Today, illegal aliens make up 29% of the U.S. prison population – or 500,000 illegals. Those numbers are about to soar. This latest invasion of illegals is not about poor children coming here for a better life. It’s about criminal violence and it’s about money: a $300 billion a year industry of drugs and gang crime. 

If there is a Tea Party national security policy it is certainly “peace through strength.” The challenge for Tea Partiers going forward is how to pursue that policy in the face of an implacable Islamist cultural enemy that has been all too ready to provoke the U.S. into military intervention through unconventional attacks on our interests abroad and terrorism in our own homeland. 

CHQ contributor Doug Bandow argues that rather than turn the Islamic State into a U.S. military priority, and take America into war, we should organize an Islamic coalition against the Islamic State. 

Please join Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall (con) and Mike Farris (pro) and listen to both sides of the argument in a debate moderated by Ken Cuccinelli.  There will be an opportunity for the audience to have their questions answered.  The debate will take place  on Thursday evening, August 28, from 7:00-9:00 PM at Colgan Hall on the campus of the Northern Virginia Community College located at 6901 Sudley Rd. Manassas, VA 20109. 

The revelation that Lois Lerner's email could be recovered from a government-wide back-up system reminds us anew of the arrogant smirk on the face of IRS Chief John Koskinen's face as he testified before Congress that Lois Lerner's emails could not be recovered. This article includes must see video of Judical Watch's Tom Fitton explaining the significance of the latest IRS admission about Lerner's missing emails.

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Today, illegal aliens make up 29% of the U.S. prison population – or 500,000 illegals. Those numbers are about to soar. This latest invasion of illegals is not about poor children coming here for a better life. It’s about criminal violence and it’s about money: a $300 billion a year industry of drugs and gang crime. 

Please join Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall (con) and Mike Farris (pro) and listen to both sides of the argument in a debate moderated by Ken Cuccinelli.  There will be an opportunity for the audience to have their questions answered.  The debate will take place  on Thursday evening, August 28, from 7:00-9:00 PM at Colgan Hall on the campus of the Northern Virginia Community College located at 6901 Sudley Rd. Manassas, VA 20109. 

If there is a Tea Party national security policy it is certainly “peace through strength.” The challenge for Tea Partiers going forward is how to pursue that policy in the face of an implacable Islamist cultural enemy that has been all too ready to provoke the U.S. into military intervention through unconventional attacks on our interests abroad and terrorism in our own homeland. 

CHQ contributor Doug Bandow argues that rather than turn the Islamic State into a U.S. military priority, and take America into war, we should organize an Islamic coalition against the Islamic State. 

“Republicans are shipping jobs overseas. Democrats allow overseas people to come and get the jobs. The result is the same — our kids are being shafted.”

“Where we are now is we have a huge festering problem... and it is going to take a combination effort to defeat ISIS,” says House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Mac Thornberry. 

The revelation that Lois Lerner's email could be recovered from a government-wide back-up system reminds us anew of the arrogant smirk on the face of IRS Chief John Koskinen's face as he testified before Congress that Lois Lerner's emails could not be recovered. This article includes must see video of Judical Watch's Tom Fitton explaining the significance of the latest IRS admission about Lerner's missing emails.

American “boots on the ground” and “nation building.”

Club for Growth Spokesman Barney Keller said this about President Obama's 180 on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, "2014 Obama should follow the lead of 2008 Obama, who called the Export-Import Bank a ‘fund for corporate welfare.’ While reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank may mean millions in profits for the President's golfing buddies, it also means billions in taxpayer exposure to just a few politically connected companies.”

The precedent of Trent Lott’s loss of his Senate leadership position for a racially insensitive comment ought to disqualify Harry Reid from holding his position in national politics, but Reid gets a pass because perpetual outrage about real or imagined racial slurs and slights is the almost exclusive province of the Left and liberal Democrats.

We've got some polling data from top pollster Kellyanne Conway at The Polling Company that the establishment media, Big Business and President Obama don't want you to see because it shows they've been lying about illegal immigration from the git go.

The Perry indictment has backfired, but it is evidence of how far the left will go to achieve their political ends.

Front Page Headlines

  • Washington Examiner Editorial

    Disinterring Lois Lerner's emails is important not, as some say, because they might establish a direct link to the White House, but because the Tea Party and conservative groups — not to mention people with a disinterested care for the preservation of democracy — deserve to know the truth about the nest of bureaucratic vipers they were up against.

