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Lanhee Chen: Rejoining the WHO

The Biden Administration announced in their first week that the US is rejoining the World Health Organization. But the WHO is a flawed group—one that has performed poorly while the world has struggled with COVID-19. Early on, the group was far too deferential to China, even parroting Beijing’s early claim that the virus could not be transmitted between humans. Since then, an independent panel concluded that the WHO dithered in its response, waiting too long to declare an international emergency. All the while, the WHO has continued to block Taiwan’s participation because of political objections from the Chinese government, despite the fact that the world has much to learn from Taiwan’s exceptional response to the virus.

Before rejoining the WHO, we should have demanded some accountability and reform from the group for the $400 million in taxpayer dollars we send to it each year. It looks like we’ll keep on writing blank checks to the WHO—which they are more than happy to keep cashing.

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Albert Mohler: President Biden and a Unity Agenda?

President Biden issued a strong call for unity in his inaugural address, pleading, “We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal…”

But his executive orders—signed on day one of his administration drive a hard-left agenda.

“Mr. Biden stressed unity of purpose” the New York Times wrote, “But his first actions in office are aimed not at compromise and cooperation with his adversaries, but instead suggest a determination to quickly erase much of the Trump agenda.”

The new president signed 17 executive orders, waging what the Times called a “full-scale assault on his predecessor’s legacy.” That is not staking middle ground. That is not moving towards unity.

The administration threatens to be hostile when it comes to religious liberty and is going to create a very difficult situation for Christians and others whose religious convictions are incompatible with the LGBTQ revolution or the pro-abortion movement.

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Hugh Hewitt: Operation Warp Speed and the Politics of Vaccinations

The unfortunate serial failures in the rollout of COVID vaccinations remind us again of the inherent inability of government to function efficiently because politics enters into play. Every citizen is—by Constitutional design—of equal standing in the eyes of the law. While of course the government can prioritize vaccine distribution by category of risk, these simple distinctions—people over 65 and those with underlying conditions—should have led to a self-policing and easy-to-administer system.

Yes, some would have fraudulently taken of this of self-policing. But a bit of fraud ought to be tolerated as we keep our eye on the greater good.

Operation Warp Speed delivered the vaccines to state and local governments as our federal system is designed to do. The failures in distribution lies squarely on the shoulders of state and local officials.

Citizens should note and long remember: Even with months to prepare—state and local government failed.

How much better would it have been to trust a free people to make responsible decisions.

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How the GOP Survives a Democrat Controlled Universe


Townhall Review for January 23, 2021

Hugh Hewitt and Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher talk about the international challenges, especially the People’s Republic of China, facing the new President.

Hugh Hewitt talks with National Review’s Jim Geraghty about the challenges facing the Republican party over the next two years.

Mike Gallagher examines President Joe Biden’s agenda for the first 100 days.

Larry Elder talks about the Democrats drive to provide the millions of illegal aliens a fast track to full citizenship.

Mike Gallagher reminds us of the Democrat hypocrisy as they vilify Republicans who challenged the election certification yet did the same thing after the 2016 election of Donald Trump.

Chris Stigall talks with Thomas Spence, president of Regnery Publishing, a Salem Media company, about Simon and Schuster’s refusal to publish a book by Missouri Senator Josh Hawley.

Dennis Prager talks about the concern with progressives looking to shape the coming agenda when President Biden expresses a desire to be a president for all people.

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Jerry Bowyer: Toward a Principled Conservatism

There seems to be a verbal civil war of sorts brewing over control of the Republican Party, and like any civil war, it pits brother against brother. The Powerbrokers of the GOP establishment face off against the Populists: power vs. populism.

Let me suggest we follow another “P”—principles.

We should unite around the fundamental principles of constitutionalism and ordered liberty, not around any particular personality, nor around the donor class or the party apparatus. We should instead unite around the founding ideas of America. We should support candidates who support the constitution and are conservative—whatever their previous or current relationship with or assessment of President Trump.

Let’s have no loyalty tests other than the constitutional one. We conservatives rightly condemned purges and purity spirals from the left, so let’s not imitate the worst in our opponents.

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