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Welcome to Heartland Diary USA, the new website of Montana author Frank Miele, the former editor of The Daily Inter Lake. Frank’s weekly column on national politics is now published on Mondays at realclearpolitics.com and will also be linked here. “After 14 years of writing my Editor’s 2 Cents column for the Daily Inter Lake

Why CNN is fake news, even when it is opinion!

Politics – Down and DirtyThe Media Mess

I decided to venture into the Deep Swamp of Fake News today to find out how the left-wing media was reacting to President Trump’s decision to declassify the intelligence that led the CIA and the FBI to spy on his campaign in 2016. I needn’t have bothered. The response was as predictable as the liberal

Transparent Trump trips up the press with honest answers to their rabid questions

Politics – Down and DirtyThe Media Mess

Does anyone remember any president who was so willing to speak to the press as President Trump? Obviously not, even though the mainstream media has been grossly unfair to him, yet Trump is always willing to engage with reporters such as he did again this morning on his way out of the White House to

Theresa May’s sacrifice could ironically be what resurrects Brexit

Politics – Down and Dirty

Ironically, Theresa May’s resignation as British prime minister may be her greatest triumph as it could be the fuel that leads to the fulfillment of Brexit, the sworn goal of her brief tenure. May’s inability to deliver Brexit — the departure of Britain from the European Union — is largely due to her unwillingness to

Trump begins his ‘intervention’ against Johnny Reb Democrats

Politics – Down and Dirty

Yesterday — May 23, 2019 — may well go down in history as the turning point in the modern civil war being waged against the American people. Just as the South was never able to recover from Gettysburg, the Democrats may be forced to retreat from their outrageous attacks on this president and the Constitution

Nancy Pelosi goes there — raises specter of removing Trump from office by means other than impeachment

Politics – Down and Dirty

If you aren’t frightened by what is happening in Washington, D.C., right now, you are either ignorant or an anarchist. If you are a Democrat, you may be both. Witness Nancy Pelosi. On Wednesday she accused the president of being engaged in a cover-up. From what I can tell, no member of the mainstream media

‘Trump goes on strike’ — and that’s a good thing

Politics – Down and Dirty

There are only four words in E.J.Dionne’s new column I agree with — the headline: “Trump goes on strike.” I certainly don’t agree with Dionne that the president is “guided solely by an obsession with self-protection.” Calling out the Democrats for their political attacks on him was the only recourse he had after Speaker Pelosi

All hell breaks loose in Washington — it’s about time!

Politics – Down and Dirty

This morning, in a move worthy of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told reporters that President Donald Trump is engaged in a “cover-up” of unnamed crimes. She then proceeded to the White House with Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to talk about plans for an infrastructure spending plan with

To Brexit or not to Brexit, that is the question

Politics – Down and Dirty

Theresa May’s star turn as the indecisive Hamlet of Brexit may soon be over. Three years after Great Britain voted to leave the European Union, Prime Minister May still can’t make up her mind: Is she for independence or against it? Is she for the will of the people or against it? Is she for

Did Kobach go rogue? Either way, he’s now damaged goods

Politics – Down and Dirty

CNN, The New York Times, Slate, the Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, and New York Magazine are all reporting that Kris Kobach has made insane demands of President Trump before he would take the job of immigration czar. Normally I would not trust any of those media outlets, but there’s too much evidence of self-sabotaging (and

This is why I watch Fox Business instead of Fox News most of the day now!

Politics – Down and Dirty

I woke up this morning, and like usual I turned on “Varney & Co.” on the Fox Business channel. This is better than sunshine. Really! First up is President Trump touting the great and growing economy at a rally last night in Pennsylvania and blasting the “socialist wackos” in the Democrat party. Then Stuart Varney,