Lanhee Chen: After Tax Reform: Return to Health Care

Tax Reform

Tax reform legislation signed into law by President Trump in December, which will lower taxes for most Americans this year, unfortunately did nothing to stop billions of dollars in new taxes under Obamacare from hitting millions of Americans in the wallet. One example is the Obamacare health insurance tax, which...

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Michael Medved: A New Monument to Black Confederates

Oprah

Two Republican legislators in South Carolina proposed a new monument on the state Capitol grounds to honor Confederate soldiers—this time commemorating black fighting men who went to battle for the South. This idea is both ill-considered and offensive. First, the estimated 6,000 African-Americans who did fight for the Confederacy were mostly slaves,...

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Hugh Hewitt: The Ongoing Carnival of Venom

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Addiction was the story of 2017. No: Not addiction to opioids , though of course tens of thousands of families are still mourning the death of a loved one to the scourge coursing through the United States.   No: Not addiction to the toxic combination of power and lust fueling the...

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A Cancer Growing on Congress

Cancer Congress

There is a cancer growing on Congress.  It is the curse of party-line voting.  The biggest legislation of the Trump administration is the tax bill , passed with only Republican votes.  And the biggest of the Obama administration:  Obamacare, again passed on a party-line vote with only Democrats. Party-line voting has grown...

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Time to Invoke the “Reid Rule” Again

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How did the United States end up without an ambassador to the most important non-nuclear nation in the world—Germany? Richard Grenell was  nominated  to be the U.S. ambassador in Berlin in September, but the New Year opens without a U.S. ambassador in Berlin, as there wasn’t enough time for a floor “debate”...

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Hugh Hewitt: The Iranian People Take to the Streets

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The Iranian people have taken to the streets in the largest mass protests since 2009, demanding freedom and economic change. There simply is no bigger story in the world right now-and the media establishments ought to covering it more extensively. There are several options available to the United States as...

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Michael Medved: A Vote Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Oprah

When legal wrangling concludes, control of the Virginia legislature will be decided by drawing lots , or pulling names from a bowl—because of a tie vote in the 94th District. Republican incumbent David Yancey and challenger Shelly Simonds both got 11,608 votes but if the Democrat wins the draw, the legislature’s lower...

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The Tax Bill Needs Follow-On Spending Cuts

Cancer Congress

Although a tax cut may have been a nice Christmas gift, it needs some follow-on spending cuts to work.  At best, Republicans have eaten their dessert first, waiting to eat their spending cut vegetables later; at worst, they will have increased the federal deficit by another trillion dollars or more.   By...

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Michael Medved: Trump Wins as a Mainstream Conservative

Oprah

Donald Trump’s first year in office delivered an array of important achievements: confirmation of conservative judges, including Neil Gorsuch; more support for oil pipelines and oil drilling; dramatic progress against ISIS; deregulation and enhanced border security; the end of meddlesome net neutrality; the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; and, most importantly,...

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