North Carolina Files Lawsuit Against Justice Department

And the Justice Department filed a lawsuit right back.  The North Carolina suit said “This is an attempt to unilaterally rewrite long-established federal civil rights laws in a manner that is wholly inconsistent with the intent of Congress and disregards decades of statutory interpretation by the Courts” (Fox News). Audio of Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s attack on North Carolina (SONNetwork).  From Jane Robbins:  Thus unfolds another chapter in the Left’s war on reality. Reality is that (except in extraordinarily rare cases) human beings are either one sex or the other. Reality is that the vast majority of members of each sex do not want to engage in private functions in front of members of the opposite sex. Reality is that opening private spaces to men who think they are women will also open them to men who are simply predators.  Reality is that powerful people have lost their minds. Hurray for Governor McCrory (The Pulse).  Michael Brown takes on Loretta Lynch’s assertion that transgender is the new black (Townhall).  From David French:  In its zeal to advance the sexual revolution, the Obama administration has defied the will of Congress, unilaterally rewritten federal law without even bothering to go through a statutory rulemaking process, and now seeks to bring a sovereign state to heel through a combination of threats and lawsuits (National Review).

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Bill Bennett Explains Paul Ryan’s Non-Endorsement of Trump

Former Drug Czar Bill Bennett communicated with Speaker Paul Ryan following his shocking, public non-endorsement of Donald Trump. He joined the Mike Gallagher Show last Friday to give insight into Ryan’s statement. Join Mike Gallagher’s premium content website at MikeOnlineGold.com.

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Mohler: The Accidental Draft Vote

Last week, the House Armed Services Committee voted to register women for the draft. What is particularly notable is that the vote was—at least in part—accidental.

Why accidental? Because the author of the bill, Representative Duncan Hunter, Republican of California, offered the suggestion in an effort to try to get the committee to do the exact opposite. Instead, the committee (dominated by Republicans) voted 32 to 30 to require women to register for the draft.

Once again, we see how fast the velocity of moral change is happening in America. Congressman Hunter himself underestimated the velocity of the moral change even when it came to his own committee, dominated by his own party in the United States House of Representatives.

Successive generations of feminist ideology and political correctness have rendered some members of Congress incapable of recognizing or having the courage to stand by an argument that in some sense men and women are different, and that it is morally wrong to obligate women to serve in combat positions or to be registered for the draft.

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Hillary Targets GOP, Trump Targets Democrats

While Hillary sees opportunity in those Republicans who are troubled by Trump (CBS News) Trump believes some of Sanders’ voters may swing his way (CBS News).  Trump and Hillary are the two most despised candidates (Washington Post).  Apparently, a pair of Hillary’s potential VP picks are trying to learn Spanish (Page Six). USA Today is floating the idea of Jan Brewer as Trump’s VP (USA Today).  Trump is already talking of changing his tax plan (ABC News).  Why we shouldn’t expect anything but Trump from Trump (Weekly Standard).

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THR 5/7/16: Trump Seals the Deal: Can the GOP Now Unite?

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Mark Davis, sitting in for Hugh Hewitt, interviewed the Washington Post’s Robert Costa about Trump’s win in Indiana and whether Ted Cruz is laying the groundwork for a 2020 presidential run. Mike Gallagher and Matthew Spalding of Hillsdale College continued the discussion about Trump and Cruz. Mark Davis talked to Glenn Thrush of Politico about Bernie Sanders’ win over Hillary Clinton in Indiana.  The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol was on the Hugh Hewitt Show with guest host Jamie Weinstein to discuss the possibility of someone running third party. Dennis Prager explains that the Republican Party is made up of a minority of conservatives. Michael Medved looks at some bizarre curriculum requirements at the University of Missouri. Randy Barnett of Georgetown Law School talked with Dennis Prager about his book, “Our Republican Constitution.” Larry Elder and Dennis Prager chatted about the main difference between voting for Hillary Clinton and voting for Donald Trump.

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Hillary Reportedly Eyes Unhappy Republicans

This article encourages her to ignore them and focus on appeasing the far left (The Week).  A look at how some believe Trump could actually win (Federalist).  From Michael Barone:  Much could depend on turnout. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Democratic turnout has been declining during the Obama presidency and, in contrast to 2008, turnout this year has been higher in Republican than Democratic primaries. In nearly all contests, Clinton has received fewer votes than she (or Obama) got in 2008. Sanders has swept young voters, suggesting many may not turn out this fall. Clinton’s still the favorite. But Trump has shown his capacity to disrupt political alignments, and he’ll be trying to do so again (Townhall).  One story claims “A secret deal has been struck by Donald Trump, and Rudy Giuliani would be head of Homeland Security” (NY Daily News).

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Medved: Is Life Really Worse Today?

Sinking approval ratings show the Republican Party losing touch with the public by peddling simple-minded nostalgia for the past.  A recent Pew survey shows 70 percent of self-identified “Conservative Republicans” agreeing with the statement: “Compared with 50 years ago, life for people like me is worse.” That’s ridiculous: in 1966, we endured rising, not falling crime, major riots devastated our cities, hundreds died each week in Vietnam, and we faced top tax rates of 70 percent.

Today, medical care and life expectancy have vastly improved, college enrollment has increased 400 percent and the “Evil Empire” of the Soviet Union has been consigned to the ash heap of history. Young people and black people know it’s absurd to view all change as negative—nearly 80 percent of them say life’s gotten better, not worse in the last 50 years.

“Make America Great Again” is a slogan that promotes pessimism about the present and air-brushes the past, while alienating young and diverse votes the GOP needs.

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