Hugh Hewitt interviews Arthur C. Brooks, opinion writer for The Washington Post and president of the American Enterprise Institute, about his new book, Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt.Read More »
The United Methodist Church has defied mainline Protestant history by saying “no” to the sexual revolution in a crucial vote.
The news came as a result of action at the St. Louis meeting, there was a special general conference of the United Methodist Church—the last mainline Protestant denomination that had not fully surrendered to the LGBTQ revolution.
By a narrow vote of delegates, the denomination voted to uphold biblical standards of sexual morality, the historic teachings of the United Methodist Church consistent with 2,000 years of church history defining marriage exclusively as the union of a man and a woman.
The narrow vote does not once-for-all answer the future direction of the denomination. But it does point to the strains within just one church that are untenable and unbearable. They cannot last.
But the big news is this: A major, mainline denomination has said “no” to the sexual revolution.
Let’s see how the liberal power structures in that denomination and in others respond.Read More »
Howard Schultz, former Chairman and CEO of Starbucks, and author of, From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of AmericaRead More »
Few Americans realize that they currently live under some 30 states of national emergency, the oldest declared by President Jimmy Carter during the Iran hostage crisis 40 years ago. Actual emergencies come and go but emergency declarations live on.
The primary effect of a national emergency is to shift power from Congress to the president, as President Trump wanted to build his wall. Along with executive orders and domestic policy wars on poverty, crime, drugs and terror, presidents since Lyndon Johnson have been moving power from one end of Pennsylvania Avenue to the other.
But politically, it’s a two-edged sword. When presidents seek to do things unilaterally, these actions are easily canceled and replaced by the next president. Perhaps you recall how quickly President Trump undid President Obama’s executive orders.
One day Congress will wake up and notice its primary powers are lost.Read More »
Townhall Review with Hugh Hewitt – March 16, 2019
Ed Morrissey, of Hotair.com, talks with Jay Matthews, author of Harvard Schmarvard, about the investigation into college admission bribes and cheating. Larry Elder examines the latest Democrat call for slavery reparations. Mike Gallagher asks former National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall about the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Dennis Prager looks at those who are now self-identifying as racists. Prager talks with Victor Davis Hanson about his new book, The Case for Trump. Dennis Prager’s guest, Bill Gertz, talks about his critique of the U. S. Counter-intelligence community as well as the tie-in to the Mueller investigation. Sebastian Gorka asks author David Horowitz about his new book, Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America. Mike Gallagher examines an insider’s testimony and asks why the media ignored Hillary Clinton’s amazing show of “gross negligence” of classified information.Read More »
By now you have all heard about the Green New Deal. It doesn’t take a very long memory to know that this sort of massive spending plan will collapse the economy.
You see, the European debt crisis was triggered in part by plans very much like those recommended in the Green New Deal: Heavy subsidies for so-called green tech, utopian timelines for alternative energy usage, and punitive treatment on the kinds of energy which our economy actually depends on. The result? Greece and Spain and Italy triggered a crisis that jeopardized the future of the entire European Union.
If eight years ago is ancient history for AOC and her zealots, how about three months? France instituted a tiny version of the same thing—and even France abandoned it. Experience is a great tutor, but her tuition can be very expensive for those who refuse to learn from the failures of others.Read More »