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David Davenport: What a National Emergency Actually Means

Few Americans realize that they currently live under some 30 states of national emergency, the oldest declared by President Jimmy Carter during the Iran hostage crisis 40 years ago. Actual emergencies come and go but emergency declarations live on.

The primary effect of a national emergency is to shift power from Congress to the president, as President Trump wanted to build his wall. Along with executive orders and domestic policy wars on poverty, crime, drugs and terror, presidents since Lyndon Johnson have been moving power from one end of Pennsylvania Avenue to the other.

But politically, it’s a two-edged sword. When presidents seek to do things unilaterally, these actions are easily canceled and replaced by the next president. Perhaps you recall how quickly President Trump undid President Obama’s executive orders.

One day Congress will wake up and notice its primary powers are lost.

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The All-Too-Predictable College Admissions Scandal

Townhall Review with Hugh Hewitt – March 16, 2019

Ed Morrissey, of Hotair.com, talks with Jay Matthews, author of Harvard Schmarvard, about the investigation into college admission bribes and cheating. Larry Elder examines the latest Democrat call for slavery reparations. Mike Gallagher asks former National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall about the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Dennis Prager looks at those who are now self-identifying as racists. Prager talks with Victor Davis Hanson about his new book, The Case for Trump. Dennis Prager’s guest, Bill Gertz, talks about his critique of the U. S. Counter-intelligence community as well as the tie-in to the Mueller investigation. Sebastian Gorka asks author David Horowitz about his new book, Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America. Mike Gallagher examines an insider’s testimony and asks why the media ignored Hillary Clinton’s amazing show of “gross negligence” of classified information.

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Jerry Bowyer: The Lessons of History and the Green New Deal

By now you have all heard about the Green New Deal. It doesn’t take a very long memory to know that this sort of massive spending plan will collapse the economy.

You see, the European debt crisis was triggered in part by plans very much like those recommended in the Green New Deal: Heavy subsidies for so-called green tech, utopian timelines for alternative energy usage, and punitive treatment on the kinds of energy which our economy actually depends on. The result? Greece and Spain and Italy triggered a crisis that jeopardized the future of the entire European Union.

If eight years ago is ancient history for AOC and her zealots, how about three months? France instituted a tiny version of the same thing—and even France abandoned it. Experience is a great tutor, but her tuition can be very expensive for those who refuse to learn from the failures of others.

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03/13/19 Duane Patterson Post-Game

 

Duane explains that why the college cheating scandal, while reprehensible, is still the greatest talk radio story in the world, and gives an example from another parented indicted for bribing Georgetown and USC to get her daughter and son accepted as athletic recruits.

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Dan Proft: Hate Has a Home on the Left

If you have to pass a resolution saying we, in the House, won’t tolerate anti-Semitism, what does that say about what you, in the House, have really been tolerating?

Even more astounding than the panoply of vile statements that earned Rep. Ilhan Omar an endorsement from the KKK’s David Duke is the enabling of anti-Semitism by Jewish members of Congress.

The whole Omar affair is illustrative of identity politics. The pursuit of political power demands some cultural Marxists create an identity while others abandon theirs. The key is everyone plays nice on the noxious, intersectional playground.

So Rachel Dolezal is black. Caitlyn/Bruce Jenner is a woman. And Rep. Jan Schakowsky is an apologist for anti-Semitism who chalks up Omar’s intemperance to a cultural difference suggesting that Omar didn’t say what she said and didn’t mean what she meant.

It turns out hate does have a home on the Left.

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