Hugh Hewitt and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discuss the recent provocations by the rogue regime in Iran as well as the currently underway State Department’s Second Annual Ministerial on Religious Freedom.Read More »
Bloomberg News and CNBC report that the Trump administration is seriously considering a rule change which would stop the IRS from taxing investors based on phantom gains from inflation.
Let’s say you buy an investment for a hundred dollars and sell it a few years later for 105 dollars, but inflation was 5 percent. You didn’t really make any money. In real purchasing power, you just broke even.
The way the system works now, you’d have to pay taxes on that five dollars. That’s not taxing income; that’s confiscating wealth.
Larry Kudlow, now the president’s chief economic advisor has long been a champion of the idea, and it looks like the president is on board. And: It looks like the president can do this without buy-in from Congress.
We should hope the president embraces this idea and moves forward with it.
It’s good economics—and it would be good politics as well.Read More »
The Democrats suffer from deep, potentially deadly divisions – exemplified by the bitter sniping between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the anti-American radicals of the ultra-progressive “squad” in the House of Representatives, along with the party’s circular firing squad of two dozen embattled presidential candidates.
These feuds not only chew up liberal resources, energy and credibility, but also destroy Democrat chances of capitalizing on Trump’s greatest vulnerability: his disappointing failure at unifying the country and his reckless promotion of partisan polarization. If Democrats can’t even work together on their own side of the aisle, how can they promise to bring the whole country together?
At least Trump has managed to enlist the great majority of Republicans on his team, while the Democrats continue to fracture and quibble just as the campaign moves into a more serious phase.Read More »
A recent article in New York Times Magazine illustrates for us the quandary of the gender revolution and the breakdown of language.
It was a massive essay entitled, “The Struggles of Rejecting the Gender Binary.”
The subject of the article wants to be known by the pronouns that are supposedly gender-neutral—they/them …
… so I marked all of the confusing personal pronouns that I could discover in this multi-thousand word article. I found at least 171 times where the pronoun simply doesn’t make sense.
How in the world do you have any kind of language coherence when pronouns become a matter of gender ideology and you have people saying, “I am no longer a he or she, I am a them or a they”?
What we’re seeing is a fundamental breakdown of meaning and that seen in a breakdown of language.
It’s a subversion of truth.
There can be no coherence on the other side of such a breakdown.Read More »
In campaigning for president, Joe Biden faces a difficult dilemma: if he moves left to placate his party’s increasingly socialistic base, he’ll lose the moderate support he needs to challenge Donald Trump. But if he runs as a compromising centrist, enraged party progressives will block his nomination.
The problem is that satisfying progressives requires such radical positions—like racial reparations, forgiving student loans, and banning private health insurance—that middle-of-the-road voters won’t be reassured by an easy-going style. If the election becomes a referendum on a stridently leftist Democratic platform, Republicans should be able to build a big majority in opposition.Read More »
Townhall Review – July 13, 2019
Larry Elder gives his take on the housing mortgage crisis and the tie-in with calls for reparations.
Hugh Hewitt and David Drucker talk about the sex trafficking accusations against financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Joe Piscopo talks with attorney Alan Dershowitz about the Jeffrey Epstein case and how Dershowitz has been falsely tied to Epstein.
Hugh Hewitt talks to Robert Kaplan about China and the dangers we face from the communist regime.
Mike Gallagher sits down with Mollie Hemmingway of The Federalist and Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network to talk about their book, “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court .”
Mike Gallagher talks about comments made by former President Jimmy Carter that suggest the Presidency of Donald Trump might be illegitimate.Read More »
You would never know this listening to presidential candidates but Social Security, in crisis mode for a while, will begin paying out more than it takes in next year. The reserve fund will be depleted in 16 years, meaning seniors would face 20 percent cuts in their payments.
Roughly half of Americans rely on Social Security for most of their retirement income. And with baby boomers retiring and living longer, the numbers will only get worse.
While Democrats talk about welfare and socialism, and Republicans love their tax cuts, we still need to pay for the entitlements we already have such as Social Security and Medicare.
Fixing this will take several things Washington hardly does anymore: exercise fiscal discipline, debate and deliberate, and come to some kind of bipartisan agreement.
Party line vote—the new normal in Washington—will not do the trick
Social Security needs a fix.Read More »