The toll free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044). Call your Senators today and urge them to vote NO on the confirmation of Judge Halil Ozerden to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. We also invite CHQ readers to call President Trump via the White House comment line (1-202-456-1111) and urge him to withdraw this ill-advised nomination.

Even though the number of abortions in the U.S. dropped to 'only' 862,000 in 2017, the push for tougher restrictions on abortion continues. Just last week, Texas Right to Life and some allied groups urged Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session of the Legislature to "abolish every remaining elective abortion" in the state.

The president knows history and he’s seen what happens to American leaders who insist on assuming the role of the world’s policeman and food distributor. Sometimes it’s best just to stay out. Thank God Trump appears to have learned this lesson -- and he’ll hold firm against the rest.

We don’t think the President’s advisors necessarily understand what the gun debate is all about from the conservative side. Certainly, part of it is the details of the policy, but the more important part is the breach of trust that abandoning his promise to defend the Second Amendment would entail.

We urge Senator Chuck Grassley, Representatives Devin Nunes and John Ratcliffe, attorney Sidney Powell and most of all Judge Emmet Sullivan to keep their eyes on the real scandal and to make sure that the two systems of justice that appear to have emerged from Russiagate do not become a permanent fixture of our justice system.

Close observation reveals the Democrat presidential candidates are all about the same, which is the reason why they’re having a hard time cutting into Joe Biden’s polling lead. Collectively they’re so far outside the mainstream it’s hard to relate to any of them. Authenticity is in short supply in Democrat-land these days.

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The toll free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044). Call your Senators today and urge them to vote NO on the confirmation of Judge Halil Ozerden to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. We also invite CHQ readers to call President Trump via the White House comment line (1-202-456-1111) and urge him to withdraw this ill-advised nomination.

Even though the number of abortions in the U.S. dropped to 'only' 862,000 in 2017, the push for tougher restrictions on abortion continues. Just last week, Texas Right to Life and some allied groups urged Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session of the Legislature to "abolish every remaining elective abortion" in the state.

The president knows history and he’s seen what happens to American leaders who insist on assuming the role of the world’s policeman and food distributor. Sometimes it’s best just to stay out. Thank God Trump appears to have learned this lesson -- and he’ll hold firm against the rest.

We don’t think the President’s advisors necessarily understand what the gun debate is all about from the conservative side. Certainly, part of it is the details of the policy, but the more important part is the breach of trust that abandoning his promise to defend the Second Amendment would entail.

We urge Senator Chuck Grassley, Representatives Devin Nunes and John Ratcliffe, attorney Sidney Powell and most of all Judge Emmet Sullivan to keep their eyes on the real scandal and to make sure that the two systems of justice that appear to have emerged from Russiagate do not become a permanent fixture of our justice system.

Close observation reveals the Democrat presidential candidates are all about the same, which is the reason why they’re having a hard time cutting into Joe Biden’s polling lead. Collectively they’re so far outside the mainstream it’s hard to relate to any of them. Authenticity is in short supply in Democrat-land these days.

The competition between the two principal Muslim powers in the Middle East – Iran and Saudi Arabia – is in one sense a continuation of the struggle between the Sunni and Shiite branches of Islam. Americans might fairly ask, “What does a 1,400-year-old Muslim civil war have to do with us?” The short answer is “everything” for one obvious and one not so obvious reason.

In today’s “woke” Democratic Party non-conformity is not tolerated, especially on abortion, so any pro-life Democrat is bound to draw an opponent. Such is the case with pro-life Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, whose Far-Left challenger has just been endorsed by Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Far-Left Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Barack Obama famously said “elections have consequences,” and for once, he was right. America and the world would be very different today if Hillary Clinton had beaten Donald Trump in 2016. #NeverTrumpers only seem to care about tone -- do they think a sweet-talking Democrat would solve things?

The plague of smears against Justice Brett Kavanaugh can be understood as the first step in the Left’s post-Ginsberg strategy: Unleash this plague to intimidate Justice Kavanaugh and delegitimize any decision the Supreme Court renders in its aftermath, perhaps even creating a constitutional crisis if Democrat-controlled states refuse to abide by the Court’s decisions on the Second Amendment or abortion.

