Australia took a stand against Facebook — and got silenced

February 19, 2021

On Wednesday, Facebook launched a capital strike against the country of Australia. Rather than continue negotiations with Australia regarding paying for the news content circulating on its platform, Facebook decided to pull up stakes. Within hours, the company announced it would “restrict publishers and people in Australia” from sharing or viewing news content. This restriction was also […]

It’s Time For Conservatives To Take On Big Tech Tyrants. Here’s How

February 8, 2021

If conservatives want to preserve access to the online infrastructure of commerce and speech, they’re going to have to break up Big Tech. Rachel Bovard In a passage in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, a character named Mike is asked how he went bankrupt. “Gradually,” he replies. “Then all at once.” Such a framing could also […]

Meadows joins CPI as Senior Partner

January 27, 2021

DeMint: “Mark is one of the most widely respected conservative leaders in country, and we couldn’t be more excited for him to join our team to support and build the conservative movement”   Washington, D.C. – Today, the Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) Chairman Jim DeMint announced that former U.S. Congressman and White House Chief of […]

The Purge Begins. Conservatives Must Not Surrender.

January 12, 2021

We are all still reeling from the events of last week. Thousands of Americans gathered in Washington to protest the lack of interest being shown by politicians — Republicans, in particular — toward allegations of election fraud in multiple states. Disturbingly, what began as a largely peaceful protest of thousands saw a portion of the […]

Time to defund the defunders

July 31, 2020

Like many Americans, Republicans in Congress have a hard time coming up with a plan to fight back against antifa and the outraged mob that has terrorized communities across the country. The main goal of these rioters is to defund police departments. It is so insane that it is hard to respond with anything more […]

DEMINT: Trump Can Unite America Against the Woke Mobs

July 23, 2020

The “Great Awokening” – the bizarre combination of hypersensitivity and inhuman cruelty among left-wing social justice mobs – is not a grassroots political movement, and certainly not an anti-establishment revolution. It’s performance art organized by and for America’s progressive elites. It may look angry and unpredictable and subversive, but for the elites who run America’s […]

Senate Democrat Thwarts Resolution to Condemn Mob Violence

July 17, 2020

Lauren Kaylor | James A. West Intern  A festering wound of mass mob violence infects the United States in the summer of 2020. After the death of George Floyd on May 25, thousands pressed into anarchic brigades of chaos, unleashing destruction and devastation on thousands of American citizens and their property. Many innocent people have […]

Freedom & Truth: A Response to the June Medical Services LLC v. Russo Decision

July 10, 2020

Max Montana | The Senator Tom Coburn Intern In a 5-4 ruling on June 29, the United States Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana state law that required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for the majority, stated that the law would place “substantial obstacles in the path […]

Jim DeMint: The COVID Con

July 2, 2020

If you want a preview of what the world socialists want, you don’t need to read Karl Marx or the Democratic Party’s campaign platform. You can just remember your COVID spring. I remember mine. What I’ll always remember is the hysteria, the bullying, the lying and the devastating pain caused by all of the above. […]

Fund the police, defund the Left

June 29, 2020

America’s police departments are full of the bravest, most selfless, honest, and beloved men and women our country produces. They are patriots, a large proportion of whom join the force after serving in our military. They keep us safe. They are the reason we can sleep soundly in our beds at night. They put their […]

Jim DeMint – I’ve changed my mind about China. America should too.

May 15, 2020

It was the year 2001 and I was a second-term U.S. congressman from South Carolina. Opening trade with China was the top priority of Republican President George Bush. The pressure was on Republicans in Congress to support his initiative to give China permanent most favored nation status and allow it to join the World Trade […]

US Must Take Back Pharma Production From China

April 17, 2020

One of the big critiques of a hyper-globalized supply chain in which America’s manufacturing was outsourced was that it would, in a time of crisis, put America at a huge disadvantage. Unable to produce needed equipment or pharmaceuticals, we’d be left at the mercy of the countries who did. But, says the economic theory of […]

Bovard on Pelosi’s COVID-19 Bill: A Liberal Wishlist, “Woke-Scolding”

March 24, 2020

Earlier today, CPI’s Senior Director of Policy Rachel Bovard documented the liberal policies buried in Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s COVID-19 response bill, policies that would do nothing to solve the public health crisis. Her Twitter thread pointing out this abuse has gone viral. It has been shared by numerous conservative leaders including Senator Mike Lee, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Ben […]

Can The Right Build On Trump’s Social Media Success? One Nonprofit Is Betting On It

February 26, 2020

Conservatives have had the disadvantage in multimedia for decades, saying that the left has had a monopoly on the market, but the Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) is here to help.

