Rep. Mac Thornberry, one of the smartest and most sober minded national defense thinkers among the House Republicans is right, the 2001 AUMF doesn’t authorize war with the state of Iran, and President Trump shouldn’t go to war with Iran without coming to Congress – a constitutional constraint that in no way prohibits us from defending ourselves should we be attacked.

Oberlin College, long known as one the military academies for social justice warriors, just found out how expensive inciting vengeful mobs of liberals to target innocent people can be after a jury slapped the college with some $43 million in real and punitive damages for its conduct toward family business Gibson’s Bakery.

No one ethnic voting bloc will determine the outcome of next year’s election but taken as a whole, Republicans can’t afford to assume they’ll do better just because the economy is strong. Everyone wants a better life and it’s up to the political class to convince voters it will happen.

Our friend James O’Keefe and his team at Project Veritas have obtained a "Sensitive Terms List" from a Pinterest insider, which revealed the social media giant manipulates search results for "Bible verses," "Christian Easter," and other Christian terms. Project Veritas also reviewed their “porn domain block list” and was able to confirm that along with LiveAction.org, many other conservative websites were also listed as porn.

We urge CHQ readers and friends to battle the growing state sanctioned cult of death that just swept through New England. In particular we urge you to stand against assisted suicide proposals like the one that just became law in Maine and radical “abortion to the moment of birth” proposals like the one that just became law in New Hampshire, as similar bills are now being brought before state legislatures across the country.

Politics is politics and polls are polls. The 2020 election is shaping up to be one heck of a struggle, and reality suggests many citizens haven’t made up their minds on who they’ll choose a year and a half before Election Day. Opinion surveys are a snapshot it time; take them with a grain of salt.

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Rep. Mac Thornberry, one of the smartest and most sober minded national defense thinkers among the House Republicans is right, the 2001 AUMF doesn’t authorize war with the state of Iran, and President Trump shouldn’t go to war with Iran without coming to Congress – a constitutional constraint that in no way prohibits us from defending ourselves should we be attacked.

Oberlin College, long known as one the military academies for social justice warriors, just found out how expensive inciting vengeful mobs of liberals to target innocent people can be after a jury slapped the college with some $43 million in real and punitive damages for its conduct toward family business Gibson’s Bakery.

No one ethnic voting bloc will determine the outcome of next year’s election but taken as a whole, Republicans can’t afford to assume they’ll do better just because the economy is strong. Everyone wants a better life and it’s up to the political class to convince voters it will happen.

Our friend James O’Keefe and his team at Project Veritas have obtained a "Sensitive Terms List" from a Pinterest insider, which revealed the social media giant manipulates search results for "Bible verses," "Christian Easter," and other Christian terms. Project Veritas also reviewed their “porn domain block list” and was able to confirm that along with LiveAction.org, many other conservative websites were also listed as porn.

We urge CHQ readers and friends to battle the growing state sanctioned cult of death that just swept through New England. In particular we urge you to stand against assisted suicide proposals like the one that just became law in Maine and radical “abortion to the moment of birth” proposals like the one that just became law in New Hampshire, as similar bills are now being brought before state legislatures across the country.

Politics is politics and polls are polls. The 2020 election is shaping up to be one heck of a struggle, and reality suggests many citizens haven’t made up their minds on who they’ll choose a year and a half before Election Day. Opinion surveys are a snapshot it time; take them with a grain of salt.

A new “friend of the Court” brief asking that the conviction of former Rep. Steve Stockman be thrown-out has been submitted by a group of conseratives led by CHQ Chairman Richard A Viguerie. The brief says "To reach a conviction and this draconian sentence for the outspoken former Congressman Stockman, the government confused the law governing nonprofit fundraising and campaign finance, and presented its case in a manner that confused the jury."

If one reads the documents and statements from the World Wildlife Fund, the United Nations Environment Program and others involved, it is not hard to realize that the true goal is not to produce a better grade of beef, but to ban it altogether. The question must then be asked, why are Ag industy groups allowing this to happen, and indeed, are joining with the Sustainable Beef Roundtable to force these policies on America's farmers and ranchers?

Along with his many predictions of “winning” President Trump’s known for calling his opponents “losers” and gloating over their failures. Such talk may not go over well on a playground, but in the world of politics you can say anything you want as long as you back it up. Trump’s done it -- a lot.

Today’s column by Diana West carefully parses the comments made last month by former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Robert Gates in an interview during the May 12, 2019 edition of “Face the Nation.” Ms. West’s conclusion: If the colossal con of "Russian interference" had not worked like an evil charm, it would be pathetic.