As we look around at America today it is obvious that one of our country’s greatest achievements and promises – equal justice before the law – has eroded to near Third World levels. Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, the rest of the Russiagate conspirators, Jeffrey Epstein and Felicity Huffman are only a few of the most obvious beneficiaries of that erosion.

Some political issues are such obvious winners they should be in the forefront of every conservative’s campaign pitch. School choice and responsible stewardship of the environment are two subjects the GOP could use to turn heads instead of permitting the left to control the narrative. Are Republicans paying attention?

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  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    Joe Biden should have retired a while ago. He's running for president for no discernible reason. Right now we are at a strange moment. The only political candidates who seem to have a shot at the presidency are those septuagenarians -- Biden, Sanders, Warren and Trump. Of those four, three are in pretty decent shape for their age, but Biden is clearly not. Nevertheless, they are all facing a physical gauntlet. Who will pass and go on to win? If it is Sanders or Warren, it will be the end of this great country as we know it. I know that sounds apocalyptic, but I think it's true. So let's pray for Trump to keep going, no matter his habits.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, Washington Times

    Mr. Trump has so enraged his Democratic adversaries that the candidates have moved farther to the left than any primary field in memory. They loathe Mr. Trump, but in their abject hatred he has goaded them into revealing their support for the crazy Green New Deal, reparations for slavery, relaxed immigration policies and trillions of dollars in new free stuff. In a way, the left-wing Democratic presidential candidates understand Mr. Trump best. If he wins his one-man crusade to stop the progressive project, they are finished, and their own party will make the necessary adjustments and then sheepishly drift back toward the center.

  • Daniel Oliver, The Federalist

    Here’s an idea for limiting mass shootings that liberals haven’t considered yet: restrict news coverage of them. There is some evidence (and it seems plausible) that the media attention given to mass shooters makes them role models for impressionable individuals who then commit mass shootings of their own. Many media outlets routinely omit the names of sexual victims. If the media don’t stop covering mass shootings voluntarily, perhaps they should be urged, by legislation, not to cover them. Of course, the media would howl. A congressman who doubles as a constitutional scholar should propose the idea.

  • Hunt Lawrence and Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

    Hospitals gouging patients occurs most glaringly in places where hospitals operate as a monopoly and in emergency situations. The common denominator in both circumstances involves the inability to compare and shop. Change soon comes, and not necessarily legislative change of the Medicare for All variety. Data stored in the cloud and available via an app may make medical costs and outcomes transparent, which should reduce cost. Medicare for All will retard this process since the whole health-care industry will lobby against the smartphone apps, and the consolidation of the entire industry necessarily leads to less competition.

  • Cal Thomas, Washington Times

    Attacking the legitimacy of Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court is all the left has in their dwindling arsenal. They’re still after President Trump’s tax records. They hate his Supreme Court appointments. They are livid that his economic policies are working when they have always believed the economy was their issue — never mind their failure to achieve any level of success close to what Mr. Trump’s administration has accomplished. If the current Democratic Party were a defendant in court, it could credibly plead insanity. Let’s see how far this insane behavior gets them with voters in the next election.

  • Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

    Ex-Im clearly doesn’t promote U.S. interests or combat China’s industrial policy. It subsidizes China’s industrial policy. That's not helpful to U.S. interests. Ex-Im should be abolished. But the banks who love taxpayer guarantees and the U.S. exporters who love the export subsidies have too strong of a grip on both parties. Ex-Im looks likely to be reauthorized this year. But during the debate over Ex-Im, some Democratic congressman are fighting tooth and nail specifically to save subsidies to China’s government. Republicans should have more self-respect. Subsidizing the Communist-run government of China does not make America great.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    The president and his team cooperated extensively with the special counsel, which will make the Judiciary Committee's task of pressing an obstruction of justice case against them all the more difficult. Trump has flummoxed Watergate-fixated Democrats with a simple strategy: cooperate with the special counsel. In not cooperating with the Judiciary Committee leadership, he is in effect arguing that he has already cooperated with the important investigation and does not have to cooperate with a political investigation on Capitol Hill, especially when the House leadership cannot decide whether it is a formal impeachment proceeding or not.

