We urge CHQ readers and friends of civil liberties of whatever political stripe to call Senator Lindsey Graham, the toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), tell him that Americans of all political views are outraged at Democrat Adam Schiff’s use of warrantless subpoenas to obtain the phone records of private citizens and you demand an immediate investigation of Schiff and action to ensure it can never happen again.

Professor Jonathan Turley was right, if a President can be impeached because a majority of the House does not agree with his policies, doesn’t like his style, or simply hates him for defeating their preferred candidate then why have another presidential election? Why not just let 218 Members of the House choose the President?

“Going Dutch” with friends isn’t a bad thing when everyone’s in a good mood, there’s plenty to share and the bank account is full. These are good times in America. Trump’s made a lot of it possible. The American military isn’t for hire, but it’s also not going to be anyone’s sucker either. It’s time Trump’s enemies -- and friends -- realized it.

If the charges the MSM claim will be the core of the Democrats’ articles of impeachment are rebutted by the facts documented in the Republican report and the Mueller report and negated by the President's constitutional authority, how can he be impeached? The answer is, to Democrats impeachment is a political judgment call and no crime is required.

When British talk show host Graham Norton asked Hillary Clinton, “Are you saying, ‘Forget Me’ now?” “Not yet,” Clinton answered. “I’ve been deluged in the last few weeks with thinking about doing that.” A last minute Hillary Clinton run would throw the Democratic Party into chaos, but it has also thrown the social media sphere into new heights of hilarity.

Joe Biden’s strange behavior won’t save him from the scrutiny he’s destined to receive if Democrats choose to put President Trump on trial over his routine conversation with the Ukrainian president. Voters aren’t about to cashier Trump over such trivial deviations from decorum. And the whole gesture threatens to wreck their presidential race, too.

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We urge CHQ readers and friends of civil liberties of whatever political stripe to call Senator Lindsey Graham, the toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), tell him that Americans of all political views are outraged at Democrat Adam Schiff’s use of warrantless subpoenas to obtain the phone records of private citizens and you demand an immediate investigation of Schiff and action to ensure it can never happen again.

Professor Jonathan Turley was right, if a President can be impeached because a majority of the House does not agree with his policies, doesn’t like his style, or simply hates him for defeating their preferred candidate then why have another presidential election? Why not just let 218 Members of the House choose the President?

“Going Dutch” with friends isn’t a bad thing when everyone’s in a good mood, there’s plenty to share and the bank account is full. These are good times in America. Trump’s made a lot of it possible. The American military isn’t for hire, but it’s also not going to be anyone’s sucker either. It’s time Trump’s enemies -- and friends -- realized it.

If the charges the MSM claim will be the core of the Democrats’ articles of impeachment are rebutted by the facts documented in the Republican report and the Mueller report and negated by the President's constitutional authority, how can he be impeached? The answer is, to Democrats impeachment is a political judgment call and no crime is required.

When British talk show host Graham Norton asked Hillary Clinton, “Are you saying, ‘Forget Me’ now?” “Not yet,” Clinton answered. “I’ve been deluged in the last few weeks with thinking about doing that.” A last minute Hillary Clinton run would throw the Democratic Party into chaos, but it has also thrown the social media sphere into new heights of hilarity.

Joe Biden’s strange behavior won’t save him from the scrutiny he’s destined to receive if Democrats choose to put President Trump on trial over his routine conversation with the Ukrainian president. Voters aren’t about to cashier Trump over such trivial deviations from decorum. And the whole gesture threatens to wreck their presidential race, too.

In what may be the first step in recapturing the Old Dominion for conservatives, principled limited government constitutional conservatives Nick Freitas, John McGuire and Tina Ramirez have announced they are running for the Republican nomination to take on Far-Left Democrat Rep. Abigail Spanberger in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.

We urge our conservative friends to keep an eye open for Bloomberg appearances, especially in the early Democrat primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina and to make a point of reminding voters that on guns, religious liberty and abortion Michael Bloomberg is not a “moderate” but an existential threat to constitutional liberty.

There is a school of thought suggesting doing less equates to doing more, but it’s not true where the do-nothing U.S. Congress is concerned. The House Democrat majority has had many opportunities to work and pass bills that would eventually become laws, but they weren’t interested in compromise. What’s the result? Gridlock.

In the end it may boil down to whether President Trump is prepared to let House Judiciary Committee Republicans carry the burden of his defense while he continues to maintain that the Nadler hearings, like the Schiff hearings before them, are illegitimate. Please tell us what you think in the comments section at the end of the article.

