Donald Trump is merely the most high-profile victim of the Democrats’ urge to criminalize political diversity. If YOU disagree with Democrats on religious liberty, border security, housing policy, foreign policy, the homeless, or anything else, you represent a threat to the Party and the State. And if there isn’t a crime that fits, what the impeachment of President Trump proves is that Democrats will tailor one especially for you.

The U.S. trade deficit dropped to its lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in October, suggesting trade could contribute to economic growth in the fourth quarter and the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting their lowest level in seven months, indicating the labor market remains solid.

Kamala Harris’s hasty withdrawal from the 2020 Democrat presidential race further exposed the party’s weakness vis-à-vis President Trump. The field’s lack of “diversity” is only one problem to overcome when competing against a strong opponent on his turf and trailing badly in the substance category. Democrats are in big trouble.

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.

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Donald Trump is merely the most high-profile victim of the Democrats’ urge to criminalize political diversity. If YOU disagree with Democrats on religious liberty, border security, housing policy, foreign policy, the homeless, or anything else, you represent a threat to the Party and the State. And if there isn’t a crime that fits, what the impeachment of President Trump proves is that Democrats will tailor one especially for you.

The U.S. trade deficit dropped to its lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in October, suggesting trade could contribute to economic growth in the fourth quarter and the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting their lowest level in seven months, indicating the labor market remains solid.

Kamala Harris’s hasty withdrawal from the 2020 Democrat presidential race further exposed the party’s weakness vis-à-vis President Trump. The field’s lack of “diversity” is only one problem to overcome when competing against a strong opponent on his turf and trailing badly in the substance category. Democrats are in big trouble.

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.

Front Page Headlines

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    The Intelligence Committee Democrats' Trump-Ukraine impeachment investigation report, released publicly Tuesday, included records of some phone calls by presidential lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, Nunes, journalist John Solomon, Fox News host Sean Hannity, indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, National Security Council aide and former Nunes staffer Kash Patel, lawyer Victoria Toensing, and unidentified people at the White House and Office of Management and Budget. Concerns about publishing the records of others, were nowhere to be found in the initial media discussion of the Democratic report. Perhaps that will change when the full content of the report sinks in.

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    The most deadly GOP attack on the legitimacy of the Judiciary Committee hearing was a speech that Nadler himself delivered in 1998. Several Republicans read excerpts: “There must never be a narrowly voted impeachment or an impeachment substantially supported by one of our major political parties and largely opposed by the other. Such an impeachment would lack legitimacy.” But such considerations are now irrelevant to the Democrats. Wednesday’s hearing was an attempt to hide their hyper-partisan coup beneath a canopy of pseudo-constitutional camouflage. In the end it will fail. The polls show that the voters already know what they’re up to. Trump will remain in office and be easily reelected.

  • Daniel Oliver, The Federalist

    British fascist Oswald Mosley has been dead for 19 years, but his spirit must be spinning for joy in its tight little grave at the report published recently by The British Academy, which calls for businesses to “place purpose at the heart of the corporation” instead of profit. The BA busybodies’ goal is to have corporations do good for the “wider community” instead of maximizing shareholder wealth. Puh-lese—or per favore, as they said in Mussolini’s Italy. If it was really the finest minds in the UK that produced this document, Britain’s only hope now is rampant, plebiscitary democracy. And one-way tickets to Davos for all of the report’s authors. And their children. And grandchildren.

  • Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    In her loneliness, the lady professor (and lonely school marm Pamela Karlan) also declared that President Trump’s call for investigating corruption in Ukraine was worse than the crimes that nearly got President Nixon impeached. Because, she said, Mr. Nixon’s crimes were domestic and Mr. Trump’s supposed “crimes” were abroad. Whatever. As if eating mail-order turkey and sleeping with Mueller reports isn’t sad enough, the lonely lady professor later attacked the 13-year-old son of President Trump to make the point that — well, to make the point that she really despises President Trump. There was no other point. Please. Somebody call the emergency lonely hearts line and get this woman some help.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    It is easy for our legal and ethical custodians to hound unpopular politicians whom the media despises, and who incur strident political opposition. Investigators and inquisitors know that any dirt they can dig up will earn them praise. The reason we have auditors in the first place is for precisely the opposite purpose: to examine evidence fairly, even if the final conclusions are likely to exonerate someone deemed boorish and crude by most of federal officialdom. In other words, our investigatory agencies should function like the First Amendment, which primarily serves not to protect free speech that we all admire but to protect unpopular speech that most prefer not to hear.

  • L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

    Eric Ciaramella's name is well-recognized as that of the alleged whistleblower. Liberal censorship is happening on YouTube and on Facebook. Journalist Tim Pool says he was suspended from Facebook for having used the name and linking to a Politico column by media critic Jack Shafer, who made the obvious point: "Journalists are supposed to report the news, not suppress it." Facebook told Pool, "Your post goes against our Community Standards on coordinating harm and promoting crime." Coordinating harm?! Promoting crime?! By this transparently political standard of protecting one party's (or country's) backstage operatives, the entire media are guilty — on one story after another, daily.

  • 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.