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The Democrats’ Chaos Strategy Almost Worked In Florida

Conservatives must come to grips with the reality that for the new radical progressive Democratic Party politics is warfare, and the only rule in war is to win. Complying with all the laws and rules pre-election is a recipe for one-Party Democrat rule if there is no way to enforce those laws and rules post-election.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Change for change’s sake ain’t getting it done in American politics today

American voters aren’t ever satisfied and it seems they favor divided government and all it entails. Nancy Pelosi and Democrats will give them all the resistance, obstruction and rancor they can handle in the next two years. Hopefully by that time voters will see that a little stability and success ain’t so bad after all.

Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

CNN says that if Trump succeeds in pulling Acosta’s press pass, it could have a “chilling” effect on other White House correspondents. But if it has a chilling effect on journalists who relish confronting the president and reaping the cheers, publicity and benefits that go with being a leader of the adversary press, why is that a problem? The White House should set down rules of conduct for reporters in the briefing room, and if reporters repeatedly violate them, that should cost them their chairs and, in cases like Acosta’s, their credentials.

Trump is right to embrace criminal justice reform

Editors, Washington Examiner

On Wednesday, Trump signaled his full-throated support for a bipartisan bill called the First Step Act, which would reform federal prison and re-entry procedures while also modestly scaling back mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug felons. There is a congressional majority in favor of criminal justice reform. Trump should step forward, work with Democrats of good will, and sign into law a bipartisan bill to reform prisons and sentencing. It’s great politics. And all politics aside, it’s also the right thing to do.

Run Like Kevin McCarthy Fight Like Jim Jordan

Rep. McCarthy claims to have the right instincts and the right tools; he could be, not just a good leader, but a great leader, if he adopts Jim Jordan’s platform of keeping the GOP’s promises and fighting for conservative principles and President Trump’s conservative – populist agenda at every turn in the legislative process.

The Democrats’ Goal Is Election Chaos

Conservative observers of the post-Election Day chaos thhis year must understand that the mess is not due to incompetence. It is part of a larger, long term plan that has been executed by Democrats to move as many elections as possible into what our friend election lawyer J. Christian Adams calls “the margin of litigation.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Swamp dwellers bicker while California burns – who’s truly at fault?

The California wildfires are a tragedy, and reasonable people can differ as to their true cause and possible solutions. But civil public debate is impossible in today’s political environment. The left will not quit until they win – or conservatives give up the fight. Don’t let it happen.

6 Reasons the CNN-Acosta Lawsuit Is Lame

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The president has a right to call on reporters and ignore reporters; he has the right to hold a press conference or not hold one. Former President George W. Bush never took questions from CNN's Dan Rather. President Obama never consented to questions from Fox News' Sean Hannity. Trump could give Acosta his pass back and then try to ignore his question. But everyone knows that whether Acosta's called on or not, he's going to yell and yell. Neither his bosses nor his colleagues ever think it's time for him to sit down and shut up.

The Democrats Are the Threat to Democracy

Brandon J. Weichert, The American Spectator

For two years, the Democratic Party has insisted that the American people must follow their lead and #Resist President Donald J. Trump at all costs. The Left has argued that Trump is unlike any leader that we’ve had in American history. According to the DNC, Trump’s presidency is more than just an inconvenience to their partisan agenda. Instead, it is a threat to America’s sacred democratic institutions. Which is the party that fundamentally hates the United States again? Because it sounds like it’s the Democrats who really hate America (and you).

Trump needs to get out of his funk if he wants to be re-elected

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The left’s bad habit of overplaying its hand will benefit Trump only if he keeps his cool and stays focused on the nation’s business. It doesn’t mean he can’t hit back, it just means he has to pick his spots with an eye toward winning the war, not just the battle. Anything that moves his agenda forward and keeps another promise is the best course, even if he has to swallow some insults and compromises. If he can do that, voters are more likely to remember why Trump was elected and notice that Dems face problems of their own.

