Commentary

David Davenport: Tax Reform Should Not Increase The National Debt

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This is David Davenport of the Hoover Institution for Townhall.com. One more dilemma for our leaders in Washington is that we desperately need tax reform, but we can’t afford to increase the national debt. The debt is already large and growing. Our leaders say it’s nearly $15 trillion, but that...

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Mohler: The Scouts and the Moral Revolution

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The Mormon Church recently announced that it will be severing its long relationship with the Boy Scouts of America for boys and young men aged 14 to 18. In terms of religious groups that sponsor scouting organizations, the Mormon Church is, by percentage, by far the leader of the pack....

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Davenport: Congress Needs to Step Up Its Game

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While everyone was evaluating Donald Trump at 100 days, we also should have been grading Congress.  With significantly lower approval ratings than the president, Congress has done very little. With the same political party controlling the White House and Congress, how can that be?  The answer is that Republicans in...

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Lanhee Chen: An Opportunity For The Senate

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The effort to repeal and replace Obamacare has now moved to the United States Senate, where our elected representatives have the important responsibility of improving upon the American Health Care Act—the reform legislation that passed the House a few weeks ago. There will likely be disagreements between Senators over key...

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Greg Thornbury: Comey’s Obligation

Has there ever been a public official who has gone from good guy to bad guy in both the eyes of the Left and the Right—faster and more often—than former FBI Director James Comey? I think not. Why? It all depends on what he’s saying at the moment. When news...

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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

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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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