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John Brennan, the Revolutionary Who Never Grew Up

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Imagine a former CIA director under a Democratic president calling for members of the executive branch to defy his lawful directives, blithely spreading grave charges against him without evidence, and calling on the “country” to “defeat” him. The media would treat that figure as a dangerous weirdo. But Brennan has done all of that and more, and it has only enhanced his appeal in the eyes of the media. Brennan has returned to the revolutionary ramparts of his youth, convinced more than ever that nothing is treasonous for a leftist.

It Is Terrible To Be A Liberal In 2018 – Which Is Awesome

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Just look how unhappy the libs are. It’s all outrage, all the time. You can’t be happy if you are constantly agitated. It’s unhealthy. It makes you look like a wacko. Yet they go nuts on social media, they go nuts at awards shows, and they go nuts when conservatives are trying to scarf down some tacos. If you are always going nuts, maybe that’s an indicator that you are nuts.

Afghanistan: Less Important Than Porn Stars

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The "news" you see at night on broadcast television is defined by what "outrage" has been perpetrated by President Donald Trump. The American Army at war in Afghanistan is 30 percent as important as a two-bit prostitute. Whatever might cause the end of the Trump presidency is "news." Whatever might cause the re-election of Donald Trump is treated like it belongs in a deep, dark cave like containers of radioactive waste. Whatever is news is not news if it doesn't fit that narrative.

How Barry Goldwater Gave Political Voice to the New Conservative Movement (10 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Conservatives needed a political voice if they were to go to combat in the political arena.  They found one in an outspoken U.S. Senator from Arizona, and we look at the successful strategy they chose in excerpt No. 10 of 45 from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power, by Richard A. Viguerie and David Franke.

The Media’s Sickness Is Terminal

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The relativism underpinning liberalism makes it hopelessly willful. Its relationship to civility is determined not by any principle independent of human will but by pure political opportunism. Insofar as civility is useful to gaining or preserving power, liberals pretend to honor it. But the moment civility becomes an impediment to holding or regaining power, they give themselves permission to violate it. The “ends” suddenly justify the means, and anyone who questions their uncivil behavior fails to see the “higher” good at stake.

How William F. Buckley Jr. Gave Birth to the Conservative Movement

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
One man—William F. Buckley Jr.—and his new magazine National Review were successful in creating a mass conservative movement in the years after 1955.  We learn the reasons for their success in this excerpt from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power.

America Lost Its Greatest Political Commentator in Krauthammer

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Krauthammer was the gold standard of columnists, the most incisive mind in political journalism augmented by the most elegant and precise prose. For much of his life, no one was even close. In recent years, others have stepped forward as Charles had, as happens after many years in the limelight, more difficulty wrapping his mind around contemporary events. But as we now know, he was desperately ill.

Don’t Get Played; Get Woke to the Outrage Scam

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

You can’t fool all of the people all of the time, and human beings tend to tire of constant crisis-mongering. Did you notice how most people kind of shrugged about the kids in cages thing? And did you notice how the Trump administration hasn’t stopped locking up illegals and recognizing Get Out of Jail Free Kids? That’s how you deal with Outrage, Inc. You ignore it, and watch it sputter and fade away.

The politics behind separation anxiety

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

Democrats, whose policies have contributed to the separation of parents from children want us to believe they are overwhelmed with empathy at the sight of crying kids along our southern border. With so many good signs that the country is on the right track and with Mr. Trump’s approval rating at 45 percent, the highest it has been since the beginning of his term, Democrats and the major media have no other issue except the immigration issue, and it may be the Democrats’ last gasp — and last hope — before the November election.

The immigration fight is just beginning, and the media is going to lose

Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner

Regarding Trump's executive order, what do you think will happen under the administration once the families are released and the parents are caught later because they didn’t show up for their court date, as happens, by some estimates, in about 40 percent of immigration-related court orders? What happens when detention facilities are stuffed beyond capacity because the families now can’t be split? The “crisis” was never the illegal immigrant separations. It was the illegal immigrants.

Conservatives in the Wilderness: Restless, but Lacking Leadership

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Conservatives in 1955 were restless, anxious to be heard, and had plenty of motivating issues.  But they lacked political and intellectual leadership.  That would soon come, with an outspoken Senator from Arizona and an articulate young author.  The stage was set in the 1950s for the birth of a new conservative movement, as we see in this excerpt from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power.

Conservatives in the Wilderness: American Politics in 1955

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In 1955, liberalism reigned supreme over the politics of the United States.  If there is one lesson to be learned, however, it is:  Never despair, and never give up.  A new day was coming, as we see in this excerpt from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power.

Money in Politics: Everyone Complains About It, but Every Political Movement Needs It

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Everyone complains about the role of money in politics, but nobody’s figured out how to run a political movement or party without money.  Get it from lobbyists?  Special interests?  Billionaires?  In this excerpt from Chapter 3 of America's Right Turn by Richard A. Viguerie and David Franke we explain how conservatives in the 1960s figured out a better way.

More Factors that Created a Grassroots Conservative Movement

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In this excerpt from Chapter 3, “The Recipe for Creating a New Mass Movement,” of America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power, by Richard A. Viguerie and David Franke we consider “Self-identification as a movement” and Communication networks, sometimes including a secret weapon.

Brent Bozell: The Entitled 'Comedy' Elites

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The vile entertainers stand up for one another. They are the true elites, engorged with self-absorption and disdainful of anyone who misses the point that they are the witty conscience of the country. Standards? They have none. They are above them. Thus, they viciously carve up conservatives in a way they would never dream of talking about their liberal heroes. (Rewind to Samantha Bee hugging Hillary Clinton and crying out, "It should have been you!")

The Factors that Created a Grassroots Conservative Movement

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In this excerpt from Chapter 3, “The Recipe for Creating a New Mass Movement” of America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power, by Richard A. Viguerie and David Franke, we ask:  How can a grassroots political movement emerge and succeed in our media-dominated world?

What Conservatives Can Learn From America’s First Media Revolution Chapter 2

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
This is Chapter 2, “The Media Revolution of 1776” from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power, by Richard A. Viguerie and David Franke. Conservatives can learn valuable lessons from this exciting chapter of American history—lessons we can use today as we battle the new media monopolies of the Left.

Defeating The Top Five Obnoxious Liberal Argument Cheats

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Liberals don’t argue in good faith because they can’t, and Normal people who don’t argue every day as part of their job often don’t see the argument grifts they are being side-swiped by. Normals are direct and honest folks, and often (though much less frequently than they used to since Normals began to get militant) they labor under the illusion that debates with liberals involve honest exchanges of facts and evidence that can lead people to change their minds. No. Liberal “argument’ is a bludgeon designed to beat you into submission with distraction and deception.

What Conservatives Can Learn From the West’s First Media Revolution

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Consider how this historic lesson repeated itself in the conservative media revolution of the 1960s—how conservatives were the first to use the new and alternative media, how liberals later caught up, but how the conservatives could no longer be eradicated or sidelined as they had been before.  Then ask yourself:  What can we do to make certain we are the first to dominate any new media technologies?

NBC's Chuck Todd Sneers at Trump's 'Playbook'

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Over Memorial Day weekend, NBC's Chuck Todd opened his show "Meet the Press" by angrily lecturing his viewers about a so-called Trump "tactical playbook" on how to spin the Robert Mueller probe and the FBI informant in his presidential campaign. The liberal media have no right to lecture about "distractions" and "branding" and treating facts as relative. These are all well-worn moves in their own "tactical playbook."