Dennis Prager talks to Michael Friedson, co-founder and editor of The Media Line based in Jerusalem, about Israel’s support of Bibi Netanyahu’s decision to ban Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting.Read More »
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat candidate for president, recently warned that the U.S. economy might collapse in the near term.
I’ve recently completed extensive research identifying the conditions that tend to lead to financial collapses—what I call catastrophic losses. It turns out the kinds of environments which tend to lead to them are sudden shifts of policy in an anti-business direction and a weakening of property rights. Excessive taxation and excessive spending are also part of a toxic mix. In other words: Exactly the kind of hard-left turns which are associated with much of the Democratic field.
High taxes, big spending, expansion of government all severely raise the risk of collapse. The U.S. economy is resilient, but it’s not immune to collapse.
We should get serious about spending control and growth promotion because it can happen to us.Read More »
Dennis Prager invites Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, contributing editor at National Review and Fox News legal analyst, to discuss his new book is Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency.Read More »
With much fanfare, the New York Times launched “The 1619 Project,” commemorating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first 20 enslaved Africans in Jamestown colony.
The Times misleadingly announced: “Though America did not even exist yet, their arrival marked its foundation, the beginning of the system of slavery on which the country was built.”
This sentence constitutes a dangerous lie, because the new colony in Virginia hardly marked the beginning of the system of slavery but rather the continuation of an ancient, universal system that flourished in some form, everywhere, in 1619.
What made America unique wasn’t slavery, but the freedom and opportunity offered to most of the New World arrivals, resulting—within 150 years—in higher living standards, and more widespread liberty, than anywhere on earth.Read More »
We’ve seen warning signs over the past few months that economic growth is slowing down. Now it’s official: The latest GDP report shows growth in the last quarter at about 2 percent—well below historic averages.
President Trump’s tax cuts kicked in at the beginning of last year. By last summer the economy was booming.
But now the boom’s worn off. The president blames Fed tightening; most economists blame the trade war.
And, it’s hard to ignore the volatility in our policy environment which gives business what it dreads most: huge levels of uncertainty.
There’s a real danger now that the president could enter reelection with a sluggish economy. He should make a hard pivot back to pro-growth policies, leaning on advisors like Larry Kudlow who helped him deliver the boom of 2018.
A growing economy could be the key to delivering a reelection boom for 2020.Read More »
Townhall Review – August 17, 2019
Larry Elder talks with Mercedes Schlapp, former White House Director of Strategic Communications, about how she finds herself in the frustrating role of defending the President against the absurd racism claims.
Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Mike Rogers, former House Intelligence Chairman and FBI agent about the unusual details surrounding the alleged suicide of Jeffrey Epstein.
Hugh Hewitt discusses the volatile Hong Kong situation with House member Liz Cheney.
Hugh Hewitt talks with Josh Kraushaar, political editor for National Journal about efforts by Democrats to increase gun control.
Dennis Prager talks about how textbooks, once intended as teaching tools, have become weapons for propaganda.Read More »