Author Archives: THAdmin

David Davenport: Balancing Religious Rights With Health Care

State of the Union

This is David Davenport of the Hoover Institution for Townhall.com. Public policy is full of difficult dilemmas, tough cases where there are strong interests on both sides.  Such dilemmas are not usually solved as much as they are managed. That’s why two federal departments recently expanded the rights of religious employers.  During the...

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Texas Shooting Leaves America Stunned Once Again

Republican Elections

Townhall Review — November 11, 2017 Hugh Hewitt speaks with Congressman Mike Walker to discuss the tragic shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Mike Gallagher speaks with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who believes that “ thoughts and prayers ” actually do matter. Suzanna Hupp, author of “ From Luby’s to the Legislature: One Woman’s Fight Against Gun Control ”, speaks with Mike Gallagher on the gun control debate surrounding this...

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Hugh Hewitt: No GOP Civil War

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There’s been a lot of chatter about it, but: there is no GOP civil war. The meme of such a conflict is currently off the front pages, but it will return. When it does, recall that it just isn’t true. Yes, there’s a loud, persistent group of Never Trump critics...

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Michael Medved: Instinctive Reactions To Mass Shootings Destructive And Disappointing

Oprah

Whenever we experience a hideous slaughter like the recent assault of a Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the left indulges in annoying and irrational instinct: calling urgently and self-righteously for minor tweaks in gun laws that would have done nothing to actually avert the horror. Meanwhile, the right displays its own...

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Lanhee Chen: Congress Should Give Opportunity To The Laboratories Of Democracy

Tax Reform

A consensus is emerging on Capitol Hill about the need to fund Obamacare’s cost-sharing subsidies, which help working-class Americans buy health insurance. The question is what fundamental reforms conservatives should get in return. In my view, they should focus on giving states greater flexibility to design their own health reforms....

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Albert Mohler: How Can We Explain Such An Act Of Evil?

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The little Texas town of Sutherland Springs is experiencing unfathomable grief and mourning. On Sunday, a gunman dressed in black entered the First Baptist Church during worship and killed at least 26 people in cold blood – targeting men, women, and children – including the 14 year-old daughter of the...

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Lanhee Chen: The Long-Running Russia Disinformation Campaign

Tax Reform

This past week, executives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before Congress about Russian meddling in the 2016 election. For well over a decade, the Russians have spread disinformation and sought to influence the outcome of elections throughout Europe and elsewhere. The obvious question is, “Why hasn’t more been done to...

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Michael Medved: No Market For Mauling The Middle Class

Oprah

“Suburbicon”—the prestigious new movie release from director George Clooney—features Matt Damon and Juliane Moore with a screenplay co-written by the Oscar-winning Coen brothers. The film opened with high hopes on more than 2,000 screens, but proved to be a commercial disaster with just $2.8 million on opening weekend. Even more...

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Albert Mohler: The AP Stylebook Joins The Sexual And Moral Revolution

Handmaid’s Tale

The Associated Press Stylebook has decided to join the sexual and moral revolution, and it’s going to war with human nature. The new guidelines instruct that writers and editors, for example, should “avoid references to being born a boy or girl.” On the one hand, we must realize that one...

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David Davenport: Civic Education To Save The Republic

State of the Union

A recent report reminds us that if the future of the American republic is in question, doing a better job with civic education is the answer. The report for the “ Democracy at a Crossroads National Summit ” provides plenty of reasons for pessimism: people don’t trust their government, they don’t vote, they don’t take part...

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Michael Medved: Winning The War Of Ideas?

Oprah

The liberal author of a recent book praising “The Naughty Nineties” and the influence of the Clintons, came to a surprising conclusion about our ongoing battle of ideas. “I thought the left had triumphed,” David Friend told The New York Times. “I was wrong. The more research I did, I...

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Hillary Exposed on the Dossier Controversy

White House, Obamacare, shooting, Paris Climate Agreement

Three big interviews on the latest HRC/DNC dossier scandal: Hugh talks with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Mike Gallagher has White House Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on and Dennis Prager digs into the dossier with Wall Street Journal editor Kimberly Strassel. Senator Lamar Alexander explains the latest on the effort to repeal...

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Medved: A Vile Attempt To Tarnish Lincoln

Oprah

A group of students at University of Wisconsin used the recent Indigenous People’s Day to try to discredit Abraham Lincoln. They covered a monumental statue of the 16th President with derisive signs and staged a “Die-In” in front of it. “Let’s be real,” said a protest leader. “He owned slaves,...

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