Much to our surprise, and the benefit of the country, Attorney General Bill Barr has emerged as one of the few rational people left in establishment Washington DC and a strong and effective advocate of constitutional conservatism.

In remarks delivered to the Taxpayers’ Association of Indian River County, retiring Indian River (Florida) County Commissioner Bob Solari took a look at the state of politics today and concluded that one of the great threats to American democracy is that the balance between reason and revelation no longer exists. Both reason and revelation have been denigrated and replaced by a post-modern discourse of emotion that undermines our democracy.

Whether it’s a “white knight” or “cherry picker” waiting in the wings, 2020 Democrats are showing signs of tangible unease as we move towards the primary season. Time is running out for the party to settle on a candidate to take on a very strong President Trump next year -- will they find one?

Watching Taylor and Kent left us with the impression that what this proceeding is really all about is Trump's foreign policy decisions, not this fake quid pro quo accusation, and it is Trump's America First foreign policy that really angers the Swamp and the Foggy Bottom cookie pushers at the State Department.

If the central message of the film Harriet is Harriet Tubman’s faith and reliance on God to inspire and sustain her fight for freedom, then the visual subtext of the movie is that very often the Lord’s chosen instrument to preserve her life and secure the freedom of her charges was one very large gun.

Mark Sanford’s #NeverTrump fool’s errand was destined to fail from the outset. The Democrats’ stupid impeachment witch hunt isn’t the reason why Sanford couldn’t get anyone interested in his cause -- there never really was one to begin with. Trump’s fate will be decided by the voters in 2020… but his enemies will never quit.

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Much to our surprise, and the benefit of the country, Attorney General Bill Barr has emerged as one of the few rational people left in establishment Washington DC and a strong and effective advocate of constitutional conservatism.

In remarks delivered to the Taxpayers’ Association of Indian River County, retiring Indian River (Florida) County Commissioner Bob Solari took a look at the state of politics today and concluded that one of the great threats to American democracy is that the balance between reason and revelation no longer exists. Both reason and revelation have been denigrated and replaced by a post-modern discourse of emotion that undermines our democracy.

Whether it’s a “white knight” or “cherry picker” waiting in the wings, 2020 Democrats are showing signs of tangible unease as we move towards the primary season. Time is running out for the party to settle on a candidate to take on a very strong President Trump next year -- will they find one?

Watching Taylor and Kent left us with the impression that what this proceeding is really all about is Trump's foreign policy decisions, not this fake quid pro quo accusation, and it is Trump's America First foreign policy that really angers the Swamp and the Foggy Bottom cookie pushers at the State Department.

If the central message of the film Harriet is Harriet Tubman’s faith and reliance on God to inspire and sustain her fight for freedom, then the visual subtext of the movie is that very often the Lord’s chosen instrument to preserve her life and secure the freedom of her charges was one very large gun.

Mark Sanford’s #NeverTrump fool’s errand was destined to fail from the outset. The Democrats’ stupid impeachment witch hunt isn’t the reason why Sanford couldn’t get anyone interested in his cause -- there never really was one to begin with. Trump’s fate will be decided by the voters in 2020… but his enemies will never quit.

As we watch the Kafkaesque proceedings unfold in Democrat Adam Schiff’s hearing room just remember, when and where Democrats are in charge it is not just Donald Trump who is subject to secret proceedings and secret witnesses, you too can and will be stripped of your rights and barred from defending yourself if Democrats decide they don’t like you.

We urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Representative and Senators (the toll-free Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044), tell your Representative and Senators that you will no longer countenance trillion-dollar deficits and that your vote in the 2020 election depends on their vote against more spending and for fiscal responsibility.

The media is excited about the prospect of a Michael Bloomberg “white knight” presidential candidacy, but no one else -- including Democrats -- is. The former NYC mayor is too old, too rich and too out-of-touch to be taken seriously in the big picture. If Bloomberg tries it, it’ll only result in one more reputation ruined by national politics.

We think the only way that this outrage against constitutional government is going to end is if Democrats are made to understand that they are going to pay at the ballot box for trying to overturn the 2016 election, and our friends at the Club for Growth have stepped up to start to make that happen.

Senator Bernie Sanders said a mandatory gun buyback is essentially confiscation, which he says is unconstitutional. However, lest you be fooled into thinking that the old Socialist warhorse has suddenly revealed a newfound affection for private property you’d be wrong, because, while Sen. Sanders may be opposed to confiscation of your firearms, he still wants your money.

