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Michael Medved: Contrasting Views On Wealth And Poverty

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A Pew Research study shows sharp contrasts between Republicans and Democrats in attitudes toward wealth and poverty. By more than three-to-one, Republicans say hard work, rather than a person’s advantages, explains why people are rich. Among Democrats, only 29 percent agree about the value of hard work, while 60 percent...

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Michael Medved: Dem’s Gloom May Seal Their Doom

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The Democrats used to bill themselves as the party of unshakable optimism with jaunty, confident presidents like FDR or JFK, or the “Man from Hope” himself, Bill Clinton. But a new Pew Research study shows the party of “Happy Days Are Here Again” and “High Hopes” is now the party...

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Hewitt: Media Hysteria Over Comey

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President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. No, this isn’t comparable to Nixon’s infamous “Saturday Night Massacre” of Watergate fame. There are no tapes, no subpoenas for presidential documents, no resignations from the Justice Department, but instead recommendations from the Justice Department. In short, the overwrought media has...

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Mark Davis: After Comey

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Reactions to President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey are falling along predictable lines. There’s a strain of conservative comments that this was overdue, even though his late October re-opening of the Hillary Clinton e-mail case may have contributed to Trump’s win in November. That’s the recently expressed belief...

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Albert Mohler: A Statement Of Direction On Religious Liberty

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The President’s recent signing of his executive order dealing with religious liberty was much anticipated by all concerned with First Amendment liberties in our fast-changing nation. An executive order is not legislation and it is never a substitute for legislation. And yet an executive order can impact the entire executive...

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Michael Medved: Jerusalem’s Anniversary: Time to Face the Truth

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This June marks the 50th anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem following Israel’s victory in the Six Day War. Many Americans mistakenly believe that only then, in 1967, did Jerusalem become Israel’s capital with a clear Jewish majority. But it has always been the seat of Israel’s parliament; two-thirds of...

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Albert Mohler: The Unraveling

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently wrote a letter to the state’s medical insurers saying that they will now be required to provide coverage for reproductive infertility to single persons and same-sex couples. The move was celebrated by Leftists and progressives as a win for the decoupling of reproduction and...

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Lanhee Chen: Tax Reform Is Long Overdue

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President Trump introduced a significant tax reform proposal that will dramatically lower the business tax rate, simplify the individual tax code, and cut tax rates for many American taxpayers. While there are still many details to be filled in, the basic contours of and principles underlying Trump’s reform plan are...

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Michael Medved: Divisions Didn’t Begin With Trump

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Looking back on President Trump’s opening months in office, not even the most determined detractors of the president can rightly blame him for dividing the country, since the nation was already deeply divided before he came to office. Barack Obama lost control of Congress to the opposition party, barely winning...

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Greg Thornbury: No Questions Allowed

Greg Thornbury

When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bret Stephens left the Wall Street Journal editorial board for The New York Times recently, the change raised a few eyebrows. Stephens, who had been very critical of then-candidate Trump, perhaps fit better at the “Old Grey Lady,” in this day and age. Few people, however,...

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Hugh Hewitt: A Victory On The Congressional Review Act

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The mainstream media has been determined to find fault with President Trump’s performance during his first 100 days in office. In reality, a legislative legacy was passing beneath the noses of the Manhattan-Beltway media elites who could not be bothered to learn the wide-ranging implications of the baker’s dozen of...

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Hugh Hewitt: Sea Change

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Sea change. An enormous one. That’s the only way to understand President Trump’s first 100 days — as a breaking from and often a breaking of the Obama presidency, one every bit as turbulent as what’s encountered by a sailing ship going from calm seas into a hurricane. Trump’s first...

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Albert Mohler: Is Assad Evil?

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Scott Simon is one of the most thoughtful commentators on National Public Radio, and in the aftermath of seeing those horrifying images from the chemical nerve agent attack in Syria, Simon offered an important meditation on the nature of evil. Once of Simon’s daughters asked how anyone could commit such...

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Michael Medved: Democrats Repeat The Same Bad Mistakes

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Amid all the evaluations of the first hundred days of President Trump, what about considering the first hundred days of Democrats as the party of opposition? So far, they’ve shown a destructive tendency to repeat the same mistakes that cost them the election in November. • First, they focus exclusively...

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David Davenport: There Is A Trump Doctrine: America First

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For journalists and academics searching to find a Trump Doctrine in foreign policy, it’s right in front of you. It’s called: America First. And what it means is putting America’s national interest in the center of our foreign policy decision-making. It’s not the George W. Bush exporting democracy philosophy, it’s...

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