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Book Review: Citizen Newt by Craig Shirley

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
One of the great strengths of Citizen Newt is to remind readers that the more things change in Washington, the more they remain the same. Thus, Citizen Newt is full of lessons for today's movement conservatives and conservative - populist supporters of President Trump.

Leftist Artists Show Hate for Houston Victims

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

To liberal elites, all Texans are somehow bigoted white Christian males. Even a hurricane can't restrain their rage about their satirical targets having any power in America. Cartoons like these strongly underline why so many Americans find that the secular-progressive media are either tone-deaf or blatantly hostile toward what (and Who) they hold dear.

Trump’s Houston Visit Provoked Smiles From Harvey Victims, Scorn From Media

Bre Payton, The Federalist

In Houston, Texas, the president and first lady Melania Trump handed out lunches to victims staying at NRG Stadium, which is housing 1,800 people who’ve been displaced by the storm. The different responses to Trump’s visit among members of the media, who have their own difficulties empathizing with Harvey victims, versus those whose lives the floodwaters harmed, is telling.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: It’s long past time Republicans called a ‘Players Only’ meeting

Perhaps Republicans should just barricade themselves in a big room until they work out their differences. Many a struggling team has locked the media out in order to have a “players only” meeting. If the GOP “players” don’t get together soon, the whole season could be lost.

Pardoning Sheriff Arpaio

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

The president’s pardon of Mr. Arpaio is a far cry from those granted by Messrs. Clinton and Obama. He was correct in citing Mr. Arpaio’s age and service to the country among his reasons for granting it. His conviction had political overtones and it is perfectly fitting that the pardon addressed his conviction partially on a political level. Joe Arpaio reached the same conclusion when he tweeted: “Thank you @realdonaldtrump for seeing my conviction for what it is: a political witch hunt by holdovers in the Obama Justice Department.”

This Explains A Lot

As if having Wall Street wonder boy Gary Cohn trying to undo the President’s economic nationalism from a big office in the West Wing wasn’t bad enough, the US Chamber of Commerce is buying access to the Trump White House by hiring Sara Armstrong, the Republican National Committee's Chief of Staff to try to defeat the policies Trump campaigned on.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Christie and McCain wrote the manual on how NOT to win an election

People run for Congress with the intention of representing their constituents to the best of their ability. It certainly involves making difficult choices at times. But if the serious issues are ever going to be resolved we need politicians with steel spines, not wimps who shrink from a fight.

The Only Problem Facing President Trump’s Tax Reform Ideas

We are all for the President’s tax reform principles, but we hope he understands that, like Obamacare repeal, the problem getting it passed isn’t the Democrats, it’s the establishment Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and John McCain.

FBI Says No Public Interest In Hillary Clinton Email Files: Time To Prove Them Wrong!

Something is definitely wrong at the FBI if this is their official position, but we urge all CHQ readers to demonstrate the public interest in releasing Hillary Clinton's FBI files by going to the White House petition website through this link and signing the petition.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why most Americans don’t care a lick if this loser ever gets another job

The only reason Colin Kaepernick continues to be discussed in today’s media is because he’s been so widely successful in ripping open gaping wounds in American traditions and culture. If he never works another day on a football field in his life we should feel vindication, not remorse.

The Media: Any Stick Will Do Against Trump

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Nothing pleases journalists more than when Republicans do their propagandistic work for them. They like the construction, “some critics say,” but they like the phrase “some Republicans say” even more when they need to smear a reviled target. With Trump, the sticks grow ever more thin, but the media can always count on me-too Republicans and conservatives to sharpen what little remains of them.

Trump Haters, Supporters, Neither, and Both

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In terms of fratricide, 2008 and 2012 saw lots of Never McCain and Never Romney blue-collar Republicans and Reagan Democrats who stayed home. Unlike in 2016, both absent groups cost Republican nominees the elections. What is new is not party civil war, but rather elite in-fighting, whose importance is calibrated by noise rather than numbers and votes.

I Share My Secrets

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
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Outsiders vs. Insiders: Senate should let history repeat in dumping the legislative filibuster

Today’s problems could be alleviated by Republicans doing what they said they would do during the campaign. Ending the filibuster would go a long way towards accomplishing this end, but it’s just a start. In this sense history repeating itself would be a very positive thing, indeed.

GOP Coalition Has Gone to Battle Stations—Against Itself

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What seems apparent is that the historic opportunity the party had in January, to forge a coalition of conservatives and populists who might find common ground on immigration, trade, border security, spending, culture and foreign policy, is slipping away. And the battle for the soul and future of the GOP, thought to have been suspended until 2020, is on once again.

The key to passing tax reform: Keep it simple, stupid

Stephen Moore, The Hill

Republicans, don’t try to rewrite the 80,000-page tax code. Cut taxes now and then build political momentum for a tax reform and simplification agenda in 2018 and 2019. Three years after Reagan cut taxes in 1981, the economy boomed to 4 percent growth and the Gipper won 49 states in the next election. That’s a pretty smart model to follow.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Does bashing GOP leaders in public help or harm Trump’s cause?

Politics is a dirty game and there are nearly 20 trillion clues to prove the system isn’t working. With Trump highlighting the debt issue in public the establishment is clearly frustrated it can no longer hide from it. Congressional Republicans will be back at it soon – and they’d better get something done.

Afghanistan Is President Trump’s War Now: Fighting Without Purpose Or End

The president presented escalation as a means to redeem the lives of those who have already died. Economists call this the fallacy of sunk costs. Those who have died cannot be resurrected. The best way to honor the dead is to send no more to die needlessly.

In Afghanistan, End the Trump-Obama Taliban Fantasy

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

We are now 16 years down the road, and our government still refuses to be clear-eyed about sharia-supremacist ideology. We’ve lost thousands of valiant lives and wasted trillions of dollars trying to better the lot of people who hate us. Our nation, moreover, has no appetite for the formidable war effort it would take to pursue actual victory against our enemies and their sponsors. We should not inch up our forces in Afghanistan.