By no stretch of the imagination is Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren anything like President Donald Trump. Democrats could only hope their presidential choice would engender the types of political qualities and talents Trump possesses. The harder they search the more they realize it’s a monumental task.

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  • Ken Cuccinelli, The Hill

    This proposed rule does not change the eligibility criteria for asylum, and any illegal alien denied work authorization while their applications are pending still gains employment authorization if and when they are actually granted asylum. Ultimately, closing asylum loopholes and protecting the integrity of our Nation’s immigration system will benefit both the United States and those who qualify for humanitarian protection. An asylum system bogged down by those who will not likely qualify for asylum jeopardizes the fate of legitimate asylum seekers. USCIS is focused on strengthening America’s immigration system, stemming the crisis at the southern border, and protecting those who qualify for asylum under the law.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    The Democrats' determination to cut off questions about the origins of the Trump-Ukraine investigation is strikingly similar to their determination to cut off questions about the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. In both cases, they fought hard to keep secret the origins of investigations that have shaken the nation, deeply divided the electorate, and affected the future of the presidency. In the Trump-Russia affair, the investigation was entrusted to a special counsel who ultimately could not establish that Schiff's and the Democrats' key allegation. Now, House Democrats are doing the Trump-Ukraine investigation themselves, making it easier to reach the conclusion they want.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    The dramatic depictions of Ukraine as our embattled ally are false. We are not now nor have we ever been obligated to fight for its sovereignty or territorial integrity. Efforts to bring Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia into NATO have been repeatedly rebuffed. Kent and Taylor are honorable men. But they are career diplomats of the Department of State and veteran advocates of a foreign policy that sees Russia as an enduring aggressor and Ukraine as a fighting ally entitled to U.S. military assistance. They have, in the old phrase, gone native. They champion the policies of yesterday and the embattled countries to which they are accredited and to whose causes they have become converted.

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    Due process is not about a result but about giving everyone a chance to tell his side of the story. You have a sham process where prosecutors with a clear bias and a prejudgment of the facts are not trying to make a factual determination but to orchestrate a show trial designed to validate the decision they reached before this whole Ukrainian thing even started – before the fake Russia thing began. Heck, before Stumbles McMyturn even lost. This is an unAmerican disgrace. It deprives the American people of their rights. Of course, our garbage elite waves that off. When you change the standards in your “special case,” every case inevitably becomes a “special case.” Then it becomes normal.

  • Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

    The narrative maintains that naming a whistleblower violates not only law but also morality. Why does Adam Schiff not want us to meet the whistleblower? Why did Twitter suspend Donald Trump Jr.’s account on Wednesday for mentioning his name? Why do news outlets claiming that “democracy dies in darkness” keep the democracy in the dark about Eric Ciaramella? The president’s antagonists do not want us to know the whistleblower’s name because his identity reveals him not as a whistleblower but as an antagonist. Removing his anonymity poses a threat not to Ciaramella but to the project, termed a “coup” by his attorney two years ago, he joined to remove the president by any means necessary.

  • Stephen Moore, Washington Times

    Mr. Trump and the Republicans need a new tax cut plan — just as a rock n roll band who’s album has just gone platinum needs a new album out next year. The fact that Democrats are so open about their lust for higher taxes, makes the case for a Republican tax cut, even stronger. What would a new tax plan look like? I’m a big fan of the Steve Forbes’ 18 percent post card flat tax. That’s probably too big and bold for now. Mr. Trump has said he wants any new tax cut to be aimed at the middle class. Let the liberals spend the next 11 months trying to explain why higher taxes and lower take home pay is better for families than lower taxes and MORE take home pay.  That should be fascinating to watch.

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    Democrats made the odd choice to devote their first public hearing to a couple of Foggy Bottom diplomats, William Taylor and George Kent. Despite the lipstick that has been applied by the Democrats and the media, Wednesday’s hearing had a distinct porcine aroma about it. And nothing that Taylor or Kent offered neutralized the stench. Wednesday tended to prove what Devin Nunes said when the committee convened: “By undermining the president who they are supposed to be serving, elements of the FBI, the Department of Justice, and now the State Department have lost the confidence of millions of Americans.” The voters can smell the rot. And they will fumigate the swamp in 2020.

  • Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

    No doubt many voters are sitting on the Trump bubble, uncertain whether to sign up for another spin with him or whatever the Democrats are supposed to represent now. Medicare for All? Former GOP House Speaker John Boehner’s wheel-spinning term looks like a legislative golden age compared to what Mrs. Pelosi has done with her majority. What the speaker may have recognized this summer is that the activists’ take down Trump project was turning into three wasted years, and that voters might go looking for someone to blame for that. Once the Adam Schiff show closes, undecided voters will have about 10 months to decide if his politics of pursuit and retribution has been worth the trouble.

  • Michael Goodwin, New York Post

    Is that it? Is that all they’ve got? The Adam Schiff show was a flop. Schiff is serious about not wanting to hear the other side of the story. He refuses to summon the so-called whistleblower, and his party shows absolutely no interest in learning why Hunter Biden got rich while his father was visiting Ukraine repeatedly. Dems and their media handmaidens mock Trump’s interest in what role Ukraine played in 2016, deriding it as a wild conspiracy theory. Dems obviously fear a fair and complete investigation of all the facts, one that reveals their contacts with the whistleblower, his political connections and all the events involving Ukraine and the Bidens. What are they hiding?

  • Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

    It represents an internal plot to subvert the work of the president and demands an investigation. To what degree did this organizing and collusion against the sitting president extend? If they were reaching out to the U.N. ambassador, who else did they attempt to recruit and corrupt? What issues did they intervene in? What damage was done to U.S. interests? Are other recruited corrupt actors still operating in the White House? Did someone recruit Mr. Kelly and Mr. Tillerson, or are they the core tumor of this cancer? This disturbing revelation of Ms. Haley’s provides a microcosmic look at the diseased self-regard that is endemic of the Deep State leading it to believe that they are in charge.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    As taxes climbed, schools eroded, and funds for infrastructure were diverted elsewhere, millions of middle-class Californians fled. The total numbers of this continuing exodus are still in dispute. Many left in despair over climbing gas, sales and income taxes that seemed to worsen rather improve state infrastructure and services. This tripartite demographic revolution proved disastrous for the Republican party. The GOP lost much of its base to other states. Many conservative voters left for small-government, low-tax alternatives. Republican efforts to reduce taxes, limit some abortions, and fund additional roads and dams had little appeal to the new gentry classes on the coast.

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

    The networks are always and forever going to try and beat this president senseless with negative coverage. It's out of control. During the six weeks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the inquiry (Sept. 24 through Nov. 5), "the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts churned out 398 minutes of coverage to the Ukraine scandal." Important, yes, but it's "more than three-fifths of all administration news during this period." The tone of overall coverage was 96% negative. That makes the long-running average of 90% look good. The negativity is both bombastic and shameless. Facts about the booming economy drew just 4 minutes and 6 seconds of coverage during these six weeks.

  • R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

    Who is it that the Democrats are going to focus on? In 2020, what voting group will form the most stable, reliable bloc for them? I think they will go with the core voters they have gone with year in and year out for the last 20 years. They won the election for them in 2008 and again in 2012. They will go for the voters whom I have been calling for years the Moron Vote: that is to say, the voters who believe things that are clearly unbelievable to normal citizens. In fact, I would say they believe in things that more and more Americans believe are clearly preposterous. I believe the Democrats are going to lose in 2020. There just are not enough Morons out there.

  • Michael Van Der Galien, PJ Media

    On his extremely popular radio talk show, Mark Levin lashed out at Ann Coulter, The Drudge Report, Anthony Scaramucci, Democrats, and the mainstream media for their relentless war on President Trump and now their collective call for his impeachment. Just in case those "sellouts" think they can get back in conservatives' good graces after a while, Levin warned them. "We have long memories here, don't we, Levinites? Long memories." Coulter, Scaramucci, Drudge and all the others who became "rich and famous" for being professional conservatives, are wise to pay attention. If they think they can turn against Trump now and get away with it, they're sorely mistaken.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    Bloomberg’s move is a symptom of Democratic anxiety. We’ve seen it before, in both parties. At the beginning of a primary season, with a big field of candidates starting the race, the party faithful say, “Isn’t this great? We have so many good candidates — almost an embarrassment of riches!” Then, after several months of campaigning, they say, “Can’t somebody enter this race and save us?” The answer is no. The Democratic field is what it is. One of the candidates in the race right now will win the nomination, go on to face Trump, and have a chance to become the next president. There’s no savior waiting to rescue Democrats, and that includes Michael Bloomberg.