DEMINT: The Secret To Trump’s Winning: Trust

January 23, 2020

Our nation was born, in 1776, with our Founders’ promise of “our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor” to one another. Our Constitution was rooted in 1787, creating — in Benjamin Franklin’s famous warning — “a republic, if you can keep it.” And of course, the only way to “keep” a republic is through […]

Parliamentary Flashback: Impeachment Then & Now

November 25, 2019

There are not a lot of parliamentary rules for how the House and Senate handle impeachment. But there are a lot of precedents from the previous two modern impeachments of President William Clinton, in 1998, and the impeachment inquiry of President Richard Nixon, in 1974. From a parliamentary standpoint, in the absence of rules, precedent […]

DEMINT: Trump Is Putting America First In Syria — And It’s Confused Washington

November 6, 2019

In the pages of daily newspapers and scholarly journals, there is a kind of shadow war being fought over Donald Trump’s legacy. Journalists, scholars, and politicos across the ideological spectrum are trying to piece together the president’s sometimes ambiguous, seemingly contradictory policy instincts. The president doesn’t fit into the typical boxes of traditional conservative or […]

The Trump administration’s successful war against bureaucratic bullies

October 16, 2019

For years, unelected bureaucrats have been allowed largely unchecked power over the daily lives of Americans. This president is trying to change that. All Andy Johnson wanted to do was build a pond. Andy, a welder, and his wife, Katie, have four girls and a small farm in Wyoming, and they needed a place for their horses […]

Red flag laws to fight mass shootings? Fine for an ideal world, but we don’t live in one.

September 11, 2019

Abuse of power is inevitable if the government can confiscate firearms from citizens who aren’t charged with crimes or diagnosed with mental illness. Politicians like to talk about solving problems. But, as we all know, actually solving Americans’ problems from Washington is very hard. So, while politicians would like to solve problems, usually they are […]

President Trump is Unsigning the Arms Trade Treaty

July 31, 2019

  On April 26, 2019, at the annual National Rifle Association meeting in Indianapolis, President Trump announced that the United States would revoke the effect of its signature on the Arms Trade Treaty. The following text is taken from his speech: “Under my administration, we will never surrender American sovereignty to anyone. We will never […]

Democrats want to unearth the forgotten power of inherent contempt. Here’s why they shouldn’t.

July 2, 2019

In their escalating attempts to make Trump officials comply with congressional subpoenas, some House Democrats are reexamining a power of Congress not used since 1935. This power is called inherent contempt, and it is one of three strategies that Congress can use to enforce its subpoenas. Since 1935, Congress has relied on the executive and […]

Sen. Jim DeMint: Drain the Swamp with Term Limits

June 19, 2019

Testimony of Sen. Jim DeMint Chairman Conservative Partnership Institute   Subcommittee on the Constitution Senate Judiciary Committee Keeping Congress Accountable: Term Limits in the United States June 18, 2019             Thank you, Chairman Cruz and members of the subcommittee, for the invitation to be here today. It’s extremely gracious of you, considering I’m going to […]

Red Flag Laws, Firearms, & Due Process

April 4, 2019

Last week, Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee came together in a bipartisan move to express interest in extreme risk protection orders, or “red flag laws.” Members of the Committee, including the Committee’s chairman, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), are hoping to create a federal level program that would incentivize states to adopt red […]

Overcoming Democrat Obstruction in the Senate

January 7, 2019

The past two years have seen record obstruction from Senate Democrats against the confirmations of President Trump’s nominees. Democrats continue to demand cloture votes — the 60 vote requirement — on nearly all nominees, even those that a majority of the Senate does not oppose. Invoking cloture adds an extra day to the consideration of […]