President Donald Trump has been working to restore sound priorities that promote military readiness, not demoralizing social agendas that the previous administration pushed to extremes. Recent news reports brought to our attention by our friends at the Center for Military Readiness suggest, however, that some Defense Department and military officials are not following the President’s lead and orders.

Now that the real work’s about to start in the 2020 presidential race it’s clear Democrats will have their hands full trying to figure out how to treat Joe Biden. The media is quick to highlight all of Biden’s supposed advantages, but when his flaws start hitting the light of day, watch out.

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  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    Of all the lies promulgated by the abortion industry, the claim that abortion on demand has improved the lives of women in general is the most pernicious. It encourages women to make uninformed choices which can and do damage their physical and psychological health. Yet, despite the absence of evidence supporting the liberation myth, it has been inculcated in young women for nearly half a century by the education system, the media, and professional feminists. The vast majority of women who actually get abortions are low-income women of color abortion's biggest defenders will ever have to face at a D.C. cocktail party. Has abortion on demand improved their lives?

  • Newt Gingrich, Fox News

    While the president was proving he was a world leader in Japan, Britain, France, Ireland and Mexico, Pelosi’s House Democrats were ineffectually talking about subpoenas and investigations – and asserting that there is no border problem. The stature gap just kept growing. Pelosi’s shrinking stature is more than matched by the decay of the Democratic presidential field. If Biden does fade – and recent Iowa polls certainly make this possible – the Democrats will have no national candidate. As President Trump grows in stature as a genuine world leader and the Democrats continue to shrink, the election of 2020 may be vastly different than the so-called experts think.

  • Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

    Democrats could take a risky route and nominate someone who taps into the energy of the leftist base, such as Warren or Sanders. But then there’s a question of whether Trump would throttle them and their unpopular positions in a general election match-up. Rather than assess the race honestly, including that Trump is overseeing a healthy domestic and global situation and is currently a favorite to win re-election, the media and other Resistance members need to keep up the illusion that Trump is an aberration and in dire trouble, a narrative they would like to run through the fall of next year in the hope that 2020 will reward their efforts to influence voters in a way 2016 did not.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    If not for sloppy record-keeping and boneheaded mistakes by individual officials, the shooters in incidents in Charleston, S.C., at Virginia Tech, and in Sunderland Springs, Texas, would not have been permitted to purchase guns. Agents at every ATF office in the country are now scrambling to recover thousands of guns that an agency contractor stole over a three-year period from their National Firearms and Ammunition Destruction Branch in Martinsburg, W.Va. How many criminals were able to arm themselves through the black market with Uncle Sam's help? This incident provides a grim reminder that if lawmakers want to do something about guns ending up in the wrong hands, they should start by minding the government's own store.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media

    The middle classes are revolting against Western managerial elites. The latter group includes professional politicians, entrenched bureaucrats, condescending academics, corporate phonies and propagandistic journalists. In the next few years, expect more grassroots demands for the restoration of the value of citizenship. There will be fewer middle-class apologies for patriotism and nationalism. The non-elite will become angrier about illegal immigration, demanding a return to the idea of measured, meritocratic, diverse and legal immigration. The anger directed at the elites will only increase until they give up -- or finally succeed in their grand agenda of a non-democratic, all-powerful Orwellian state.

  • Ben Shapiro, CNS News

    The media and Democrats have picked the right target: The lords of Big Tech are eager to please and frightened of blowback. They're political liberals who can be intimidated into censorship while being simultaneously assured that they're making the world a better place. They aren't. All it would take for this censorious moment to end would be a little backbone: Facebook, YouTube and Twitter announcing that they won't censor people unless those people violate actual First Amendment principles like incitement and libel; advertisers announcing that they won't pull their dollars based on astroturfed pressure tactics. But backbone is in short supply. And the glut of intimidation won't relax anytime soon.

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    I channeled Tom Wolfe by calling this the "Bonfire of the Mediocrities" because I don't think you could possibly find twenty-four duller individuals in a phone book (to channel William F. Buckley) than those running for the Democratic nomination. It's stunning, actually, and a sad commentary all by itself about our politics. Where are the Bobby Kennedys of yesteryear? I'd even take Hubert Humphrey, I'm so desperate. The best and the brightest? This is more like the worst and the dimmest — and I'm not just talking about Bill de Blasio and Eric Swalwell. I PREDICT... drum roll... the Democratic candidate for 2020 will be... ta-dum... Elizabeth Warren.

  • Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

    Democratic contenders are espousing policies few Americans support, and giving moderate and conservative members of their own party the cold shoulder. They’re also vowing to destroy their Republican opponent, President Trump. Eleven of the Democratic presidential contenders are calling for the House to impeach Trump, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants him in prison. That’s banana republic talk. Democrats eyeing the White House need to get real. By writing off moderate and conservative members of their own party, they’re boosting Trump’s chances of reelection. Then again, Trump’s reelection may be the gut punch that brings the Democratic Party back to its senses.

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

    The first Democratic presidential debates are scheduled for NBC and MSNBC on June 26 and 27. The Comcast-owned networks have just announced a team of five moderators for the 20 candidates who are allowed to participate, or one moderator per four contenders. 1. Rachel Maddow is a leftist, Trump-hating Russiagate conspiracy theorist. 2. Lester Holt was a one-sided disaster as a moderator between Donald Trump and Clinton in the fall of 2016. 3. Chuck Todd has a clear conflict of interest. 4. Savannah Guthrie. 5. Jose Diaz-Balart. The fabric that's been shredded here is the notion that NBC or MSNBC can be perceived by anyone with a brain wave as neutral moderators in our political debates.

  • Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

    The vulnerable around the world hear about free health care and the safety of sanctuary cities when both of those terms are lies. Yet they leave their homes after being encouraged by the news they hear and imagine an American utopia. Instead, they get California. The supposed free health care involves getting a Medi-Cal card. When getting an appointment with a doctor is impossible, they will go to an emergency room and will be among the other Medi-Cal recipients waiting in a sea of individuals who are ill and suffering. In Los Angeles, many will find themselves sleeping on the street on the now famous downtown piles of trash infested with rats and alongside others infected with lice-borne typhus.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    The question is not merely whether a Comey, McCabe, or Mueller is atypical of the FBI. Rather, where in the world, if not from the culture of the FBI, did these elite legal investigators absorb the dangerous idea that FBI lawyers and investigators could flout the law and in such arrogant fashion use their vast powers of the government to pursue their own political agendas? And why was there no internal pushback at a supercilious leadership that demonstrably had gone rogue? Certainly, the vast corpus of the Strzok-Page correspondence does reflect a unprofessional, out-of-control culture at the FBI.

  • Matt Schlapp, Fox News

    Both Democrats and Republicans in Washington have recently offered an array of misguided legislative and regulatory proposals that could later serve as the foundation to build full-scale socialized medicine programs down the road. As is always the case, once codified into law, policies can easily be manipulated, expanded and tied together by executive order and regulatory fiat, and upheld by activist courts, down the road. Ultimately, proposals like "Medicare-for-all" and other smaller proposals are costly, inefficient, inhumane and serve to upend the norms of doctor-patient relationships. Socialized medicine is not the cure; it is a debilitating human and economic disease.

  • Patti Stockman, American Thinker

    My husband, former Congressman Steve Stockman now sits in jail after being prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice. It was heartbreaking to watch as my husband shed his suit jacket, tie and belt, was shackled hand-and-foot, and led out of the U.S. District Court in Houston on April 12 last year. The government’s response to Stockman’s appeal is due to be filed in the circuit court of appeals this summer.  It is hard to imagine how they can twist the law or facts to refute the clearly presented arguments for conviction reversal. However, the wheels of federal justice turn ever so slowly. Steve Stockman may spend nearly another year deprived of his own liberties as he awaits an appeals court decision.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    Under our Constitution, many practices are protected — abortion, blasphemy, pornography, flag-burning, trashing religious beliefs — that other nations regard as symptoms of a disintegrating society. When Hillary Clinton said half of all Trump supporters could be put into a "basket of deplorables" for being "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic," she was conceding that many Trump's supporters detest many progressive values. True, but in the era of Trump, why should her liberal values be the values America champions abroad? Without an agreed-upon higher authority, values become matters of opinion. And ours are in conflict and irreconcilable.

  • Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

    The Mexican government and the educated class long ago figured out how to manipulate a succession of American governments and presidents, learning which buttons to push and how far to push them. The Mexican government urges the United States to address “the root causes” of the problem. Common sense is difficult to apply to the immigration crisis, because bad news on the border is the ill wind that blows good for some, a steady supply of cheap and easily abused labor and prospective voters for Democrats, who see them as the key to a permanent majority. But the deal with Mexico is good news for the rest of us.