Debra J. Saunders from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sun, 27 Sep 2020 18:06:00 -0700 Debra J. Saunders from Creators Syndicate d7e6b4debf9cc5d761d056e00c9f69eb Trump Move on Jerusalem Embassy Led to Peace for 09/27/2020 Sun, 27 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>WASHINGTON &#8212; When President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced he would install an embassy in the Holy City in December 2017, the foreign policy establishment said bad things would follow. </p> <p>European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned the move "has the potential to send us backwards to darker times than the one we already are living in." Then-British Prime Minister Theresa May said the move was "unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region." </p> <p>Former Secretary of State John Kerry warned it would cause "an explosion in the region." Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., urged Trump not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital lest the move "spark violence and embolden extremists on both sides of the debate." <p>Updated: Sun Sep 27, 2020</p> 162d34af4a436a52b5b54899c06cb04d Inside the Maddening Crowd for 09/20/2020 Sun, 20 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; During an exclusive interview before he appeared on stage, President Donald Trump was clear about who was to blame for his campaign's decision to host an indoor rally in Henderson Sunday night: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak. </p> <p>The campaign had planned to hold a rally in Las Vegas near McCarran International Airport; when that fell through, they considered other outdoor venues, but Sisolak's order against events with more than 50 people blocked them. <p>Updated: Sun Sep 20, 2020</p> 3b4b18673f3b91f4c91cfa1cf5740041 Stop Me Before I Tweet for 09/13/2020 Sun, 13 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; When young adults starting a career in journalism or public service ask me if they should set up a Twitter account and join the fray, they all get the same answer. </p> <p>Don't do it. Create an account so you can monitor what's going on in the Twitterverse, but don't dive in. <p>Updated: Sun Sep 13, 2020</p> 88491c0f43190bde9afc11dab07386bc Joe Biden: Married to the Mob for 09/06/2020 Sun, 06 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; In what The New York Times described as a "forceful rebuttal," Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden delivered a speech Monday in which he said, "Ask yourself: Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?" </p> <p>The former vice president also offered, "Does anyone believe there will be less violence in America if Donald Trump is reelected?" <p>Updated: Sun Sep 06, 2020</p> 531d7915b61678c8109674b14bfbf850 Trump Saps the Pride of All Who Work for Him for 08/30/2020 Sun, 30 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; The biggest loser of the Republican National Convention is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, whose videotaped address to the GOP confab from Jerusalem with the Old City in the background sparked outrage that the nation's elder statesman had violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits government workers from doing political work on the job and on government property. </p> <p>The video diminished Pompeo's stature and branded a man of signal achievement as a Trump factotum. <p>Updated: Sun Aug 30, 2020</p> e15d1864fa362185a7b2705e0a018323 Blaming Trump, But Giving Democrats a Pass on COVID for 08/23/2020 Sun, 23 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; At the Democratic National Convention, Kristin Urquiza essentially accused President Donald Trump of killing her father, Mark, who died of the coronavirus after he went to a karaoke bar with friends.</p> <p>"My dad was a healthy 65-year-old. His only preexisting condition was trusting Donald Trump &#8212; and for that he paid with his life," she said. <p>Updated: Sun Aug 23, 2020</p> 04a8770006b3252b602c3f9ab3935fa0 Kamala Harris: Progressive Opportunist for 08/16/2020 Sun, 16 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; When former Vice President Joe Biden announced that Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., would be his running mate, a New York Times tweet labeled Harris "a pragmatic moderate." </p> <p>As someone who covered her as a San Francisco prosecutor and California attorney general, I'd say a more apt description is "progressive opportunist." <p>Updated: Sun Aug 16, 2020</p> 6f7b30792e69c182e537ef0117ac879c Anti-Trumpers Spout Radical Ideas for 2020 Election for 08/09/2020 Sun, 09 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; Thanksgiving is going to be ugly this year. There's a real chance the public won't know who won the White House weeks after Election Day, and rather than feeling grateful, leaders in both parties are peddling grievances nonstop. Before the voting has begun, Americans have been told not to trust the outcome. </p> <p>And the worst offenders are the people who think they believe in the process just as they prepare to tear the country apart if they lose. <p>Updated: Sun Aug 09, 2020</p> 391c3c3fab031090ef8201774b117036 Anti-Trump Republicans Show Dysfunctional Love for the GOP for 08/02/2020 Sun, 02 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>WASHINGTON &#8212; The Lincoln Project is a group of self-described alienated Republicans who want to make sure President Donald Trump loses in November. </p> <p>Toward that end, the group has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president. </p> <p>Led by notables such as George Conway, who obsessively berates the boss of his wife, Kellyanne, on Twitter, as well as one-time GOP heavyweights Steve Schmidt and John Weaver, the group claims its goal is to reclaim the soul of the Republican Party. <p>Updated: Sun Aug 02, 2020</p> a671e54f0207c1d1dcc754b1ba55ccdb Trump's Uneven Federal Response for 07/26/2020 Sun, 26 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; What happens when the left gets political power? In cities like Portland, Oregon, despite the coronavirus, anarchists stage mass protests that turn