One of the more bizarre elements of last night’s Democratic presidential “debate” was how much the leading Democrat – Senator Elizabeth Warren – agrees with President Trump, especially on endless Middle East wars and the effects of trade on American workers.

Last night’s Democrat “debate” moderators failed to ask the candidates the really tough questions on guns. The “debate” turned out to be more of an opportunity for them to show their ignorance of guns and firearms law than it was an event where the pros and cons of the candidates’ differences on policy were presented and discussed.

There will be a Democrat name on the ballot opposite President Trump in less than thirteen months (assuming nothing comes from the impeachment farce). Tuesday night’s “debate” did little to clarify who that name will be. When all was said and done, there was more picking than talking -- a bad sign for the party out of the White House.

Our preferred replacement for acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan is acting Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli has three things that McAleenan lacked – a commitment to the Trump border security agenda, a willingness to fight Democrats and the Republican establishment to make the President’s agenda a reality, and the effective TV presence necessary to sell it to the American people.

The conservative leaders participating in the Conservative Action Project have just released a memo in support of Ken Cuccinelli for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security saying 'Cuccinelli is a champion of conservative policies, and a man of unimpeachable character. We have no doubt that he will execute the president’s agenda with the integrity, commitment, and excellence that we have known him to bring to every other position. He has our strongest support.'

Regardless of what happens during the Democrat debate tonight it’s clear the party is in trouble. Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment witch-hunt has effectively stolen all the thunder from the party presidential race, a bad thing considering it wasn’t all that exciting to begin with. Will anyone even watch?

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One of the more bizarre elements of last night’s Democratic presidential “debate” was how much the leading Democrat – Senator Elizabeth Warren – agrees with President Trump, especially on endless Middle East wars and the effects of trade on American workers.

Last night’s Democrat “debate” moderators failed to ask the candidates the really tough questions on guns. The “debate” turned out to be more of an opportunity for them to show their ignorance of guns and firearms law than it was an event where the pros and cons of the candidates’ differences on policy were presented and discussed.

There will be a Democrat name on the ballot opposite President Trump in less than thirteen months (assuming nothing comes from the impeachment farce). Tuesday night’s “debate” did little to clarify who that name will be. When all was said and done, there was more picking than talking -- a bad sign for the party out of the White House.

Our preferred replacement for acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan is acting Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli has three things that McAleenan lacked – a commitment to the Trump border security agenda, a willingness to fight Democrats and the Republican establishment to make the President’s agenda a reality, and the effective TV presence necessary to sell it to the American people.

The conservative leaders participating in the Conservative Action Project have just released a memo in support of Ken Cuccinelli for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security saying 'Cuccinelli is a champion of conservative policies, and a man of unimpeachable character. We have no doubt that he will execute the president’s agenda with the integrity, commitment, and excellence that we have known him to bring to every other position. He has our strongest support.'

Regardless of what happens during the Democrat debate tonight it’s clear the party is in trouble. Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment witch-hunt has effectively stolen all the thunder from the party presidential race, a bad thing considering it wasn’t all that exciting to begin with. Will anyone even watch?

Our friend Jenny Beth Martin, Honorary Chairman of Tea Party Patriots Action, filed an ethics complaint requesting an inquiry into multiple violations of House ethics rules by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.). The complaint alleges that Schiff violated House Ethics Rule XXIII of the Code of Official Conduct.

The same year that Barack Obama and Joe Biden took over the White House in 2009, a general partnership formed that brought together Hunter Biden, son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, Christopher Heinz, stepson of then-Sen. John Kerry (later to be Secretary of State), and Devon Archer, a classmate of Heinz’s from Yale. What did Hunter Biden put into the partnership except his father's name?

There’s little doubt we’re living in extraordinary times. What seemed to make sense for well over two-hundred years no longer governs in twenty-first century American politics. The only thing that’s certain to come from impeachment are unintended consequences, something Democrats better realize before they take the most drastic steps forward.

Given that Democrats in Virginia are toast if African American and female voters decide to hold them accountable for their racism and misogyny, New Journey PAC’s strategy aims right at the heart of the lies and hypocrisy that hold the Virginia Democratic coalition together.  To listen to New Journey PAC’s first ad or donate to the PAC, please click this link.

