John Bolton on Iranian aggression: “It is a direct slap at the United States and there is effectively no American response.”

Former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says that Iran’s seizure of a cargo ship in the Straight of Hormuz with a crew of 24 is a direct slap at the United States. For the full transcript and interview, go to HughHewitt.com.  

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Medved: Inequality Up, But So Is Happiness 4-30-15

A prominent researcher at Cal Tech reports surprising data contradicting common liberal assumptions that inequality brings misery. Gaps between rich and poor grew dramatically during the recession but Steven Quartz reports “the percentage of Americans who say they are thriving has actually increased.” What’s more, “happiness inequality” has gone down:...

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“There’s a good chance Kennedy will uphold male-female marriage”

Ryan Anderson joined Bill Bennett on his show on Wednesday to discuss his impressions of the SCOTUS oral arguments on same-sex marriage. Anderson came away from the arguments more energized about the prospect of Kennedy siding with traditional marriage. Ryan Anderson is William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation...

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US Flagged Ship Seized by Iran

From the story:  At this point, no U.S. military action is expected on the ship that was seized Tuesday aside from monitoring the situation. The U.S. believes that Iranians will “send the ship on its way,” the senior official said (CNN).  Obama’s State Department refused to condemn the action...

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Obama Blames Republicans for Baltimore

Claiming his left-wing policies would save the day (Breitbart).  But Baltimore is exactly what happens under Democratic policies (Breitbart) and the city already “has one of the most generous welfare systems in the nation” (NRO).  Another story notes “Baltimore has seen two Republicans sit in the mayor’s...

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Supreme Court Seen as Divided on Marriage

From the story:  Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often is seen as the swing vote, said gay marriage has been debated for only a decade and wondered aloud whether scholars and the public need more time. He said marriage has been understood as one man and one woman for “millennia-plus time.” “It’s...

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Poll: Public Divided on Same Sex Marriage

48 percent in favor, 44 opposed.  By comparison, the same poll notes 51 percent want marijuana legalized (Fox News).  Unintentionally, a news story reveals how crazy the far left has become on the issue with the opening sentence:  A gay businessman who hosted an event for Sen. Ted Cruz —...

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Nepal Death Toll Could Reach 10,000

According to the prime minister (USA Today).  And then there’s this:  Indian politicians have blamed Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal, which has killed nearly 4,000 so far, on the Hindu religious offense of eating beef (Daily Caller).  Before and after pictures (ABC News).

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Heather Mac Donald on the Baltimore Riots and the Crisis of Fatherlessness

Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute joined Bill Bennett on Tuesday to discuss the riots in Baltimore. Mac Donald argued that young men, like women, need role models. The effect of not having a father in the home or male role models in a community is “cataclysmic,” she says.

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Hewitt: A Deep GOP Field 4-29-15

In this long run-up to next year’s contest, 16 of the men and women who are seriously thinking of running for president have been on the other side of the microphone from me at least once—some multiple times—since the New Year. Using last names, in alphabetical order, they are: Bolton,...

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