Chip McLean column
Chip McLean is the founder and editor/publisher of CHO News Publishing, the umbrella for both Capitol Hill Outsider and Capitol Hill Coffee House. He is also the co-founder, along with Chris Adamo, of Rino Tracker.

Chip is a former broadcaster and long time sales professional whose interest in politics began in 1964 at the age of eight, when his parents took him to a Barry Goldwater rally during the presidential campaign. In addition to his work at Outsider News Publishing, Chip's columns have appeared in a number of online conservative publications.


American Pravda and the Department of Injustice
Chip McLean
November 7, 2016

Eighteen and a half minutes of erased tape...the infamous action of Richard Nixon's secretary Rosemary Woods came to personify what was known as the Watergate . . .


Republicans eating their own -- well, there they go again
Chip McLean
October 9, 2016

The GOP has an uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. In a race where a Republican presidential candidate has generated more excitement . . .


Media bias is alive and well at the presidential debate
Chip McLean
September 28, 2016

The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has come and gone. So who won? That's a harder question to answer than "who lost?"  . . .


"Why aren't I up 50 points?" -- Hillary Clinton thinks she is owed the presidency
Chip McLean
September 25, 2016

"Why aren't I up 50 points," exclaimed an angry Hillary Clinton. The bizarre outburst came this week after nearly all polls showed the race to be basically . . .


The end of the Wicked Witch of the Left?
Chip McLean
August 24, 2016

Could the death of the Hillary Clinton campaign be looming? Even the left-wing MSM seems to be sensing that events could be moving to a cataclysmic end . . .


Desperate Dems
Chip McLean
August 4, 2016

It's official. The Dems are in all out panic mode. Despite the MSM's best efforts to boost Hillary – with Reuters even going so far as to"cook" poll . . .


Rigged game -- making a mockery of Independence Day
Chip McLean
July 6, 2016

The announcement came July 5th. The FBI is recommending no charges to be filed against Hillary Clinton in the email scandal. This is shocking. It's also not . . .


The new missing "I" word
Chip McLean
June 13, 2016

Our fearless leader Hussein Obama has quickly determined the cause of the tragic Orlando shootings...and the culprit? Guns. Not exactly a surprise, as every . . .


Obama's recipe for disaster
Chip McLean
November 24, 2015

Growing up with an interest in government and politics as I did, I often thought about having conversations with various leaders – especially U.S. . . .


Another tragedy for Obama to exploit
Chip McLean
October 6, 2015

"This is something we should politicize." – Barack Obama, remarking on the Umpqua Community College shootings As Ronald Reagan would have said, "Well, . . .


America's toxic brew: "diversity"
Chip McLean
September 8, 2015

During the first Republican debate, Donald Trump struck a huge chord with the "silent majority" of this nation by saying that America's biggest problem is  . . .


The Third World has arrived
Chip McLean
July 22, 2014

Nearly eight years ago, I wrote The Third World Cometh...and Soon. The third world has now arrived, and America – as you and I know it – is all but . . .


A road paved with "good intentions"
Chip McLean
July 11, 2013

On the immigration front, the bad news is that the scoundrels (including 14 Rinos) in the U.S. Senate succeeded in passing an amnesty bill (S744). The good news . . .


Time to secede...from the GOP
Chip McLean
March 24, 2013

Is there anyone remaining with an IQ above room temperature who actually believes that the Republican Party believes in limited government, as defined by the U . . .


When only tyrants have guns...
Chip McLean
January 10, 2013

The death of innocents is always tragic. To feel empathy for those who lost their lives and their grieving loved ones is a normal, healthy reaction. To feel any . . .


You're a good man Charlie Brown
Chip McLean
December 12, 2012

One of the annual Christmas traditions in my childhood days was watching the animated special A Charlie Brown Christmas. Based on cartoonist Charles M. Schultz . . .


We have met the enemy, and he is us! (redux)
Chip McLean
November 13, 2012

Another election has come and gone and once again the GOP has demonstrated their uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. As I watched the . . .


Cleansing time in D.C.
Chip McLean
November 3, 2012

The time has come for a cleansing in Washington — time to rid the stench at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The last four years of fetid, socialist rot requires . . .


Electing Pepé Le Pew
Chip McLean
October 29, 2012

Election Day is upon us and once again we are faced with a choice of the lesser of two evils. With rare exceptions, presidential elections are restricted to  . . .


The phoenix rises
Chip McLean
November 7, 2010

It has been two years since I wrote "And Out of the Ashes, the Phoenix Shall Rise," a post-election 2008 column that predicted a revived conservative movement. . . .


And out of the ashes, the phoenix shall rise
Chip McLean
November 11, 2008

Much has been written of the "death" of conservatism. Many see Barack Obama's victory over John McCain as "proof" of some seismic shift in our nation's . . .


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