violent. </p> <p>Amazingly, CNN and other national news outlets think that this lawless behavior is not only acceptable but laudable. They produce fawning coverage of the so-called mostly peaceful protests. <p>Updated: Sun Jul 26, 2020</p> 1acbcf6c05f14984d5de3979ef616351 Goya Boycott Doesn't Bode Well for Civil Society for 07/19/2020 Sun, 19 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; There must be no real outrages left in America if so-called progressives have nothing better to do than turn their collective rage on Goya, because the ubiquitous food company's president went to the White House where he announced he was giving 1 million cans of chickpeas and another million pounds of food to American food banks. </p> <p>The brute, Goya President Bob Unanue, had the cheek to praise America's chief executive during a round-table with Hispanic leaders. Unanue said America was "blessed" to have a leader like President Trump who is "an incredible builder." He added: "And we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country, that we will continue to prosper and grow." <p>Updated: Sun Jul 19, 2020</p> 8b622022825c7b455bcff6680d0f75b1 Closing Schoolhouse Door Hurts Kids for 07/12/2020 Sun, 12 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had not recommended the general closure of public schools in the spring when panicked governors and local officials shuttered schools across the land. </p> <p>These high-minded officials &#8212; read Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak &#8212; weren't listening to "the science," as they claimed. At the time, CDC guidelines recommended closing schools only after an infected person had exposed a campus or in areas of high infection rates &#8212; and then only for two to five days to clean and disinfect buildings. <p>Updated: Sun Jul 12, 2020</p> 40801cff13aabaddb2abc09a38437aeb Joe Biden Meets the Press for 07/05/2020 Sun, 05 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; How is a Joe Biden press conference different from a Donald Trump press conference? Actually, the opposing candidates' pressers have much in common, judging by Biden's session with political reporters Tuesday, his first press conference in 89 days. </p> <p>Most of the questions were about Trump. <p>Updated: Sun Jul 05, 2020</p> c05dbdfa30f6e814c07bcfa75306ffd6 Trump Voters Not Dying to See Trump for 06/28/2020 Sun, 28 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; Last weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Donald Trump voters told the world that they are not short on common sense, even if their favorite candidate is. </p> <p>The Trump campaign had boasted that despite the coronavirus, which has kept many Americans at home, demand to see President Donald Trump was so high, it had given away a million tickets. The president would speak inside the 19,000-seat BOK Center and to an overflow crowd outdoors. <p>Updated: Sun Jun 28, 2020</p> 574b0370f4aa91c9fcb2ef46ca2e63f7 Trump a Voice of Reason on Police Reform for 06/21/2020 Sun, 21 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; President Donald Trump was the voice of reason in Washington Tuesday as D.C. Democrats were sowing division. </p> <p>Before he signed an executive order on police reform in the Rose Garden, Trump had reached out to the families of black men killed by police or vigilantes and met with them privately. <p>Updated: Sun Jun 21, 2020</p> 224e1be8f4c8e44a92207ee7888a8bb5 In the War for Social Justice, Academic Freedom Is an Early Casualty for 06/14/2020 Sun, 14 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; In the war for social justice, academic freedom is an early casualty. </p> <p>Consider the plight of UCLA Accounting Professor Gordon Klein. <p>Updated: Sun Jun 14, 2020</p> 698291107dd27106b008b5058667451f Riots Leave Cities with Just Rubble, Ashes for 06/07/2020 Sun, 07 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; Black Lives Matter and other radical activist groups like antifa want you to believe that the protests, rioting and looting will make America a better country with more social justice. </p> <p>And the way that is supposed to happen is their top goal: Defund the police. Oddly, after all the pain and destruction America has seen because the police couldn't keep the peace, their mission to defund police actually is becoming a mainstream tenet. <p>Updated: Sun Jun 07, 2020</p> bddc0831b7a0f6663ad47a9947a95791 Trump's Above the Twitter Law for 05/31/2020 Sun, 31 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; In January 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump bragged that his supporters were so loyal that he "could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters." To Trump, that was a good thing. </p> <p>Which must be why, as president, he continually stands in the middle of Twitter and assaults not only his critics but also people who just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. <p>Updated: Sun May 31, 2020</p> d9b28c3ff03625153e4d71d72cf7c043 States' Rights Are So Last Month for 05/24/2020 Sun, 24 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump did what he does worst &#8212; he took to Twitter to type two tweets that threatened to withhold federal funds from Michigan and Nevada because he doesn't like what state officials are doing to facilitate mail-in voting. </p> <p>Where to begin? <p>Updated: Sun May 24, 2020</p> 0e3ad84375bded6d94a9b3ae0851eafd Bill Barr, Champion of Justice for 05/17/2020 Sun, 17 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>WASHINGTON &#8212; "Governments that use the enormous power of law enforcement to punish their enemies and reward their allies are not constitutional republics; they are autocracies," noted a letter signed by more than 2,000 former federal prosecutors calling for Attorney General Bill Barr to resign because he wants to drop a criminal charge against President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Mike Flynn. </p> <p>Be glad these folks are former and not current prosecutors because they have gone to bat for the very practice they claim to oppose. Federal prosecutors against government overreach &#8212; that's an oxymoron. <p>Updated: Sun May 17, 2020</p>