In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

Wh3

Why Trump’s President is NOT in Danger. Not Yet, Anyway

From a piece I have running today on the NBC News website: Last week was widely held to be the darkest of President Donald Trump’s presidency. His longtime former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to a campaign finance violation — paying off Trump mistresses in what amounted to an illegal campaign contribution — and indicated Trump put him up to it. It was, some said,

Read More »

If Trump Sells 4.1 Percent Growth, Republicans Can Keep Congress

From an article I have running today on the NBC News website: President Donald Trump made an unscheduled appearance on the White House South Lawn Friday morning, exactly one hour and 13 minutes after the Commerce Department announced the U.S. economy grew at the impressive rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter. “These are great numbers,” he said. “We’ve accomplished an economic turnaround of

Read More »

Trump Insults Our Allies, But There’s a Method to His “Madness”

From a piece I have running today for NBC News. As Trump announced plans this week for a July summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin, our Western allies are grumbling that Trump treats them like dirt. Some predict the beginning of the end of the U.S.-European partnership. “Europe,” declared German Chancellor Angela Merkel last month, “has to take its destiny into its own hands.” But

Read More »

Stop All This Nobel Peace Prize Talk; It Only Leads to War!

From a piece I have running in the Washington Examiner. I hope you have a chance to take a look! Another effort is afoot to get inside a president’s head with a Nobel Peace Prize. It worked out very poorly the last time, when the leftist Norwegians who dole out the award gave it to Barack Obama before he had done a single thing. And

Read More »

How Trump’s Rudeness Combats Political Correctness

From an article I have running today on the NBC News website: Kelly Sadler, a White House communications aide, made a crack recently during an internal meeting about how Sen. John McCain’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s CIA pick, Gina Haspel, didn’t matter because McCain is “dying anyway.” Once the remark was leaked, presumably by someone who doesn’t much like Sadler, the media — mainstream

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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 to take the reins of government, for some reason having

Read More »

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 imperfect, but we can live with it without pretending otherwise.

Read More »

Koffler in Politico: Bannon is Not Done Yet

Good morning. I thought you’d like to know I have running in Politico today. From the piece: Steve Bannon is no snowflake. He’s a grown man, has serious ideas, and is used to laughing off incoming rhetorical fire. But it’s surprising that so many seem to believe his propaganda line that he attaches to himself, “Honey badger don’t give a $%^t.” He does care, and

Read More »

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 reason outside the Washington Beltway circle of groupthink. Keith

Read More »