Conservatives

Transition to Trump: How Mike Pence is already paying dividends for Trump world

Mike Pence and the new White House Staff are primed to make America great again. Plus, Jeff Sessions will survive confirmation with his name and reputation intact, and, Too bizarre not to be true – some Democrats still weighing objections to the Electoral College vote.

Can Conservatism Rise Again?

Lee Edwards, National Affairs

In times of crisis and doubt and anger and even fear, when conservative values are most needed: when there is a need for prudence, not rashness; for custom, not the impulse of the moment; for a transcendent faith, not a fatal conceit; for reform, not revolution. As we seek solutions to problems that seem unsolvable, we should recall the wisdom of the poet T. S. Eliot, who reminded us that there are no lost causes because there are no gained causes. There is only the unceasing struggle to preserve life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for ourselves and those we love. (Requires subscription to access full article)

Gallup: In U.S., Conservatives Outnumber Liberals by 11 Points

Susan Jones, CNS News

The poll found that in 2016, 36 percent of Americans said they are conservative, compared with 25 percent who identified as liberal (up from 17 percent in the 1990s); and 34 percent who identified as moderate (down from 43 percent in the early 1990s). Gallup concludes that with most Republicans already identifying as conservative and more Democrats identifying as liberal, the parties are moving further apart ideologically.

Transition to Trump: The prospect of change in 2017 makes it a very happy new year

It’s very hard to predict what government will look like at the end of 2017, but one thing’s for sure – it will be different than it is today. Plus, Trump sends out markers that the press’s Obama honeymoon is over, and, Half the public is skeptical of Trump’s abilities, but his congressional outreach will improve his numbers.

Transition to Trump: Rex Tillerson for State may be Trump’s boldest choice yet

By naming Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, Trump knows he’s getting another outsider with real world experience and smarts. Plus, Two more from Tuesday: Perry for Energy and Zinke for Interior, and, By leaving his businesses, Trump’s only fulfilling a campaign promise.

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.

Transition to Trump: Carly Fiorina could be next to join Trump’s conservative cabinet

Carly Fiorina meets with Trump, may be in line for a leading intelligence role. Plus, The left is going all out to stop Trump in the Electoral College, but the Founding Fathers won’t let them succeed, and, Solving the mystery of Trump’s conservative dream-team cabinet choices.