A group including many of conservatism’s most active constitutionalists has sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rebutting the stream of lies and smears leveled at Steve Menashi by Rachel Maddow and the Left and urging that Menashi be promptly confirmed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

It's hard to say whether Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren’s latest sham (regarding her being fired from an early 70’s teaching job due to pregnancy) will signal a drop in her support. As time goes on it seems President Trump is looking stronger and stronger, and it’s more than just by default.

Front Page Headlines

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    With no allies left fighting on our side in Syria, the small U.S. military force there is likely to be withdrawn swiftly and fully. Today, the Middle East and world have been awakened to the reality that when Trump said he was ending everlasting commitments and bringing U.S. troops home from “endless wars,” he was not bluffing. Where the Americans spent much of the Cold War ruminating about an “agonizing reappraisal” of commitments to malingering allies, this time the Yanks may be deadly serious. Every nation that today believes it has an implied or a treaty guarantee that the U.S. will fight on its behalf should probably recheck its hole card.

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    The Trump Doctrine – the notion that American power should be directed toward serving the interests of the American people – is a coherent foreign policy vision of the kind we have not had in the United States for decades. For the last 35 years, since the Reagan Doctrine of using American power to bring down the Soviet Union, we have had no coherent framework. In the hands of Secretary Pompeo and other believers (as opposed to the Deep State moles in the foreign policy bureaucracy), the Trump Doctrine means an on-going re-ordering of our foreign relations priority toward the only proper priority – American interests.

  • Rachel Bovard, American Greatness

    There are few clear rules that govern the process of impeachment, which means that in the wrong hands, the process can be used primarily for political gain. There is a reason Pelosi hasn’t held a full House vote on this issue. It’s because the votes aren’t there. It’s the same reason all of the evidence against the president is discussed and held in secret. Allowing full transparency runs the risk of unravelling the one-sided narrative the Democrats are straining to build. Just trust us, they say. The longer Democrats persist in this manner, the more the nature of this “impeachment inquiry” is revealed to be what it truly is: a shameless, partisan, baseless, groundless, farce of a process.

  • William Murchison, The American Spectator

    Beto seems to believe political institutions in a land of liberty need no counsel about notions unsubjected to inspection by the Supreme Court or Congress. A President O’Rourke, if we were to have one, could doubtless carry on just fine without spiritual analyses. Maybe he could, the nation having undergone vast changes in the past half-century or so: no prayers in schools, no constraints against the taking of unborn life, no preferences for moral teachings knocked down by the courts and disfavored by the media. A lively question is: Does Beto know modern America better than modern America knows itself? Perhaps we’ll find out soon.

  • Hans von Spakovsky, Washington Times

    In ranked-choice voting, voters don’t vote for the candidate they most want elected. Instead, they are supposed to rank all of the candidates, from top choice to last choice. Runoff elections guarantee that the winner has a genuine mandate from a majority of the voters. A bill has just been introduced in Congress, H.R. 4464, to force states to implement ranked-choice voting for all congressional elections. This would be an unwise, imprudent change. Ranked-choice voting is a confusing, overly complicated gimmick — one that allows candidates with only marginal support to win elections. This would actually make the electoral system worse.

  • Alexandra DeSanctis, National Review

    Democratic governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation making California the first state in the country to require public colleges and universities to provide medical-abortion pills to students at campus health centers. This year has featured a number of controversial changes to state abortion policies across the country, as several states attempted to limit abortion earlier in pregnancy and a handful of others officially legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. California state senator Connie Leyva, sponsor of S.B. 24, hopes her bill ushers in a new frontier in the national fight over abortion policy.

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    Anonymous accusations have been regarded with suspicion by honorable leaders for at least two millennia. Media hype and third-rate pollsters notwithstanding, the majority of voters know exactly what is going on here. The danger is that they will eventually conclude that any system that employs such people is irredeemably corrupt. Trump’s supporters voted for him because they still believe in the system, that it can be fixed with a new kind of leader who doesn’t worship the state gods to whom the Washington establishment swears obeisance. This may be the last chance to convince the voters that they really matter.

