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Scandal Rocks the Catholic Church and the Guilty Plea of Michael Cohen


Townhall Review — September 1, 2018

Hugh Hewitt speaks with author Rod Dreher about the latest bombshell in the Catholic church; this time from a report written by a high-ranking Church official implicating the Vatican. Mike Gallagher tells the shocking details of a Cardinal downplaying the importance of this disturbing news. Michael Medved remembers former Vietnam war hero and P.O.W, Senator John McCain. Mike Gallagher exposes the media’s faulty news coverage of the Michael Cohen case, especially now that Lanny Davis, a former advisor to the Clintons during the 90s, admits that he misled the media. Dennis Prager looks at the Left’s desire to replace “toxic masculinity” with “Mr. Sensitive,” leaving nobody to fight evil. Hugh Hewitt turns to Chad Pecknold, a theologian and professor at Catholic University in Washington D.C., to discuss the deep corruption inside the Catholic church, and how Pope Francis, who is implicated, has not yet given a public response. Dennis Prager and Andrew McCarthy, Senior Editor at National Review, simplify the complex aspects of the Michael Cohen trial. Larry Elder and Los Angeles attorney Reeve Chudd give tribute to Aretha Franklin and her contribution to music, but also how important it is to have a last will and testament.

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The Crazy Reactions to Manafort Conviction and Cohen Confession


Townhall Review — August 25, 2018

Michael Medved looks at the foolish and embarrassing excuses of what are clearly crimes by Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort. Hugh Hewitt and Congressman Mike Gallagher also help make sense of the madness. Salem host Mike Gallagher explains why you should not believe all the gloom and doom surrounding the “blue wave.” Dennis Prager and Craig Strazzeri, Chief Marketing Officer for Prager University, explain the latest on Facebook and Google restricting or outright banning many of PragerU’s videos. Michael Medved and economist Stephen Moore discuss the latest in economic news, and how the longest bull market in history may not last much longer. Dennis Prager shares how our society is losing the idea of what is expected of a lady and what is expected of a man.

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Activists on the Left are Encouraged to Bully Conservatives by a Member of Congress


Townhall Review – August 11, 2018

Hugh Hewitt and Mike Allen, co-founder and executive editor of Axios, have a contentious conversation about the media misrepresenting President Trump’s connection with Vladimir Putin. Hugh Hewitt is joined by Amie Parnes, White House correspondent for The Hill, who is following the Russia/Trump story. Mike Gallagher looks at the growing trend by left-wing activists to threaten and scream at conservatives who disagree with them. Larry Elder opines about Sarah Jeong’s recent appointment to the editorial board of the New York Times and her “out-of-context” tweets. Michael Medved examines Chicago’s leadership responsibility following a very deadly weekend of gun violence. Dennis Prager asks commentator Candace Owens to tell us what it was like to be targeted, in a restaurant, by Antifa activists. Michael Medved looks at a disturbing and bizarre Japanese trend to replace sexual partners with robots.

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Countdown to Election Day 2018


Townhall Review – August 4, 2018

Hugh Hewitt and Senator Chuck Grassley talk about the push to complete confirmation of judicial nominations.  Hugh Hewitt talks with Congressman Jim Renacci about his re-election race. Michael Medved comments on 3-D printable guns. Dennis Prager asks comedian Owen Benjamin about liberal pressure on stand-up comedians. Larry Elder examines the Atlantic Magazine’s article, “What Putin Really Wants.” Michael Medved and Jay Richards, author of The Human Advantage – The Future of Work in an Age of Smart Machines, look to the future of Artificial Intelligence. Dennis Prager talks with Gregg Jarrett about his book, The Russia Hoax – The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump. Mike Gallagher and Dinesh D’Souza discuss his latest project, the film “Death of a Nation.”

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American Foreign Policy After the Iran Deal


Townhall Review – July 28, 2018

Hugh Hewitt and New York Times columnist, Bret Stephens, talk about Iran’s latest threats to the United States following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Hugh Hewitt and Rep. Mike Gallagher discuss President Trump’s recent speech on upgrading the U.S. military. Phil Cowan and Jonathan Keller of the California Family Counsel discuss the postponement of California AB2943. Dennis Prager and Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal look at the latest developments in the “Russian Collusion” investigation. Michael Medved looks at how the Democrats flirting with Democratic Socialism might affect Republican chances in the midterm election. Michael Medved examines the impact foolish social media posts or stupid comments from long ago might cause some good, talented people to not seek public office. Mike Gallagher invites former press secretary Sean Spicer to look back at his career in his new book, The Briefing.

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Michael Medved: Best Nominee is Blocked for the Worst Reason


One of President Trump’s best judicial nominees has been blocked by indignant Democrats because of columns he wrote while a Stanford student 25 years ago.

In one of these pieces, Ryan Bounds argued that ethnic identity groups promote campus divisions, and in another he demanded proof “beyond a reasonable doubt” before expelling young men accused of sexual assault.  Now these are arguable but mainstream teenage opinions have wrecked the hopes of a Yale Law graduate and a respected federal prosecutor.

If Republicans gain a few Senate seats in November, I hope President Trump will try again to win confirmation for the eminently deserving Ryan Bounds.

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David Davenport: Is Democratic Socialism For Real in America?


One story from the 2018 primary elections is the win of candidates in Pennsylvania and New York running as democratic socialists.  In the wake of a 2016 poll showing that 43 percent of millennials view socialism favorably, this has led pundits to wonder whether democratic socialism is a viable movement in America.

In short, the answer is no. 

Young people are not interested in true socialism, which is the state owning the means of production and distribution.  

What millennials favor is a larger welfare state. In fact, when Bernie Sanders ran for president and Denmark became a hot topic, their prime minister felt the need to clarify that it was not a socialist country, but instead an extensive welfare state.

I don’t know which is more discouraging, that young people think they are in favor of socialism or the fact that they don’t know what socialism is. 

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