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 […]

What should we expect from a 50-50 Senate?

January 20, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. It’s pretty much a fortress downtown, with over 25,000 National Guard troops stationed across DC. Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president tomorrow shortly after 12pm EST. The inauguration will be a mix of in-person and virtual. Vice President Mike Pence will attend. Outgoing President Donald Trump will not. […]

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 […]

DEMINT: Congress Threatens To Relapse Into An Old Addiction

December 4, 2020

Congressional earmarks — the drug of choice for big spending Congressmen and Senators who want to “bring home the bacon” — have been dead for ten years. But like a monster in a horror movie sequel, earmarks always threaten to come back to life. House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer recently said Congress will raise earmarks from the […]

Confirm the Next Supreme Court Justice Prior to November 3

September 22, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away over the weekend after a battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87 years old, and lived a truly remarkable life. We honor her service to our country. Ginsburg’s passing is a monumental moment in a year of monumental events. It has set up an unprecedented battle […]

America’s Elites Clueless on Communist China

August 28, 2020

Dominic De Bernardo CPI Intern In the fall and early winter of 2019, as the novel coronavirus (now COVID-19) was spreading intensely but tacitly within the Chinese province of Hubei, word of the disease was spreading less rigorously but just as furtively throughout the country. The Chinese government was keen to maintain a sense of […]

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 […]

Rule of Law

June 15, 2020

Dear President Trump and Members of Congress: America is founded on the rule of law. Without law, there can be no justice, and there can be no peace or prosperity. The rule of law exists not to control the people, but to empower them; not to impose the will of the State on the people, […]

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 […]

Next coronavirus phase calls for cautious but immediate reopening of economy

May 1, 2020

Contrary to the media narrative, the data is unclear on how much good these shutdowns have actually done. And there is no scientific evidence to justify forcing Americans to stay in their homes for months on end. What is clear is that the emergency phase of the epidemic is drawing to a close, and that our economy […]

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 […]

It is now about survival in America

April 3, 2020

The choice we face as a nation in this crisis is not between protecting our citizens or protecting the economy. Our ability to take care of each other with food, clothing, housing, security, health care, and basic government services is dependent on the capacity of the private sector to produce the goods and services that […]

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 […]