  • L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

    There are men of honor on the left. Former Sens. Joe Lieberman and Jay Rockefeller were at odds with conservatives their entire careers. But neither stooped, nor would they ever stoop, to something like this, working with people such as these. These are not just liberal activists. They are leftist agitators who specialize in the art of character assassination. They are radicals for whom truth means nothing. Only results matter. Find your target. Toss a hand grenade. Watch it explode and blow him to pieces. Then claim it was "poorly aimed." This exercise is happening with the press with such regularity it is no longer shocking.

  • Bobby Jindal, National Review

    Trump could use Bolton — or someone like him — to play the role of bad cop both within and outside his administration. Many have noted that the president has the right to choose his advisers. Yes, and grass is green and the sky is blue. The question is not whether he has the right to get rid of Bolton, but rather whether it was the right move. The president’s aversion to war and his willingness to meet with our nation’s adversaries is a strength. John Bolton’s willingness to be honest with the American people about the true intentions of our adversaries is also a strength and a necessity. Who will do that now?

  • Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

    This is a part of another tactic the left feasts on — making it too dangerous and frightening for their opposition to participate in political or social life. With today’s technology and legacy media’s acceptance of fake news as a means to an end, personal destruction is easier than ever. Even if nothing happened in your childhood, you were a perfect student in high school and college, that won’t matter. Lies will be the foundation of the effort to defame you. Publicly exposing these plots must become a part of the pushback against the Democrats’ appalling determination to defame and destroy.

  • Julie Kelly, American Greatness

    It’s time for Republicans, including and especially the president, to stop this injustice today. Trump tweeted several times about the latest smear on Kavanaugh, suggesting that “the Justice Department should come to [Kavanaugh’s] rescue.” Last I checked, Trump is in charge of the Justice Department. Bill Barr, a lifelong Republican, runs the department. Republican Senator Mitch McConnell controls the Senate and Graham chairs the judiciary committee. What’s the point of having political power if you can’t protect your own people from egregious attacks or punish those who break the law to do so?

  • Michael Goodwin, New York Post

    The whole country knows the Times screwed up big time, but the propaganda sheet formerly known as the Gray Lady is oblivious to what others think. Grown fat and lazy by the hosannas and dollars of people who hate President Trump, it operates inside a bubble of its own. Above all, the incident demonstrates that editor Dean Baquet has abandoned the news business and now behaves as a hard-core leftist with a printing press and website. Defying the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s warning that “you are entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts,” Baquet apparently believes he is powerful enough to create his own facts.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    What is strange about CNN is neither the incompetence nor the bias, but its sanctimoniousness and cluelessness about its own suicidal trajectory into oblivion. When Donald Trump at his rallies points to the media cameras and hoots, “Fake news,” often directly referencing CNN, many claim that his antics are a crude attack on the press that has repeatedly lied to destroy Trump, his family, and his presidency. Perhaps. But the better question is whether CNN is any longer a media organization at all, or a failing entertainment channel, or a boring Orwellian Ministry of “Truth.”

  • Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    All of this would be terribly troubling if it were not pure fantasy. But then again, it is terribly troubling that there are all these women in America today so thoroughly stricken by such fantasies involving a man they have never met. Clearly, these are people who are sick and broken. All alone. They are crazed stalkers who hear voices in their heads. It is hard not to feel sorry for them. Even more worrisome than their present obsession with Brett Kavanaugh is what happens to their minds when their spiritual idol, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, hangs up her robe for good. After all, she is 86 years old.

  • Paul Kengor, The American Spectator

    To Beto and boys and girls, America is exceptional for its evils, especially its “endemic,” “foundational” racism. Here’s a country hell-bent on slavery, bondage, “founded on white supremacy,” and “every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery.” Liberal Democrats are engaged in a nasty racial McCarthyism. They have politicized and weaponized race, and Beto O’Rourke is top gun among the 2020 brigade of Democrat candidates for the Oval Office. For Beto, it isn’t merely Donald Trump who’s racist, but the United States of America.