Frustration, rage and disgust over the homeless crisis in Los Angeles threatens a political revolution that could bring profound nationwide consequences. A group of activists has mounted a campaign to recall Mayor Eric Garcetti for his smug, inept handling about the swelling plague of transient encampments, filthy streets and homeless crime, despite authorization for more than a billion dollars in added spending to counter the problems.
The more local government spends on homeless services, the more transients flock to the city and befoul its streets and its parks. If the activists get 300,000 signatures on their petitions, Garcetti could be voted out of office in the middle of his term—sending a message to cities everywhere that the public’s fed up with a feckless coddling as quality of life, public health, and common decency disastrously decline.Read More »
Hugh Hewitt invites Pete Peterson, Dean of School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, to share his thoughts on a piece by Victor Davis Hanson, “America’s First Third-World State.” Hewitt and Peterson also discuss California and its effect on national politics and 2020 presidential platforms.Read More »
Townhall Review – June 15, 2019
Hugh Hewitt and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talk about Federal Court appointments.
Hugh Hewitt asks New York Times reporter Michael Shear about his article on the Mexican tariffs and the agreement between Mexico and the U.S.
Mike Gallagher is taken back by some of the crazy things Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has said.Read More »
The Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi just won a massive re-election in India. For American conservatives, there’s a lot to like about Modi. India under his leadership has been a partner to the United States, both politically and economically.
But for Christians and all those concerned about religious liberty, Modi’s victory is nothing to celebrate. Modi is the head of the BJP—a Hindu nationalist party, which believes that Indian national identity is intrinsically tied to Hinduism.
According to the non-profit OpenDoorsUSA, India is now of the worst countries in the world for Christians. Modi’s government turns a blind eye to violence against Christians while it shuts down ministries.
Trump has a close relationship with Modi, and Modi wants to make it closer. The U.S. has the leverage in the relationship, so Trump should use it, and save the lives of Christians.Read More »