The Washington establishment wants people to think House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has the race locked up and that a conservative like Jim Jordan has no chance, but this thinking ignores what Americans want – change in Washington.

We wonder if the American Civil Liberties Union will jump to Rep. Lamborn’s defense as promptly as they came to the side of now-disgraced Democratic Rep. John Conyers, and if the “good-faith mistakes” argument will be as persuasive in the Federal District Court in Denver when a Republican is at bar, as it was in Detroit for a Democrat.

Democrats tried the “first woman president” thing with Hillary Clinton in 2016. Being female simply isn’t enough of a basis to stake a candidacy. Americans might not be the most sophisticated political actors in the world, but they aren’t stupid…at least half of them, anyway.

Mitt Romney came in second in Saturday's Utah Republican Convention because he’s weak on gun rights, he’s aloof and won’t answer questions, he won’t stand up for the Constitution said supporters of conservative candidate state Rep. Michael Kennedy. Dr. Kennedy beat Romney 51 percent to 49 percent forcing a primary under Utah's arcane nomination procedure.

Phelim McAleer tells stories that the establishment media want to ignore. McAleer’s new play, The $18-Billion Prize, exposes how environmentalists carried out the world’s biggest fraud, how the media and Hollywood helped promote the fraud, and how they almost got away with it.

The left’s agenda will not allow radical groups to take a seat in order to make the Democrats they support look more mainstream ahead of this year’s midterm elections. When it comes to making the GOP and Trump look “normal” there’s nothing better than a gathering of leftists with bullhorns.

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The Washington establishment wants people to think House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has the race locked up and that a conservative like Jim Jordan has no chance, but this thinking ignores what Americans want – change in Washington.

We wonder if the American Civil Liberties Union will jump to Rep. Lamborn’s defense as promptly as they came to the side of now-disgraced Democratic Rep. John Conyers, and if the “good-faith mistakes” argument will be as persuasive in the Federal District Court in Denver when a Republican is at bar, as it was in Detroit for a Democrat.

Democrats tried the “first woman president” thing with Hillary Clinton in 2016. Being female simply isn’t enough of a basis to stake a candidacy. Americans might not be the most sophisticated political actors in the world, but they aren’t stupid…at least half of them, anyway.

Mitt Romney came in second in Saturday's Utah Republican Convention because he’s weak on gun rights, he’s aloof and won’t answer questions, he won’t stand up for the Constitution said supporters of conservative candidate state Rep. Michael Kennedy. Dr. Kennedy beat Romney 51 percent to 49 percent forcing a primary under Utah's arcane nomination procedure.

Phelim McAleer tells stories that the establishment media want to ignore. McAleer’s new play, The $18-Billion Prize, exposes how environmentalists carried out the world’s biggest fraud, how the media and Hollywood helped promote the fraud, and how they almost got away with it.

The left’s agenda will not allow radical groups to take a seat in order to make the Democrats they support look more mainstream ahead of this year’s midterm elections. When it comes to making the GOP and Trump look “normal” there’s nothing better than a gathering of leftists with bullhorns.

We urge our friends in Texas Congressional District 21 to turnout for the May 22 runoff and to vote for Chip Roy, the one candidate in the race who can be trusted to keep his promises once he gets to Washington. Click here to learn more about how you can help Chip's conservative campaign for Congress.

We urge all of our Second Amendment supporting friends to go to the GOA website and use the tools they have to let your Representative know that you oppose Kevin McCarthy for Speaker, and that you want a principled, limited government constitutional conservative like Jim Jordan to be the next Speaker of the House.

Not everything is as it appears on the surface. James Comey’s backhanded slap at the GOP was actually a positive thing for Republicans, just as a change in leadership in the House is entirely necessary to ensure good legislation sees the light of day. For conservatives, change couldn’t come fast enough.

Here is the list of cosponsors of of Speaker Ryan's “Queen of the Hill” resolution. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Representative today to urge them to not to sign on to H.Res. 774 and to oppose any bill that grants amnesty to illegal aliens.

And unlike Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarty, Steve Scalise and the rest of the existing establishment Republican “leadership” Jim Jordan has not been compromised by voting to give our tax dollars to the baby killers of Planned Parenthood.

Donald Trump came to Washington in order to shake the system to its core and wrest power away from the swamp dwellers who’d polluted the water for decades. As the recent Comey episode proves, the work is just beginning – there’s an awful lot of slime to scrape off the sidewalks.

Front Page Headlines

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    How long can we sustain a worldwide empire of dependencies? How many wars of this century — Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen — turned out to have been worth the blood shed and the treasure lost? And what have all the "color-coded revolutions" we have instigated to advance "democracy" done for America? We are hugely overextended today. And conservatives have no higher duty than to seek to bring U.S. war guarantees into conformity with U.S. vital interests and U.S. power.

  • Bridget Johnson, PJ Media

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) switched his "no" vote to support for CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the next secretary of State, giving President Trump's pick just enough backers to eke out confirmation. “President Trump believes that Iraq was a mistake, that regime change has destabilized the region, and that we must end our involvement with Afghanistan," the libertarian GOP senator added. “Having received assurances from President Trump and Director Pompeo that he agrees with the president on these important issues, I have decided to support his nomination to be our next secretary of State.”

  • Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    Saving tens of millions of fellow humans from annihilation in a nuclear holocaust would be great and all. But my favorite part about Mr. Trump ushering in peace on the Korean Peninsula would be watching those pious goats in Sweden have to hand over a Nobel Peace Prize to New York real estate tycoon Donald Trump! Unlike past Nobel Prize winners Yasser Arafat, Jimmy Carter, Albert Gore and Barack Obama, Mr. Trump will have actually accomplished something.

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    This whole campaign to undo the 2016 election is a scam and a fraud and we all know it, but unlike the principled Decorumcons who refuse to see the truth of the putrid corruption within their beloved Beltway, Donald Trump (and those of us who support him) feel absolutely no obligation to go along with the charade that this isn’t a corrupt, slow-walking coup pushed by a disgruntled establishment. Our “system” is not endangered by us calling out the lies, or by the President using his power to prevent and/or correct manifest injustices. The danger is the corruption.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    Republicans today have little chance to evangelize for their cause because every question they get is about a pornographic actress or a crude and brutal tweet. If Trump can’t find a way to tone it down, neither he nor his ideas will get credit, no matter how excellent the results he achieves. The benefits of his and the GOP’s government will be felt under a Democratic Congress, and voters will carry that message to November 2020.

  • John Fund, National Review

    Just as Andy McCabe has stained the once sterling reputation of the FBI, it’s clear that Steve Stockman has made it harder for voters to trust their elected officials, and made it harder to raise money for legitimate conservative causes. If activists on the left or right blindly excuse or ignore the evidence of bad behavior by those within their ranks, they risk more than future embarrassment. They risk never achieving the noble goals they claim to cherish.

  • Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

    After nearly two years of digging, there is still no proof of Trump-campaign collusion in Russian election-meddling. But we have collusion all right: the executive branch’s law-enforcement and intelligence apparatus placed by the Obama administration in the service of the Clinton campaign. To find that, you don’t need to dig. You just need to open your eyes.

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    Canadians pay far more for health care than is commonly believed and life expectancy is useless in determining the quality of a health care system. The Canadian single-payer system isn’t cheap and the care isn’t good. The best way to sum up is with Rudy Giuliani’s famous quip about Canadian health care: “If the United States adopts socialized Medicine, where will Canadians go to get decent health care?”

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    What's actually going on is nature abhorring a vacuum. The Democrats' real problem is that they don't have any policies. Other than nauseating segregationist identity politics, the Democratic Party no longer exists. It doesn't stand for anything. This lawsuit is an indication that deep down they know this and are panicking. What are they going to do if Trump makes peace with North Korea?

  • Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

    This White House has been widely rebuked by the Democrats for its leaks and chaotic way of doing business, and often deserving of such rebuke, but this time it kept a secret. If there’s anything worse than a leak in Washington, it’s being left out of the leak. And if there’s anything worse than a national calamity, it’s for the wrong man getting the credit for making it go away. If Donald Trump achieves a dramatic breakthrough on the Korean peninsula, the credit and praise for it will be muted if it makes any noise at all on the other side of the partisan divide. The president can count on it.

  • Bill Donohue, CNS News

    A New York Times editorial demonized the "religious right" for "fearmongering," when, in fact, it was liberal women who fought the E.R.A. for decades. The role that feminists played in killing the E.R.A. is not something that liberals want to talk about. They would rather demonize the "religious right." If we are to have an honest discussion on the E.R.A., we will have to turn to sources other than the New York Times and the ACLU.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    Leaderless and without navigators to direct it, the ship of American diplomacy is adrift in the fog. But while the Senate deserves criticism for not yet approving CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as America's chief diplomat, that's far from the only malady afflicting the Department of State. The Trump administration bears blame itself for its continuing failure to appoint talented officials to crucial roles at the department's Foggy Bottom headquarters.

  • Obituary

    Robert (Bob) Eugene Sturm, 69 years old, of Manassas, VA, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 17, after a heroic battle with a long illness. Not only was he deeply loved by his family, but his strong character and impeccable sense of integrity influenced the many young people who were his students at the Northern Virginia Dance Academy. Bob was the Executive Director and a choreographer of the Asaph Dance Ensemble, and his talent inspired thousands of people with its endless supply of humor, poignancy, and creativity. Bob served his country as a civil servant for thirty-three years on Capitol Hill, and he was the Chief Clerk at the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. His most recent years were also spent working at American Target Advertising.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    To much of the world America has become the most secularized and decadent society on earth, and the title the ayatollah bestowed upon us, “The Great Satan,” is not altogether undeserved. And if what “our democracy” has delivered here has caused tens of millions of Americans to be repulsed and to secede into social isolation, why would other nations embrace a system that produced so poisoned a politics and so polluted a culture?

  • George Neumayr, The American Spectator

    Comey is just a garden-variety ambitious and greedy D.C. operator, but because of his various pompous complexes, he has a need to sanctify all of that in the mumbo-jumbo of quasi-religion and “betrayed” ideals. One has to laugh at his announcement that he is no longer a registered Republican, as if that registration had any meaning apart from his ambition to receive appointments in Republican administrations. Did he register as a Republican and vote for Democrats?