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Townhall Review – August 15, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with President Donald Trump about the possibility of a late Supreme Court vacancy.

Seth Liebsohn looks at Joe Biden’s pick for Vice President, Senator Kamala Harris.

Hugh Hewitt talks with President Donald Trump about his relationship with Russia.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson about his role in trying to get James Comey, among others, to testify on their role in spying on Donald Trump.

Sebastian Gorka and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson talk about how to keep unemployed families in their homes.

Dennis Prager looks at what he calls the damage and the idiocy of the lockdowns due to the pandemic.

Hugh Hewitt talks with President Donald Trump about the rebounding economy as something he’ll be able to take with him into the debates with Democrat Joe Biden.

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Hugh Hewitt: The 2020 Election: Two Agendas

Which agenda do you prefer for the next four years?

President Trump’s? Or Joe Biden’s?

That’s a helpful way to aid voters in their choice this November.

President Trump believes in the Constitution, as proved most obviously by his two Supreme Court Justices and 53 federal circuit court judges.

Trump will continue his military buildup and his push for enforcement of rule of law—as demonstrated by Attorney General William Barr.

Trump will continue his massive deregulation of the American economy.

Biden, on the other hand, will almost certainly raise taxes—and raise them significantly.

Biden judges will be activist judges, likely seeing nothing wrong with the return of race-based rewards.

And there’s a very real potential that Biden will pack the Supreme Court—increasing the number of justices in a replay of FDR’s failed effort in 1937.

And under a Biden presidency we’ll see some sort of Green New Deal.

That’s a fair statement of the expectations.

I’m voting for Trump.

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Michael Medved: Misguided Payouts Based On Ancestry, Not Actions

The current anguish over “racial justice” has been punctuated by intensifying demands for monetary reparations to the descendants of enslaved Americans.

The prospect of arranging appropriate compensation for uncompensated slave labor that ended 155 years ago remains wildly impractical, but it also goes against the nation’s highest ideals.

America has always been the land of fresh starts and new life, where you’re not judged by who your grandparents were or where they came from. To the greatest extent possible, your progress in life should reflect your own efforts, and not your family’s past.

Slavery reparations emphasize the opposite idea: assigning tax-funded payouts based not on who you are, but on who your great-great-grandparents were. Joe Biden has already expressed support for a commission to evaluate slavery reparations. If this ill-advised effort becomes a major issue in the campaign, the American people will rightly reject a program designed to accentuate, not narrow, racial differences.

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Jerry Bowyer: Hamilton Film in Cancel Culture Crosshairs

The fabulously successful play and now film “Hamilton” is now under a lot of criticism. On race, Alexander Hamilton was ahead of his time—but not 200 years ahead of his time, so I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the film about him is now in the crosshairs of cancel culture.

I can see another reason why violent extremists might be opposed to the play. In a rap battle in which Thomas Jefferson pressures George Washington to support the French Revolution, Washington rejects the idea of street violence:

“The people are leading!”

“The people are rioting! There’s a difference! Frankly it’s a little disquieting you would let your ideals blind you to reality!”

In the play and in reality, Hamilton and Washington were both skeptical about violence in the streets. Maybe all those who are either celebrating or sympathetic to the violence today should worried about the movie’s popularity as well.

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