Chip McLean column
Chip McLean is the editor/publisher for Capitol Hill Coffee House and Capitol Hill Outsider. Chip is a former broadcaster. His interest in politics began at the age of eight, when his parents took him to a Barry Goldwater rally during the 1964 presidential election. In addition to his work at CHCH News Publishing, Chip's columns have appeared in a number of online conservative publications.


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 . . .


Change? Looks like more of the same
Chip McLean
July 22, 2008

I haven't checked to see if their sales are up, but the makers of Dramamine should be experiencing record profits this campaign season. Why, you ask? Simple — . . .


What do Republicans really want?
Chip McLean
January 7, 2008

For years, men have been confounded in their attempts to fathom the female mind — and particularly confounded when in search of the answer to the eternal . . .


In defense of Rush Limbaugh
Chip McLean
October 7, 2007

Let me begin by saying that I don't agree with Rush Limbaugh about Iraq. I also don't agree with President Bush about Iraq, if you'll pardon my redundancy. I . . .


Iraq and the conservative divide
Chip McLean
September 2, 2007

Everyone seems to agree that we as a nation have become increasingly polarized. Any semblance of meaningful dialogue on virtually any issue, has seemingly faded . . .


Meet Carlos X. Carrillo, the perfect NAU Border Patrol Chief
Chip McLean
August 27, 2007

Usually when people wish to conceal the truth, they, and politicians especially, will use deflection techniques. Bill Clinton during his two terms in office was . . .


A republic, if we can keep it
Chip McLean
July 2, 2007

It was close, entirely too close. By a vote of 53-46, the U.S Senate refused to limit debate and effectively kept the Bush-Kennedy-McCain amnesty bill from . . .


President "Do Wrong"
Chip McLean
June 1, 2007

Were you aware that if you oppose amnesty for illegal aliens, you "don't want to do what's right for America"? President Bush said exactly that about those in . . .


Ignoring the invasion
Chip McLean
May 6, 2007

Perhaps it was because of the format, perhaps it was due to the number of candidates, but this past Thursday's Republican "debate" wasn't so much a debate as it . . .


An "alien" idea
Chip McLean
March 3, 2007

I suppose it was inevitable. Bound to happen. And it has. We've actually reached a point in this country where an elected official wants to regulate what her . . .


Andrew McCarthy misses the mark
Chip McLean
February 14, 2007

NRO's Andrew McCarthy wrote a recent column about the plight of the two Border Patrol agents now serving long prison terms after being vigorously prosecuted by . . .


"Snow-jobs" at the White House
Chip McLean
January 31, 2007

Undoubtedly, the White House was hoping this case would simply disappear. Instead of vanishing, however, the case of Border Patrol agents Compean and Ramos has . . .


Bordering on insanity
Chip McLean
January 20, 2007

The imprisonment of two Border Patrol agents for shooting an illegal Mexican alien who was attempting to smuggle 750 lbs of marijuana into the country, has . . .


Mr. Bush falls through the looking glass
Chip McLean
January 8, 2007

As the President contemplates sending more troops to Iraq, our own border continues to be invaded — the most recent incident occurring on the Arizona border . . .


The third world cometh...and soon
Chip McLean
December 15, 2006

Recently, Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo created quite a stir when he called Miami a "Third World country." The remarks, part of an interview with World . . .


Rush Limbaugh: a day late and a dollar short
Chip McLean
November 11, 2006

Why did the GOP fare so badly in the midterm elections? Every pundit has been offering up their own analysis as to why, but perhaps Rush Limbaugh's assessment . . .


The not-so-funny senator
Chip McLean
November 5, 2006

Like a loquacious parrot on steroids, Senator Ketchup has once again demonstrated his capacity to spout utter nonsense. By now, everyone has heard of Kerry's . . .


Border fences for dummies
Chip McLean
October 29, 2006

What will a 700-mile fence accomplish? Well, among other things, the GOP is hoping it will help improve their chances of hanging onto Congress in the November . . .


USDA approved: illegal immigrants
Chip McLean
October 22, 2006

Just when you thought the US government couldn't possibly behave any more irresponsibly, they do something to once again prove us all wrong. The latest example . . .


The organization formerly known as "The Party of Reagan"
Chip McLean
October 12, 2006

There is a rumbling throughout the land — or perhaps I should say grumbling — of discontent. Many conservative pundits have found themselves becoming . . .


By George, he still doesn't "get it"
Chip McLean
May 16, 2006

Actually, the President does "get" one thing — his poll numbers are abysmal, and it's because of the desertion of the conservative base. The immigration speech . . .


The missing "I" word
Chip McLean
May 7, 2006

A funny thing happened on Monday, May 1st 2006. All across the country in major cities, thousands of people protested the proposed laws that would make it . . .


Failing to act on illegal immigration
Chip McLean
April 10, 2006

Eleven million — that's the official number of illegal immigrants in the US. The real number could be much higher, and everyday brings more, with no end in . . .


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