Ronald Reagan

What's Missing From CPAC

President Trump’s team reported great beginnings for his conservative agenda to the thousands of conservatives assembled at CPAC, however, something was definitely missing.

Margaret Thatcher is the real model for the Trump presidency

Newt Gingrich, Washington Post

Like Thatcher, Trump is similarly focused on destroying the moral legitimacy of the left and breaking the power of the lobbyist and bureaucratic establishment in Washington. His actions thus far in office, including steps to restore the rule of law in immigration and move forward with vital energy infrastructure projects, have been consistent with these goals.

Why Andrew Jackson Instead of Ronald Reagan?

President Donald Trump's choice of Andrew Jackson as his Oval Office muse shows President Trump knows his presidential history, and he’s chosen the right inspiration for the challenges that are before him.

Yes, Anti-Trump Republicans Deserve To Be Blacklisted

Those individuals who openly supported Hillary Clinton by signing the New York Times letter showed themselves to be political opportunists and elitists, not committed limited government constitutional conservatives, and if the Trump team has a blacklist, as far as millions of grassroots conservatives are concerned that’s OK, because their exile should be permanent.

Is Trump the New Reagan?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

While there are similarities between these outsiders who captured their nominations and won the presidency by defying and then defeating the establishments of both political parties, the situations they confront are dissimilar. The existential question of the Trump era might be framed thus: How long will this divided democracy endure as one nation and one people?

President Trump Should Give NATO to the Europeans

NATO should be turned over to the Europeans, allowing them to handle their defense as they desire. This would not mean cutting relations. But it does mean Washington should stop subsidizing its wealthier cousins when the latter don’t feel like paying for their own defense.

Have A Phil Crane Christmas

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
During Rep. Phil Crane’s post-Army career in advertising, where he learned and honed the skills that would help him sell conservatism as a Member of Congress and chairman of the American Conservative Union, Phil Crane wrote a then-popular Christmas song, “Little Sandy Sleighfoot.”

Christmas with the Presidents, from Washington to Reagan

Lee Edwards, CNS News

Christmas is a time to remember the ancient proverb, “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” And this year, it is a prime opportunity to give thanks for a “tree of candles”—the White House Christmas tree—and what it has meant to Americans through the years.

When Democrats Wanted Moscow’s Political Assistance

Democrats were not always so sensitive about Moscow’s involvement in American elections. In 1983 Democrats were down on their luck. So what to do? According to a memo from KGB head Viktor Chebrikov what Democratic Senators Ted Kennedy and John Tunney did was call upon on the Soviet Union for assistance in defeating President Reagan.

Trump’s Administration Is More Conservative Than Reagan’s

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In my 55-years of involvement in the conservative movement at the national level, there’s never been a time when conservatives occupied more positions of influence and power than they do today – and that includes the election of Ronald Reagan and during the Reagan transition.

The Moral Case For Trump's "America First" Agenda

Memo to the rest of the planet: Stop panicking over the victory of Donald Trump.  His “America First” agenda is not about abandoning the free world.  If anything, it is about saving the free world—from itself.

A Trump Strategy to Neuter HUD's Attacks on Local Rule

During his campaign, Donald Trump talked about “draining the swamp.” Much of the swamp is in the federal agencies, such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and their penchant for sub rosa regulation.

Will Reince Priebus Undermine Trump’s Revolution As James Baker Did Reagan’s?

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Forewarned is forearmed. When President-elect Ronald Reagan chose establishment Republican James Baker III as his White House Chief of Staff, he nearly killed the Reagan Revolution by bringing a Fifth Column of establishment opponents of his policies into his White House.

A Reagan Game Changing Idea For Trump

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
A Trump victory is in sight, but not assured. Trump needs a bold, game changing closing strategy to take charge of the conversation, bypass the establishment media filter and close the deal with America’s long suffering country class voters.

Viguerie: Pence evokes memories of Reagan

Greg Corombos, WND.com

“Among other losers [on Tuesday] night were people named Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan,” Viguerie said. “If the ticket were to lose in 2016, and I don’t think they will, I think Mike Pence is going to be the favorite going forward. Win or lose, we’ll see Mike Pence accept the mantle as being the leader of the conservative movement.”

Is It Too Late To Replace Donald Trump With Mike Pence?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last night Mike Pence laid claim to be the clear and obvious heir to Ronald Reagan with nobody in second place.

My Eulogy of Phyllis Schlafly

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I was honored to be asked to be one of those who eulogized Phyllis Schlafly this past Saturday, along with Congressman Steve King of Iowa, Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas, Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri, founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition Ralph Reed, and several of Phyllis’ family members. General and Mrs. John Singlaub were also in attendance.

Tax Cuts, King Dollar & Growth: From JFK, To Reagan, To Trump

Larry Kudlow, Daily Caller

JFK and Reagan’s growth model included tax cuts and a steady dollar. Trump has taken a gigantic step toward restoring prosperity with his tax-cut-centered fiscal policy. Hopefully he will soon turn to a sound-dollar policy to bolster the growth impact of lower tax rates and regulations.

What’s More Depressing: Hillary’s Campaign Or The Thought Of Her As President?

The vision of the future offered by Mrs. Clinton is more like one of the more depressing chapters in Ayn Rand’s classic novel Atlas Shrugged than “Morning in America.” But what's even more depressing is that when Donald Trump and his supporters are correct about the threats facing our country, the establishment media is so obsessed with defeating Trump that they attack him or claim he is jumping to conclusions when he is right.

How Phyllis Schlafly Saved The Conservative Movement

By Richard Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
No matter how bad things looked on Capitol Hill during the 1970s, hope and encouragement came from Phyllis Schlafly and her legions of women who defeated the ERA state-by-state and in so doing showed conservatives what effective political organizing and bare-knuckle politics could accomplish when it was separated from the drag of the Republican establishment.