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Minimum Wage Parity for Tipped Waiters Threatens Restaurants – and Waiters

Okay, this is not a White House story. It’s a Keith story, one I have running on Fox News today, but I thought you might like to read it.

Activists are trying to give waiters and bartenders the same minimum wage as everyone else. They’re even – but of course – making the case that forcing waiters to work for tips is racist and causes a plague of sexual harassment.

And as you’d expect, most waiters are saying, “stop helping me!!” Not to mention that customers will be less able to eat out, and mom and pop shops will go out of business.

You can read the article here. Thanks for taking a look!

Why Trump is the Right Man to Take on Kim, Xi, Vlad, and the Ayatollahs

Good morning. This is a piece I did for NBC News which is running today. Here’s an excerpt:

It is a dangerous world, dominated by outsized personalities who act aggressively on behalf of their nations, including not hesitating to threaten — and even engage in — war.

Fortunately, one is President Donald Trump.

Another is North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, who with his developing nuclear arsenal represents the most imminent threat to the United States. In a landmark meeting Friday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the two agreed there would be “no more war” on the Korean peninsula and also committed to work towards denuclearization. But Kim’s South Korean charm offensive will only get him so far — because now he has to deal with Trump.

History — and in particular, the American voter — has a way of calling forth the right person to lead at the right time.

History — and in particular, the American voter — has a way of calling forth the right person to lead at the right time. Trump is a flawed man — self-indulgent, megalomaniacal, a bit paranoid, driven by self-interest and implacably domineering. But these “flaws” also make him a big character, and as he prepares to confront Kim and the other great tyrants of the age, Americans can feel assured that they have chosen the right man for the moment.

Read the rest of the article here!

Alabama the Best State for Gunmakers; Rhode Island the Worst

From a piece I have running on the Fox News website:

Red Alabama is the best state for the firearms industry when it comes to factors such as jobs and gun culture, while blue Rhode Island is the worst, according to the jobs website Zippia.

The rankings reflect the sharp regional and political divide in the country on guns.

“A general rule of thumb emerged from the data — head south if you are looking to get one of as many as 141,500 jobs generated by companies that make, distribute, and sell guns,” the website said. The advice to head south also pertained to another 159,623 jobs in ancillary industries such as gun component suppliers.

But another “rule of thumb” is also apparent: If you want a job in the gun industry, head into Trump country.

Read the rest of the piece on the Fox News site here!

Trump – Yes, Trump – Brings Some Sanity to Washington

Good evening everyone! I wanted to let you know about an opinion piece I have running this afternoon on the Washington Examiner. I think you’ll enjoy it. From the article: “Much of putatively sane Washington believes that in January 2017, a crazy man landed in town from Manhattan or Neptune or some other strange place… Continue Reading

Koffler: Conservatives Need to Stop Bellyaching About Trump

I’ve written a piece for NBC News that goes straight after the conservative #NeverTrumpers who continue to insist that Trump is too impure for them, even as he helps them realize all their dreams. The article also questions those who try to make excuses for Trump and say he’s simply “imperfect.” Actually, he’s less than… Continue Reading

Happy New Year 2018!

Wishing everyone a very happy New Year. I hope you have great success in the year ahead, and I look forward to another exciting year covering the Trump presidency. It’s not a bad gig, I gotta say. Looking forward also to reading your comments and continuing to learn from you, my source of knowledge and… Continue Reading

Koffler This Weekend on C-SPAN 2 Discussing “Bannon: Always the Rebel”

Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas interviews me about Steve Bannon, his life, and the populist philosophy Bannon believes will sweep away the Republican establishment. The show is Saturday at 10:00 pm and Sunday at 9 pm. Gohmert actually read the book and did a great job asking probing questions. #AfterWords this Saturday 10p & Sunday 9p… Continue Reading