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Michael Medved: Time to Proclaim: “Family First”

The collapse of the family stands at the heart of America’s most pressing, painful problems—addiction and suicide, economic inequality, educational under-performance, and even homelessness.

Recent statistics show that majorities of millennials who produce children, do so outside of marriage. A University of Michigan study indicates that an amazing 20% of young adults report no contact—none!—with their birth fathers.

In response to the crisis, the left emphasizes redistribution of wealth or more generous welfare programs.

On the right, we stress the need for religious revival to strengthen family life, despite the prevalence of divorce and out-of-wedlock birth even among the fervently faithful. We need fresh efforts to change values and culture from leaders in government, media, business, religion and education, mobilized under a two-word slogan: “Family First!”

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The 2020 Campaign Begins

Townhall Review – June 22, 2019

The President launches his “Keep America Great” re-election campaign with an Orlando blockbuster.

Hugh Hewitt and Robert Costa of the Washington Post offer their take on the rally.

Mike Gallagher talks with Marc Lotter, Director of Strategic Communications for the Trump campaign, about the enthusiasm generated in preparation for the President’s re-election rally.

Bob Frantz turns to Daniel Horowitz of the Conservative Review to look at the health crisis at our southern border.

Sebastian Gorka asks Nigel Farage, Brexit Party founder, about the latest on the Brexit movement.

Hugh Hewitt and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham talk about foreign hot spots and the challenges faced by the Trump administration.

Hugh Hewitt is joined by Alan Sears, founder of Alliance Defending Freedom, about his book on the personal faith of President Eisenhower, “The Soul of an American President.”

Hugh Hewitt talks with Dr. Albert Mohler about his book, “The Apostle’s Creed – Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits.”

Mark Davis talks with David Davenport, former president of Pepperdine University and Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution about his book, “How Public Policy Became War.”

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Michael Medved: Problems Beyond Politics

I’m sure I’m not alone in knowing several families that are prosperous, hard-working and deeply religious and yet lose children to the world of drugs, out-of-wedlock birth, welfare dependence and hopelessness.

It’s also increasingly common to see solidly middle-class couples who, after 20 or 30 years of seemingly successful marriage, suddenly break up, causing pain to themselves, their children and even their grandchildren. In spite of a booming economy and increased opportunity, so-called “deaths of despair”—through suicide, alcoholism or drug overdoses—have reached unprecedented levels.

This explains the seeming disconnect between our prevailing prosperity and the big majorities who believe America’s on the wrong track for our future.

The essential problem involves the collapse of family life, and with neither liberals nor conservatives addressing the issue in meaningful ways, our politics seems to offer only a sideshow rather than a solution.

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Lanhee Chen: Standing for Liberty in Hong Kong

The free world recently mourned the 30th anniversary of China’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protestors in Tiananmen Square.

Although the dreams of a freer, more open China were crushed in June 1989, today in Hong Kong the voices of freedom are again speaking out against tyranny.

Hong Kong’s civil liberties and autonomy are at risk.

Youth protestors originally took to the streets to oppose legislation that would allow for extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China. Although the proposed law has been shelved, the protestors–numbering about two million at one point–continue to speak out against the government in Beijing and in favor of democracy and the preservation of liberty in Hong Kong.

There’s a temptation to ignore the cries for freedom, half a world away. But we should always stand with those who seek liberty and democracy, wherever that might be.

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