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Incivility and Election 2018


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.

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Michael Medved: The President Can Act Immediately to Launch a ‘War on Waste’


In the last weeks before November’s crucial election, President Trump should make bold moves to address a looming crisis that most politicians prefer to ignore: soaring budget deficits and a crushing national debt.

A new group, OpenTheBooks.com, calls for a “War on Waste” to curb the outrageous spending, like squandering a million dollars to prepare religions for the discovery of extraterrestrial life, and another million for ex ed for prostitutes in California.

The best way to curb outrageous waste of taxpayer dollars is transparency. Open The Books suggests that President Trump immediately begin posting on-line every cent the White House spends, and order that every other federal department do the same. Then he can command that each federal department cut at least 5%.

These executive actions would provide major steps toward a leaner, more efficient, less costly federal government.

 

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The Rise of the Unhinged Left


Townhall Review – October 13, 2018

Hugh Hewitt and Senator Tom Cotton examine how the Kavanaugh madness will help the GOP come November. Mike Gallagher looks at the effort to intimidate Republicans as described in a piece written by Brian Dean Wright for FoxNews. Larry Elder and Heather Mac Donald examine the cases where rape accusers have been caught lying. Hugh Hewitt and Senator Mike Lee discuss the shocking statement from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Dennis Prager asks Ann McElhinney about her book that was made into a movie about one of the most notorious abortion doctors ever. Michael Medved looks at the story of Neil Pollack and his addiction to the drug that keeps getting worse, marijuana.  Dennis Prager talks about civility and the Democrats lack of it, as illustrated by Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono, who implied that it’s okay for mobs to harass and intimidate Republicans with whom they politically disagree.

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Michael Medved: No, the Gold Rush Wasn’t Racist


At Cal State Long Beach, a handsome statue known as “Prospector Pete” will be moved and sports teams will drop the “The ‘49ers” mascot” because Gold Rush references now count as racist.

One Native American activist said that “walking by a statue that’s put in a prominent place… that’s another type of trauma that’s being imposed on me.” But if the Gold Rush that began 170 years ago was a calamity then California itself is a calamity. The state exists because of the fastest migration in human history with nearly 300,000 newcomers arriving to seek instant wealth. They included Chinese, Hawaiians, Latin Americans, Australians and even  Native people from outside California.

The gold they drew from the earth built the federal treasury and helped make America an economic superpower for the first time.

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Hugh Hewitt: The Unconventional President


As President Trump’s first two years in office come to a close, we’ve seen two originalist justices confirmed to the Supreme Court, 26 originalist appeals court judges confirmed and 41 new district court judges on the bench-and dozens more pending.

Add to that: a massive military rebuild underway; a massive tax cut and a renegotiated trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

That’s just a fraction of his accomplishments, but it’s enough to have silenced the #NeverTrumpers and conservative critics.

Yes: Trump is as wearying today as Andrew Jackson must have been in 1829 to the people of both parties who are used to a different set of rules. I’m one of them—and my criticisms of the president are many and detailed. But my fear of the wild-eyed left is far greater than my discomfort with his bull-in-china shop politics.

The very unconventional Trump is succeeding. A lot of winning.

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