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Outsiders vs. Insiders: Don’t allow ‘Chucky’ Schumer & Collins to blow up Trump’s Court pick

When the rubber hits the road public pressure will have little to do with whether President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee is confirmed or not. Schumer and Democrats can shout “extreme!” all they want and it won’t matter. The power is in Republicans’ hands; will they use it?

Trump Must Stick to His Supreme Court List

Jonah Goldberg, National Review

For Trump, sticking to the list would please more people than any other option within the realm of the possible. It would also have the most democratic legitimacy because this is what the president very explicitly campaigned on. That seems like a good standard to adhere to these days. Liberals who demand that the president untether himself from this commitment and go with his instincts may not have thought through how that might work out.

When the left can't come to grips with losing power

Victor Davis Hanson, Washington Times

To progressives, Mr. Trump became not an opponent to be beaten with a better agenda, but an evil to be destroyed. Moderate Democrats were written off as dense; left-wing fringe elements were praised as clever. Voters in 2016 bristled at redistribution, open borders, bigger government and higher taxes, but progressives are now promising those voters even more of what they didn’t want. Furious over the sudden and unexpected loss of power, enraged progressives have so far done almost everything to lose even more of it.

Trump and Britain are a good match

Editors, Washington Examiner

The most important element of Trump's visit will be to prove that the special Anglo-American relationship is unyielding. He has already taken positive action here by backing away from controversial remarks and promising support for British interests. But he should push for greater U.K.-U.S. cooperation. We hope the president will enjoy his visit to his mother's homeland next week. But it is an important trip, too. Britain is a very special ally and has earned Trump's recognition as such.

This is What Happens When the Other Side Controls the Mass Media (12 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
By the numbers, 1964 was an unmitigated disaster for conservatives.  But it was worse than it had to be, since the liberals controlled all of the mass media, and used that pulpit to smear all conservatives as fascists and Nazis.  It worked—for the time being, in Excerpt 12 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: America’s cultural split much deeper than clash between political tribes

Politics is not religion and there’s no such thing as partisan “tribes” unless people choose to create them in their own minds. America isn’t experiencing political sport and it's more serious than theater – we could be in the beginning stages of a civil war with no signs of a ceasefire.

The Democratic Party Has a Death Wish

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

All of us have moments of self-sabotage, but what we are witnessing with the Democratic Party now is a massive expression of this, approaching self-destruction.  Trump hatred has released something far deeper than anger at one person. The rage is projected outward at a supposedly unjust country, but also equally at themselves, mocking or inverting everything they previously stood for.

Never Trumpers Suffer Yet Another Utter Humiliation

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Even today, this dwindling band of bow-tied nimrods still whine despite these manifest conservative triumphs. And their numbers grow fewer as the evidence grows in support of an undeniable conclusion: The election of Donald Trump was a conservative triumph of a magnitude we are only beginning to fully appreciate. It’s still kind of sad to watch the spectacle of these clowns still making fools of themselves.

Why There Was No Mass Libertarian Movement—Lessons for Conservatives (11 of 45)

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Why did conservatives succeed in creating a mass movement, while the libertarians fell short?  This is not just ancient history—there are critical lessons here for today’s conservatives, in this excerpt (No. 11 of 45) from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power.

The Perfidious Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney has made it clear he is running to be the leader of the #NeverTrump resistance, not to be Utah’s junior Senator. So, being nice to Kim Jong Un has a better chance of getting him to abandon his nuclear weapons than being nice to Mitt Romney has of getting him to support Trump.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: 4th of July fireworks a prelude to political pyrotechnics over Court

No doubt there will be many things on the minds of Americans as they celebrate the nation’s independence tomorrow, with the specter of the looming fight over the Supreme Court hovering in the foreground. The fireworks display this year will just be a prelude to the political pyrotechnics to come.

Liberals Hype Comedian 'Collusion'

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

All is apparently right with the world when the networks work overtime to confirm the "effortless" coolness of Democratic leaders. But Republicans can never be normalized or humanized by late-night hosts. When Johnny Carson mocked President Ronald Reagan, it was gentle and had a "just kidding" vibe. All these years later, the left expects late-night comedians to lead a vicious campaign of character assassination to ruin Trump, which is why Fallon's hair mussing gets metaphorically reimagined as treason.

Put down the shovel, President Trump, and pick up a machete

Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump has a fondness for business-government deals, as he showed with his subsidy package for Carrier in Indiana. The instinct to help employers may be laudable, but Trump’s duty is not to Carrier, Boeing, or Foxconn. It's to all workers. Subsidies cannot stimulate the whole economy. It takes a rising economic tide to lift all boats. The best way to ensure economic boom times is for Trump to put down the shovel and pick up the machete needed to hack away regulations and taxes that choke investment.

The Supreme Court and the ‘Travel Ban’

Doug Bandow, The American Spectator

In Trump v. Hawaii the justices did their duty. I don’t like the policy result. But if our liberties are to be secure, the law and Constitution must mean something. They must be more than empty vessels into which the next Supreme Court appointee can pour his or her biases. Otherwise our liberties will be constantly at risk, dependent on the rule of men rather than of law.

Obama Minions Poised To Attack Iowa’s Conservative Senator Chuck Grassley

Obama has trained 40,000 Far Left agitators to disrupt Republican townhall meetings this summer. We encourage all our CHQ readers and friends in Iowa to attend Senator Grassley’s townhall meetings today and tomorrow to counter the Obama, Soros, Holder disruption planned by Indivisible Iowa.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Who better understands conservatives, George Will or Donald Trump?

The jury’s still out on who will vote for whom in this year’s elections, but one thing’s for sure: George Will and the #NeverTrumpers won’t have much say in it. President Trump’s approval numbers are inching up slowly and Americans aren’t dumb -- the Democrats present no realistic alternative.

Democrats Have Already Started The Second Civil War

The FBI defines domestic terrorism as events that appear intended to "intimidate or coerce a civilian population" or "influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion." If that is not what the Left has been engaged in with increasing ferocity, especially over the past two weeks, then “intimidation and coercion” have lost their meaning.

Is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Still Smirking?

Yesterday, Rep. Jim Jordan grilled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the documents he has been withholding from Congress, as Rosenstein smirked his way through the questioning. But Rosenstein may not be smirking now as the House passed a resolution demanding he comply with its subpeonas by July 6.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How do you spell game change in 2018? S-U-P-R-E-M-E C-O-U-R-T

President Trump likely didn’t beg Justice Kennedy to retire but no one would’ve blamed him if he had. Kennedy’s departure not only represents a golden opportunity to remake the Court for a generation, it also gives Republicans a winning cause to run on this fall. It’s game on for 2018.

Afghanistan: Less Important Than Porn Stars

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The "news" you see at night on broadcast television is defined by what "outrage" has been perpetrated by President Donald Trump. The American Army at war in Afghanistan is 30 percent as important as a two-bit prostitute. Whatever might cause the end of the Trump presidency is "news." Whatever might cause the re-election of Donald Trump is treated like it belongs in a deep, dark cave like containers of radioactive waste. Whatever is news is not news if it doesn't fit that narrative.