Tax reports have now exposed Chick-fil-A for funding the anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center; an organization linked in federal court to domestic terrorism after their smear campaign of Christian organizations resulted in a shooting in which the gunman planned to smear Chick-fil-A sandwiches in the faces of his victims.

Unlike Obama, President Trump has shown that a bad decision isn’t superior to none at all. Trump knew if he simply trusted the American people to make their own choices and dissolved the shackles of government oversight, that folks would prosper. Could any of the 2020 Democrats deliver the same? No chance.

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  • Paul Kengor, The American Spectator

    Trump’s challenge is producing a similar signature accomplishment (like Reagan's tax cuts), something even his most loyal supporters struggle to find. They, for instance, expected him to build a massive border wall, which hasn’t happened. The economy is good, and the amount of deregulation has been remarkable, but the regulatory state isn’t exactly a sexy campaign issue. Trump needs something big that Americans across the spectrum can applaud as unique, bold, and memorable. What would Ronald Reagan think of Donald Trump? He would be impressed by many of Trump's conservative policy accomplishments. He would be even more impressed if Trump, like him, manages to get reelected in a landslide.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has filed a $435 million defamation suit against CNN over a story that alleged Nunes met with a fired Ukrainian prosecutor in an effort to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The lawsuit adds some new facts that could change the course of the story. Still, it is extremely hard for a public figure like Nunes to prevail in a defamation suit against a media organization. The standard Nunes must meet is exceedingly high. But a lawsuit can also be a way of making a public statement, in this case about coverage of a high-profile, controversial issue. In this new suit, Nunes does just that.

  • Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

    At various points during Mrs. Clinton’s run for the presidency, and in the aftermath, many of us wondered why those closest to her weren’t intervening to stop the destruction of any reputational legacy that might have been saved. The same question prevails regarding Mr. Biden. His wife is with him on this tour. She sees what we see. Why is she not saying, enough is enough? As with Mrs. Clinton, we should consider the desperation of the Democrats to retake the White House — not with just anyone — but with a familiar character (Mr. Biden, Mrs. Clinton, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg?) who will very rapidly, and willingly, return the swamp to its position of control.

  • Michael Goodwin, New York Post

    The proof that the hearings failed is that most polls showed support for removing the president actually falling after the Schiff show. That’s a flop by the only measure that counts. Democrats have frittered away their two years in power as Pelosi refused to negotiate with Trump on most major issues. Putting all their eggs into the resistance basket, they are now reduced to impeachment or bust. Their presidential candidates are similarly bankrupt of accomplishments and good ideas. Driven to extremes by Trump’s success in stoking economic growth and jobs, most of the large field of candidates has played to the fringe in terms of health care, immigration, taxes and the environment.

  • Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

    Nancy Pelosi issued three public statements while attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The first and third profoundly contradicted the second — in a way that can never be reconciled. First, Pelosi concluded that we have a "moral responsibility to be good stewards" of "God's creation." Second, Pelosi issued a press release announcing that she had submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the case of June Medical Services LLC v. Gee (on abortion being a fundamental right). Pelosi then turned back to the cause of protecting God's creation through climate action. Declaring the murder of unborn children a "fundamental right" can never be considered good stewardship of God's creation.

  • Casey Chalk, The American Conservative

    The past, whose great if often deeply flawed men once served as moral exemplars, has become something to be condescendingly sneered at. Not only must Columbus, Washington, and Jefferson be unceremoniously censured, their public memory must be trashed, if not excised. Mom, with her “second-wave feminism” full of “internalized misogyny,” is also worthy of derision. In her own rebellion against the traditions of her time, she provided the template for her own destruction. The trend will only intensify. Of course, to turn this ship around would require a pretty dramatic paradigm shift, reimagining the historical and cultural narratives parents impress upon their children.

  • Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

    Protecting Miller is as vital to the future of the Republican Party as it is to oppose the Democrats’ efforts to impeach our president. My source assures me that, despite the vilification campaign against Miller, it’s unlikely he’ll be fired. The source also intimated that the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is less favorable to Miller, but Trump is personally protecting his adviser from any fainthearts in his administration. Still, it would certainly help if rank-and-file conservatives would speak out in Miller’s defense. Too often in Republican history, liberals have been allowed to exercise a heckler’s veto over GOP personnel, and President Trump deserves praise for standing strong against this SPLC smear against Miller.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    Some questions before we declare our solidarity with the protesters engaging the Hong Kong police. If the police crush them, or if China’s army moves in and crushes the demonstrators whose hopes were raised by America’s declared solidarity, then what are we prepared to do to save them and their cause? Are we willing to impose sanctions on Beijing, such as we have on Venezuela, Iran and Russia? Some of us yet recall how the Voice of America broadcast to the Hungarian rebels of 1956 that if they rose up and threw the Russians out, we would be at their side. The Hungarians rose up. We did nothing. And one of the great bloodbaths of the Cold War ensued. Are we telling the protesters of Hong Kong, “We’ve got your back!” when we really don’t?

  • Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    “I sit on the stand and it gets hot.” Then things turn weird. And strangely personal. “I got hairy legs that turned — that, that, that — turned blond in the sun,” he stutters. “And the kids used to come up and reach into the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and watch the hair come back up again and look at it.” Got it? See, this is how Mr. Biden energizes the youth vote. Really rock the vote out there. From there, Mr. Biden — perhaps mercifully — went entirely incomprehensible. “So I learned about roaches and I learned about kids jumping on my lap and I loved kids jumping on my lap.” Dear Lord, deliver us. All of that is a painfully exact quote. Someone, it appears, has woven Mr. Biden’s hair plugs a little too tight.

  • Bryan Preston, PJ Media

    Thanks to the noise of the Democrats’ divisive and destructive impeachment drive, hardly anyone is noticing just how good we have it right now. We’re in a Golden Age. Here are four pieces of great news that benefit all Americans. Unemployment. Unemployment stands at a historic low – just 3.6%. Affordable Energ. What’s driving the low unemployment? Two things come readily to mind: attitude and policy. The United States is now the world’s top energy producer and a net petroleum exporter for the first time in about 70 years. Violent Crime Is Down. Here’s something else good that we’re not hearing about. Violent crime rates are down. We’re Defeating Terrorism. Also falling is transnational terrorism. The enemy are reduced to the dregs of recruitment.

  • Rich Lowry, National Review

    To put it bluntly, contemporary America is characterized by less pro-creation and more self-destruction. This suggests something is profoundly wrong with the state of the union, although it doesn’t receive the attention and the debate it deserves. The fertility rate in 2018 dropped for the fourth straight year. While we now have fewer births, the death rate is increasing. The trends in life expectancy and fertility ought to occasion soul-searching. How is it that a society as technologically advanced and affluent as ours can’t provide a more inviting environment for childbearing or the supports to keep people from doing themselves grievous harm? Even if there are no ready policy answers, the question must be asked.

  • Walter E. Williams, CNS News

    This year's education scandal saw parents shelling out megabucks to gain college admittance for their children. More than 50 people were charged with participating in a scheme to get their children into colleges by cheating on entrance exams or bribing athletic coaches. As disgusting as this grossly dishonest behavior is, it is only the tiny tip of fraud in higher education. The falling standards witnessed at our primary and secondary levels are becoming increasingly the case at tertiary levels. The fact that unscrupulous parents paid millions for special favors from college administrators to enroll their children pales in comparison to the poor educational outcomes, not to mention the gross indoctrination of young people by leftist professors.

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    The only real question is when Democrats will pass articles of impeachment — a resolution on which they must have a genuine floor vote. If the Democrats possessed Trump’s media savvy, their impeachment effort would perhaps be more successful. But they put America to sleep with boring bureaucrats whining on C-Span. Nonetheless, they will soldier on this week with the photogenic Jerrold Nadler leading an arcane discussion with various academics about what the framers meant by “bribery” and “treason.” Why? They must reassure the far-left members of their own caucus, and the TDS victims who support them, that they are serious about impeachment. But these people aren’t serious about anything beyond power and money. Censure is a nonstarter.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    If Pelosi and Schiff can pass impeachment articles by Christmas, they can send the matter to the Senate for trial in January. Even on that accelerated schedule, the trial will probably overlap, at least a little, with voting. But if the House can't get impeachment done by the holidays, the matter will certainly drag on through the primaries. So the race is on. To summarize: Many Democrats wanted to impeach Trump from the get-go. Frustrated at their inability to get it done, they jumped on their last, best hope, taking shortcuts to ensure their preferred result and racing to beat the political deadline imposed by their party's presidential contest. Through it all, they have insisted they are acting only with great reluctance and sorrow.

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    What might happen if we did escalate? None of it is good. America is culturally and politically unwilling to do what it takes to win, or to accept the losses that would come with a military campaign against the drug cartels. The sad fact is that our establishment does not really want to take on the cartels. The failed state next door is a distraction from their real priorities: Ukrainian/Russia tiffs and getting sideways with NATO allies over communist Kurds. Nor do they want to gin up public pressure to take the only action that would devastate the cartels: seriously defending our own border. They want the new voters, they want the cheap labor, and they don’t care how many Mexicans and Americans die to keep them both flowing.