Author Archives: THAdmin

Jerry Bowyer: Tolerance Has Been Turned on Its Head

We have now seen a 180-degree turn from the “tolerance” movement in our country. First, they ordered us to be tolerant of those on the other side of the moral, political or sexual divide from us.

Now, the tolerance seekers are themselves increasingly intolerant. As Roger Kimball said recently, “The old idea … was summed up as ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’ The new dispensation is: ‘I disapprove of what you say, therefore you may not say it.’”

Case in point: Greenpeace with Google’s assistance recently deleted Dr. Patrick Moore, from its list of founders. He disappeared just like ‘The Commissar Vanishes’ in Soviet Russia. Mr. Moore’s misdeed? He appeared on Fox News expressing skepticism of some recent climatology and was praised by President Trump.

Like in Stalinist Russia, history is being “upgraded.”

Read More »

Elections in Israel; Terrorist Designation for Iran; Pressing for Freedom in Venezuela

Townhall Review – April 13, 2019

Hugh Hewitt talks with Admiral James Stavridis about the recent Israeli election and its effect on Mideast stability.

Candace Owens, Communications Director of Turning Point USA testified before the House Judiciary Committee and Sebastian Gorka comments.

Mike Gallagher comments on President Trump’s latest poll numbers.

Dennis Prager comments on what the Bible has to say about capital punishment.

Hugh Hewitt talks with National Security Advisor John Bolton, who offers a revealing look at Iran and the future of Venezuela.

Dennis Prager and Ben Shapiro, editor of the Daily Wire, talk about Shapiro’s new book, The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great.

Ed Martin talks with Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, about the punishment of Christian college students who profess their faith.

Read More »

Hugh Hewitt and Dr. Michael Oren on the Israeli Elections

Dr. Michael Oren, outgoing Member of the Knesset and current Deputy Minister of Israel –he did not run this year– and formerly Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, joined Hugh Hewitt to discuss Prime Minister Netanyahu’s sweeping victory.

Read More »

David Davenport: Campus Politics Are More Dangerous Than Bribes

Parents paying to get their children into elite colleges has shocked the nation. Meanwhile, a more prevalent and more insidious problem—campus politics and intolerance—goes unnoticed.

The latest comes at Hofstra where students demanded that a Thomas Jefferson statute be removed since it represents “a legacy of racism and bigotry.”

Never mind that the author of the Declaration of Independence fought slavery and in his first draft called for abolition. Students’ ignorance of history judging leaders of the past by today’s standards create intolerance and weaken education.

Meanwhile at Oregon State came a call to ban the Veteran Student Association from using a student lounge on campus. The students said they were “vulnerable to the ideological and practical consequences” of letting veteran students meet there.

Campus intolerance may not be criminal, but it is every bit as dangerous.

Read More »

Michael Medved: Altering America Beyond Recognition

Every election, candidates claim: “This is the most important election of our lifetime” but that’s generally untrue. For better or worse, no President since Reagan has profoundly transformed the country, but 2020 could well be different.

Democrats seem determined to run on a radical, irresponsible platform that includes the Green New Deal, race-based reparations, Medicare for all, “soak the rich” Tax hikes, and free pre-school and college. Such programs would bring a vast expansion of the welfare state, strangling growth and swelling budget deficits.

Even worse, Democrats seek permanent rule by discarding the Electoral College, packing the Supreme Court, and destroying conservative media with some version of the discredited “fairness doctrine.” They also seek instant statehood for Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico—guaranteeing four new Democratic Senators. If Democrats sweep both White House and Senate next year, America could be altered beyond recognition – perhaps beyond recovery.

Read More »