  • Melinda Deslatte, AP

    "The federal government has hijacked and destroyed the Common Core initiative," Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said in a statement. "Common Core is the latest effort by big government disciples to strip away state rights and put Washington, D.C., in control of everything."

  • Bob Christie, AP

    The race focused heavily on Common Core. Diane Douglas fiercely opposed the program, calling it "top-down government control of our education system." Incumbent John Huppenthal long backed Common Core, but said during a debate with Douglas that he "never supported the standards."

  • Tony Lee, Breitbart

    Texas Governor Rick Perry has reportedly aligned himself with two of the most infamous Republican establishment operatives known for trashing conservatives.

  • David Schwartz, Reuters

    Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey backed by national tea party leaders like Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Mike Lee (R-Tex.) defeated rivals Scott Smith, the former mayor of Mesa and a more moderate Republican and Go Daddy executuve wildcard Christine Jones.

  • Scott Smith, Bloomberg Businessweek

    Immigration has dominated the Arizona GOP governor primary, and the business candidates are basically indistinguishable from Tea Partiers. The delineations we’ve come to expect between Tea Party and business are utterly scrambled in Arizona.

  • Dustin Hawkins, About.com

    Hawkins reviews the 2014 crop of Republican Senate nominees and takes a look at which candidates give conservatives some incentive to help vote in a Republican majority.

  • David Mark, Politix

    Rep. Jeff Duncan says he's going to give tougher scrutiny to the practice of the feds giving surplus military equipment to local police after recent clashes in Ferguson, Mo. The SC Republican is usually a reliable supporter of law enforcement.

  • Jason Noble, The Des Moines Register

    The Unlocking Potential Project, a group headed by Carly Fiorina whose aim is to turn out Republican-voting women, is setting up shop in Iowa to help Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst.

  • Niger Innis, The Hill

    The gleeful speculation of the “demise” of the tea party amidst disappointing 2014 primary results is giving way to a very different reality. Seasoned political observers have come to realize that the opposite is in fact true; the tea party is maturing as a political movement. 

  • Floyd Brown, Western Journalism

    Brown says the people who think the Tea Party is toast don't know their history. The crony capitalists may have won a round or two, but the future belongs to the unmatched energy and passion of the Tea Party and its young candidates like Chris McDaniel.

  • John Avlon, The Daily Beast

    Daily Beast editor in chief claims that beneath the tough Senate hand dealt to Democrats, there is a lot of swing voter discontent with Tea Party governors who failed to steer toward the center once in office. 

  • Letitia Stein, The Raw Story

    Despite strong headwinds favoring Republicans in the midterm elections, the Washington-based Cook Political Report recently switched Florida's Congressional District 2 race pitting incumbent Republican Steve Southerland against Democrat Gwen Graham from “lean Republican” to “toss-up.”

  • Zach Noble, The Blaze

    Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, may have his differences with President Barack Obama, but on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, he made it clear that he wants the president to strike the growing Islamic State NOW — and go to Congress for authorization right away.

  • FOX News

    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, in another sign he will run for president, called front-running, potential Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton a “war hawk” likely to scare 2016 voters who are tired of U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.

  • Aaron Blake, The Washington Post

    The Nation's self-proclaimed political journal of record tells Obama, "President Obama, for watching your agenda slice into the deep rough, you had the worst week in Washington."

  • Samuel Smith, Christian Post

    CP writer buys the idea promoted by political science professor Dr. John Ishiyama that "in the general election, you have to actually tack towards the center in order to appeal towards a broader constituency so that you can win in the general election."

  • Jack Butler, The Washington Free Beacon

    In Conservative Insurgency: The Struggle To Take America Back, 2009-2041, Kurt Schlichter creates an entertaining fictional, but plausible, oral history (like that used in Max Brook’s World War Z), to describe how today’s somewhat beleaguered conservatism triumphed in the near future. 

  • Ross Douthat, The New York Times

    Douthat says within the commentariat, the most interesting division has opened within American conservatism, where a large group of conservative and libertarian writers have been much less inclined than perhaps they/we would have been thirty years ago to give the police the benefit of the doubt. 

  • Associated Press

    After a federal court halted the Democrats' partisan Wisconsin witch hunt Dem prosecutors have now asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow them to restart the probe. 

  • Breitbart TV

    Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH 25 that because of the threat of groups like ISIS “we're in the most dangerous position we've ever been in as a nation.” 

  • Allahpundit, Hot Air

    Perry is conspicuously calling for all military options against ISIS. ISIS has every incentive to kill Americans here. Nothing would lift their prestige in the jihadiverse more than an attack on American soil. They have nothing to lose at this point by holding off either.