  • Newt Gingrich, Fox News

    By the day of the inauguration, January 20, 2017, the impeachment hunger was great enough that the Washington Post headlined Matea Gold’s article "The Campaign to Impeach President Trump Has Begun." As I wrote in my bestselling book, "Understanding Trump and Trump’s America," this effort to drive President Trump from the White House has never been about finding truth. It has always been about subverting the will of the people. You are not watching an impeachment process. You are in year three of an attempted coup d’etat, which started the day the president was elected. The evidence is there for anyone who wants to look.

  • Michael Goodwin, New York Post

    No president in modern times has also faced endless assaults on his right to even set foot in the Oval Office and exercise the powers of the presidency. Yet here we are, nearing the third anniversary of his election by a decisive margin, and still the resistance to his right to govern rages on. The precedent is terrifying. If this is the start of losers always declaring election results invalid, America is doomed. To hear the fulminations, impeachment won’t be enough. Only a public hanging will satisfy their bloodlust. There is no way to know how or when this madness ends. Only one thing is certain: it won’t end well.

  • Stephen Moore, Washington Times

    A study by former Census Bureau researchers and now statisticians at Sentier Research has found gigantic income gains for the middle class under Mr. Trump. The median — or average income family — has seen a gain of $5,003 since Mr. Trump came into office. Median family income is now (August 2019) $65,976 percent up from about $61,000 when he entered office (January 2017). Mr. Trump should begin asking Americans if they are better off than four years ago. Today, the answer to that question is clearly yes. It’s the economy stupid. Everyone — especially the middle class — is sharing in the fruits of the Trump boom.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    The censorious arguments from Beijing’s defenders sound like they could come from campus leftists or appear on the pages of America's liberals magazines. But the American Left is no warmer to China's strong-arm efforts than is the American Right. American liberals who cheered the political activism of NBA celebrities are now audibly lamenting their silence. There's plenty of reason to worry that parts of the American Left are abandoning the principles of pluralism, tolerance, and free speech. Here's hoping that some censorious intolerance from China is stirring up these old principles and putting the liber- back into American liberals.

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

    China is a huge and lucrative market for the NBA. If business means turning your back on freedom while defending one of the most brutally repressive regimes in human history — so be it. Meanwhile, nobody's found Colin Kaepernick saying anything about China's grip on the NBA. The man with the Nike sneaker-selling slogan of "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." is silent while Nike orders the removal of all the Houston Rockets merchandise from their stories in China. Apparently, America is still the most horrible country in the world that was founded on racism, slavery and genocide.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    A week ago, House Republicans complained that Democrats imposed excessive secrecy on interviews conducted as part of the drive to impeach President Trump. Now, the situation appears to have gotten worse. In his much-criticized letter to Congress, White House counsel Pat Cipollone said Democratic handling of the impeachment investigation "violates fundamental fairness." He meant fairness toward the target of the proceeding, President Trump. But there is also the question of fairness toward the American people trying to follow an impeachment process shrouded in secrecy. Don't they have the right to know what the president's accusers say?

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    With polls showing a majority of Americans favoring an inquiry, and a Fox News poll showing a majority favoring Trump's conviction and removal, impeachment appears inevitable. Thus, as Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats seek to ram through a bill of impeachment by Thanksgiving, based on a phone call, Trump is preparing for siege warfare. As Trump has himself conceded, impeachment is probable, even if the outcome of this historic collision between the president and Congress, which will decide the fates of Pelosi, Trump and Biden alike, is, as of yet, undetermined. Yet in this struggle, Trump is not without assets.

  • Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

    So by the whistleblower’s two lawyers own words we learn that their client — their client identified by the New York Times as a CIA official — “has spent their entire government career in apolitical, civil servant positions in the Executive Branch” serving “elected officials.” There are only two elected officials in the “Executive Branch,” the president and vice president. Last week the former vice president joined the plotters of the coup d’état designed to remove a duly elected president of the United States. The questions now: Has he been involved from the beginning? What did Joe Biden know — and when did he know it?