  the best of  the   Trumpie part of the American Republican Party to challenge the nation’s ditsyites….a Party, what’s left of it,  still programmed to honor, respect, and  protect  America, its females and family life, its JudeoChristianity principles,  Truth seeking, and Freedom of expression.



President Trump’s Victories of 2018

Trump’s Top 10 Achievements of 2018

by Steve Cortes  at realclearpolitics:
AP Photo/Susan Walsh


Given all the political fervor of 2018, Americans may easily lose sight of the policy achievements of the past 12 months.  So, before bidding the year goodbye, consider these impressive accomplishments of President Trump:

  1. Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court – As messy and unfair as the process was, his confirmation secures another conservative jurist with an originalist constitutional approach and a restrained view of judicial power. The untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016 crystalized for many voters the danger of allowing Hillary Clinton to fill that seat.  With Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh in place, Trump has kept his promise to remake the high court with young, conservative thinkers.
  2. Confronting China – Much of the heartland anxiety that vaulted Trump into the Oval Office emanates directly from the abusive economic warfare waged by China for decades against the United States. At long last, those workers find a champion in Donald Trump, who slapped serious tariffs upon Beijing and finally forced the regime to negotiate fairly. America now embraces its strong bargaining position and demands reciprocity in trade and an end to rampant industrial theft and piracy.
  3. Middle-Class Wages Rise – Incomes in general soared in 2018, with average hourly earnings finally eclipsing 3 percent growth for the first time since before the Great Recession. The news is even better for blue-collar workers, who now realize wage growth above that of white-collar workers for the first time in nearly a decade.
  4. U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal – Trump proved that America welcomes equitable global commerce by cementing a badly needed modernization of NAFTA. The USMCA provides a template for other such trade pacts and effectively isolates China’s increasingly untenable posture.
  5. Ending the Iran Nuclear Deal – Gone are the days of coddling the mullahs who have terrorized America and our allies for decades. Instead of counting the billions of dollars of cash sent via secret nighttime flights by the Obama administration, the Tehran regime now faces a U.S. leadership determined to thwart its tyranny and prevent its nuclearization.
  6. Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem – Trump proved once again how differently he governs compared to Washington norms. Past presidents promised for decades to make this move and U.S. law has required it since 1995, but only President Trump made good on his pledge, honored our ally, and recognized the obvious reality that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel.
  7. Smashing the ISIS Caliphate and Exiting Syria – Unlike his predecessor, who haughtily dismissed and ignored the ISIS threat as terrorists’ “JV team,” President Trump smartly dispatched limited U.S. troops to help our partners erase the territorial caliphate that had inflicted unspeakable human rights abuses. Just as importantly, Trump also announced the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, placing the primary burden for ongoing stability upon regional powers Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.  This president will not repeat the disastrous nation-building mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama.
  8. Increasing Minority Jobs – If Trump is actually racist, as biased mainstream media “journalists” often claim, he’s remarkably bad at it, because people of color have thrived under the pro-growth policies of the Trump Boom. Black joblessness in 2018 reached the lowest levels ever recorded.  For Hispanics, in history there have been a total of 14 months with a jobless rate under 5 percent — and 13 of those months have unfolded under the leadership of President Trump.  Small business dynamism is particularly crucial for minority advancement, and small business surveys report optimism among entrepreneurs at record highs in 2018.
  9. Holding the Line with Migrant Caravans – In the face of continual demagoguery from liberal politicians and their allies in the legacy media, President Trump took a tough and principled stance against would-be trespassers.  Lawless caravans assault our sovereignty and abuse our generous asylum statutes.  Such provocations validate the need for a border wall along with reforms to immigration laws.
  10. Record American Oil Production – In 2018, the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil. Through aggressive regulatory relief and pro-energy moves like green-lighting the Keystone XL pipeline, President Trump paved the way for an independent energy future.

There were missteps, to be sure.  For example, the Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin belied the normally assertive Trump.  Still, good news abounded in 2018 as America reaped the benefits of a commander-in-chief committed to restoring the greatness of our republic.  The intelligentsia of the permanent political class may howl, and complicit pseudo-journalists will balk, but the reality of the Trump track record reveals a country growing in prosperity and security.