Smart policy decisions are rarely made by a population steeped in misinformation and fear, but through fake news and outright lies that is exactly the atmosphere The New York Times and other Far Left media outlets seek to create in order to disarm law abiding Americans.

The Internet Accountability Project (IAP), a new 501(c)(4) nonprofit advocacy organization, has been launched to oppose “Big Tech” and hold them accountable for their bad acts. Mike Davis, a former top Senate Judiciary Committee counsel who guided the Kavanaugh confirmation and Rachel Bovard, a conservative policy leader will head the new organization.

Americans aren’t fooled by Democrats and their lack of substance. Speculation over Joe Biden’s mental state will last as long as he continues to stumble every other sentence, but in the end it doesn’t matter. If he and his fellow Democrats won’t talk about jobs and the economy, they might as well all be demented.

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.

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Smart policy decisions are rarely made by a population steeped in misinformation and fear, but through fake news and outright lies that is exactly the atmosphere The New York Times and other Far Left media outlets seek to create in order to disarm law abiding Americans.

The Internet Accountability Project (IAP), a new 501(c)(4) nonprofit advocacy organization, has been launched to oppose “Big Tech” and hold them accountable for their bad acts. Mike Davis, a former top Senate Judiciary Committee counsel who guided the Kavanaugh confirmation and Rachel Bovard, a conservative policy leader will head the new organization.

Americans aren’t fooled by Democrats and their lack of substance. Speculation over Joe Biden’s mental state will last as long as he continues to stumble every other sentence, but in the end it doesn’t matter. If he and his fellow Democrats won’t talk about jobs and the economy, they might as well all be demented.

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?

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  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    Officials believe public release of the transcript would be in President Trump's best interest. Democrats are demanding the complaint be turned over. Some Democrats and NeverTrumpers who already support impeaching the president immediately added the whistleblower complaint to their list of reasons Trump should be removed from office. The topic consumed hours of time on cable news. The controversy has mushroomed even as no one knows precisely what Trump and Zelensky said. In the absence of real knowledge, an informed debate about the call is impossible. That is one reason why some members of the administration want the transcript made public.

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    In the end, Trump is the guy the Democratic presidential nominee must face once the primary season is over. Trump and the GOP will probably raise about $2 billion during the 2020 cycle, the largest campaign war chest in the history of American politics. Nor will Trump be hesitant to carpet-bomb his opponent when the time comes. Indeed, his campaign has already started dropping its payload on Biden. If Warren overtakes Biden, she will be the next target. Neither Biden nor Warren is ready for a fight with Trump. The former doesn’t have the stamina, the latter’s support isn’t deep enough, and both are out of touch with the voters.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    Why is it our duty to respond militarily to an attack on Saudi Arabia? Saudi Arabia is not a member of NATO. It is not a treaty ally. The Middle East Security Alliance or “Arab NATO” chatted up a year ago to contain Iran — of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf states — was stillborn. We are under no obligation to fight the Saudis’ war. Nor is Saudi Arabia a natural American ally. The question President Trump confronts today: How does he get his country back off the limb he climbed out on while listening to the Republican neocons and hawks he defeated in 2016, but who have had an inordinate influence over his foreign policy?

  • Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    The whistleblower “intelligence official” is a bureaucrat in good standing in the Federal Leviathan. Therefore, he has as much authority as any elected representative. As for what Mr. Trump supposedly said, it is kind of hard to believe anything these people tell us anymore. See, this is what happens when you spend three years and every last shred of your credibility making up and spreading thoroughly fantastical stories about the president. Mr. Trump should fire the whole lot of them. Or, maybe wait until after he is reelected in 2020 and fire them all. You know, because he will have “more flexibility after the election.”

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    This is about the other consequences of abandoning one’s oath. It is about the consequences that would come when the rule of law returns and justice demands to be done. Because there will be an accounting before the law for anyone who swore to defend the Constitution and then willingly does the opposite.  As you know, if you are law enforcement or military, you have a non-delegable duty to assess every order you receive and to refuse unlawful ones. And the Constitution is unequivocal that busting into a house to disarm peaceful Americans is a no-go. What your oath requires you to do – or to refuse to do – in that scenario is clear.

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

    New York's Union Theological Seminary, a progressive Christian adjunct to Columbia University, put out a tweet that many people must have assumed was a satire from the religion pranksters at The Babylon Bee. "Today in chapel, we confessed to plants," it began. "Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor." Then they asked for an Amen: "What do you confess to the plants in your life?" Liberal guilt has never been more pronounced. We recommend as proper corporal punishment using the switch, provided liberals then apologize to the bamboo.

  • 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?