Dennis Prager analyzes the downfall of the news media as a profession, using the Jussie Smollett case as an illustration.Read More »
Townhall Review with Hugh Hewitt – February 23, 2019
Dennis Prager examines the unraveling of the Jussie Smollett story as it now appears to be a hoax. Mike Gallagher looks at the sixteen states that have filed suit against President Trump’s national emergency declaration. Hugh Hewitt talks to Joseph Loconte, The King’s College professor, about his recent article detailing the good and bad of the church through history. Sebastian Gorka and Sharyl Attkisson, former CBS News investigative reporter, talk about the many leaks stemming from the Mueller investigation. Kevin McCullough and Townhall editor Katie Pavlich discuss alleged left-wing efforts to evoke the 25th amendment to remove the President from office. Hugh Hewitt talks to Salena Zito, Washington Examiner reporter, about the resurgence of meth coming into the U.S. through our southern border. Larry Elder talks about the Jussie Smollett story and takes a macro look at racism and if it is as big a problem in America as many claim.Read More »
It’s amazing that more than 70 House members and a dozen senators have already signed onto the Green New Deal. I say amazing for two reasons:
(1) It is full of doom and gloom, and
(2) will cost a staggering $90 billion and counting.
The original New Deal of the 1930s was a response to the tragedy of a worldwide Great Depression. With a strong economy and low unemployment, it is difficult to paint that kind of bleak picture today, but the recent House Resolution introducing the Green New Deal surely tries, describing economic stagnation for four decades; racial, economic and gender divisions; and a planet doomed by global warming. It sounds a lot like Jimmy Carter’s old era of limits and we know how well that worked.
Democrats are lurching to the left in what feels like a desperate, but actually alienating, effort to win votes.Read More »
The horrors of abortion appear daily as states across the country pledge their support for late-term abortion laws. And, with the recent change in New York’s law legalizing abortion right up to the point of birth, we see virtually immediate real-world impact.
The ink was barely dry on New York’s “Reproductive Health Act” when the New York Times reported that, after Governor Cuomo’s signing of the bill, “anti-abortion campaigners predicted it would eliminate criminal penalties for violence that ends women’s pregnancies. The debate resurfaced over the weekend after the Queens district attorney, Richard A. Brown, cited the new law … as the reason for dropping an abortion charge against a man who the police say fatally stabbed his former girlfriend when she was 14 weeks pregnant.”
The speed of the moral revolution is dizzying: Just days after the passage of this abortion law, the criminal justice system dropped its case to protect the life of the unborn.Read More »
President Trump has nominated economist, former Reagan aid and Kudlow protégé David Malpass to be the new head of the World Bank.
When I saw that I thought Malpass was a good choice, but then folks in the media went to work and uncovered quotes which show that Malpass has been a frequent critic of the agency. So: I’ve changed my mind. Now I think he’s a perfect choice!
The World Bank was founded at the end of World War II to—initially—administer an international gold standard with a stable dollar at the center. But since the end of that standard, it’s become a honey pot for 3rd world dictators and green crony capitalists. Malpass is just the right guy to return it to its original purpose, blowing the whistle on monetary debasement, and giving 3rd world countries advice on how to shrink the size of their governments.Read More »
Some in the mainstream media have tried to marginalize the Green New Deal, characterizing it as only relevant to a few politicians on the far left.
The reality is very different. The Green New Deal has become the policy manifesto for many prominent Democrats—including most of the leading candidates for president in 2020.
Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have all embraced the Green New Deal as their own because they’re politicians, they understand they cannot secure the presidential nomination for the Democrats if they don’t court and cater to the progressive left.
But, in so doing, they’ve handed President Trump a big gift. He’ll be able to frame the upcoming election as a fundamental choice between historic American free enterprise and policies that verge toward centralized decision-making, more government control, and, yes, socialism.
That’s an easy choice for the American people to make.Read More »