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Hugh Hewitt: The White House West Wing (Staff) Renovation

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The exit of Stephen K. Bannon completes a restructuring of the West Wing that began almost as soon as the president took office and is now apparently complete. Like the physical renovation of the West Wing, it was noisy, not very attractive … but it was necessary. What is needed...

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Dennis Prager: A Win for Political Tolerance

On Wednesday night last week I had the privilege of serving as guest conductor of Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. It was particularly sweet because of the efforts by many who worked against me. Members of the orchestra and Santa Monica political...

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Another Weekend of Turmoil Over Monuments

An anti-confederate protest in Houston was so volatile, the cops’ horses wore protective gear (KTRK). If something even resembles a confederate flag, it’s coming down (NY Post). Duke rewarded those vandalizing a statue by removing it (Reuters). Statues were removed over night at the University of Texas (CBS News...

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Hugh Hewitt: Charlottesville Violence and the Legal Consequences

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All law students taking a First Amendment course, or even a constitutional law survey course, learn the rule of Brandenburg v. Ohio, a case that grew out of a 1964 KKK rally near Cincinnati. Brandenburg provides “that the constitutional guarantees of free speech and free press do not permit a...

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Michael Medved: The Overhyped “Dangerous Divisions”

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Following the horrible events in Charlottesville, Virginia, the public seems deeply alarmed at the deep and dangerous divisions in the country. But what are the substantive issues that actually divide the country? When it comes to hate festivals staged by neo-Nazis and the KKK, there is virtually no disagreement: nearly...

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Charlottesville Puts the Spotlight on Neo-Nazi Hate

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Townhall Review–August 19, 2017. Hugh Hewitt invites Politico’s Jake Sherman to review President Trump’s comments following the Charlottesville, Virginia demonstration. While on the Mike Gallagher show, Ben Shapiro of the Daily Wire scolded president Trump’s remarks. Gallagher also interviews Rich Lowry, of the National Review, on his article criticizing the...

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Media Use of SPLC a Blight on Credibility

“Fake News” is a dirty word in the media.  The ultimate insult. The hope, in many media ranks, is it will someday be relegated to the word prison reserved for insults so awful, you can’t say them out loud in any company. The kind that even Rolling Stone refuses to...

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Hugh Hewitt: A Hard Lesson: Presidents Don’t Get Mulligans

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On Monday, the president gave a formal response to the alt-right, neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville in which he denounced the KKK, racism and neo-Nazi groups in no uncertain terms. He ought to be commended for his clear statement on Monday. But—there’s no doubt about it—he ought to have made that...

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Albert Mohler: Why Is It Fine to Criticize Christianity but Not Islam?

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A public radio station in Berkeley, California, KPFA, recently dis-invited world-renowned scientist Richard Dawkins due to his alleged “abusive speech” about Islam. Over the years, Richard Dawkins has basically insulted the intelligence of anyone and everyone who believes in God. He has made extremely caustic comments about Christianity and every...

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Hugh Hewitt: Supporting Our Troops in Dangerous Times

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Recently an Iranian drone came within 100 yards of an American F-18 in the Persian Gulf. After a U.S. Navy ship fired warning shot, an Iran Navy patrol boat charged our ship before veering away. Recently I asked National Security Advisor General H. R. McMaster if the rules of engagement...

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Lanhee Chen: The Real-World Impact of Regulatory Reform

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On the campaign trail last year, Donald Trump vowed repeatedly to cut and limit federal regulations that threaten to kill jobs and restrict economic growth. So far, he’s made good on that promise. A study just out from the American Action Network found that in their first six months, the...

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Hugh Hewitt: The Media’s Hyperbole Over Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Comments

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President Trump’s “fire and fury” comments about North Korea set off the predictable hyperbole among his blindly furious foes on the cable shows, few of whom seem to grasp that the North Korea crisis has been growing since almost the Armistice was signed and accelerating since Bill Clinton’s much-celebrated then...

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North Korea Lobs Another Threat at US

Saying only “absolute force” will work on Trump (ABC News). From another story: After President Donald Trump shocked his national security team with his off-the-cuff fire-and-fury remarks about North Korea on Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is trying to walk back his boss’s comments—without saying Trump was off base. “What the...

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It’s Time to Focus on the North Korean Madman

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Townhall Review–August 12, 2017. Hugh Hewitt speaks with Congressman Mike Gallagher, a former Marine and a member of the House and Armed Services Committee about the direct threat N Korea posses against the U.S air base in Guam. Hewitt also interviews Robert Costa, reporter for the Washington Post, about President’s...

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Albert Mohler: Oregon to Compel Its Citizens to Pay for Abortion

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Oregon legislators earlier in the summer adopted legislation that will now make Oregon not only the state with the most liberal abortion laws in the nation, but also the only state that will now compel all of its citizens to pay for abortion. As the editors of the National Review...

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