Commentary

Lanhee Chen: Karen Handel’s Victory

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Republican Karen Handel’s victory in the special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District will generate a lot of punditry and spin. Democrats will argue that they got a lot closer than they should have in a district that Republican Tom Price, now the Secretary of Health and Human Services, won...

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Michael Medved: Public Opinion and Obamacare

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In 2010, the health insurance legislation known as “Obamacare” was overwhelmingly unpopular. But Democrats in the White House and Congress pushed it through anyway, and then paid a severe price in the next elections. Today, the health care package known as “Trumpcare” is similarly unpopular, but the Republicans seem determined...

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Michael Medved: Lingering Faith in Faith

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For sixty years, Gallup has asked about public attitudes toward faith, giving respondents a clear choice: “Do you believe that religion can answer all or most of today’s problems, or that religion is largely old-fashioned and out of date?” In 1957, 82 percent expressed confidence in religious solutions, while only...

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Albert Mohler: Senator Sanders vs. Religious Liberty

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Bernie Sanders recently announced that he will oppose President Trump’s nominee for assistant budget director, Russell Vought, because Vought penned a blog in which he said that Muslims “stand condemned” because they have rejected Jesus Christ. Vought’s post was a defense of his alma mater, Wheaton College, a Christian institution,...

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Michael Medved: Demonizing, Dehumanizing the Opposition

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The context of the brutal assault in Alexandria, Virginia that wounded Congressman Steve Scalise sends an important public message: our elected representatives may wield enormous power but they’re still ordinary Americans who enjoy getting up early on a bright Spring morning to practice for things like a charity baseball game....

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Lanhee Chen: Americans

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As Americans, we are drawn together by so much more than what divides us. We have a common sense of purpose and destiny. And we wake up each day knowing how blessed we are to live in this remarkable country. Even as we are saddened by news of the shooting...

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Lanhee Chen: Single-Payer for the Golden State?

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The California State Senate recently passed legislation creating a government-run, single-payer health care system in the Golden State. The idea is so bad that even Governor Jerry Brown has expressed concerns about it. What’s wrong with the idea? It replaces the existing, largely private-sector system and will force people out...

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Michael Medved: Jerusalem Unified

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This month—June 2017—marks the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem as the undivided, eternal capital of the Jewish people. What was the city’s status before Israeli victory in 1967’s Six Day War? At that time, Eastern Jerusalem and the Old City were occupied by Jordan; all Jewish residents had...

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Albert Mohler: Remembering Midway

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We have just recently marked the 75th anniversary of one of the most significant events in all of naval history: the Battle of Midway. What’s most important about this battle is that it came just six months after the Japanese sneak attack upon Pearl Harbor. The United States Navy largely...

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Hugh Hewitt: Wait Upon The Facts

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Former FBI director Robert Mueller enjoys deep and wide respect inside and outside of the Beltway, among Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Of course: Now he’s Special Counsel with unique independence in addition to his formal authority that comes from the Department of Justice’s regulations. For purposes of the investigation into...

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Michael Medved: Miraculous Victory, Unsettled Dispute

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Fifty years ago, the 19-year-old state of Israel won a miraculous, astonishing victory against larger, better equipped forces of Egypt, Syria and Jordan. The Soviet Union lavishly supported the Arab states, while Lyndon Johnson’s America proclaimed strict neutrality as the Jewish state faced annihilation. Israel had to rely on Mirage...

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Michael Medved: The Left’s International Collapse

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If Theresa May wins her expected victory in June’s British elections it will represent the latest evidence of a sweeping international trend: the utter collapse of the old left. Britain’s Labour Party dominated the United Kingdom for 13 years under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, but with radical leader Jeremy...

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Albert Mohler: A New Rule Respecting Conscience

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A long-awaited announcement from the Trump administration was released last week: namely, the reversal of the Obamacare contraception mandate, the mandate that required all employers, even religious employers, to pay for contraception methods, including abortion-inducing drugs. The latest from President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget only deals with explicitly...

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Michael Medved: Stop The Impeachment Daydreams

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Democrats who prattle endlessly about impeaching President Trump are deluding themselves and damaging the country. Not only do they lack convincing evidence of impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors” but they also possess no understanding of the lessons of history. Only three presidents have ever confronted serious impeachment proceedings: Andrew Johnson,...

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