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THR 2/25/17: H.R. McMaster: A Legendary General

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Hugh Hewitt interviews Richard Haass, who serves as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the importance of the National Security Adviser role. Hewitt asks Senator Tom Cotton why he is pleased with President Trump’s pick of General McMaster to be the next National Security Adviser. Michael Medved says that General McMaster is exactly who Trump and the nation need to fill the NSA role. Medved highlights the latest round of anti-Trump protests and explains why they are backfiring on the left. Medved reads excerpts from a column that is full of hysteria about how one has to parent a child during the Trump era. Mike Gallagher brings on National Review’s Rich Lowry to explain how Sweden is in deep trouble over their immigration problems. Hewitt chats with Archbishop Chaput about his new book, “Strangers in a Strange Land.” Dennis Prager looks at how California is more concerned with global warming rather than its crumbling infrastructure that needs to be fixed now.

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Hugh Hewitt Interviews Archbishop Charles Chaput About “Strangers In A Strange Land”

Hugh Hewitt Interviews Archbishop Charles Chaput

The Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, joins Hugh Hewitt to discuss his newly published book, “Strangers In A Strange Land” which counsels Christians about how to live in a post-Christian era. Join Hugh Hewitt’s premium content website at Hughniverse.com.

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Trump Rescinds Obama Demand that Schools Allow Transgenders in Preferred Bathrooms

President Trump rescinded Obama-era guidance transgender students

Or, as ABC News put it with their own spin, “rescinded Obama-era guidance directing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity” (ABC News).  With a little more spin, CNN insists “The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students” (CNN).  From another story:  It will now be up to states and school districts to interpret whether federal sex discrimination law applies to gender identity (CBS News).  Dr. Albert Mohler looks at the media framing of the issue (Albert Mohler). Related audio from the White House (SONNetwork).

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Michael Medved: Whatever Happened to “The Party of the Little Guy”?

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Democrats have always identified themselves as “the party of the little guy,” but in 2016 they lost tens-of-millions of aggrieved, out-of-luck voters to a boisterous billionaire named Donald Trump. Why? Because of the party’s self-destructive obsession with race and gender. The real dividing line between families that are forging ahead and those who are falling behind is based more on economics and education, rather than race and gender.

A white, male high school dropout in Appalachia is hardly privileged, while a black woman like Michelle Obama, with degrees from Princeton and Harvard, is hardly oppressed. Trump won white males without college degrees by a 3-1 margin and he even won non-college white women by nearly two-to one.

It’s dangerous to talk about “white male privilege” when the lived experience of so many white males hardly feels privileged. In fact, many working-class whites feel gypped and expect a better deal from President Trump.

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Michael Medved: A Lesson from Lincoln on President’s Day

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On the eve of Civil War, Abraham Lincoln concluded his First Inaugural Address with two sentences of incandescent eloquence: “Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

These words remind us that Lincoln—whose legacy we honor on President’s Day—became one of the greatest English prose writers in history, despite his background as an impoverished frontier boy with only a year of schooling. His rise constitutes one of the American miracles that should inspire anyone willing to look with open eyes at our uniquely blessed past.

Lincoln followed the approach later recommended by Bismarck: Listen for God’s footsteps marching through history, then grab his coattails and hang on.

May we see God’s design for America as we celebrate President’s Day.

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Medved Defends Trump from Phony Anti-Semitism Charges

During President Trump’s tour de force press conference, he shot down a question from a Jewish reporter, prompting some to label him as anti-Semitic. Michael Medved argues that the charges are unfounded. Join Michael Medved’s premium content website at MedvedMedhead.com.

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Trump Insults Press, Press Infuriated

Jake Tapper went so far as to say “You legitimately won the presidency. Now get to work and stop whining about it” (The Hill).  From the Associated Press:  Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media for the controversies roiling his administration. His supporters saw something else: A champion of Middle America who is taking on the establishment and making good on his campaign promises to put the country first (AP).  From ABC News: …the press conference showed the president willing to take on the press in a head-on confrontation — the man we saw almost every day on the campaign trail — calling reporters “out of control” and “so dishonest.” The appearance showed how the president is still very much in campaign mode, bringing up his Electoral College victory and his defeat of Hillary Clinton months after the November election (ABC News). From the much abused CNN: During his remarks, Trump made several statements about the media that were either untrue or misleading (CNN). From the Wall Street Journal:  Political reporters are bewildered by his unconventional style, but the spectacle was Mr. Trump at his Trumpiest (WSJ).  A look at some of the insults (Newsbusters).  Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski Tweeted “This feels like a fake presidency” (Mediaite).  Ben Shapiro’s Ten Takeaways (Daily Wire).  Hugh Hewitt encourages all to not panic over Trump (Washington Post).

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