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Michael Medved: Senate Must Resist a Last-Ditch Smear


In their desperate attempt to smear Judge Brett Kavanaugh, many left-leaning commentators try to connect him to #MeToo malefactors like Harvey Weinstein.

For two reasons, this association is utterly unfair.

First, the #MeToo villains all exploited positions of power; Kavanaugh was a 17-year-old high school junior at the time of his alleged misdeeds.
Second, all the #MeToo villains were guilty of mistreating multiple women, sometimes hundreds; in Judge Kavanaugh’s case, he’s accused of mistreating only one woman, on a single occasion.
The timing of the accusations is also highly suspect.

If Senators allow this shady maneuver to succeed, they will shift our politics from merely ugly to outrageously unjust.

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Albert Mohler: Reagan’s Plea to His Dying Father-in-Law


Late in the summer of 1982, President Ronald Reagan had a lot on his mind. He faced challenges at home and around the world. But on this August day, the 40th President of the United States had something even more pressing on his mind. His father in law, Dr. Loyal Davis, was dying, and Dr. Davis was an avowed atheist. President Reagan wrote an incredible letter that day to his father in law, pleading with him to trust Christ.

He told his father in law that Jesus is the very Son of God, writing, “Either he was who he said he was, or he was the greatest faker and charlatan who ever lived.”

President Reagan went on to cite John 3:16 in his plea to his father in law.

Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post recently came across the letter while conducting research at the Reagan Library. It is one of the most remarkable presidential documents of modern times.

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Michael Medved: Curled Up In a Ball of White Shame


A student at an elite university recently wrote to the New York Times: “I’m riddled with shame. White Shame … I feel like my literal existence hurts people, like I’m always taking up space that should belong to someone else … Instead of harnessing my privilege for greater good, I’m curled up in a ball of shame.”

This unfortunate student illustrates the destructive insanity in teaching personal guilt over so-called “white privilege.” In previous generations, the idea that their skin color made them less worthy than others proved devastating to black people; now some young whites are encouraged to “curl up in a ball of shame.”

As Dr. King made clear, in a decent society, individuals must be judged—and must judge themselves—on the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

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Jim Daly: A Late Hit on Kavanaugh


Those who oppose Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court are up to their tricks again. News broke last week that Senator Dianne Feinstein of California had been holding on to a letter from a woman alleging that Judge Kavanaugh, when he was in high school, had assaulted her.

Assault is a serious matter. But do democrats really want to play this game? Is every Senator who opposes Judge Kavanaugh willing to put his or her high school record out there for scrutiny?

Why did Senator Feinstein wait to reveal the letter until after the confirmation hearings and just a day before the committee was scheduled to vote?

I’m sorry, but this is nothing short of character assassination for all of us to see, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat.

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Hugh Hewitt: The McConnell Miracle


America is witnessing what we can rightly call the “McConnell Miracle.”

I recently asked Senator Mitch McConnell if his record on judicial appointments was the most important part of his legacy as leader of the Senate and he said:

“I think the decision not to fill the Scalia vacancy [in 2016] was the most consequential decision of my career. And I think the follow-up on that, to not only fill the Supreme Court vacancies, but put in place men and women [on the federal courts of appeals] who believe that the job is to interpret the law into as many places as we can, particularly at the Circuit Court level, for as long as we’re in the majority…”

He’s absolutely right. Had Hillary Clinton been elected president, the courts would have shifted quickly and far to the left. Instead, the Supreme Court and lower courts will remain committed to constitutional textualism and to the personal liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

And that, is the McConnell Miracle.

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