Medved: Fourth Party Prospects for Victory

Third party candidacies are generally a waste of time, but this year a fourth party candidacy could capture the White House.

Here’s how it might work: with Democrats deeply divided, the Bernie brigades might walk out of the convention, with Senator Sanders or someone else from his camp running as the Green Party nominee. That would create an opening for an independent conservative candidate—like Senator Ben Sasse, or Condoleezza Rice, or Mitt Romney. With four November contenders each likely to draw at least 20% of the popular vote, a candidate could win with just 30%. And with four candidates sharing debate stages, and each carrying a few states, chances are good that there’d be no Electoral College majority—sending the decision to the House of Representatives, where mainstream conservatives predominate.

Best of all, with four candidates, voters could choose a leader they like, rather than voting for Trump just out of hatred for Clinton, or backing Clinton because of fear of Trump.

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House Calls for Investigation Into Planned Parenthood Trafficking Body Parts

From the story:  The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives is calling for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate whether several Planned Parenthood abortion clinics violated federal privacy law. The Panel released new evidence Wednesday purportedly showing abortion clinics disclosing confidential medical information about patients in order to facilitate the sale of fetal body parts to procurement firm StemExpress.


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Medved: An Empty Museum

Leaders of the Palestinian Authority recently dedicated the Palestinian Museum: a $24 million building meant as “a space to celebrate and redefine Palestinian art, history and culture.” The only problem: the sprawling museum opened with no exhibitions at all—highlighting the troubled nature of Palestinian identity.

What is “Palestinian art, history and culture”?

Who are the most famous Palestinian artists or rulers over the centuries?

Actually, there are virtually none—because Arab residents of the region never identified themselves as distinctly Palestinian until the 1960’s.

Far from displacing an indigenous population, Jewish efforts at return and rebuilding spurred growth in local Arab populations. The empty museum communicates the synthetic, empty nature of Palestinian nationalism and extremism.

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Mitch McConnell: I’m Not Worried About Donald Trump. I’m Worried About Hillary Clinton.

Hugh Hewitt interviewed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and asked him about his views about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Majority Leader McConnell explained his position: “We ought to be worried about four more years just like the last eight and that’s what we get with Hillary Clinton … The Supreme Court is the biggest thing that the next president will be dealing with … That issue alone will define much of what America is like for the next generation. That issue alone is enough to convince me to support Donald Trump.” For the complete interview and transcript, visit Join Hugh Hewitt’s premium content website at

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Left Upset that Zoo Chose Child Over Gorilla

Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, said the angry people “do not understand primate biology” (Fox News).  More on the outrage (CBS News, Washington Post).  Jack Hanna explains why he believes it was the right choice (CNN).  There were vigils for the gorilla (Cincinnati).  Some went so far as to call the killing racist (Bizpac Review).

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Obama Calls Bomb at Hiroshima “Evil”

The President once again divided Americans by heaping blame and condemnation on the people who sought to stop a horrible war they did not start.  He told the crowd “Let all the souls here rest in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil.”(UPI).  He also called for “moral evolution.”  Is that really what we need? (ABC News).

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