THR 12/31/16: Obama Abandons Israel Over U.N. Resolution

Trump chooses General H.R. McMaster for NSA chief

Michael Medved speaks with Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., about the anti-Israel U.N. resolution backed by President Obama and Secretary Kerry. Hugh Hewitt brings Senator Tom Cotton on his show to gain his perspective on the Obama administration’s anti-Israel stance. Dennis Prager weighs in on the terrorist...

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Mohler: A Festival of Lights

The Jewish festival of Hanukkah is now underway, its first night coinciding with Christmas for the first time in many years. This is the “Festival of Lights” commemorating the recapture of the Temple by Jewish forces led by the Maccabees about 160 years before the birth of Christ. Our Jewish...

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LaBerge: The Long View Of History

American history is very short by global standards. In the news we’ve been hearing about Coptic Christians in Cairo and the plight of the peoples of Aleppo. What many of us don’t remember is that those were two of the three largest cities in the Ottoman Empire, the Islamic Caliphate...

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Davenport: States Could Be Winners With Trump

Since Ronald Reagan, Republican and Democrat presidents alike have grown the federal government and its role in our lives. From No Child Left Behind to environmental laws, the pattern has been more and more federal regulation. The Trump administration may finally swing the pendulum of government power back toward the...

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Hewitt: Unifying a Fractured GOP

Candidate Donald Trump never had much in the way of support from the traditional Republican foreign policy establishment. But President-elect Trump is changing that. I count myself among those who are surprised and impressed as we have watched him assemble a team of national security heavyweights, both an impressive team...

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Mohler: Handel’s Messiah

Everyone knows about George Frideric Handel, but few remember Charles Jennens, but it was Jennens who wrote and conceived the idea of the “Messiah,” the massive oratorio that is performed thousands of times worldwide at Christmas. Jennens wrote the libretto—the text—of the “Messiah,” tying together the Bible’s central story: God’s...

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THR 12/24/16: A Christmas Story Special

Trump chooses General H.R. McMaster for NSA chief

In this special edition of the Townhall Review, Michael Medved tells the story of Christmas, from the humble beginnings of Jesus Christ’s birth to Saint Nicholas to Santa Clause. Medved shares how Christmas was both frowned upon and celebrated in colonial America and how General George Washington used the holiday...

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Medved: Connected Celebrations

This year, the ancient Jewish calendar and the modern secular calendar fall into rare alignment: the first night of Hanukah falls on Christmas Eve. It’s a good time to note similarities between the messages of the Christian and Jewish holidays that begin on the same evening. Both festivals celebrate light—and...

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Medved: Recognizing The Invisible Hand

So far, the main criticism of my new book “The American Miracle: Divine Provident in the Rise of the Republic,” involves the claim that we’re not unique in seeing God’s special blessing for our country. Don’t the British sing, “God Save the Queen” and don’t many other nations believe in...

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Thornbury: An Opportunity For Innovation

Greg Thornbury on WikiLeaks

The other day—here in Manhattan—leaders from Silicon Valley paid a call to President-elect at Trump Tower. With the notable exception of Peter Thiel, it was a group that had been roundly critical of Mr. Trump. But all of a sudden leaders from Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook were all making...

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