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David Davenport: Beware A “War” on Climate Change

Politicians have learned that, if they don’t know how to solve a problem, they declare a war on it.

So: now we live under countless domestic policy wars—the war on poverty, war on crime, war on drugs, war on terror, war on energy consumption and the like. These wars spend money, increase federal executive power, but solve very little.

Now comes a dangerous cry to declare a war on climate change. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls climate change “our World War Two” and Senator Sanders, who proposes an even bigger Green New Deal, agrees. Scholars claim it is already a war that we are losing and ask the president to declare an emergency.

All of this is code for “we don’t really know what needs to be done, but it needs to be big, expensive and federal.” Beware a new policy war on climate change.

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Jerry Bowyer: China Hurts From—and Adjusts to—Tariffs

If the goal of the trade war is to hurt China as we push them to change, it’s working.

China’s economic growth rates are definitely falling. But—as we recently showed on Townhall Finance—the jobs are leaving China, but they’re not coming to the U.S. Jobs are heading to other parts of emerging Asia, often still employed by Chinese-owned companies.

And doesn’t that make sense?

As we slap tariffs on China, markets push supply chains further down the labor scale, not up to high wage America. Markets are highly fluid. Throw a rock in the stream and the water finds its way around it.

For most of human history, China was the world’s economic superpower. The U.S. did not surpass China until we abolished slavery, repealed the war-time income tax and established sound money.

We need to go back to that basic formula, the one that that permitted us to end Chinese dominance in the first place: Universal human dignity, low taxes and sound money.

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Volume on Impeachment Reaches Distortion Level

Townhall Review – September 28, 2019

Mark Davis talks with Texas Congressman Lance Gooden about the effects the House impeachment efforts might have on international relations.

Mike Gallagher comments on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s move to start impeachment efforts in the House.

Hugh Hewitt and Oklahoma Senator James Lankford talk about the Senate’s role in any impeachment effort.

Seth Leibsohn talks with Marlo Lewis, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, about the recent climate strike demonstrations.

Dennis Prager talks with Travis Barham, Senior Counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, about its efforts to discourage bullying by governments and colleges.

Hugh Hewitt talks with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch about his book, “A Republic, If You Can Keep It.”

Hugh Hewitt and Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Public Policy, talk about “Viewpoint Diversity.”

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