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Medved: Change the System So Every Vote Matters

This is Michael Medved for Townhall.com. One simple question highlights the dysfunction of our current system of choosing a president: which state in 2012 gave Mitt Romney the most votes? The answer, surprisingly, is California, where the Republican nominee drew nearly 5 million ballots. But he won no California votes...

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Mohler: The Challenges of the New Marine Corps

This is Albert Mohler for Townhall.com. The Associated Press recently announced that the Marine Corps is going to try to reach a ratio of 1 to 10 in terms of female to male. On the same day, CNN reported that “the only female officer enrolled in the Marine Corps’ Infantry...

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Chen: As Health Care Costs Keep Rising

I’m Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institution, for Townhall.com. Health care costs keep rising, and it’s the middle class in America that’s feeling the squeeze. While Obamacare has given coverage to low-income Americas through expansions in government coverage or generous subsidies for private insurance, middle-class families have been left to...

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Thornbury: Phyllis Schlafly’s Legacy

Greg Thornbury

On Sunday, one of the conservative movement’s most vocal and effective leaders went on to her eternal reward. Phyllis Schlafly, founder of the Eagle Forum and one of the principal boosters of the Reagan Revolution, died at 92. Behind her, she left a legacy of women who championed traditional views...

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Davenport: Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About the National Debt?

In a presidential campaign, it’s amazing that no one is talking about the national debt. Well, actually someone is:  the Congressional Budget Office issued a report this summer and we should be shocked. Here are the top 2 things the nonpartisan CBO concluded: 1)     Deficits are growing because spending—primarily...

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Mohler: Secular Absolutism

Last week, shocking images came streaming from the beaches of France. As Alissa Rubin reported for the New York Times, the photos showed “armed police surrounding Muslim women on beaches and ordering them to remove their modest clothes or leave.” Many mayors on the Mediterranean coast have adopted legislation making...

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Hewitt: The Resentment Election

Throughout American history some elections have been driven by resentment and revenge. 2016 seems to me to be one of those. Only a relatively few voters are marching door to door this year inspired by Hillary Clinton’s or Donald Trump’s personal stories of triumph over long odds or their promises...

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Chen: Bailing On Obamacare

It’s another day, and we have more bad news about Obamacare. Some of the nation’s largest insurers have decided they don’t want to sell insurance on the law’s health insurance exchanges. The latest? Aetna recently announced it would no longer offer plans on Obamacare’s marketplaces in almost all of the...

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Mohler: Challenges Of The New Marine Corps

The Associated Press recently announced that the Marine Corps is going to try to reach a ratio of 1 to 10 in terms of female to male. In the same day, CNN reported that “the only female officer enrolled in the Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer’s Course has dropped out after...

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Mohler: Confusion At The Olympics

The recently-completed Olympic games in Rio raised the question of whether transgender athletes will be permitted to compete in their designated gender category in future games. Diana Nyad, a famous long-distance female swimmer, addressed the issue for NPR. She points to Renee Richards, the most famous of the transgender pioneers...

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Medved: When Politics Trumps Faith, Marriage Suffers

The New York Times Style Section recently ran a report called “Uneasy Bedfellows,” describing marriages that reached the point of dissolution because of arguments concerning Donald Trump. When I discussed the subject on the air, one astute caller noted that none of the couples featured in the story seemed to...

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Mohler: The Value of Human Life

Sometimes the story or image goes right through the mind and into the heart. This was the case last week with the photo of a little boy in Syria. He was covered in blood and debris, sitting in an ambulance—and he became the focus of worldwide conversation. Nicholas Kristof, writing...

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Davenport: Obama Pursues Nuclear Danger for His Legacy

It’s the 4th quarter and President Obama wants to put points on his legacy scoreboard.  So, reports say he is considering executive actions that would significantly alter America’s nuclear posture. The first is an end-run around the Congress: The word is he wants to go directly to the United Nations...

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Chen: Affordable Care Act: Affordable?

Amid much fanfare, the Affordable Care Act—more commonly known as Obamacare—was signed into law in 2010. President Obama claimed that the law would both expand coverage to more Americans and lower health care costs. More Americans have health insurance today, but with that has come more government spending and greater...

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Abortion Absolutism

Abortion advocates have long told the world that they will accept any truth that is proven by science. An important story from Life News reveals that this is not, in fact, the case. Micaiah Bilger writes, “Terri O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, was a guest on KIRO...

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