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Twitter Tilts 2020 With an Ad Ban

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that his platform will no longer accept political advertising. He thinks being able to buy advertising is an unfair and undemocratic advantage: "While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions." In the final analysis, this is all about what Jack Dorsey and his leadership at Twitter want: control of their public conversation and the ability to decide what is and is not acceptable. Advertising diminishes that power. So advertising must go.

The Assaults On Trump Explained

What we have been witnessing is not American politics as usual, but a sophisticated intelligence operation to destabilize and overthrow the legitimate government of the United States. Each step along the path to impeachment is exactly what the CIA or the intelligence agency of a foreign power would do to destabilize and eventually replace the leader of an unfriendly government.

Senate GOP Needs A Spine Transplant

It’s time Republican Senators got a spine transplant from House Members like Reps. Andy Biggs, Matt Gaetz, Steve Scalise, Devin Nunes and John Ratcliffe. We urge CHQ readers and friends to call Republican Senators, the toll-free Capitol Switchboard number is (1-866-220-0044). Tell them this is a fight to the death for the future of constitutional government and you want them in it on President Trump’s side.

Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Shut Up?

Jared Whitley, Real Clear Politics

On the one hand we have a party whose policies lead toward failure, ruin, and urban rot – a party that demands total control over every aspect of American life but cannot even run monolithically Democratic cities like Portland or San Francisco. On the other hand, protecting us from that we have a guy who sends mean tweets and calls people names. I’d call that a bargain. And I’d call Mitt Romney jealous and petty for not acknowledging this. He's only impressing people who didn't vote for him in 2012. There is hardly any such thing as a former Trump supporter. There are, however, many, many former Romney supporters.

#WheresLindsey

The Twitter hashtag #WheresLindsey has had over 100,000 associated tweets, we urge our friends and followers on Twitter tweet this article using that hashtag. In the alternative, the toll-free Capitol Switchboard number is (1-866-220-0044), please call Sen. Graham and urge him to subpoena all the miscreants he has promised to bring before his Committee, but whom he has so far failed to put under oath in front of the American people.

Mitt Romney Implodes After Outing of Secret Twitter Persona

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

What we have is yet another glimpse of just how unprincipled Mitt Romney is. He believes Trump appeals to racism and misogyny — but he was thrilled to have his endorsement in 2012. He told liberal Massachusetts voters in 2002 he was “not a partisan Republican” but a “moderate” whose “views are progressive.” But in 2012, running for the GOP presidential nomination, he told his conservative audience he was a “severe conservative.” The difference between what happens when conservatives are excited to rally to their candidate and what happens when they are not could not be greater than in the response of the GOP base to Romney in 2012 and Trump in 2016.

Conservative Free Speech Alliance Passes 60 Member Organizations

The Free Speech Alliance (FSA), a coalition of conservative organizations and conservative leaders committed to protecting free speech online, surpassed 60 members yesterday. To sign your organization on as a coalition member, please submit your request through this contact form, and a member of the External Affairs team will be in touch ASAP.

Conservatives Launch “Internet Accountability Project” To Hold Big Tech Accountable For Their Bad Acts

The Internet Accountability Project (IAP), a new 501(c)(4) nonprofit advocacy organization, has been launched to oppose “Big Tech” and hold them accountable for their bad acts. Mike Davis, a former top Senate Judiciary Committee counsel who guided the Kavanaugh confirmation and Rachel Bovard, a conservative policy leader will head the new organization.

Live Action Proves Facebook Censorship Of Pro-Lifers

Not only did Facebook fail to get disinterested perspectives, they appear to have gone out of their way to find pro-abortion activists whose public opposition to pro-life views is indisputable. This is clear evidence of bias and discrimination against Live Action's over three million strong Facebook community members and an outrageous act of censorship on the part of Facebook.

Silicon Valley’s Corporate Totalitarianism Growing

The most disturbing attribute of a corporate social credit system is not that it’s invasive, but that it’s extralegal. Crimes are punished outside the legal system, which means no presumption of innocence, no legal representation, no judge, no jury, and often no appeal says tech and society commentator Mike Elgan.

The perils of trading social interaction for social media

Salena Zito, Washington Examiner

We should be able to have a normal political debate. America was founded partly in a fight to express political disagreement. Many of us have not too distant ancestors who escaped oppressive societies, kingdoms, dictators, and/or countries so they and their children could express dissent. And yet, social media has become a place where it can be downright dangerous to so. What have we created? We have been given a technological gift, and we’ve abused it in the worst possible way. Social media might have allowed us to engage in the kind of open discourse that is the lifeblood of democracy.

How Long Before Hong Kong Suffers Bloody Communist Crackdown?

Demands by Hong Kong citizens for freedom and government accountability represent an existential threat to the system of social credit-imposed conformity that now undergirds Communist Chinese society. The United States must be prepared to confront the Communist Chinese strongly and firmly if and when the much-anticipated crackdown comes.

Maybe Now Congress Will Rein In The Tech Lords

It's good and long overdue that the GOP leadership finally figured out that you don’t feed your enemies – but the advertising money they are withholding from Twitter is a rounding error to these giant tech companies. What is really needed is serious, sustained and vigorously executed litigation and enforcement of anti-trust laws and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Bullying Democrats Will Attack Trump Donors

This isn’t the first time Democrats and their Leftwing allies have used election records to harass and intimidate people with whom they disagree. So, Rep. Castro’s smirking denials on Morning Joe didn’t really hide anything, because we remember what happened to supporters of California’s Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to limit marriage to one man and one woman.

Trump Is Just Saying What Regular Americans Think

As is often the case when Trump drops a Twitter bomb on Democrats, middle America seems to agree with the President. The consensus about Rep. Ilhan Omar we found during a foray to our favorite shooting range was “don’t let the screen door hit her in the butt” and the President’s tweets criticizing her were liked over 168,000 times with comments equally as brutal.

The Secret To A Trump Landslide

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
There’s no guarantee that just because the Democrats set themselves on fire on national TV Trump is going to walk away with an easy 2020 victory. The real secret to creating a Donald Trump landslide in 2020 is for conservatives to take the lead in nationalizing the 2019-2020 elections by BRANDING the Democrats using targeted direct marketing through new and alternative media, especially in battle ground states and key congressional districts.

“A Completely Ludicrous Quote” Gets Treated As Real News

We agree with President Trump, there is a huge difference between a mistake of fact and the reporting of social media comments that today’s “journalists” treat as news and report without vetting. Some system of holding those who promulgate, and often profit from fake news needs to be found.

Democrats Have A Three-Part Plan For The Politics Of Impeachment

House Democrats have a well-thought-out plan to regain control of the federal government; part one is to push the message that President Trump is engaged in a coverup. Trump supporters should hit every social media platform, letter to the editor column and other public fora with the question “Cover up of what?” every time a Democrat or Left-leaning media personality surfaces to make the charge.

Bernie Brings In $18.2 Million Driving Democrats Further Left

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders is leading the Democrat presidential field in fundraising and grassroots organizing and pushing the Democrats further Left. Having booked $18.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, Sanders is almost guaranteed to take his Socialist campaign to every Democrat primary and debate.

Plan To See Unplanned

Unplanned is an important film because it makes us consider the moral weight of the mind-numbing statistic of the 60 million abortions that have been performed in the United States since Roe v Wade. Through the eyes of one woman who once believed she was doing good, we see the horror of abortion for what it truly is.