Hewitt: Deductions Worth Defending

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This is Hugh Hewitt for Townhall.com. In a recent interchange on my radio show, Speaker Paul Ryan declined to debate with me the merits of eliminating or capping the tax deduction on home-mortgage interest. He did it with a chuckle, noting that he and I had crossed verbal swords on...

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Puzder: Exactly the Type of Person We Want

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It seems like Donald Trump has struck a nerve with liberals.  Some of his senior personnel appointments are causing them to scream bloody murder. But that’s how we know Trump is doing the right thing. Consider, for example, his nomination of CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder as the next U.S....

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Medved: Taxpayers Fund a Murderer’s “Completeness”

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In an outrageous abuse of the legal system, a convicted murderer serving a life sentence in California has successfully sued the state to get “gender reassignment surgery” costing taxpayers close to $100,000. Shiloh Heavenly Quine was convicted for his role in the brutal 1980 crime spree that included kidnapping, robbery,...

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Democrats Lost Enormous Ground Under Obama

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From the story:  Democrats have lost 10 percent of their Senate seats from the 111th Congress, 19 percent of their House seats, and 20 percent of their seats in state legislatures during Obama’s time in office. On top of that, the party has lost more than a third of its...

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Davenport: A Tale Of Two Trumps?

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Abraham Lincoln appointed three men who competed against him for the presidency to his cabinet, creating a talented and now famous “team of rivals.”  Donald Trump’s cabinet has its own unusual flavor, creating a kind of dual presidency.  On one hand, Donald Trump himself and appointees like businessman Rex Tillerson...

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THR 1/14/17: Meryl Streep’s Anti-Trump Tirade

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Michael Medved starts off the show looking at the chaos liberals injected into the Jeff Sessions’ hearing. Hugh Hewitt speaks with Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) about how the rule change with the filibuster carried out by Harry Reid will affect the confirmation of Trump’s nominees. Michael...

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Mohler: Sowell’s Vision

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Thomas Sowell—the economist and columnist and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University—announced recently that he is retiring. He’s been writing a column since the early 1970s—and when it comes to thinking in terms of worldview Thomas Sowell, has been one of the most significant figures now alive....

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Medved: A Protest Without Purpose

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Columnist Maureen Dowd has coined a useful description of the left’s hysterical over-reaction to Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration, calling it “Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Determined to protest his presidency before it even begins, a group of activists secured commitments from more than 200,000 women who plan to march on Washington to...

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Mohler: Scott Pruitt

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President-elect Donald Trump continues to make news with his announcements for positions within his administration. One confirmation battle to watch is that of current Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt selected by Trump as the new administrator for the EPA—the Environmental Protection Agency. The Washington Post made the case against Pruitt...

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Medved: Is Congress Unfairly Dominated by Christians?

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A recent New York Times headline clearly intended to alarm readers. “The New Congress is 91% Christian,” the newspaper declared. “That’s barely budged since 1961.” Since “the percentage of Christians among the United States population is declining,” the article suggested, it’s inappropriate that the percentage of Christians in Congress remains...

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