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Hugh Hewitt and David Kirkpatrick, of the New York Times, examine the disappearance and probable murder of a Saudi dissident journalist.
Townhall Review – October 20, 2018
With the midterm elections bearing down on us, Larry Elder and James O’Keefe, look at the Missouri Senate race. Hurricane Michael took a direct hit at Tyndall Air Force Base and damaged many of the Air Force’s elite and expensive F-22 fighter jets. Hugh Hewitt talks with Congressman Mike Gallagher about the impact. Larry Elder looks at the media’s tendency to try to paint President Trump as a racist by twisting the President’s comments. Hugh Hewitt and David Kirkpatrick, of the New York Times, examine the disappearance and probable murder of a Saudi dissident journalist. Dennis Prager talks with Lisa Daftari about Rutger’s invitation, then dis-invitation, to speak at her Alma Mater because a handful of students were “uncomfortable.” Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, talks with Hugh Hewitt about his book Capitalism in America. Michael Medved and Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel, David Cortman, look at the ADF’s role in defending fired Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran.Read More »
Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to affirm her Native American identity and to collect a million dollars in the process: President Trump in a rally promised to pay that much if DNA tests could prove that she’s an Indian.
She cites tests indicating her genetic Indian ancestry is as much as 1 in 64, or as little as 1 in 1,024. No: no recognized tribe in America would accept a single great-great-great-great grandfather as proof.
Worst of all, Warren’s insistence on the “one drop of blood” standard is inherently racist; what does DNA mean without history of cultural affinity or communal participation?Read More »
The long national nightmare surrounding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is over.
Democrats in the Senate, the media and protesters were unable to stop Kavanaugh—despite throwing everything but the kitchen sink at him.
The media narrative—initially—was that this catastrophe would energize Democrats in the mid-terms.
The problem with that narrative is that the data shows that the Republicans are even more energized than their Democratic counterparts.
Before Kavanaugh was confirmed, the political betting market PredictIt gave Republicans a 68 percent chance of keeping the Senate. Now they’re at 85 percent. In the House, GOP numbers went from 34 percent, up slightly to 36 percent.
The GOP may well gain seats in the Senate and could even possibly hold onto the House.Read More »
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It’s not easy being Mitch McConnell. As Senate Majority leader, he has one of the toughest—and most underappreciated—jobs in Washington.
But does he ever do that job well. Senator Mitch McConnell is the boldest and most skillful Senate Republican leader that I have seen in my lifetime. His leadership has helped to confirm two Supreme Court justices, dozens of appeals courts judges, and many more appointees to key positions in the Executive Branch and across government. And he’s a big part of the reason why many Americans have enjoyed tax cuts this year.
Over the next month, Leader McConnell faces another huge challenge—ensuring Republicans hang on to the majority in the Senate after the November elections. Here’s to hoping he handles that task with the same skill that’s led him to so many victories before.
Over the course of these last weeks in the run up to Election Day we’ve seen a spike in what can really only be called mob-like behavior and outright pleas for incivility—from people like Hillary Clinton: “You can’t be civil with a party that wants to destroy what you stand for.”
Or even our former Attorney General—Eric Holder: “When they go low, we kick ’em.”
And of course the backdrop for all of this is protest.
The behavior is—in Hillary’s own words—uncivil. It’s also alarming.
President Trump may make us uncomfortable at times, but look at what GOP majorities have accomplished: Tax breaks, easing burden of regulation, trade deals, Supreme Court appointments, record low unemployment … and I could go on.
Don’t let the noise of protesting mobs discourage you from voting this cycle.Read More »