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David Davenport: Free Speech Under Threat

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This summer, Commentary magazine published a forum on the question: Is free speech under threat in the United States? Ironically, in a country where the Constitution and the courts carefully protect free speech, many people do not feel free to speak freely. Why? Because of a smothering blanket of political correctness that...

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Michael Medved: Evangelicals for Trump: A Matter of Self Defense

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The sharpest divisions in politics today aren’t based on race or economic status, but on religion. Last year’s exit polls showed 26 percent who described themselves as Evangelical Christians, and they preferred Donald Trump by a crushing margin of 81 to 16 percent. Among the rest of the electorate—the 74...

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Michael Medved: Big Events Demand Big—and Cooperative—Responses

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At key turning points in history, dramatic events seem to come together to force cooperation between even the most reluctant partisans. In the face of devastation from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, for instance, even a brief governmental shutdown would have been unthinkable, so Republicans and Democrats came together to...

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Are the Dreamers’ Dreams on the Line?

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The Townhall Review – September 9, 2017 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces the end of the DACA. Senator Tom Cotton speaks with Hugh Hewitt about the unconstitutionality of DACA and what President Trump is doing to clean up the mess former President Obama left behind. Dennis Prager looks at the...

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Hugh Hewitt: Time To Secure The Border

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President Trump has ended DACA and given Congress six months to take action on the issue of illegal immigration. As Congress works to write and pass a bill, they must recognize the moral necessity of building a border wall—a border barrier—a border fence. In July alone, there were 18,000 arrests...

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Hugh Hewitt: An Opportunity After DACA

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President Trump recently announced that he intends to end President Obama’s executive action called DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which prevents the deportation of persons brought illegally to the United States as children. The Trump Administration will renew DACA permits for the next six months in order to...

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David Davenport: California’s Bully Federalism

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California’s travel ban, forbidding the expenditure of state money to travel to states that have policies they don’t like, is what I call bully federalism. You may remember federalism, the idea that state and local governments retain considerable power in our federal system. Under the 10th Amendment, states can fight...

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Michael Medved: Unexpected Praise for Trump’s Turnaround

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One of history’s worst natural disasters produced one of the best weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency so far. The chief executive and his administration rose to the challenge of responding to Hurricane Harvey and even his implacable media critics praised his change in attitude. The normally hostile New York Times,...

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Hurricane Harvey: The Power of Nature and Best of Human Nature

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Townhall Review—September 31, 2017 Franklin Graham, of Samaritan’s Purse , describes the relief effort going on in Houston. Texas Governor Greg Abbott shares how the federal, state, and local governments are coordinating to help those in need. Mike Gallagher spoke with former Texas Governor now Energy Secretary Perry on how faith communities...

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Michael Medved: Four Hopeful Lessons From an Epic Catastrophe

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As Texas begins the long process of recovery from the catastrophe of Hurricane Harvey, Americans across the country should embrace four important lessons: First, let’s acknowledge that government isn’t always the enemy—and in emergencies like this one, government at the local, state and federal levels has a crucial, life-saving role...

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Albert Mohler: A One in 1-Million-Year Flood?

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And still the rains come, falling catastrophically upon Houston, Texas, the larger Metropolitan areas and the entire region of the Texas Gulf Coast. As of Sunday (yes, Sunday), 9 trillion gallons of water had already fallen from the storm, enough to fill the Great Salt Lake twice according to Matthew...

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Hugh Hewitt: President Trump and Hurricane Harvey

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It’s no secret that how a president responds to a natural disaster can affect his fortunes. President Barack Obama’s reaction to Hurricane Sandy contributed significantly to his 2012 reelection. President George W. Bush’s fumbled response to Hurricane Katrina was part of a ruinous sequence of events in 2005 that destroyed...

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Davenport: Win or Lose, The ACA Has Federalized Health Care

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No matter how the efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare turn out, I’m sorry to say that President Obama’s Affordable Care Act has federalized health care forever. It has changed the conversation so that, instead of debating whether the federal government should or constitutionally may take over health care, we...

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Lanhee Chen: A Plea for Nuance in Polarized Times

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The views held by the protestors in the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia—the voices of white supremacy, neo-Nazi organizations and the KKK—have no place in our society. But make no mistake: There are other—credible—voices on the political right in America today that have been marginalized on college campuses and other...

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