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Lanhee Chen: $15 Minimum Wage May Do More Harm Than Good

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives recently passed legislation to raise the minimum wage from $7.50 to $15 nationwide.

While that might sound good to some, the reality is that such an increase may put up to 3.7 million people out of work, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Particularly hard hit will be employees at small businesses, which are less likely to have the resources or profits to cover the proposed doubling of the minimum wage. While Democratic lawmakers had an opportunity to exempt the smallest of businesses from their bill, they declined to do so.

The proposed increase in the minimum wage may also have the effect of hurting teenagers or those who may just be getting started in the workplace.

Increasing the minimum wage may seem like a good idea. But like many of the ideas that progressive politicians are trumpeting, it’s likely to do more harm than good.

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Albert Mohler: Maine Embraces the Culture of Death

The state of Maine has now legalized physician-assisted suicide.

The Associated Press—in their reporting on the story—said reporters were, “declaring it in line with the state’s tradition of individualism and opponents insisting the practice tempts fate.”

Let’s just look at that again: “in line with Maine’s historic tradition of individualism.” That’s the claim of absolute personal autonomy that we see elsewhere today, but it’s here packaged as a part of the “state’s long tradition of individualism.”

We’re told that physician-assisted death can be pursued when “reasonable medical judgement” would “produce death within six months.”

But the culture of death always says, “Here’s all we want. We will draw this very clear line.”

But it always presses on—because the logic of the movement presses on—and where the logic is allowed to go, the law will frighteningly follow.

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Jerry Bowyer: Concerns Over Google’s Collaborations With China

As keynote speaker at the recent National Conservatism Conference, Peter Thiel, one of silicon valley’s most successful entrepreneur/investors called upon our government to investigate whether Google has been infiltrated by Chinese intelligence.

Thiel’s case is really quite strong: Artificial intelligence is a field of technology with numerous important national security implications. Google has worked closely with Chinese companies on AI.

It is well known that Chinese companies are not truly independent of the Chinese government. Google refused to work on AI with the US Pentagon, while China is well known for using intelligence services to steal IP from foreign companies.

Richard Clark who is a career anti-terrorism official, recently told CNBC that he agrees with Thiel.

On the face of it, it certainly seems like there’s enough smoke to see if there’s fire.

We should take Thiel seriously.

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Secretary Pompeo on Provocations from Iran and Global Threats to Religious Liberty

Townhall Review – July 20, 2019

Hugh Hewitt talks with Wisconsin Representative Mike Gallagher about the Iranian attacks on oil tankers and what the U.S. response might be.

Dennis Prager talks with Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal about Nike’s decision to discontinue the Betsy Ross Flag shoe following complaints from their spokesperson, Colin Kaepernick.

Dennis Prager testifies before a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about YouTube’s censoring many of PragerU’s videos.

Sebastian Gorka and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talk about the State Department’s initiative on “inalienable” rights.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Oklahoma Senator James Lankford about his efforts to halt government shutdowns due to budget impasses.

Dennis Prager talks with Brent Bozell, founder and head of the Media Research Center, about his new book, “Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump.”

Hugh Hewitt and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talk about Iran’s attacks on oil tankers and the State Department’s  Second Annual Ministerial on Religious Freedom demonstrating that America still believes religious freedom is worth fighting for.

Mike Gallagher talks about a YouTube executive in San Francisco who is being called racist because he challenged a stranger, who happened to be black, who “tailgated” him into his apartment complex.

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‘I Feel Like I’m in a Monty Python Skit Here’ Dennis Prager at Senate Subcommittee on Google Censorship

Dennis Prager at the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing entitled “Google and Censorship through Search Engines” in Washington, D.C. on July 16, 2019.  Dennis also answers speaks with Senator Marsha Blackburn after giving his written statement.

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