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David Davenport: Impeachment Is an Extraordinary Remedy

In the first 175 years of the nation, the House of Representatives impeached only one president, Andrew Johnson. Now in the last 57 years, it’s impeached two, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and it may be ready to impeach a third.

Why the rise in impeachments? Because we forget that impeachment is extraordinary. The normal way to remove a president is by the people through elections. The extraordinary way is impeachment, with its Constitutional requirement of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Lacking political patience, we threaten to make the extraordinary now ordinary.

Politics is an ugly business. Quid pro quos in foreign policy? They doubtless happen more than we think and, if we don’t like them, we have a chance to cast our vote in one year. But a case of high crimes and misdemeanors demanding an extraordinary remedy?

I think not.

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Democrats Press Toward Party-Line Impeachment

Townhall Review – December 7, 2019

George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley testifies before the House at the request of President Trump.

Hugh Hewitt turns to Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton to talk about Senate preparations for a likely impeachment trial.

Mike Gallagher comments on an interview between Georgia Representative Doug Collins, ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, and Chris Wallace of Fox News.

Hugh Hewitt talks with retired Admiral James Stavridis about the tension between the United States and China.

Sebastian Gorka and Ilan Berman, Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council, talk about civil unrest in the Middle East, the worst of which is in Iran.

Dennis Prager talks about the terrorist stabbing in London by a known terrorist who was released from prison after only serving 6 of 12 years for a previous terrorist crime.

Sebastian Gorka and James Rosen, investigative reporter for Sinclair Broadcasting, talk about the soon-to-be-released Justice Department report on events that led up to the Russia Collusion investigation.

Larry Elder talks with Heather MacDonald, author of “The Diversity Delusion,” who was shouted down during a speech at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Michael Medved: The Biggest Threat to Our National Well-Being

Despite strong economic growth of recent years, an even more important number tells a much less encouraging story.

For three years in a row now, we’ve suffered an unprecedented decline in life expectancy—with self-inflicted harm striking more Americans in the prime of life. The lead author of a new study for the American Medical Association says, “the whole country is at a disadvantage compared to other wealthy nations.”

While people around the world enjoy steady increases in longevity, America has been moving in the wrong direction for the first time in a century.

Experts say prime causes are drug overdoses, suicides, and alcoholism—“deaths of despair” that inflict a horrible toll, despite declining rates of crime and poverty, and dramatic improvements in medical care.

Prospective leaders in an election year must confront this threat to our national well-being that prematurely steals spouses, parents, neighbors and work colleagues from those who need them.

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Bowyer: The Markets and the Message on Impeachment


In the midst of the push to remove Trump from office, it’s important to remember what the left said last time a President was impeached. When Clinton was under threat, the media and Democratic politicians were arguing that Republicans should back off—because impeachment was bad for the economy.

CNN and NPR—among others—blamed poor market performance on GOP efforts to remove Clinton, while Democratic members of the House denounced the disruptions to markets caused by impeachment.

Now, Democrats in politics and the media are pushing for impeachment; not a single word about economic uncertainty.

If removing the president is bad for the economy then why are markets hitting record levels? The answer is simple. Markets are shrugging all this off not because removal would be good, but because they simply don’t take it seriously. They know what this is, nothing more than political theater.

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