Weekly Wrap-Up

President Trump wants to reform welfare programs so that they lift people out of poverty, and there are many steps that can be taken to revolutionize public assistance. The President’s call for work requirements has predictably outraged the left, but it sounds like a good idea to me. 

What do you think is the best reason for emphasizing work in welfare programs? That’s the first question in our new Weekly Poll.

You can’t make this stuff up: London is imposing knife control in a new crime-fighting effort, which I’m sure will be as successful as gun control. The Babylon Bee has some fun with the situation with a “handy” idea.

More Mueller in the news this week, of course – I agree with Rich Lowry that this should be the end of the special counsel racket.  Rush Limbaugh has a strategy for shutting down the whole witch hunt.

Censorship is alive and well and living in social media, and Sen. Ted Cruz masterfully highlighted this epidemic in this week’s Facebook hearings in Congress. Everything from pro-life to pro-Trump opinions are being targeted (not to mention social media outlets went to great lengths to help reelect President Obama – the hypocrisy here is astounding).

How concerned are you that Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other online titans are silencing conservative ideas? That’s the second question in our new Weekly Poll.

With Paul Ryan’s impending departure, there is only one way forward for Republicans – fighting for bedrock, conservative principles – or, as Rep. Jim Jordan puts it to his fellow GOP legislators, “Let’s just do what we said we would do.” The success of the Trump tax cuts proves that’s a sensible way forward. 

This raises the question, of course – what do you believe is the most important conservative principle? I’ll make that the third and final question in our new Weekly Poll.

Have a great weekend!