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Michael Medved: The Obnoxious Term “Latinx”

The term “Latinx”, has become the increasingly common substitute for the terms “Latino” or “Hispanic” in the politically correct, prestige press. The “For Kids” section of the New York Times helpfully explained that “the X is an effort to make the word more inclusive, because it accounts for a wider spectrum of gender identities than just male and female.”

The problem for this self-proclaimed “inclusive” approach is that Hispanics themselves overwhelmingly reject it. In an August Pew Research Survey, 61 percent preferred the word “Hispanic” while another 29 percent chose “Latino”, amounting 90 percent of Hispanic Americans. Only 3 percent said they used “Latinx” to describe themselves, while 12 percent who had even heard of the word, said they actively disliked it. The crushing disregard for the clumsy formulation “Latinx” provides a reassuring reminder that the cutting-edge activists of the radical left won’t make easy headway in the Hispanic community, with its solid, more traditional, cultural values.

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Jerry Bowyer: A Challenge to the Progressive Partisans in the World of Finance

The Trump Administration is proposing two major actions to add political balance to the stock market environment.

First, labor secretary Eugene Scalia is reforming pensions—looking at what are called “Environmental Social Governance Funds.” They purport to be about better investing, but in reality they are a clever way to advance a progressive ideology. Secretary Scalia wants to refocus pension funds so that they actually fund pensions—and not pander to climate change activists.

Second, the SEC is going after shareholder advisory services—where annual meetings include opaque votes on issues shareholders know nothing about. The bias—no surprise—is to the left. Now they’ll be required to disclose their recommendations to public companies and publicize the companies’ responses.

The new rules are a serious challenge to the dominance of progressive partisans in the world of finance.

It’s a welcome pushback from the Trump administration all Americans ought to support.

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Deterioration Of The Standards In Journalism: Hugh Hewitt with Secretary Mike Pompeo

Hugh Hewitt talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the deterioration of standards in journalism, the human rights violations in China, the United Arab Emirates Peace Agreement with Israel, “trust but verify” the vaccine efforts in China, U.S. role in the international criminal court, and Russian and Chinese interference in United States election.



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Medved: “Acknowledging” Flaws Different From “Focusing” on Them

A new study by Pew Research uses tricky language to exaggerate differences between Trump and Biden voters when it comes to views of America’s past. The report shows nearly all Biden voters agreeing with the statement: “It makes the U.S. stronger when we acknowledge the country’s historical flaws.”

Meanwhile, nearly half of Trump voters support the alternative view: “The U.S. may not have been perfect, but focusing on its historical flaws makes the country weaker.”

Actually, reasonable people should embrace both formulations: sure, it’s healthy to acknowledge shortcomings in our history, but focusing on those flaws, at the expense of all America’s worthy accomplishments, can be sick and destructive.

The Pew survey actually indicates that conservatives and liberals agree that it’s appropriate to recognize the nation’s imperfections.

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The Struggle to Restore Order in Democrat-Run Cities

Townhall Review – September 5, 2020

Hugh Hewitt and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton talk about the angry crowds that waited outside the White House to harass and intimidate Republicans as they left after the President’s acceptance speech.

Hugh Hewitt talks with retired Admiral James Stavridis about a troubling story of Russian aggression toward the U.S. and it allies.

Hugh Hewitt and Michael Shear, White House correspondent for the New York Times, talk about Joe Biden‘s reluctance to hold a press conference to answer the media’s hard questions.

Bob Frantz talks with Peter Kirsanow, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member, about how major sports teams are dealing in radical ways with racial tensions.

Larry Elder searches and finds a voice of reason to counter the left-leaning sports media.

Dennis Prager talks with Richard Florczak, a California restaurant owner, who is leaving California because of the state’s pandemic restrictions that are suffocating businesses.

Seth Leibsohn talks with Pete Peterson, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, about how protests have given way to thugs taking advantage of the chaos and strife.

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Jerry Bowyer: How Do We Respond?

These are tense and unsettling times for our nation—with ongoing protests in many of our major cities and a sense of unease about how the next incident may further inflame things.

So: How should we respond to protestors who are either violent or aggressive to the point of interfering with normal life?

Certainly not by returning violence for violence. Not by aggressive counter-demonstrations. And not by any sort of vigilante activity.

We can’t fight evil with evil.

Lasting social change always comes from peaceful appeals to the broad middle class in America.

So when they riot, let’s focus on the wise response.

Instead of filling the streets with angry counter-protests, let’s fill the ballot box with our protest vote.

When they riot, we register.

When they vent, we vote.

And when they slap us on the right cheek, let’s cast the right vote—head to our polling station or home to our absentee ballots … and we vote for law and order.

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