In the last weeks before November’s crucial election, President Trump should make bold moves to address a looming crisis that most politicians prefer to ignore: soaring budget deficits and a crushing national debt.
A new group, OpenTheBooks.com, calls for a “War on Waste” to curb the outrageous spending, like squandering a million dollars to prepare religions for the discovery of extraterrestrial life, and another million for ex ed for prostitutes in California.
The best way to curb outrageous waste of taxpayer dollars is transparency. Open The Books suggests that President Trump immediately begin posting on-line every cent the White House spends, and order that every other federal department do the same. Then he can command that each federal department cut at least 5%.
These executive actions would provide major steps toward a leaner, more efficient, less costly federal government.
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Townhall Review – October 13, 2018
Hugh Hewitt and Senator Tom Cotton examine how the Kavanaugh madness will help the GOP come November. Mike Gallagher looks at the effort to intimidate Republicans as described in a piece written by Brian Dean Wright for FoxNews. Larry Elder and Heather Mac Donald examine the cases where rape accusers have been caught lying. Hugh Hewitt and Senator Mike Lee discuss the shocking statement from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Dennis Prager asks Ann McElhinney about her book that was made into a movie about one of the most notorious abortion doctors ever. Michael Medved looks at the story of Neil Pollack and his addiction to the drug that keeps getting worse, marijuana. Dennis Prager talks about civility and the Democrats lack of it, as illustrated by Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono, who implied that it’s okay for mobs to harass and intimidate Republicans with whom they politically disagree.Read More »
At Cal State Long Beach, a handsome statue known as “Prospector Pete” will be moved and sports teams will drop the “The ‘49ers” mascot” because Gold Rush references now count as racist.
One Native American activist said that “walking by a statue that’s put in a prominent place… that’s another type of trauma that’s being imposed on me.” But if the Gold Rush that began 170 years ago was a calamity then California itself is a calamity. The state exists because of the fastest migration in human history with nearly 300,000 newcomers arriving to seek instant wealth. They included Chinese, Hawaiians, Latin Americans, Australians and even Native people from outside California.
The gold they drew from the earth built the federal treasury and helped make America an economic superpower for the first time.Read More »
As President Trump’s first two years in office come to a close, we’ve seen two originalist justices confirmed to the Supreme Court, 26 originalist appeals court judges confirmed and 41 new district court judges on the bench-and dozens more pending.
Add to that: a massive military rebuild underway; a massive tax cut and a renegotiated trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
That’s just a fraction of his accomplishments, but it’s enough to have silenced the #NeverTrumpers and conservative critics.
Yes: Trump is as wearying today as Andrew Jackson must have been in 1829 to the people of both parties who are used to a different set of rules. I’m one of them—and my criticisms of the president are many and detailed. But my fear of the wild-eyed left is far greater than my discomfort with his bull-in-china shop politics.
The very unconventional Trump is succeeding. A lot of winning.Read More »
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Prager talks to Ann McElhinney, co-producer of the new movie, Gosnell and author of the book Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer (now out in paperback).
Back in 1964 Congress passed and LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act.
It was landmark legislation. It hastened the end of dark era of our nation’s history and secured equal access for blacks and women to public facilities and any place of public accommodation.
Title VII of that Act prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of, “race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.”
In our contemporary politics, there’s an effort to redefine and re-load what that word “sex” means. Is it something objective?—grounded in biological realties? Or is it simply what an individual says it is?
ADF—the Alliance Defending Freedom—is fighting a case in Michigan that could soon be before the nation’s highest court based on exactly this: Can we take away an objective grounds of “sex”—“male” and “female”—without an act of Congress?
The stakes in the law and in the culture couldn’t be higher.Read More »