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Albert Mohler: A Man of Modesty

The message went out late on Friday night: George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, had died.

He came to the presidency, of course, after serving two terms as Vice President under Ronald Reagan.

Perhaps the most illuminating moment of his leadership style came on March 30, 1981, when President Reagan was shot in an attempted assassination.

The Vice President was flying to the Southwest to speak. When he was returning to D.C., it became clear: Reagan was facing mortal danger.

Officials wanted Bush to land by helicopter at the White House, but the image of that, of course, is presidential. Bush refused.

He said: “There is one President of the United States, and he is Ronald Reagan, and he is going to pull through this. I will go by car.” And thus, the Vice President arrived at by car in a motorcade, the way he would have any other day.

That was the sort of man George H. W. Bush was: A man of modesty.

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Hugh Hewitt: George H.W. Bush: 1924 – 2018


The nation mourns the death of President George Herbert Walker Bush, our 41st President. And what a President. What, in fact, a man.

An honest to God war hero, a congressman, an ambassador to China, a party chair, a CIA Director, a Vice President and a model president, model post president and father to a president.

His greatest achievement was the careful management of the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet empire. He won the war against Saddam if not the peace. He put Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court – a cornerstone of the originalist renaissance. Bush got crucial amendments to the Clean Air Act through dealing with acid rain and ozone, and he embraced Nelson Mandela on the White House lawn in the first year of that great man’s release.

Kind, gentle, far-seeing, tough as the fighters he flew, he was the epitome of leadership.

George H.W. Bush earned a country’s love and respect and we shall miss him all, all tens of millions of points of light he inspired.

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Albert Mohler: A Clear and Welcome Change to the Contraception Mandate


You may have missed a very important announcement from the Trump administration on the so-called contraception mandate from the Affordable Care Act.

The administration is now making extremely clear that religious employers and specifically Christian organizations cannot be required to violate conscience in the contraceptive mandate. That mandate from the Obama administration was so draconian that even some Christian ministries were ordered to comply against their own convictions—paying for contraception for all—including forms of contraception that many believe will contribute to, or cause, an abortion.

The government does have so many means at its disposal whereby it could provide this kind of contraception coverage. Requiring it of religious employers was a deliberate slap in the face, a clear violation of religious liberty.

The wheels of justice grind slowly, but the “contraception mandate” is finally gone.

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Border Tension, GM Cruzes Overseas and the Rise of Socialism


Townhall Review – December 1, 2018

Mike Gallagher looks at the media frenzy surrounding the “caravan” and how their take seems to be changing. Larry Elder turns to constitutional expert, Professor John Eastman, to talk about the President’s Executive Order regarding asylum requests. Hugh Hewitt teams up with Congressman Mike Gallagher to talk about Russian aggression in the Kerch Strait. Dennis Prager offers his take on a Meet the Press debate about climate change following the release of the Fed’s publication of the “Fourth National Climate Assessment.” Michael Medved and Denmark’s Bjorn Lomborg examine climate science from a socio-economic perspective. Hugh Hewitt talks with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle about General Motors’ announced factory closures that will put nearly 15,000 GM employees out of work. Dennis Prager is joined by British broadcaster Nigel Farage to talk about Great Britain’s upcoming 2019 elections and the rise of the left-leaning and increasingly socialist Labour Party. The return of red kettles and bell ringers is a sure sign the Christmas season has arrived. Hugh Hewitt talks with Salvation Army Colonel Ward Matthews and their year-round mission.

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