Jim Jordan’s Most Important Qualifications For Minority Leader

Jim Jordan proved in founding the Freedom Caucus is that he’s up for the fight, and that is the most important qualification for Minority Leader. Kevin McCarthy and his establishment allies are much more worried about looking good to their friends at the country club than they are fighting for conservative principles, especially when the immediate chances of winning are slim.

Democrats Being Themselves

Conservatives wondering what the future holds for the upcoming 116th Congress should wonder no more and simply take Democrats at their word as to their plans. This means a very full agenda of harassing President Trump, pursuing conspiracy theories, raising taxes and restricting your freedom.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Ruling elites view 2018 as a disaster, conservatives see glass half-full

Realistically speaking no one’s celebrating last week’s loss of the House to the Democrats. When it comes to future elections nothing is certain. Conservatives must play the hand they were dealt -- and all things considered, it could’ve been worse. Will Republicans act on their chances?

Dispute Between Michelle Obama And Donald Trump Shows Our Need To Forgive

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

When we forgive one another — including for their grievous sins against us — it shows us that we truly believe God has forgiven us. It’s legitimate to strenuously fight political battles and also to be upset at how those battles are fought and the depths people sink to. At all times, however, let’s remember the gift of forgiveness that we’ve been given and that we get to share with others.

Changes the GOP Should Love

William Murchison, The American Spectator

We really shouldn’t go on this way, asking all the time what POTUS is going to do; asking what POTUS isn’t going to do. Democracies are infinitely larger than lone individuals, howsoever much invested with power. Let’s get on with something else. The scenery-chewing Trump can’t be kept away from political center stage, but out in the audience are Americans looking less for entertainment than for the order-in-liberty and liberty-in-order nobody seems able to find these days. That has to change — as does everything in due course, come to think of it.

Macron Trash Talks 'America First'

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

In France, a poll of voters last week showed that Marine Le Pen's renamed party, Rassemblement National, has moved ahead of Macron's party for the May 2019 European Parliament elections. If there is a valid criticism of Trump's foreign policy, it is not that he has failed to recognize the new realities of the 21st century but that he has not moved expeditiously to dissolve old alliances that put America at risk of war in faraway lands where no vital U.S. interests exist. Why are we still committed to fight for a South Korea far richer and more populous than a nuclear-armed North? Why are U.S. planes and ships still bumping into Russian planes and ships in the Baltic and Black seas?

Trump Is Right: Honest Vote Count No Longer Possible

Activist judges and post-election lawsuits to “count every vote,” whether legal or not, have made a mockery of election laws and left any election decided within the margin of litigation to the whim of liberal judges, not the electorate. This is no way to govern.

Jim Jordan: House GOP Leaders Blew 2018 Election

Democrats are going to spend the next two years harassing President Trump and offering free stuff to voters. The only thing Republicans have that can beat free is keeping the promises made in the 2016 election. We urge CHQ readers and friends to sign our letter to newly elected Republicans urging them to vote for Jim Jordan for House Minority Leader.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: What does it say about Dems when they deny a loss is a loss is a loss?

Eventually the facts catch up to a liar and it’s never been truer than for Democrats hoping to swing legitimately won Republican victories in Florida (and other places). Americans aren’t stupid – they realize when they’re being taken. The question is will Democrats ever acknowledge it.

Doesn't anybody here respect us journalists?

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Newspapermen never aspire to celebrity, even the cheesy celebrity accorded by a television camera, and are willing to abide rebuke and worse, even by a president, if that’s what it takes to get the story. That’s the essential difference between a television journalist, for whom celebrity is the all and all, and the newspaperman, who knows he’s following a slightly impolite trade. He has no need of a snowflake’s safe space, where he can retreat from abuse and affront. He measures success by whether he gets the story, and if he gets it right that’s reward enough, and if a politician doesn’t like it, tough.