The Capitol Switchboard is (202) 224-3121 we urge CHQ readers and friends to call Chairman Comer, tell him you appreciate his aggressive posture on investigating the Biden family corruption. Tell him you are with him and the Oversight Committee Republicans and that you are counting on him to expose and refer for prosecution any corrupt practices his investigation reveals.
“Potemkin village” has come into common parlance to describe efforts to put a false front on an otherwise grim situation. And in going to extraordinary lengths to put a false front on a grim situation, the Russians, historical and present, have nothing on the Democrat city officials and Biden administration immigration officials in El Paso, Texas.
By Jeffrey A. Rendall It's tempting to want to declare total victory – and play “We Are The Champions” – after conservatives forced Speaker Kevin McCarthy to agree to do things differently this Congress, but there are many, many more miles to go on the road to correcting the badly broken federal government. Let’s feel good about what we accomplished, but the work continues.
By George Rasley, CHQ EditorThe notion that seniority should decide Chairmanships and states somehow “deserve” a Committee Chairman probably died when Speaker McCarthy concluded the Rules agreement with the 20 conservative holdouts and set the new GOP House majority on a decidedly conservative path that does not include “working across the aisle.”
By Jeffrey A. Rendall As the recent dust-up in Congress amply revealed, Republicans and conservatives are craving the type of leader who will not only carry forward the cause of limited government, but also one who is talented enough to persuade the mostly indifferent American population to go along with his ideas. Ron DeSantis may be seen as a “frontrunner” today, but can he keep the momentum going?
By George Rasley, CHQ EditorIt would be churlish on our part not to recognize that Speaker Kevin McCarthy, whose leadership we have long been skeptical of, has also stepped-up to immediately make good on promises he made during his campaign for Speaker. The Capitol Switchboard is (202) 224-3121 call and thank Speaker Kevin McCarthy and the 20 conservatives who fought to return the House of Representatives to the deliberative body envisioned by the Founders.
By George Rasley, CHQ EditorIt is a strange world indeed where a “journalist” at one of the Nation’s preeminent newspapers thinks that borrowing more money equals paying off your debts, taking 72 hours to read a 4,000 page trillion dollar bill is dangerous to “democracy” and LESS debate and transparency on government spending makes for better policy.
For now, these people have what they wanted. The speakership has been reduced to a ceremonial position, and they wield far more power on House committees than their numbers justify. Now they must prove that they can govern with the narrow majority they were so anxious to control. Then they will know if “the juice was worth the squeeze.” If not, they won’t get much sympathy, and they certainly won’t be able to blame Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Leader of GOP rebellion predicts they won’t try to oust Speaker McCarthy
Mica Soellner, The Washington Times
Rep. Matt Gaetz said now that Kevin McCarthy has won the chamber’s top job, it’s unlikely he or any of the other GOP rebels will try to eject him despite new rules making it much easier to toss out the speaker. Mr. McCarthy will still face a threat to his leadership if he seeks retribution against those who tried to block him from wielding the gavel, Mr. Gaetz said, promising “mutually assured destruction” within the slim Republican majority.
What to do about Biden's classified docs?
Byron York, Washington Examiner
"I don't know what's in the documents. My lawyers have not suggested I ask what documents they were." Message: I don't know, and I don't want to know. Biden was unclear about what his lawyers were doing, why, and when. The only thing he is clear on is that he knew absolutely nothing about what his lawyers had done. Absolutely nothing. Whatever Biden knew or didn't know, hopefully, the public will soon learn more about what really went on.
Enrollment in Christian Colleges Surges While Students Flee Public Higher Ed Schools Susan Berry, PhD, The Star News Network
Student enrollment in Christian colleges and universities has increased at the same time many are leaving public sector schools of higher education. Public sector schools lost 1.1 percent of undergraduates last fall, resulting in a total two-year drop of 4.2 percent since 2020, reported the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Meanwhile, Jeremy Tate wrote many traditional, faith-based colleges have seen record-breaking enrollments.
US Big Three Auto Companies Commit to Making Cars That People Don't Want Stephen Moore, CNS News
You would think that U.S. automakers would understand a basic red, white and blue reality, which is that Americans have a special and long-standing love affair with their cars. They aren't going to trade in their Mustangs, Camaros, Cadillacs and trucks for an EV. For many of us, this would be akin to taking away our firstborn. What's sadder still is that the Japanese seem to understand American car buyers better than the execs in Detroit.
House Creates Panel on ‘Weaponization of the Federal Government’ Mimi Nguyen Ly, The Epoch Times The special panel would have various functions, including the authority to have subpoena power to receive information on intelligence-related activity. It would also have the authority to probe the federal government’s expansive role in investigations on U.S. citizens. The panel would also have the power to probe how federal agencies communicate with private companies to collect information on Americans, according to the text of the resolution.